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Today's News

  • ‘Shoeper Bowl’ goal is to collect 6,000 pairs of shoes

    Dewayne Gibson, pastor of Parkway Baptist Church, is looking ahead to an exciting Shoeper Bowl as well as Super Bowl Feb. 1.

    Shoeper Bowl is the name for a drive, sponsored by Sports Reach and Audience One, to collect 6,000 pairs of shoes for distribution in countries where Sports Reach ministers. Feb. 1 is the culmination date.

  • Kentucky bids farewell to the man who 'never lost a race'

     Retired U.S. Sen. Wendell Hampton Ford, the self-styled "Boy from Yellow Creek" who became governor of Kentucky and assistant majority leader of the U.S. Senate in a 33-year political career, died early Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

    He was 90.

    Ford had announced on July 18, 2014, that he was battling lung cancer.

    Ford, who never lost a race, served in public office from 1965 to 1999 - first as a member of the Kentucky Senate, then as lieutenant governor, governor and U.S. senator.

  • Marion County farmer dies in grain bin

    A Marion County man was killed after he became trapped in a grain bin at 911 Merrimac Road in Bradfordsville around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

    Joseph Gary Blanford, 64, of Holy Cross, had climbed into the bin to attempt to unclog the auger when the soybeans caved in on top of him, causing him to be buried in the soybeans, according to a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Blanford was pronounced dead by Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney at the scene. Dabney said Blanford died as a result of asphyxia.

  • Senator's funeral is Tuesday

    Sen. Wendell Ford died Thursday at his home in Owensboro after fighting lung cancer. He was 90.

    Gov. Beshear also directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise Friday, Jan. 23 through sundown Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

    The public is invited to visit the Capitol on Sunday, where Sen. Ford will lie in state from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m.  Gov. Beshear and Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen will participate in the service.

  • Sheriff’s audit referred to Attorney General

    The State Auditor released last week the remainder of audits from the LaRue County Sheriff’s office between 2011 and Feb. 28, 2013.

    Audits for the period of April 16, 2011 to April 15, 2012, and March 1, 2013 to April 15, 2013, were released last month by the Auditor of Public Accounts.

    Stephenie Hoelscher, a spokesperson for the state auditor’s office said a certified public accountant was contracted to do the audit – and it is not unusual for a CPA to do the work.

  • Hazles celebrate 60 years of ‘blessings’

    New Year’s Eve, 1954, marked not only the beginning of a new year for Charles “Red” and Phyllis Hazle, but also the start of a new life together as husband and wife.

    “We’ve been blessed,” Phyllis said as she looked back over the 60 years since their wedding. “Our greatest blessing is our three children who live in service to others.”

  • Missouri suspects spotted near New Haven

    Local police and the FBI are on the lookout for two men with ties to a kidnapping in Missouri who were last seen near Bardstown.

    Police announced that they’re looking for the suspects, who are considered armed and dangerous, after a stolen van involved in the abduction was found wrecked on the Bluegrass Parkway Thursday.

    At press time, both suspects were still at large and authorities say it’s unknown if the suspects are still in Kentucky.

  • Hodgenville man to serve 15 years

    After being charged with murder for the deaths of an Elizabethtown couple following a wreck in August 2013, a Hodgenville man accepted a plea deal just moments before jury selection was to begin.

    Earl Dale Richardson, 47, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to reduced charges of reckless homicide, one count for each of the two victims Johnie and Luevenia Dennis, in Hardin Circuit Court. The recommended sentence was a total of 15 years.

  • A life of full service

    Most people in Hodgenville are familiar with Rock and Rogers Service Station. The little green building sits on the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Forrest Avenue. It’s been there for a long time, providing full service gas to customers.

    A part of the business’s foundation is moving on, though. Jimmy Rogers, who has owned at least a portion of the business for the last 38 years, retired at the beginning of the year. All told, Rogers worked at the service station for over 40 years.

  • 'Where Opportunity Knox' assists veterans

    Where Opportunity Knox is bringing its breakfast program, “Veterans: A Workforce and Talent Solution,” to Hardin County, providing tools and insights to help companies of all sizes hire veterans.