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Today's News

  • Judge's ruling on pipeline: Playing field leveled

     The decision out of Franklin Circuit Court that the Bluegrass Pipeline does not have the power of eminent domain shows that, at least in one branch of government, private citizens’ rights are still important.

    In his summary judgment against Bluegrass Pipeline, Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip J. Shepherd ruled March 25 that the pipeline was not “in public service,” and therefore not eligible to have the government seize private property against the will of landowners.

  • Ancestral Trails holding book fair

     Residents interested in local history or family ancestry can find books to help with research at an upcoming event.

    The Ancestral Trails Historical Society is hosting its 12th annual book fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Admission is free.

     “This year we will have several authors from the area and surrounding area offering books of historical note for sale along with a history jamboree,” said Ancestral Trails webmaster George Williams.

  • FRANKFORT UPDATE: Rep. Terry Mills

     FRANKFORT - While several issues remain unresolved, the General Assembly completed its biggest task early last week when it overwhelmingly approved a budget to run state government for the next two years.

    In many ways, this legislation mirrors the proposal the House voted for last month. It gives our elementary and secondary schools, for example, their first real increase since 2008. There is also significantly more revenue for such things as textbooks, school safety measures and teacher development.

  • On Educating LaRue: Students learn numerous skills in greenhouse

    When winter snow and ice covered LaRue County’s roads, Chris Thomas had his mind focused on spring vegetables and flowers.

    Thomas, in his first year as agriculture teacher at LaRue County High School, is taking on the operation of the school’s greenhouse.

     “We started in the greenhouse on this year's plants when we came back from winter break,” said Thomas. “We had divided some ferns prior to break along with rearranging the greenhouse.”

    His objectives for the 28 students in his class?

  • McKamey topples top seeds at tennis tourney

    Michelle McKamey, a freshman on the McCracken County High School Tennis team, won the prestigious Chattanooga, Tenn., Rotary High School Team Tournament, A Division number one singles position, during spring break.

    She was unseeded and defeated the number four seed, Gracie Donoghue of Hutchison School of Memphis 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.

  • Girls' track preview: Weather delays practice

    In spite of a pittance of practice time due the long, harsh winter, LaRue County High School’s girls’ track team is showing some bright spots in some events, according to Coach Laura Kudrna.

    The Hawks’ 4x800 relay team of juniors Kristina Durbin, Amanda Brewer, and sophomores Nicole Thomas and Natalie Mullins took first place at a meet in Grayson County in March. Freshman Hattie Ward is an alternate on that team. 

  • PHOTO: Rotary welcomes Patsy Whitehead
  • COLUMN: Are you prepared to die?

     

    "My time is near." Those words are found in Matthew 26:18 as Jesus directed his disciples to prepare for the Passover that he would celebrate with them. They were to go to a certain home and say, "The Teacher says, 'My time is near; I am to keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.'"

    Jesus knew he was going to die. Opposition toward him had continued to grow. Soon they would seize him and he would be put to death. He knew what was in his immediate future.

  • PHOTO: Rotary donation to Speech and Debate
  • COLUMN: Ear tags control flies

     Insecticide-impregnated cattle ear tags release small amounts of an insecticide which are distributed over the animal in skin oils and during grooming or rubbing. Ear tags can provide long term control of horn flies and some reduction in face fly numbers. Some things to consider in selection and use follow.

    Read the label before you buy. All tags are labeled for beef cattle, but not all are approved for use on lactating dairy cows. Also, check for any limitations for use, such as animal age.