Today's News

  • National Park Service conducts scoping study for pest management

     The National Park Service is accepting public comments pertaining to development of the Cumberland Parks Forest Pest Management Plan Environmental Assessment. The scoping period began July 1 and extends through Aug. 1. Comments will be used to assist the parks in developing and evaluating feasible alternatives and analyzing the environmental consequences of each alternative.

  • PHOTO: Rolling Thunder raises POW/MIA flag

     Rolling Thunder Inc. Chapter 4 Kentucky in association with The Lusk Group performed a POW/MIA flag-raising on June 9 in Muldraugh. The flag-raising team consisted of John Locke, Mike Preston, Cap Stanley, Mike Hill and Charley Wachowski. Mark Gill led the formation of Rolling Thunder Inc. Chapter Four Kentucky members.

  • State real property tax set at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2012 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. 

    Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year. This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2011 to 2012.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Rodney and Willie Ann Peace celebrate 50 years

     Rodney and Willie Anne Higdon Peace of Magnolia will celebrate their 50th anniversary on July 15, 2012.

    The couple married July 15, 1962.

    Willie Ann was born and raised in Hodgenville. She is the daughter of Daisy Mae Bratcher Higdon and Ancil Abselent Higdon.

    Rodney is the son of Lura Geneva Slayton Peace and Alberton “Shorty” Peace of Hart County.

    Rodney was 18 and Willie was 16 when they married.

  • COLUMN: God has a reorganizing program for our bankrupt nation

    “America wants God’s blessings, but not God. Our nation has systematically pushed him out of the national consciousness by rejecting Biblical morality, ignoring his word and relying on the political and entertainment areas for moral guidance.” 

    These are the words of John MacArthur and they express the beliefs of many Christian leaders today.

  • Legal Aid Society offers classes in July and August

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in July and August. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.
    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. For Ask-A-Lawyer clinics, call (502) 614-3716.

  • Western Kentucky University awards degrees

    Several Western Kentucky University students earned degrees at the May commencement ceremony.
    * Cassandra J. Matthews of Buffalo earned a bachelor of science degree
    * Ashley M. Abell of Hodgenville earned a bachelor of arts degree
    * Gladys A. Cissell of Hodgenville earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies
    * Kristi S. Grant of Hodgenville earned a bachelor of science degree
    * John W. Haskins of Hodgenville earned a master of arts in education degree
    * Stephanie S. Matherly of Hodgenville earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies

  • Hodgenville man buys Raywick business

    The former Susie's Bottoms Up has been sold.
    On June 13, Chris Gribbins of Hodgenville signed a deed of conveyance to purchase the business on KY Hwy. 84 (Main Street in Raywick) for $80,000 from the Fifth Wheel Bar and Grill Limited Liability Company.
    Susie and David Riggle signed the deed as members of the Fifth Wheel Bar and Grill LLC. The deed was filed with the Marion County Clerk's Office on June 18.
    Gribbins is now operating the business as Raywick Bar and Grill.

  • COLUMN: Think before you drink

  • Abigail Williamson named President's Scholar

     Abigail Williamson of Hodgenville achieved the designation of President’s Scholar for the spring semester at Western Kentucky University.

    To be selected for the honor, the student must compile an academic standing of 3.8 or better for the semester.