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Today's News

  • New laws go into effect July 12

    New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2012 regular session go into effect on July 12.

    The new laws mean copper thieves won’t be able to sell stolen materials for quick cash at recycling centers. Passengers in large vans will no longer be exempt from the state’s seat belt law. And meth producers will have a harder time getting large amounts of a key ingredient needed to make their illegal drugs.

  • Wells sought for groundwater study

     The Kentucky Division of Water is seeking permission from owners and/or users of private drinking water wells statewide to obtain groundwater samples.

    The project is part of a targeted study to determine if domestic water wells are being impacted by human-influenced pollution and/or events of nature. Owners of wells selected for inclusion in the study will receive free testing of their well water.

  • KSP offers Citizen's Police Academy

    Kentucky State Police Post 04’s Citizen’s Police Academy will start Sept. 13 and be held every Thursday with a graduation held on Nov. 20. This year the academy will be held at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Room 112 of the Administration Building, 620 College Street Road, Elizabethtown.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau offers safety book

     Kentucky Farm Bureau recently released its 2012 Farm Vehicle Regulations quick-reference guide and has made it available for download at kyfb.com/federation. The updated booklet is designed to help KFB’s members better understand and navigate the new statutes and regulations associated with farm vehicle transportation.

    The 17-page guide highlights state and federal guidelines, regulations, exemptions, registration fee schedules and various other pieces of information needed when operating farm vehicles or implements on Kentucky’s highways.

  • COLUMN: Lessons from Esther

     This story may be read in the Book of Esther in the Old Testament of the Bible. I have condensed the story for you to read here in the paper if you like.

  • Boat safely this summer

    Remember to boat safely as temperatures climb and traffic on Kentucky's waterways increases this summer.

    “We're asking boaters to watch out for people in the water and swimmers to be careful,” said Capt. Mike Fields, boating law administrator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “People will be in the water trying to get some relief from the heat, and we traditionally have the heaviest boating traffic of the year during the Fourth of July holiday period.”

  • Hodgenville man turns stormchaser for a semester

     A Hodgenville man was part of a 7,900-mile, 16-state journey taken by Western Kentucky University students.

    Evan Webb was one of eight meteorology students to participate in Dr. Josh Durkee’s Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting class. The group set out across the Great Plains, forecasting and verifying a wide variety of severe weather.

  • Bradley attends Graduate School of Banking

    Deena Bradley, senior vice president of Magnolia Bank, is among 153 bankers who took part in the 63rd annual Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

    The two-week session ended June 1 and included courses in all aspects of banking and economics. The school is sponsored by 15 southern state bankers associations in cooperation with the Division of Continuing Education at LSU.

    Students traveled from 20 states and Mexico to participate in the session. 

  • Nature license plates re-issued

     The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund is re-issuing three past nature license plates: the bobcat on a rhododendron branch, the Viceroy butterfly perched on a goldenrod stem and the cardinal landing on a Kentucky Coffeetree branch.

    These plates are now available for purchase.

  • Student art contest commemorates Emancipation Proclamation

    Student art contest commemorates 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

    The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation’s African American Experience Fund, has launched a nationwide artistic competition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.