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Today's News

  • Use herbs to flavor foods and cut down on sodium intake

    Celebrity chefs say people eat with their eyes first. It may be true, but most of us use our senses of smell and taste to satisfy hunger.

  • Fort Knox veterans service office assists vets with paperwork

    The Veteran Service Office at Fort Knox wants to assist veterans from around the state to find and apply for benefits to which they are entitled.

    The office’s purpose is to assist veterans and survivors of veterans with claims to the Department of Veteran Affairs and to help with applying for benefits and special compensation based on injury. The office also lobbies congressmen and senators on issues concerning veterans and veteran benefits.

  • Main Street offers Family Fun Day

    Get set for Family Fun Day, Aug. 7

    Fun for all ages is on the agenda for Hodgenville Main Street’s Family Fun Day, to be held at Creekfront Park. The games begin at 5 p.m. and will be followed at 8 p.m. by a free concert by the popular country music group, Edgewood. Bring your chairs or blankets to enjoy music under the stars. Entrance to the festival is free.

  • What type of budgeter are you?

    Based on your financial personality there is at least one budget that should work for you. However, some budgeters are likely to retire with enough money while others are likely to always have to deal with financial emergencies. What is your budget personality? Below is one type and more will follow in the next two columns.

  • It's time to bust farm subsidies

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced government farm subsidies in the 1930s. At the time, Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace called them “a temporary solution to deal with an emergency.”

    That emergency – plummeting farm-household incomes and massive farm failures – impacted 25 percent of the U.S. population.

  • School open houses tonight offer opportunity for soccer registration

    Signups for LaRue County Youth Soccer continue during the open house events from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Hodgenville and Abraham Lincoln elementary schools.

    A final registration also is set from 10 a.m. until noon Aug. 7 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    Games will be played at ALES.

    No signups will be accepted after 5 p.m. Aug. 13. Penalty of $10 for late registration after Aug. 7.

    For more information, call Heather Cook at 358-5720 or 270-766-8959, Michelle Milford at 324-4484 or Stephanie Matherly at 502-264-1928.

  • Do we suffer from empathy fatigue?

    We are bombarded by reports, in person and in the media, about hard things happening to people. Sometimes the hard events come to individuals and at other times to groups of us.

  • Faces of Cancer seeks survivors and caregivers for traveling art exhibit

    The Kentucky Cancer Program is looking for cancer survivors living in the Lincoln Trail District – Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties — to possibly be featured in a traveling photo exhibit, Faces of Cancer, in 2011.

    This is the fourth year KCP has done the exhibit, said Col. Luke Barlowe, co-chairman.

    “It’s a nice thing to do for people and they seem to really enjoy it,” he said.

  • Wimsett pleads guilty to Green County charge

    Joseph Edward Wimsett, 31, of Mount Sherman pleaded guilty June 9 to first-degree sexual abuse in Green Circuit Court.

    The Greensburg Record-Herald reported Wimsett pleaded guilty to one count in exchange for 19 other counts to be dismissed. The victim was 12 years old and the incidents took place in 2007 and 2008. The Commonwealth Attorney’s office recommended a sentence of five years, probated for five years to run concurrently with charges in LaRue County. Sentencing is Aug. 4.

  • Wimsett pleads guilty to Green County charge

    Joseph Edward Wimsett, 31, of Mount Sherman pleaded guilty June 9 to first-degree sexual abuse in Green Circuit Court.

    The Greensburg Record-Herald reported Wimsett pleaded guilty to one count in exchange for 19 other counts to be dismissed. The victim was 12 years old and the incidents took place in 2007 and 2008. The Commonwealth Attorney’s office recommended a sentence of five years, probated for five years to run concurrently with charges in LaRue County. Sentencing is Aug. 4.