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Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Strader - Stults

    Truman and Mary Lou Strader of Sonora announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Fawn Strader of Sonora to Joseph Bradley Stults of Sonora, son of Charles and Mechel Stults of Sonora.

    The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2007 graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College with an associate’s degree in medical information technology. She is employed at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Two escape from Hardin County Detention Center

    About 2 a.m. Sunday, two inmates from the Hardin County Detention Center were reported as absent during a head count by jail deputies. They escaped by walking out while jail deputies were making their rounds. It appeared that the two inmates were able to dig a hole in the corner of the fence and crawl under it.

    The inmates are Lonnie Ray Coy, 43, of Shepherdsville; and Joshua Nunn, 19, of Edmonton.

  • Monty's Plant Food offers FFA scholarship

    Monty’s Plant Food Company, a Louisville, Kentucky-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture, horticulture, lawn and garden and turf industries, is now accepting applications for four, $1,000 college scholarships. The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.

  • COLUMN: Thanksgiving changes your life

    With all my heart I believe we are a people and a nation that has truly been blessed by God. Of all those who give thanks, our names should be at the top of the list.

    People compile a wish list for Christmas. Some draw up a list of resolutions for the New Year.  But, we often overlook a Thanksgiving list of why we are thankful.

    A group of housewives made a list of things for which they were grateful:

  • Farm Service Agency offers electronic news service

    Farmers and ranchers in Kentucky now have a more efficient, timely option for receiving important Farm Safety Agency program eligibility requirements, deadlines and related information.

    “FSA is now offering free online communications through our GovDelivery electronic news service,” said McCauley. “News will now be sent via e-mail right to your home or farm office or to your Smartphone – allowing you to receive immediate notification of farm program news that is pertinent to your agricultural operation,” he said.

  • Cast a vote for your town in Reader's Digest contest

    Reader's Digest launched the second year of its We Hear You America campaign, the popular national, grassroots initiative that serves as a catalyst to empower Americans to help their local communities by casting votes at ReadersDigest.com on behalf of their hometowns.

    Last year’s program touched 50 percent of the cities, towns, and villages in the United States, 110 of which received funds and promotional support for needed community projects and civic initiatives.

  • 'Donate a Car' makes a nice tax break

    This year has been tough on almost everyone because of the economy and the high unemployment. Americans are a very resilient people. Even during troubling times, they are always ready to lend a hand to someone who needs help and is struggling.

    A great way to help a person or an animal in need is to donate a car you do not us anymore to charity. The process is very simple, the pickup is free and the rewards are great.

  • Inmate alleges animal abuse

    County officials are denying an inmate’s claims that animals at Taylor County Animal Shelter were buried alive in mass graves.

    In a letter to the Central Kentucky News-Journal, Andy Stewart, who is serving time for arson, said he was working at the animal shelter when the event allegedly occurred. Stewart has since been transferred to the Marion County jail.

    Stewart’s claims were recently reported by Wave 3 News in Louisville.

  • Phyllis Causey retires as Guthrie aide

    Phyllis Causey, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will retire at the end of January.

    “While traveling as a candidate for Congress, I met so many individuals whose first question to me was, ‘Are you going to keep Phyllis if you are elected,’” Guthrie said. “Their question was a testament to Phyllis’ compassion, hard work and dedication to the individuals in the counties she served. She was, and still is, irreplaceable.

  • BIRTH: Perkins family welcomes Asa Glenn

    Charlie and Lindsey Perkins of Hodgenville announce the birth of a son, Asa Glenn Perkins.

    Asa Glenn was born Oct. 26, 2011, at Taylor Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 15.5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Bill and Mary Pierson of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are David and Lisa Perkins of Buffalo and the late Jolene Perkins.

    Great-grandparents are the late Ray and Maime Perkins, the late Robert and Audrey Drumm and the late R.G. Rogers.