Today's News

  • COLUMN: Use your time wisely

     Time is precious. We are not on this earth very long. One day you start to flip the switch and turn the light on, but you find the bulb is shot. This will happen in life.

    So, each of us should seek to make the most of the time that we have. We can do this by making most of our walk with God. James 4:14-16 asks the question, “What is your life?” He goes ahead to say among other things that it is a vapor that appears for a short time and then vanishes into the air.

  • PHOTO: Dress in Blue Day
  • Disaster Assistance Program administered by FSA office

     The Farm Service Agency's Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster. The upcoming deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the NAP are March 15 and May 1.

  • PHOTO: Hawkins speaks at Rotary

     Rik Hawkins, left, from the Elizabethtown Veterans Tribute was a guest of the Hodgenville Rotary Club. Becky Loyall is the Rotarian at right.

  • Redding to accompany Habitat for Humanity group

     Western Kentucky University’s Habitat for Humanity campus chapter will be sending three volunteer groups to Arkansas, South Carolina and eastern Kentucky for spring break trips next week.

    Mary Redding, a campus minister from Howardstown, will travel with a group to Benton, Ark.

  • Sunrise residents read to kindergarten students
  • Media and public both have roles in oversight

     The caller on the other end of the phone line was near exacerbation. He had been given the run-around by government officials, the very people he put in office to represent him, and his quest for answers was met time and again with roadblocks.

  • SUNSHINE WEEK: Open government is a three-legged stool

     My mom used to have a small, three-legged wooden stool. I don’t remember the stool being used for any reason, just something to set a newspaper or magazine on for a minute.

    It was small and thus not sturdy enough to hold anything of weight.

    But no matter if it was strong and sturdy, the three-legged stool was no good if something happened to one of the legs. It couldn’t stand on just two.

    You’re probably already wondering what a three-legged stool has to do with the newspaper business.

  • Register now for grazing school

     Grazing is the most cost-effective way for producers to feed ruminant animals. Each year, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture hosts two installments of the Kentucky Grazing School to help producers become better managers of their grazing systems.

    The first installment is 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 17-18 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

    Past participants have included everyone from new farmers to experienced grazers, and all have received new information and practical skills to implement in their operations.

  • PHOTO: Cat in the Hat

     Hodgenville Elementary Kindergarten students enjoyed a visit from Vicki Devers.  She taught them about Dr. Seuss, read many Dr. Seuss books to the kids and celebrated his birthday by playing a parachute game with a toy Cat in the Hat!  Pictured are students from Nannette Lawler’s and Tracy Tharp’s kindergarten classes.