Today's News

  • Man dies after I-65 crash

    An Indiana man died Tuesday as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 65.

    Greely D. Evans, 66, was driving a 1990 Honda motorcycle north near exit 81 about 4:46 p.m. and was “slow to recognize that traffic had stopped” as he approached a construction zone, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Scammers go on the prowl as soon as floodwaters recede

    When floodwaters subside, one of the first things to float to the surface is the scam artist.

    The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration remind businesses and homeowners to be wary of individuals who may try to take advantage of you.

    The most common types of fraud after disaster strikes are scam artists, contractor fraud, and identity theft.

    Remember: FEMA and the SBA never charge a fee for processing disaster aid.

  • Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite

    I couldn’t find the pigs at the state fair Sunday. I saw cows, chickens, rabbits, goats, pigeons, doves and geese, but no pigs. The baby pigs were always one of my favorite animals to see at the state fair, though I don’t know why since I always feel bad that they eventually could end up in my belly.

  • African Children’s Choir to perform at South Fork

    This Sunday, the African Children’s Choir will perform at South Fork Baptist Church. The choir, made up of children ages 7 to 11, has been touring in North America for 26 years raising awareness and funds to provide necessities to some of the world’s most impoverished children.

    The choir is now on its 35th tour, and has raised millions of dollars for educating and rebuilding countries ravished by poverty, war, and AIDS.

  • Golf is for girls too

    After reading Ron Benningfield’s Aug. 23 article “Golfers eye regional championship, Coach Rip Collins pleased by turnout," I was reminded when I graduated LCHS in 1970, golf was not offered to girls. Forty years later, Benningfield reports four girls joined the 2010 golf team.

    Concurrently, about 30 boys join the LCHS boys' golf team and the coach is pleased.

  • Sibling charity

    Ashley Long, a Hodgenville Elementary School third grader who has been battling leukemia, had some promising news at her last hospital visit.

    “She is finally at 100 percent engraftment and her immunity is halfway to normal,” said her mother, Linda.

    The engraftment percentage means that a bone marrow transplant, with cells taken from her 10-year-old brother Austin, was a complete success.

  • Wesley Phillips celebrates 100th birthday

    Talking to Wesley Phillips gives a person a peek into our history of the past 100 years through the eyes of a man who has experienced changes from horse to rocket transportation, from word-of-mouth to I-phone communication, a man who has lived through two world wars and the Great Depression and is still going strong.

    This Sunday, Buffalo Nazarene Church, where Phillips and his wife Sue attend, will honor with special singing and a meal the man who’ll be a centenarian Sept. 7. The unpretentious Phillips, however, claims no credit for his longevity.

  • Christians can be guilty of playing sinful, deadly games

    Some years ago, a book was written entitled, Games Christians Play. These were games played in the name of the Lord. The deadliest game of all was the game of playing God. In this game, Christians judge other people.

    Judging others is unchristian. James says we are all part of the same family (4:11) and should not rejoice when a brother stumbles. Satan and slander comes from the same word. We are most like Satan when we slander someone.

  • LCHS to become math demonstration site

    LaRue County High School will become a demonstration site for mathematics instruction, thanks to a grant from the Kentucky Department of Education and Green River Regional Educational Cooperative.

    LCHS and math departments from four other districts – Allen County-Scottsville, Campbellsville, Hart and Monroe county high schools – have committed to the three-year project, according to Johna Rodgers, GRREC grant writer.

  • Pepper profit popped

    Local plans to reintroduce peppers as an alternative cash crop to tobacco have been foiled by Mother Nature.

    The steamy summer with record high temperatures provided a perfect breeding ground for bacterial leaf spot, according to Scotty Lee, owner of Lee’s Garden Center.

    “The water and fog spread it everywhere,” said Lee, who provided a transfer station for the crop. “The heat just multiplies the bacteria. Every time it rained, it spread faster.”