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Today's News

  • Upton Days begins Friday

    The Upton Days Festival begins Friday evening with a fish fry, silent auction and home canning contest.

  • Bowens' basement salutes lower 48 states

    When Eddie Bowen wants to refer to a map of the USA, he need look no farther than a stone wall in the basement of his log cabin home in Magnolia.

    Bowen created the 8x15-foot map of the contiguous 48 states by cutting various shaped rocks into recognizable individual states and adhering them to a concrete wall.

    “I really owe this idea to my fifth-grade teacher, Jesse Ruth Hunt, who imprinted in our minds the shapes of the states so we could name them if we saw them,” Bowen said.     

  • Amount of 'Payday Loans' now monitored on state database

    You have probably heard them called deferred deposit checks, cash advance loans, payday loans, or post-dated check loans. Whatever they are called, these loans always share certain features. They are all for a short term, for a small amount, and have a high service fee. They are the most expensive type of “loan” available and should be used only as a last option.

  • Amount of 'Payday Loans' now monitored on state database

    You have probably heard them called deferred deposit checks, cash advance loans, payday loans, or post-dated check loans. Whatever they are called, these loans always share certain features. They are all for a short term, for a small amount, and have a high service fee. They are the most expensive type of “loan” available and should be used only as a last option.

  • 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.