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Today's News

  • FAME: Linda Peeno: Far from a 'Damaged Life'

     Born in Hodgenville, Linda Peeno is the daughter of James Phelps, Sr. Today, she is a physician who has become one of the country’s most prominent whistleblowers in government on issues dealing with health care.

  • FAME: Clarkie Mayfield: Hero of supper club fire

     On May 28, 1977, the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, the third deadliest blaze in U.S. history, claimed the life of former LaRue County High School football coach and teacher, Herman Clark “Clarkie” Mayfield. The 35-year-old was one of 165 victims.

  • Quit smoking tips for 2012

     As 2012 approaches, so does the human resolve to make life changes, such as losing weight, increasing exercise – or quitting smoking and tobacco products.

    If quitting smoking tops your list of 2012 resolutions, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) recommends the use of one or a combination of available tobacco cessation resources. These range from group cessation to telephone coaching to online cessation and are available at no cost to all Kentuckians.

  • FAME: Carl Brashear was the original 'man of honor'

     Carl Brashear was born in Tonieville on Jan. 19, 1931. The son of African American sharecroppers, McDonald and Gonzella Brashear, and the sixth of eight children, grew up to become a breaker of racial barriers and a master in the Navy. 

  • Cancer patient's suit against Flaget settled out of court

     A lawsuit against Flaget Memorial Hospital in Nelson County alleging it unlawfully fired a nurse after she was diagnosed with breast cancer has been settled out of court.

    A close friend of Jennifer Sanders reported Sanders had settled with Flaget during a pretrial conference in December.

    "Jennifer was not able to disclose any of the settlement with me," her friend, Malinda Carl, said.

  • The Pamida Foundation gives back to communities

     The Pamida Foundation has donated more than $128,000 to local food banks through a series of fundraising events.

    The donation was raised, in part, through the generosity of customers during in-store fundraisers at Pamida locations in December. The program offered customers the opportunity to round up their purchase at store registers. The Foundation also matched a portion of funds raised in each Pamida community. 

  • KSP: Shooting was murder-suicide

    On a normal day, the most commotion heard on Heying Lane may be the clop-clop of a passing Amish horse-and-buggy.
    But Tuesday morning, gunfire rang out in what is usually a quiet neighborhood on a dead-end country road. Police say three people died after being shot near the intersection of Heying Lane and Hwy. 1517. It has been ruled a murder-suicide by Kentucky State Police, the investigating agency.

  • Arbor Day Foundation offering 10 free trees

     Kentucky residents can receive 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January.

    By becoming a member of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, you will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two goldenraintrees.

  • Former teacher sues Campbellsville schools

    A Sonora woman is suing Campbellsville school officials after she says she was fired from her teaching job but not told the real reason why. And the woman wants lost wages and benefits and her job back.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks hammer Metcalfe

     LaRue County junior Kelton Ford scored 21 points to lead five players in double figures and the host Hawks hit 14 3-pointers as they rolled to a 103-37 win over Metcalfe County in the National Guard Holiday Classic Dec. 27.

    Ford, who hit three 3s, also had four rebounds, four assists and four steals. Junior Gabe Shirley added 19 points, hitting three of four 3-point attempts, three steals, three rebounds and two assists; while senior Kyle Sheeran had 18 points, eight assists and two steals. Sheeran hit 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.