Today's News

  • Fort Knox employee indicted for stealing Army property

    A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment against Bobby William Fultz of Hodgenville charging him with theft of numerous quantities of government property at the Fort Knox Military Reservation.

    According to a press release from Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky, Fultz is an automotive mechanic employed by the Army and is responsible for repairing vehicles used to train soldiers on Fort Knox. The indictment alleges that since July 2004, Fultz has been stealing numerous items from the workplace.

  • Forget your troubles and go fishing

    Kentucky spring turkey season is past and harvest results reflect 2009 was better than 2008. I’m sad to report I don’t have a turkey reported in the spring harvest. But with the bad, comes the good, I did see turkeys.

    Better than that though, was the afternoon we spent hunting and a rain shower came. As soon as the rain came to an end, a beautiful double rainbow appeared. Sitting out in the middle of nowhere, and seeing God’s beauty all around, is better than harvesting a turkey, especially when that time is spent with loved ones, including my husband and son.

  • Tori Banks receives $1,000 alumnus scholarship

    Victoria “Tori” Banks is the recipient of the 2009 Cantrell-Lorey Scholarship. The Cantrell-Lorey scholarship is an annual scholarship of $1,000 donated by a former graduate, Emma Cantrell Lorey of the Class of 1958 and her husband. 

    Banks, the daughter of Jim and Theresa Banks, plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College this fall.

    The honor roll student has been active in soccer, softball, class committee, FCA, Pep Club, Adventure Club and the yearbook staff. She was statistician for the wrestling team.

  • Dad’s farewell

    Having dad home for Fathers Day was a rare and special treat for my family. We would grill his favorite foods, pitch horseshoes, go swimming and eat watermelon until we could pop. Although my dad seldom wore aftershave lotion, Old Spice was what my brother and I would always buy him. My dad was in the Navy, so a tie was not an appropriate gift since he wore one often on duty. One year we did consider getting him a robe but he preferred walking around the house in his skivvies.

  • 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.