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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Applications being taken for sandhill crane hunt

     Applications for Kentucky's second sandhill crane hunting season will be accepted Nov. 15-30 at www.fw.ky.gov.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will issue permits to 400 hunters this year through a randomized computer drawing. Applicants drawn for a hunt must pass an online identification test before they can receive a permit.

    Applicants must have a valid Kentucky hunting license or be license exempt when they apply. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife charges a $3 fee for each application.

  • PHOTO: Jared Whitlock competes in FFA event

     Jared Whitlock of the LaRue County FFA Chapter was one of 27 participants in the National FFA Dairy Cattle Handlers' Activity. The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Whitlock was awarded a Silver emblem. He is pictured with advisor Tim Quiggins.

  • Team competes in Ag Communications

     Members of the LaRue County FFA were one of 30 teams participating in the National FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event at the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

    The team, led by advisor Misty Bivens, was awarded a Silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 87 other participants. Shea Elswick received a Silver emblem, Hayley Utter received a Gold emblem, and Kyle Edlin received a Silver emblem.

  • Boil Water Advisory issued for section of Hodgenville

     A boil water advisory has been issued by Hodgenville Water Works for customers on Polley Avenue, Vaughn Avenue, Kirkpatrick Avenue, Underwood Avenue and Williams Court.

    The advisory was issued due to a waterline break in that area.

    Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking. Bring water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

    The advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.