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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Welcome, Raylan

    Stephen and Samantha Brown are proud to announce the birth of a son, Raylan Elijah Brown, born July 30, 2014, at Twentynine Palms Naval Hospital, Twentynine Palms, California.

    Raylan Elijah weighed 9 pounds 14 ounces and was 22.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Tim and Teresa Robertson of Hodgenville; paternal grandparents are Israel and Rhonda Brown.

  • PHOTO: West-Koenig Engagement

    The children of Mark Koenig and Stephanie West would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their parents on Sept. 13, 2014.

    Their children are Brook Koenig, Mark Koenig Jr., Bryson Boergett and Madison West.

    The union will take place at 2 p.m. at Hodgenville Christian Church.

    The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Wanda West and the late Harold “Mel” West.

  • Trooper injured on I-65

    A Kentucky state trooper working his final shift on the force was hit by a vehicle Saturday in the northbound lane of Interstate 65 afternoon while walking on the shoulder of the road to issue a speeding ticket.

    Sam Shacklette, 46, a 20-year veteran of KSP, had “about an hour left in his shift,” said KSP Post 4 spokesman Jeff Gregory. Gregory said Shacklette was scheduled to retire at midnight Saturday.

  • PHOTO: Hot enough to pop corn
  • PHOTO: A trip with the 'Cats
  • Former teacher honored by Lindsey Wilson

    History will be made when the Lindsey Wilson College community celebrates the college’s 83rd homecoming on the weekend of Sept. 12-13.

    Six individuals will be honored by the college; a new homecoming queen and king will be crowned; and a new Blue Raider Bob mascot will be unveiled.

  • PHOTO: Rotary guest
  • How much home can you afford?

     Buying a home is typically the largest single purchase a person will make in their lifetime. Ninety percent of buyers will take out a mortgage to purchase their home. It is important to understand how much home you can realistically afford. Be cautious of becoming ‘house poor’, meaning you are spending too much of your monthly income on your house payment and upkeep, and not able to adequately fund other needs such as retirement savings, college savings accounts, or general living expenses.

  • Joel Ray Sprowls: One in a million

    Joel Ray Sprowls is celebrating 60 years of entertaining audiences with his Lincoln Jamboree. Six decades of success in any business is truly something to be proud of, but in entertainment it’s almost unheard of, with rare exceptions like the legendary George Burns, or Bob Hope.

    Joel Ray is LaRue county’s own legendary performer, and Master of Ceremonies.

  • Joel Ray: Come for the music, stay for the jokes

    Joel Ray Sprowls, owner and producer of the Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville for 60 years, is known as much for his comedy as his emceeing the show.

    He can even boast of earning an encore for wearing one of his trademark flashy sequined suits and another for a joke, one of thousands he has told on stage.