Today's News

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau offers safety book

     Kentucky Farm Bureau recently released its 2012 Farm Vehicle Regulations quick-reference guide and has made it available for download at kyfb.com/federation. The updated booklet is designed to help KFB’s members better understand and navigate the new statutes and regulations associated with farm vehicle transportation.

    The 17-page guide highlights state and federal guidelines, regulations, exemptions, registration fee schedules and various other pieces of information needed when operating farm vehicles or implements on Kentucky’s highways.

  • COLUMN: Lessons from Esther

     This story may be read in the Book of Esther in the Old Testament of the Bible. I have condensed the story for you to read here in the paper if you like.

  • Boat safely this summer

    Remember to boat safely as temperatures climb and traffic on Kentucky's waterways increases this summer.

    “We're asking boaters to watch out for people in the water and swimmers to be careful,” said Capt. Mike Fields, boating law administrator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “People will be in the water trying to get some relief from the heat, and we traditionally have the heaviest boating traffic of the year during the Fourth of July holiday period.”

  • Hodgenville man turns stormchaser for a semester

     A Hodgenville man was part of a 7,900-mile, 16-state journey taken by Western Kentucky University students.

    Evan Webb was one of eight meteorology students to participate in Dr. Josh Durkee’s Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting class. The group set out across the Great Plains, forecasting and verifying a wide variety of severe weather.

  • Bradley attends Graduate School of Banking

    Deena Bradley, senior vice president of Magnolia Bank, is among 153 bankers who took part in the 63rd annual Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

    The two-week session ended June 1 and included courses in all aspects of banking and economics. The school is sponsored by 15 southern state bankers associations in cooperation with the Division of Continuing Education at LSU.

    Students traveled from 20 states and Mexico to participate in the session. 

  • Nature license plates re-issued

     The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund is re-issuing three past nature license plates: the bobcat on a rhododendron branch, the Viceroy butterfly perched on a goldenrod stem and the cardinal landing on a Kentucky Coffeetree branch.

    These plates are now available for purchase.

  • Student art contest commemorates Emancipation Proclamation

    Student art contest commemorates 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

    The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation’s African American Experience Fund, has launched a nationwide artistic competition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • PHOTO: Mudcats win

     The Mudcats are Rookie League Tournament Champions.Team members are front from left, Jameson LaRue, Braden Sferro, Dylan Derosha, Pablo Hernandez, Jacob Hinton; middle, Thomas Hoppes, Dylan Thompson, Parker Nalley, Samuel Bowling, Carsen DeVary, Hayden Cleveland; back, Coach Eric DeVary, sponsors Jeremy Hinton and Joanna Hinton, Coach Dan Nalley and Coach Jack LaRue.

  • COLUMN: Recycling Center back in business

    Yes, we are back in business full force at Renaissance Recycling!

    Here are some helpful hints that will help us to process recyclables much quicker and help tremendously with our amount of trash:

    Please remove lids from all bottles and jars (metal lids go in the tin can window), and make sure food is completely rinsed out of all containers. We are receiving some recyclables with quite a bit of food waste still in them and these cannot be recycled so they have to be thrown in the trash. Remember the idea is to reduce the amounts going to the landfill. 

  • Recycling made easy by TerraCycle

    As people enjoy parks, lakes, beaches and even their own yards this summer, they have a way to protect them, too.  They can send their non-recyclable trash to TerraCycle for free, to be, indeed, recycled. TerraCycle collects difficult-to-recycle products and packaging such as Frito-Lay chip bags, Kraft Singles wrappers, Solo cups and Old Navy flip-flops, among other items.