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.

  • Fiscal court: Ambulance and road problems discussed

      Clogged fuel injectors in the county’s three diesel ambulances are causing costly continuing maintenance problems, Mike Cottrell, emergency medical services director, told members of LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting at the LaRue County courthouse March 24.

    He said he has had few problems with the county’s lone gasoline-powered ambulance but his department has had diesel ambulances out of service for repairs the past two months because of the injectors.  

  • PHOTO: Lord of the Rings tournament

    Bryson Arnette and Evan Morris’ travel baseball team, The Warriors, won the “Lord of the Rings” tournament in Clarksville, Indiana, in March. The team gave up five runs and scored 53 runs for the tournament. Each Warrior received a championship ring. Bryson received the team trophy for the weekend. The team also won the Spring Bash tournament March 21-22 in Louisville.


    April 1 – West Point Bank, Ky. 357, Maxine Road, New Jackson Highway

    April 2 – Laugh & Learn, Nationwide Uniform, Dangerfield Road, North L&N, Athertonville, Bardstown Road

    April 7 – Rose Circle, Miama Court, Lincoln Village, Cox Lane, Landmark Apartments

    April 8 – LaRue County Senior Center, Taylor Mills Apartments, Morningside Apartments, LaRue Trace Apartments

    April 9 – First Friends, Bullfrogs & Butterflies, The Learning Tree

  • Hinton's named a Roadside Farm Market

    Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market of LaRue County is one of the 98 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market has committed to offering quality products and service. Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market meets the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • FISH AND WILDLIFE: Grouse survey online

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is seeking additional public input about forest management and restoration of woodland species such as grouse.

    A recent series of public meetings on the topic included a survey for attendees to complete afterward. The department has placed this survey online to gather more input from those who were not able to attend the public sessions. The survey is located at http://fw.ky.gov/Hunt/Pages/GrouseInput.aspx.

  • PHOTO: March Madness Hoopfest

    The fourth-grade Hawks won the Central Kentucky March Madness Hoopfest on March 28, defeating teams from Campbellsville, Breckenridge County and Grayson County. Front from left, Tate Wootton, Caden Davis, Carson Childress; middle, Curtis Ford, Cutter Boley, Luke Trumbo, Carsen DeVary; back, Coach Matt Trumbo and Coach Eric DeVary.