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Today's News

  • BOOKMOBILE NOVEMBER 2013 SCHEDULE

    Nov. 5 – Laugh & Learn, Miami Court, Cox Lane, Landmark Road, Polley Avenue, New Freedom, Dana Drive

    Nov. 6 – LCMS, Watch Me Grow, West Point Bank, Maxine Road, Mill Road, New Jackson Highway

    Nov. 11 – Rose Circle, Goodin-Williams Road, Slack Road, Trumbo Road, Dan Dunn Road, Salem Church Road

    Nov. 12 – LCHS, Sunrise Manor, Campbellsville Road

  • Several indicted by grand jury

     An Elizabethtown man was indicted April 15 with the sexual abuse of a child.

    Henry Thomas Stevens III, 26, formerly of Hodgenville, was charged with first-degree sodomy (victim under 12), a Class A felony, and first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12).

    He is accused of subjecting a child to sexual contact and engaging in a deviate relationship with a child through forcible compulsion.

    Bail was set at $250,000 cash only upon condition of no contact with the alleged victim.

    Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • PHOTO: Autum deer

    Autumn Roten, 15, killed this 8-point buck during youth season while hunting on a farm in Hart County with her dad. She is the daughter of Jason and Amy Roten.

  • New Haven Commission violated open meetings law

     The New Haven Board of Commissioners violated state open meetings law last month during its monthly meeting.

    The board went into closed session to discuss “personnel and land acquisition” during its September meeting.

    After the executive session, discussion and a motion were made to raise Public Works Director Tim Bartley’s salary by $1 an hour and a motion was made to get Bradley Eastland to work part time on the weekends.

  • Flint Hill festival is Saturday

    For a first-time event, last year’s Flint Hill Fall Festival had a solid debut.

    Now organizers are hopeful Saturday’s festival at the Flint Hill General Store in Sonora is even better.

    Organizer Patty Rucker said attendees braved poor early weather conditions last year to make the festival a success.

  • PHOTO: Rotary knife maker

     Gene Baskett from Baskett Custom Knives was Thursday’s speaker at the Hodgenville Rotary Club. Baskett, the guest of Rotarian Cheryl Thomas, is the president of the knife maker's guild. His knives can be seen at www.baskettknives.com. 

  • Food stamps benefits decrease

    Since 2000, participation in the food stamp program, known also as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, has more than doubled to 15 percent of all U.S. residents. Low-income households that meet SNAP eligibility requirements receive a payment card that can be used to buy government-approved foods.

    Due to the high unemployment rate, the Obama administration waived a 1996 job requirement – a rule that made finding a job or enrolling in job training a prerequisite for receiving SNAP benefits – for 46 states, including Kentucky.

  • State oversight of county, city financials discussed

    LRC eNews

     

    State oversight of city, county financials discussed

    A discussion of state-level monitoring of county and city finances last week revealed that Kentucky county finances receive more state oversight than cities’, and that providing the same oversight for cities could be quite costly.

  • ECTC board of directors accepting nominations

     Nominations to the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Board of Directors are now being accepted. Two positions have been created by term expiration.

    Information from all applicants will be presented to the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Nominating Commission at its next meeting.  

    Applications can be requested from Cindy Cannon, deputy director, Boards and Commissions, by calling 502-564-2611 or by email at cindy.cannon@ky.gov. Applications can be accessed at www.kentucky.gov.

  • Division of Forestry collecting, planting native seeds

     Have you ever heard the expression, “from one small seed, a mighty tree can grow?” It means that things of lasting value often start small, even though the final results may not be seen for years.