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Today's News

  • Endangered whooping cranes spotted in Kentucky

     Wildlife biologists have confirmed the presence of five federally protected whooping cranes in Hopkins County and sixth in Barren County. In addition to these confirmed reports, whooping cranes have been seen in more than a dozen counties across Kentucky in the last two weeks.

    Biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources caution hunters to be vigilant for the possibility of whooping cranes being present in areas being hunted.

  • Check on school's progress with one click

    Just as parents examine their child’s report card to see how well he is doing, so, too, can anyone with Internet access look at each Kentucky public school’s or district’s report card to see how it is performing.

    Each year, School and District Report Cards are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) website. These Report Cards provide information including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • Marion County objects to repurposing pipeline

    The Marion County Fiscal Court last week reiterated its opposition to pipelines carrying natural gas liquids in the county.

    During the court’s Dec. 18 meeting, the magistrates unanimously approved a resolution opposing plans by Kinder Morgan to convert a portion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry natural gas liquids instead of natural gas.

    The court’s resolution was greeted by a round of applause by members of the Sisters of Loretto, co-members of the Loretto Community and local landowners who have led the local opposition to NGL pipelines.

  • Raywick's mayor retires after three terms

    Marilyn Mullins' career in politics started with a request from Alvin Morris in 2002. He wanted her to run for mayor of Raywick.

    "It was getting time for someone to run and I guess nobody had stepped up," she said, adding, "I told him, 'Well, I don't know what I'm doing, but I'll give it everything I got."

    Twelve years and three terms later, Mullins, 73, is retiring as a city official.

    While she had previously served as an officer in other organizations, none of them were like being the mayor of her town.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Livingston Central

    Fourteen players scored and the Hawks shot a blistering 67 percent from the field (30-of-45) as they cruised past Livingston Central, 77-44, Dec. 22 in the Beltline Electric Christmas Tournament at McCracken County.

    Senior guard Micah Wiseman scored 13, while junior guard Dalton Metcalf and freshman guard Kane Harris each had 10.

    Sophomore guard Cameron Dawson and freshman guard Bryson Cobb each scored eight for LaRue County, which led 46-19 at the half.

     

    LARUE COUNTY 77, LIVINGSTON CENTRAL 44

  • Be willing to take the journey of faith

    Shepherds and wise men prepared to hear the good news, but they also were willing to take the journey of faith to see the Christ child. The shepherds said, “Let us go.”

    The wise men also moved on faith when they followed the star. We must also make a journey of faith. We realize that we will never completely understand God’s love for us, but in faith we must accept that he does love us enough to send his son to die for us.

  • CME Church leads community prayer

    A Hodgenville pastor is taking measures to show his congregation what togetherness means.

    Rev. Aaron Moss, pastor at Lane Lincoln Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, brought his congregation, along with that of two other local churches, to Lincoln Square in Hodgenville on Dec. 14. The group congregated and prayed for various issues, including violence throughout the world and the community of Hodgenville. They also sang some hymns at the event, which Moss said lasted “around 20 minutes.”

  • Former Hawks shine for Patriots

    The Patriot wrestling squad at Saint Catharine College continues to show improvement this season as they competed in the Warrior Duals at Indiana Tech University over the weekend. They took on some of the best wrestling squads in the country. Three out of the four teams they faced were ranked in the top 20 and the other, Missouri Baptist, is currently receiving votes.

  • PHOTO: Panther Holiday Hoopfest