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Today's News

  • Officer dies after crashing cruiser

     A Hodgenville City Police officer died early Sunday while involved in a high speed chase.

    Officer Mark Taulbee, 43, of Hodgenville, had been dispatched to the scene of a possible attempted break-in of an apartment on East High Street about 3:20 a.m., according to Mayor Terry Cruse.

    It’s unclear what led to Taulbee’s pursuit of a silver Nissan Altima.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the vehicles were eastbound on Ky. 210 near the intersection of Ky. 470 when Taulbee lost control of his cruiser about 3:43 a.m.

  • UK researcher studies historical re-enactors

     It has been more than 150 years since the first battle of the Civil War, but it is estimated that thousands of individuals spend billions of dollars each year to participate in or attend Civil War reenactments.

    Kim Miller-Spillman, an associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, has spent her career researching historical re-enactors to learn the importance of period clothing in recreating historical events and in their lives.

  • Kentucky State Police opened more than 80 cases in August

     The Kentucky State Police Post 04 in Elizabethtown covers eight counties: Hardin, Jefferson, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Breckinridge, LaRue and Grayson.

    For the month of August, Post 04 Troopers wrote a total of 1,689 citations: 69 drunk drivers, 556 speeders, 201 violators were charged for failure to wear a seatbelt, 15 citations were for failure to use a child restraint.

    KSP investigated 87 crashes and conducted 2,436 vehicle inspections. More than 800 motorists were given a courtesy notice in lieu of a traffic citation for minor traffic offenses.

  • PHOTO: Intermediate Champion Bull

     R & K Final Answer 561 won reserve intermediate champion bull at the 2012 Tennessee State Fair Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, Sept. 9 in Nashville, Tenn. Kelly Flanders of Buffalo owns the winning bull.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Be gentle in your speech

     Do not speak evil of one another brethren. (James 4:11)

    “Do not speak evil” covers more than slander, extending to any form of speaking against someone, including truth, if it is delivered in a harsh and unkind way.  Speech is evil when it is motivated by the desire to harm others or to exalt oneself. 

    Sin cannot be understood or described without reference to self-centeredness. “The flesh” is self-focused.  Carnality is self-expression in behalf of a person’s own interests. 

  • PHOTO: Mother Goose visits HES

      The kindergarten boys and girls at Hodgenville Elementary enjoyed a visit from Mother Goose Vicki Devers. Pictured are Chase Skaggs, Nikki Blair, Marlene Salazar, Garrett Dohn and Hailie Sams.

  • COLUMN: Make a habit of saving with your child

     Each week, set aside a few dollars and put it into a savings account or into a piggy bank at home. Make sure you have one account for yourself and one for your child. As weeks go buy, you and your children can watch your respective savings grow. Be sure to stick with your savings plan and only spend your savings on things you really want. By doing this you will not only start to save yourself, but will also help your child start to save as well.

    Set a goal, make a plan, save automatically, with your children.

  • PHOTO: Teen Leadership

     Teen Leadership Academy participants attended a retreat at Camp Loucon.  From left, Kristina Durbin, Michaela Rock, Turner Cottrell and Delaina White.

  • 4-H Record Sheets due

     The 4-H year runs from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31. With the end of the 2011-12 4-H Year, it’s now time for 4-H members to submit their 4-H Awards Point System Record Sheets.

    Record Sheets are simply a record of the 4-H activities or events a particular member has participated in during the past year. Points are assigned for various events, depending on the level of participation. 

    Cloverbuds are eligible to submit a record form as well in order to receive recognition. Cloverbuds are ages 5 to 8.

  • Pasture care: Take care of those weeds in the fall

     Farmers need to look at their pastures; they may see developing weed problems that need action to correct. If there are weed problems, here are some points to ponder.

    Consider whether or not to drill or overseed more forages into existing pasture to improve the stand, spray herbicides to control emerging broadleaf weeds, renovate the stand next spring, or do nothing.