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Today's News

  • Circuit judges attend college

     Chief Circuit Court Judge Charles C. Simms III and Circuit Court Judge John David “Jack” Seay, who serve Hart, LaRue and Nelson Counties), participated in the 2012 Kentucky Circuit Judges College Oct. 29-31 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s Circuit Court judges. The event included 19.25 hours of continuing education credit for the judges.

  • Time running out for tax amnesty

     The final weeks of Kentucky’s tax amnesty are winding down. Delinquent taxpayers have until Nov. 30 to apply for amnesty or else face tougher penalties and fees, plus a higher interest rate.

    The amnesty program began Oct. 1, allowing most persons or businesses owing back taxes to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to pay up without penalties or fees and with the interest owed cut in half. 

  • KENTUCKY AFIELD: A courteous hunter is welcomed back

     Thousands of Kentucky hunters hit the woods Nov. 10, the opening day of modern gun deer season.    

    After storing your hunting clothes in a bag with leaves and fresh earth to remove your smell, getting up in the pre-dawn to be in the woods before first light and selecting a good setup spot, you take a nice, fat doe.    

  • Symone Whalin receives national recognition by Beta Club

     Symone Whalin, an eighth-grader at LaRue County Middle School, is a recipient of the John W. Harris Leadership Award. 

    Whalin, the daughter of James and Retina Whalin of Sonora, is one of only 25 students in the nation to receive the award. She will be honored at the Kentucky State Beta Convention in February. 

    The National Beta Club has been encouraging and developing leadership skills in America’s youth since 1934.

  • COLUMN: State battles prescription drug abuse

     On Sept. 22, I received an email from a grieving mother in Oldham County who had lost a child to a prescription drug overdose. Her daughter died at a friend’s house after mixing the drug Opana with other substances. She was just 16 years old. 

    I have received many of these letters and grieved with far too many parents devastated by the scourge of prescription drug abuse. I vowed to each one of these families that I would do everything I could to stop the spread of this epidemic. 

  • PHOTO: WKU honors students

  • Man charged with trafficking in crack cocaine

     While Hodgenville City Officer Eddie Dockery was patrolling Nov. 5, he spotted a vehicle parked on a dead-end street in front of an empty house.

    He knew the house on Thurman-Henley Hill was being remodeled and the 2000 black Pontiac Sunfire looked out of place.

    The person inside the car spotted the policeman, jumped out of the car and “took off running,” according to Police Chief Steve Johnson.

  • Kentucky Railway Museum holds fundraiser

     The Kentucky Railway Museum is holding its annual dinner and fundraiser auction on Nov. 16 at The Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville. 

    Projects at the museum include restoration of historic locomotives and cars, including a 1905 operating steam locomotive, a 1940 Diesel passenger locomotive, and a 1920’s vintage dining car, as well as expenses to operate and maintain a 17-mile shortline railroad on which the public can enjoy a vintage train trip.

  • Kentucky Repertory Theatre announces holiday schedule

     For the first time in its 36-year history, the Kentucky Repertory Theatre in Horse Cave will mount four holiday plays to be performed in rotating repertory beginning with the opening of the musical “Little Women” on Nov. 23 and continuing until the last performance of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol on Dec. 23.

    Christmas Carol opens Nov. 30; Yes, Virginia opens Dec. 1; and Santaland Diaries opens Dec. 7.

  • Trailblazers Day held at Fort Knox

     Archery, fly fishing, and target shooting were just three of the numerous outdoor activities that more than 7,000 youth and their families were able to experience at the recent Boy Scouts of America Patriot Games featuring the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation’s Trailblazer Adventure Program.