Today's News

  • Bluegrass Speedway Top 10 track points

    44 Auto Mart Super Late Models

    1. Jason Keltner (Campbellsville)- 102

    2. Michael Chilton (Salvisa)- 79

    3. Jeff Watson (Campbellsville)- 77

    David Webb (Nicholasville)- 77

    5. Dustin Linville (Bryantsville)- 76

    6. Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, Ind.)- 71

    7. Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville)- 69

    8. Tim Tungate (Campbellsville)- 68

    9. Mike Marlar (Winfield, Tenn.)- 63

    10. Victor Lee (Stanford)- 57

    Open Wheel Modifieds

    1. Benji Lee (Raywick)- 144

  • Thanks to blood donors

    I want to say “thank you” to the 26 individuals who volunteered to donate blood Tuesday at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.

    Many thanks to the volunteers who worked: Mary C. Cravens, Linda Stearman, Sue Brockman and Rob Brown.

    Also, thanks to the following businesses who support the blood drive: Hometown Pizza, Lawson Florist and the Sweet Shoppe.

    The community blood drive will return to Hodgenville on Aug. 11.

    Faye Puryear

    Volunteer Coordinator

    American Red Cross


  • Do the paperwork before hiring a new farm employee

    Hiring a new farm employee can often be a difficult decision. Once that decision has been made and a new employee has reported for work, there are several pieces of paperwork which need to be completed. This applies to all employees whether hired on a temporary or permanent basis, and whether part-time or full-time. The completion of these forms is required by law and is meant to protect both the employee and the employer and farmers should be aware of them.

  • Lincoln Birthplace announces series of special events

    Several summer programs will take place at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace on U.S. 31E south of Hodgenville. Programs are free and everyone is invited.

    Independence Day, July 4: Costumed interpreters from Frazier International History Museum will present two programs titled “Young Abe” at 11 a.m. and “Day in a Soldier’s Life: the American Civil War” at 2 p.m. In addition, there will be Civil War living history military encampment between 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

  • Archery, fishing, reptiles are highlights of Jakes Day

    The Lincoln Area Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Foundation annual Jakes Day will be 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 27 at Tom Mattingly’s farm at 446 Ramsey Road, Sonora.

    This event is for children of all ages. There will be archery, fishing, target practice, safety program and 4-wheel demonstration.  Dr. Paul Gerard will speak about his reptiles. Life Net helicopter may make an appearance.

    Lunch is provided for all who attend. A parent or guardian must accompany their children to this event.

  • Wildlife habitat incentives available to landowners

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for Environmental Quality Incentives Program Grassland Bird Initiatives at the local USDA Service Center or conservation district office. The program helps pay for improvements that benefit wildlife.

  • Gathering of cancer survivors planned

    Cancer survivors and their friends and family will gather Sunday, June 28, at My Old Kentucky Home State Park to celebrate life. A special photo exhibit, “Faces of Cancer,” featuring local survivors, will be unveiled.

    All cancer survivors in the Lincoln Trail District will be recognized at the free “Hope Soars ... Celebrating Life” event, 2-4 p.m.

  • Via Colori coming to Bardstown

    Via Colori, the Italian Street Painting Festival, is coming to Bardstown, thanks to the Advocacy and Support Center of Elizabethtown.

    Via Colori will be held 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. It is a celebration of spontaneous creativity during which dozens of large scale, pastel drawings are created directly on the pavement of Xavier Street near Spalding Hall in Bardstown.

  • Church offers free oil change

    A local church is responding to the tough economic times by hosting a free oil change and car wash for single mothers Saturday.

    From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers from Harvestland Community Church on Lincoln Parkway will service vehicles for anyone who needs assistance. Inside the church, they’ll provide brunch and childcare while the car is being worked on.

  • Despite fewer days, Thomas turnout increases

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky Railway Museum employees took a risk this year when they decided to invite Thomas the Tank Engine for a total of four days instead of the previous schedule of six.

    The event, which usually runs from Friday until Sunday on two consecutive weekends, was only open two days each weekend.

    Lynn Dawson, marketing director with the Kentucky Railway Museum, said the idea came about when the museum acquired additional cars, allowing them more train capacity for the busy weekend.