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Today's News

  • 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.

  • State's 20-year road plan up for review

     Kentucky’s transportation plans and goals for the next 20 years are ready for public review.

    The DRAFT 2014 Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan, developed with the aid of more than 16,000 public survey responses, is an overarching policy guide with goals, objectives and strategies to address the core transportation opportunities and challenges facing Kentucky. When final, it will serve as a resource for multiple organizations, policymakers and communities that will have a stake in leading Kentucky’s transportation system into the future.

  • Hosparus staffer takes top honors at WKU

      Western Kentucky University recently named Gary Bohannon, longtime Hosparus staff member and leader, as its Outstanding MBA Student at the 17th Annual Gordon Ford College of Business Recognition Dinner.

    Bohannon, a resident of Hardin County, joined Hosparus in 1990 and has served in various leadership roles throughout his tenure.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference

    Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference

    May 6

    Elizabethtown Athletic Complex:

    TEAM RESULTS (9 TEAMS)

      8. LaRue County

     

    INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

    100-Meter Dash

    11. Kyle Edlin, 12.88

    14. Maysn Cobb, 13.94

     

    200-Meter Dash

    11. Austin Parrish, 25.07

    13. Randy Young, 26.19

     

    400-Meter Dash

    4. Randy Young, 53.98