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Today's News

  • More voyeurism charges filed against former dispatcher

    More charges have been filed against a former Hodgenville man accused of secretly videotaping an underage girl at his home.

    James Orley Absher, 50, of Columbia and formerly of Hodgenville and Elizabethtown, was charged in March and December with several counts of promoting a minor in a sexual performance and voyeurism in LaRue County.

    He faces nine additional counts of voyeurism in Hardin County.

  • Murder, burglary trial: Hair to be photographed, then tested

    Defense and prosecuting attorneys in a Buffalo murder case have been arguing about the testing of a single hair found at the alleged crime scene since February.

    Monday, they came to an agreement: The hair will undergo mitochondrial DNA testing at a Minnesota lab – after it has been photographed microscopically.

  • New version of credit card scam reported

    Kentucky is among the top eight states with the highest credit card fraud rates in the U.S. according to Statistic Brain.com.

    A Campbellsville man avoided being among the victims and wants to warn others of the scam.

    Lindsey “Junior” Beard received a card in the mail in May with the retail business names of Wal-Mart and Target on it, which supposedly could be used at any retail store.

    On the card, there was a number to call for its activation.

  • Fundaisers

    Yard sale benefits Hosparus
    A yard sale to benefit Hosparus will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8 at Jay Rust Body Shop in New Haven

    Breakfast at Upton Masonic Lodge # 749
    Upton Masonic Lodge #749 will have a breakfast fundraiser 8-11 a.m. June 8 (and on the second Saturday of every month). Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call Lon Zea at 270-369-0592.

    Kosair’s Benefit Run by Chrome Soldiers

  • Civil war veterans receive new gravemarkers

    Seven Civil War veterans, whose gravestones had deteriorated, received new federal markers at Magnolia Cemetery, just in time for Memorial Day.

    The Magnolia Cemetery Committee and Magnolia Lions Club worked together to identify the gravesites, order the markers and decorate with American flags.

    There are now 114 identifiable veterans in the large cemetery outside Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  

  • PHOTO: Bad Tree

     Workers cut a tree Wednesday that was leaning across utility lines on Bardstown Road, just outside city limits. Traffic was reduced to one lane while they worked.

  • Customer service hits new low when store runs out of muscle

    When a refrigerator croaks – when its compressor bleats its last breath – you have no choice.

    You must get another one – pronto – or risk losing all those interesting things you have stored that probably should have been thrown out weeks earlier.

    But that’s beside the point.

  • Nursing home pup worth his weight in hugs and kisses

     Sunrise Manor, in Hodgenville, has added a new and fuzzy member to its team.

  • Family Dollar to open in Magnolia

     Just two years after Dollar General Store opened in Magnolia, another discount retailer has plans to build nearby.

  • 1,000 Medicaid patients to be added in LaRue

     In the wake of Gov. Steve Beshear’s recent decision to expand Medicaid under federal health reform, there is concern that Kentucky’s healthcare system will not be able to care for the newly insured.