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Today's News

  • Hardin County designated 'high trafficking area'

     The Office of National Drug Control Policy has designated neighboring Hardin County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which potentially could provide more funding and support to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    The task force consists of 10 full-time and two part-time investigators and covers Hardin, Grayson, Nelson and Hart counties. It has agreements to work in LaRue and Breckinridge counties, Director Ron Eckart said. He estimated about 85 percent of its cases are in Hardin.

  • Former Sonora principal dies

     A longtime principal in the Hardin County Schools system who died last week is being remembered as a firm educator with a sense of humor.

    Carl Henry Ford, 73, died last week after being ill with cancer. Ford taught at Upton Elementary School before serving as a principal there and then at Sonora Elementary School.

    Ford became principal in Upton in 1963 and moved to the position in Sonora in 1971, where he worked until his retirement in 1989.

  • PHOTO: WHOPPER MELON

  • Mayor to guest host morning show

     Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse will guest host the Quicksie 98.3 “Greg & Hollie in the Morning Show” Sept. 7.

    Radio personality Hollie Sexton will be on vacation; her co-host Greg Milby came up with the idea “to make Friday a mayor’s day.”

    Cruse will guest host with Milby 6-7 a.m. Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker will be on air 7-8 a.m.; Vine Grove Mayor Blake Proffitt has been invited to sit in 8-9 a.m.; and Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall will be on 9-10 a.m.

    For more information, visit www.wqxe.com.

  • BIRTH: Dakota Lynn Call

     Tiffany Erin and Tommy Eugene Underwood are proud to announce the birth of a sister, Dakota Lynn Call.

    Dakota Lynn was born at 8:08 p.m. March 30, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    Her parents are David Lance Call and Monica Lynn Underwood.

    Grandparents are Mitchell and Sandra Cruse of Hodgenville; Bonnie Scott of Elizabethtown; David Lee Call of Bardstown; and Linda Parrish of Bardstown.

  • PHOTO: New Power

     Hamilton Power Line Technician Mike Shelton works on a newly set utility pole On Salem Church Road in preparation for the new power lines. The work to the power lines in the Salem Church Road area is expected to last for two to three months.

  • COLUMN: Do everything without complaining

     The Apostle Paul advised the Philippians: “Do everything without complaining” (2:14).

    Complaining kills joy and makes you unhappy. No one likes to be around a complainer.

    The problem with complaining is that once you start it is hard to stop. It can easily become a habit and you find something to complain about all the time.

    Society encourages us to complain. Look at the headlines in your newspaper or listen to the news on TV. There is bad news everywhere.

  • Teen's poem to be published in 'Stars in our Hearts'

     A poem by Riley Askins has been accepted for publication in the September edition Stars in Our Hearts through the National Poetry Movement.

    Askins recently was notified of her status as semifinalist in the contest. Her poem is entitled “Japanese Untouchable.”

    Askins, a 16-year-old senior at LaRue County High School, is the daughter of Wayne and Molly Askins of Hodgenville. She plans to acquire multiple college degrees after her graduation.

  • CRP grazing deadline extended

     A two-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acres is being offered.

    This flexibility for ranchers marks the latest action by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide assistance to producers impacted by the drought, which has included opening CRP and other conservation acres to emergency haying and grazing, lowering the interest rate for emergency loans, and working with crop insurance companies to provide flexibility to farmers.

  • Free flu shots available to state employees

     The Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan will provide all members, nearly 275,000 Kentucky teachers, retirees, state and local government employees and their dependents, free flu shots.