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Today's News

  • Political calm is just a click away

    It's less than a week until the election and by now most of you have made up your minds about the major national and state races on the ballot. In fact, by now, many of you probably are ready for the whole thing to be over.

    In a nation that prides itself on democracy, self-determination and freedom, why do so many of us get fed up with the campaign process?

    I'm convinced the culprit is the frequency, intensity and venum of political ads on television. And I'm not going to deal with it any more.

  • USPS warns against postcard fraud

    The U.S. Postal Service issued an alert about postcards that look very similar to the green card left by carriers when a package or letter is being held for pickup.

    Hodgenville Postmaster Bob Hummer wants local residents to be aware of the notices, which say they are from “Mail Center” and list a post office box in Naples, Fla.

  • KBC resolutions center on protecting human life

    Kentucky Baptists reaffirmed their desire to protect the lives of the unborn and committed to support the Southern Baptist Convention’s Crossover Louisville event through resolutions passed during the 171st annual meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

    Five resolutions were approved by messengers during the annual meeting last week at Immanuel Baptist Church.

  • Subscription drive benefits American Cancer Society

    The American Cancer Society’s detailed guide to breast cancer states that one in eight women has a chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in their life. Will it be you, your mom, sister, daughter, best friend, someone you sit by in church, the checker at the local grocery?

    Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women, second only to lung cancer. The ACS says one in 35 women will die from the disease.

  • We'll always need Miss Congeniality

    Kathy Morningside: New Jersey, as you know, there are people who consider the Miss United States Pageant outdated and anti-feminist. What would you say to them?

  • Laura visits LaRue

    Laura Bush posed with schoolchildren, praised their knowledge of Abraham Lincoln and emphasized “the next generation of stewardship of our national parks” as a legacy for future generations.

    The first lady spent Tuesday morning in Hodgenville to help launch a fundraising campaign on behalf of six national parks that honor Abe.

  • Schools stress traffic safety

    Traffic tangled a part of Monday night’s LaRue County School Board meeting as concerns about congestion and the safety of students and police officers at the district’s two elementary schools.

    Steve Hall, engineer with the Kentucky Department of Transportation, was on hand to offer an assessment about traffic at Hodgenville Elementary School and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and to suggest possible solutions.

  • McConnell re-elected to Senate leadership

    The U.S. Senate Republican Conference held leadership elections Tuesday for the 111th Congress and Kentucky's Mitch McConnell was unanimously re-elected by his colleagues to serve as Republican Leader.

    “I am honored that my colleagues re-elected me to serve as the Republican Leader in the 111th Congress,” McConnell said. “As Republican leader, I will continue to use my clout to advance Kentucky’s interests and to ensure that our voice is heard.”

  • Catholic school raises money for tuition

    Lights, Camera, Auction! — the premier tuition assistance fundraiser for Bethlehem High School in Bardstown — is Saturday. Each year the auction has a theme and the school’s gymnasium is decorated to fit. This year is Pirates of the Caribbean.

    Doors open at 6 p.m. with an open bar. Auction items will be displayed. Dinner, catered by Ladyfingers of Louisville, begins at 7:30 p.m. Some tickets still are available for $60 and can be purchased by calling (502) 348-4685.

  • Mt. Sherman woman injured in wreck

    A Mt. Sherman woman was injured Monday in Green County after her vehicle was struck by pickup truck driven by a Campbellsville man, according to Kentucky State Police.