Today's News

  • PHOTO: Pink Panthers defeat Sweet Heat

     The Pink Panthers, shown, defeated the Sweet Heat, 12-7, May 8 in a youth softball game. Softball game against Sweet Heat. 

  • PHOTO: Students visit Louisville Zoo

     Hodgenville Elementary School students visited the Louisville Zoo on May 3. Above, kindergarten student Shelby Stearman compares the size of his hands to a model.

  • Better Business Bureau warns of Amazon.com scam

     BBB is warning online shoppers to beware. The latest email phishing scam looks just like an order cancellation notice from Amazon.com. Be sure to double check suspicious emails you receive from the online retailer before clicking on any links.

    The scam email comes from an Amazon.com email address, such as order-update@amazon.com, and contains the subject line "Your Cancellation" and an order number. The email tells the recipient that "your order has been successfully canceled" and provides a summary of the order.

  • Nelson County indictments

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court May 17.

    • Jonathan Andrew Jeffires, 24, New Haven, second-degree arson (attempted), first-degree fleeing and evading police (on foot), first-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree terroristic threatening. On or about April 10, Jeffires allegedly poured kerosene on a house in New Haven, threatened and chased after a woman with a knife and razor blade, and fled police. Bail was set at $50,000 cash only, plus conditions.

  • St. Catharine announces dean's list

     St. Catharine College recently announced the list of students who have achieved extraordinary academic success for the Spring 2012 semester. The Dean’s List includes all students who had a grade point average of 3.6 to 3.999.

    Students include: Ashley Apple of Buffalo; and Porshia Clark, Melinda Norris and Steven Smith, all of New Haven.

  • PHOTO: Melissa Howell visits Rotary Club

     Melissa Howell from the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition was the featured speaker at the May 10 meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club. The Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition is a non-profit organization and a national leader in the clean fuels market. Howell spoke on how her organization provides alternative fuel resources for Kentucky educators, consumers, and providers of alternative fuels and vehicles. At left is Rotarian John Skaggs of LG&E. 

  • Several warning signs precede strokes

     May is National Stroke Awareness Month. A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident, is a life-threatening event in which the arteries of the brain become blocked or rupture, depriving the brain of adequate oxygen. When nerve cells do not receive oxygen, they cannot function and the cells die rapidly.

    Consequently, the parts of the body controlled by those nerve cells cannot function either. The effects of stroke are often permanent because dead nerve cells cannot be regenerated.

  • COLUMN: The Golden Rule ... The Golden Deed

     Knock, knock ... Yes, I know you don't know me, but if you don't mind, please allow me to stay with you. Allow me to sleep in your home with you and your loved ones you treasure and protect. Feed me, clothe me and give me safe journey to many places I must be at. I won't be a burden, will do my best to hate most things about you and this whole situation - not because I don't appreciate what you're doing for me, but because I have to hate something about it all. 

  • Astors attend Libertarian convention

    Craig and Ruth Astor attended the Libertarian National Convention in Las Vegas last week. They met with Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico. Craig Astor is running as a third party candidate for the Second Congressional District.

  • COLUMN: Tdap vaccine available at LaRue County Health Department

     The Tdap vaccine is used to prevent the serious health consequences that result from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis diseases. The Center for Disease Control offers the following information about each of these diseases:

    Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, enters the body through cuts, scratches or wounds. It causes painful muscle spasms and stiffness, usually all over the body. It can lead to tightening of muscles in the head and neck so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow, or sometimes even breathe. Tetanus kills about one out of five people who are infected.