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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Discovery of headstone may cause revisionist Lincoln history

    DECATUR – A recently uncovered headstone at Greenwood Cemetery in Decatur could rewrite part of the family history of Illinois' most famous figure.

    That headstone belongs to Mary Hanks, who was the second cousin of Abraham Lincoln. While history books say she was born in 1824 and was buried in 1843, the headstone suggests she was instead buried in 1813, which would make her the oldest recorded burial in Decatur and perhaps the oldest in the entire state of Illinois.

  • 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.

  • Filmmaker shows documentary of Thomas Merton

    Nineteen sixty-eight was “a beast of a year,” Thomas Merton wrote in his journal.

    U.S. soldiers torched villages in Vietnam, war resisters burned their draft cards and Buddhist monks immolated themselves.

    It seemed the world was on fire.

    But it also was a year of searching and discovery for Merton.

  • COLUMN: Answer when Jesus calls

      Go with me to John’s gospel, chapter 20 and verses 11-18 to read once again concerning the resurrection of Jesus. Mary was the first person Jesus spoke to early that resurrection morning. Why didn’t he speak to Pilate or some of the religious leaders?

  • COLUMN: Frankfort Focus

    FRANKFORT – In one way, the bills filed each legislative session are not much different from the teams taking part in the NCAA basketball tournaments.  Some advance, while others find out that this is not their year.

  • COLUMN: Natural dyes can brighten Easter

    Coloring Easter eggs is one of the favorite holiday activities for children of all ages. You can use natural ingredients to get colorful results. Here’s a list of natural dye sources and the colors they produce.

    · Fresh beets — pinkish red

    · Yellow onion skins — orange

    · Spinach leaves — pale green

    · Red cabbage leaves or canned blueberries — blue

    · Strong brewed coffee — beige to brown

  • PHOTO: Rotary speech winner

     LaRue County High School senior Brian Anderson, middle, won the Elizabethtown sectional speech tournament March 27 while representing he Hodgenville Rotary Club. He will now move on to regional competition. At left is Rotary President Kyle Williamson. Speech Coach Katy Cecil is at right.

  • PHOTO: Relay for Life survivor dinner

     

  • COLUMN: Reduce grain production costs by testing soil, controlling weeds

    With the low prices of corn and soybeans, associated with high land rent and other high production costs, grain farmers are looking to cut production costs.

    According to Chad Lee, UK Extension grain specialist, there are at least two primary things farmers need to do. The first is to use appropriate soil-applied fertilizers based on soil tests, and the second is to use highly effective weed control, which probably includes a soil residual herbicide.