Today's News

  • LaFollette wins feature race at Bluegrass

    Bluegrass Speedway held the seventh annual Jerry Rucker Memorial May 29. The event is named in honor of a Hodgenville driver. Portions of the admission fee are reserved for a scholarship for his children.

    Dustin Neat of Dunnville picked up his second win of the season and his second win in the JRM to collect $2,000.

    Shane LaFollette of Hodgenville won his second UMP Street Stock feature of the season.

  • A warm grill is easier to clean

    Use these helpful tips from the National Soap and Detergent Association to help you with cleaning your microwave or grill.

    Q: We left the popcorn in the microwave too long and now there are burn marks inside. How can we remove them?

    A: Start by mixing a solution of warm water and dish detergent in a bowl until it suds up. Soak a rag or a coarse sponge in the solution and scrub gently. Wipe dry.

  • KEN-DEC, plant manager sentenced in U.S. District Court

    KEN-DEC Inc., a Horse Cave company formerly engaged in the metal plating business, and David Lester Becker, 72, of Cave City, formerly plant manager of that business, were sentenced in United States District Court for felony violations of the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

  • Magnolia woman to serve 10 years on meth charge

    A Magnolia couple Ricky Glenn Stearman, 48, and Tammy Lynn Stearman, 35, entered guilty pleas to drug charges in LaRue Circuit Court Monday.

    The Stearmans were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; unlawful possession of meth precursor and first-degree wanton endangerment, according to court records. Shaun Christopher Manookian, 27, of the same address faced the same charges.

  • New Hope resident claims first win

    Robbie Settles of New Hope claimed his first win at the Shorty Gardner Memorial at Bluegrass Speedway June 5. Other feature event winners included Tim Tungate of Campbellsville, Jason Wheatley of Loretto and Timmy Glazer of Bardstown.

    The seventh annual event was held in honor of Gardner, formerly of Hodgenville. Gardner was a long-time supporter of the Sportsman division at Bluegrass Speedway and ran his own wrecker at the track on many race nights.


    WBRT 1320-AM UMP Sportsman (9 entries)

    Top Qualifier- Billy Meredith 18.899

  • Tractor pull results listed

    Tractor Pull results from the May 29 Pendleton family fundraiser:

    4,500 – Norman Heath, first; Brian Streible, second

    5,500 – Will Bewley, first; Mark Smothers, second; Alyse Clark, third

    6,500 – David Burkhead, first; Roy Ray, second; Alyse Clark, third

    7,500 – David Burkhead, first; Roy Ray, second

    8,500 – Brian Streible, first

    9,500 – Frank Hornback, first; Kenneth Chapman, second; Roy Ray, third

  • State highway mowing begins

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and contract crews began roadside mowing in the Elizabethtown highway district last week. Mowing season stretches through early fall and includes three cutting cycles along 2,900 miles of state-maintained highways in Breckinridge, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties. The interstate mowing operation includes a litter sweep before each cycle. Mowing and litter removal is an important part of the cabinet’s maintenance of a statewide highway system that includes more than 27,000 miles of roadway.

  • Senior activities

    NARFE to meet

    The Elizabethtown Local Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet 11 a.m. June 7 at Nolin RECC, Elizabethtown. Debbie Smith from CASA will be the guest speaker. All active and retired federal civil service employees are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Betty Hundley at 765-7107.

    Senior Citizens music

  • Iron is important to a woman's diet

    Women are at a high risk for developing iron-deficiency anemia, especially those who are pregnant, teenage girls and those who have heavy periods. Iron is important to have in the diet because it makes hemoglobin which supplies oxygen to the body. Iron helps to build and maintain healthy blood and help your cells to make energy.

    Some common symptoms of iron deficiency anemia are feeling fatigued, weak, dizzy and sometimes craving non-food items like ice chips, clay or dirt.

    Here are some general recommendations of how much iron you need each day:

  • Lincolnee^Memorial Building repairs still under way

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building faces repairs that will further postpone its reopening.

    The building was first closed in September of last year due to problems with mold and moisture. Workers have since found other areas that need repair.

    The Lincoln Memorial Building houses the traditional birthplace cabin. Planned repairs include a new roof and skylight and a new heating and air system. However, upon inspection, workers discovered that problems with the plaster and skylight were worse than they had anticipated.