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Today's News

  • Hosparus patient involved with train hobby

     Many of us think of our “bucket” lists with a wistful eye toward sandy beaches, cruises to ports unknown or helicopter rides. For Joseph Kareth, a 94-year-old Hosparus patient, his dream trip included a much shorter and simpler journey.  He wanted to go to his own basement. With the help of his Hosparus nurse Melissa Griffin and certified nursing assistant Jorge Rosabal, Joseph recently made it down a flight of stairs for the first time in nearly a year. 

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Cancer survivor returns to school

     Hodgenville Elementary School’s entire student body and staff welcomed fifth grade pupil Ashley Long back to the school in a gym assembly Sept. 14.

    Long, 10 years old, hasn’t attended HES since second grade because of her battle with childhood cancer that has included two bone marrow transplants. 

  • FARM SAFETY: Be observant, courteous when sharing the roadway

     Kentucky farmers are busy harvesting crops across the state and that means drivers are more likely to encounter slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. Slow down as you share the road this fall with farmers, especially as we celebrate National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 16-22.

  • COLUMN: Learn to be content with God's help

     Contentment is learned. It does not come instantaneously. The situations of life are the schoolhouse for learning contentment. 

    But some people never learn to be contented and the result is their lives are unfulfilled, unsatisfied and unhappy.

    The Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:11-19 gives four insights into contentment.  First, Paul says learn not to compare yourself to others.

  • PHOTOS: Sunrise Manor fall festival
  • Glendale man charged with statutory rape

     A Hardin County grand jury in August indicted a Glendale man facing six counts of statutory rape.

    Kevin D. Floyd, 23, is charged with six counts of third-degree rape, two counts of third-degree sodomy and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    In total, he faces 10 Class D felony charges.

  • 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.