Today's News

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS: Rep. Terry Mills - May 2014

    FRANKFORT – When it comes to getting from points A to B, few states can match Kentucky.  That’s not too surprising, given that we’re home to the country’s population center east of the Rockies, but the numbers behind our transportation systems are impressive nonetheless.

  • SUNRISE VOLUNTEERS: Outing planned to Creekfront Park

     Sunrise Volunteers

    On Friday, May 16, Sunrise Manor residents are going to visit Creekfront Park.

    Many residents are looking forward to this outdoor outing. Sunrise Manor Nursing Home is encouraging residents to attend.

    About 1:15 p.m., residents will be wheel-chaired on Lincoln Boulevard – with a police escort – from the nursing home to the park by Sunrise Volunteers, activity department employees, off-duty Sunrise employees and family members.

  • COLUMN: Let life kick you forward

    None of us are immune to discouragement. Even the prophet Elijah got discouraged. He had boldness, faith and power when he faced the false worshippers of Baal in I Kings 18, but in the very next chapter, fear has replaced faith, his power is drained by self-pity and disobedience replaced obedience.

    Discouragement brought changes to Elijah. He saw himself as less than he was. Fear brought misery and caused him to evade his responsibilities. He even began to blame God for his situation and he felt that he was the only faithful servant left.

  • COLUMN: Time to sign up for 4-H Camp

      If you haven’t yet signed your child up for 4-H Camp, now is the time to do so.  Generally, camp is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 14 years old or fourth through eighth grades. New this year, current third-graders may attend.

  • COLUMN: Use herbs to shake the salt habit

    One of the most common ways we tend to make food taste good is by adding salt. Unfortunately, most American diets are too high in sodium which can raise blood pressure and lead to major health issues including heart disease. Herbs provide a great way for us to limit our sodium intake while still consuming flavorful foods.

  • East Hardin teacher visits with Jill Biden

    On Wednesday, East Hardin Middle School technology education teacher Brooke Whitlow ate lunch with Jill Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C.

    The social was part of a Teacher’s Appreciation Week honor for a selection of 20 educators from across the country.

    To be considered, Whitlow and the other 19 educators had to fill out an online application and include their social media URLs. Whitlow applied to be a part of the social weeks ago, but didn’t put much stock in her odds of being selected.

  • Selling safety through magic

     FRANKFORT – Long before the days of email, smart phones and social media, one Kentucky State Police pioneer was blazing a trail using innovation and outside-the-box thinking to spread safety messages throughout Kentucky.

    As a member of the Fayette County Patrol in the 1930s, Lee Allen Estes watched children fidget and yawn during safety lectures presented by police officers. Feeling that a lesson must be “heard” to be “learned,” he had an idea. He would “make the words stick by illustrating them with a trick.”

  • Martha Wilkinson, widow of former governor, dies at 72

     Former Kentucky first lady Martha Wilkinson died Wednesday, May 7, at 72. Her husband, former Gov. Wallace Wilkinson, served from 1987 to 1991.

    Mr. Wilkinson is remembered for his role in the Kentucky Educational Reform Act and implementing a state lottery while Mrs. Wilkinson was an advocate for adult literacy.

    She died in Florida. Arrangements are pending but it's thought she will be buried in Florida beside her husband, who died in 2002.

  • Kentucky Fish and Wildlife: Leave young wildlife alone

    It is a demonstration of the best traits of the human race, but can end in error.

    At this time of year, people see young wildlife seemingly abandoned by their parents. Deer fawns left alone in a grassy field. Baby birds that fall from their nests, seemingly helpless in your backyard.

    These events bring out the compassion that marks some of the better angels of human nature. People want to help the animals they feel are in danger. Their help is often a curse instead of a blessing. Humans are no substitute for natural parents.

  • Couple charged with taking money from monastery

    The former accountant for the Abbey of Gethsemani was indicted Wednesday for allegedly stealing more than $1 million from the monastery, according to Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney Terry Geoghegan.

    A grand jury returned an indictment accusing John E. Hutchins and his wife, Carrie Lee Hutchins, of 87 counts of theft — 40 of them for allegedly taking over $10,000.

    The money was allegedly siphoned from the abbey's mail-order business from 2008 through February.