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Today's News

  • Woman charged after allegedly biting deputy

     A New Hope woman bit and tried to stab a sheriff's deputy as she was placed under arrest in New Haven Sunday.

    Rachel Lee McConnell, a.k.a. Rachel Lee Kemp, 29, had bench warrants from LaRue and Nelson counties issued against her when deputies arrived at 353 Center Street shortly before 8 p.m.

    Deputies were called to the address on a report McConnell had locked herself inside and that there was possible drug activity, according to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff's Department.

  • Chemicals can affect water safety

     May is Kentucky Water Awareness Month. We can observe it by helping keep our groundwater safe from contaminants. 

    Agricultural chemicals are an important part of farming, but, if misapplied, can lead to groundwater contamination. As farmers plant and grow crops this year, they should take steps to reduce the chance of farm chemicals in groundwater:

    Read the manufacturer’s label for each chemical and follow label directions for safe use and disposal.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Our life is but a vapor

     This past weekend, my oldest grandson with his girlfriend, attended the Junior-Senior Prom. And I realized just how fast time goes by. 

    As I thought of my children’s prom night, and even my own, I am amazed at the truth of scripture: “For what is your life? It is even a vapor (morning fog) that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.” James 4:14.

  • COLUMN: It's that strawberry time of year

     This time of year we all soon have the opportunity to enjoy locally grown strawberries. The Farmers Market is at the Extension Office parking area at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road 2-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

    Here’s information on how to make your own strawberry jam or you can follow the manufacturer’s instructions on any type of pectin product such as Sure Jell.

    Uncooked Strawberry Freezer Jam

    1 3/4 cups crushed strawberries (about 1 quart)

    4 cups sugar

    2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • Evan Webb to participate in summer meteorology course

     During Western Kentucky University’s May 2012 summer term, eight meteorology students in Dr. Josh Durkee’s annual Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting course will set out to forecast, analyze and document severe convective storms across the Great Plains. 

    Evan Webb, a student from Hodgenville, will participate.

    This will be the third year of this course offering at WKU, which won the 2010 “Creativity and Innovation Award” from the North American Association for Summer Programs.

  • PHOTO: New Haven students design Derby tablecloth

     The Kentucky Arts Council invited Kentucky schools to participate in a canvas-painting project for the Derby celebration. Students from New Haven Elementary School painted a tablecloth for a picnic table on the Old State Capitol Grounds in Frankfort. The arts council created a photo album of the canvases on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/Ijq0fD.

  • COLUMN: Train for leadership through service to others

     The king … had high admiration for Naaman, the commander-in-chief of his army. II Kings 5:1

    The mark of true leadership is the ability to serve – not strut.

    Although Naaman was the highest-ranking general is Syria, he served under the king. No matter how elevated you become, you must stay accountable. It’s what balances you and keeps you in touch with reality. When you forget how it feels to serve others, you develop a sense of entitlement and become dictatorial, overbearing and downright miserable to be around.

  • All Veterans Reunion planned for May 18-19 in Lawrenceburg

     The 6th Annual All Veterans Reunion In Kentucky will be held May 18-19 at the American Legion Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg. A new feature of this year's reunion will be the "Scott Harper Memorial Motorcycle Run and Show."

  • Curves offers free 30-day membership

     Curves of Hodgenville will give a free 30-day membership to any non-member who visits the club during regular operating hours throughout National Women's Health Week, May 13-19.

    This annual awareness week, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office on Women’s Health, begins each year on Mother's Day and brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health.

  • Lincoln National employees 'teach children to save'

     Lincoln National Bank employees spoke to about 200 students from Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville Elementary Schools on April 24.