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Today's News

  • Just Ask

    There are about a dozen dead skunks on the side of the road between Hodgenville and Buffalo. What’s going on? Will they be tested for rabies?

    Skunks are suffering from rabies of love.
    According to the University of Kentucky Extension Service, February is mating season for skunks, so they are on the move more than usual.
    Skunks are nocturnal, nomadic and solitary, except during mating season when the males apparently lose all sense of timing and direction and blunder into the roadway.
    If your vehicle gets skunked, we are sorry.

  • Newspaper thieves are stealing from company and the community

    We’ve all heard the phrase “desperate times call for desperate measures” — and nearly everyone sits in the “desperate” boat in this economy.
    Families, businesses, corporations and non-profits are being hit hard in the midst of these tough economic times — newspapers included.

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  • New Hope man to serve 11 years for rape

    Final sentencing paperwork was completed for Pascal “Pat” Jones, 51, of 130 Willow Springs in New Hope, last week in Marion County. Jones was sentenced to 11 years in prison for first-degree rape in October 2011.

  • Housefire destroys coaches home

    A home in the 2000 block of Flint Hill Road in the Sonora area was destroyed Saturday afternoon after its owners had made repairs from a previous fire that forced them from the home, according to Sonora Fire Department Capt. Chris Stilts.
    However, authorities were unsure what caused the blaze at the home, which is owned by Tommy Adams, an assistant coach with the LaRue County High School girls’ basketball team. No one was injured in the fire and officials said the family was away from the home when the blaze started.

  • Turret relaunches Feb. 16 as The Gold Standard

    Fort Knox’s weekly newspaper will introduce a redesign this week and adopt a new name officials say better represents the entire post.
    Turret relaunches Feb. 16 as The Gold Standard, highlighting new features and a new website, Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus said. The newspaper’s renamed website, www.fkgold standard.com, goes live the same day.
    The final edition of the Turret was published Thursday.

  • LaRue native finds career path through FFA program

    Years of hard work and volunteerism are paying off for a LaRue County woman as she graduates with a specialized degree from Western Kentucky University.
    Ashley McWaters has become the first person in an eight-county span, known as Area 5 State Fire and Rescue Training District, to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in systems management fire administration.

  • Student’s artwork to be displayed in NYC

    Hodgenville Elementary fourth grade student Lexi Hodges won a school-wide vote for her artwork of a rainforest ecosystem. Her artwork will be seen in New York City at the National Art Education Association National Conference on March 2-3, on a 30’x16’ LED screen in Big Screen Plaza, located between 29th and 30th Streets.

  • Dairy farmer speaks to rotary

    Bonnie Sammons is similar in many ways to the members of the Hodgenville Rotary Club she spoke with on Feb. 2 — working hard and taking pride in providing a quality product to customers. But unlike the typical local business, Sammons' most important asset is cows and her product is milk. Sammons and her husband are dairy farmers.

  • Kenzi cut first round of Hollywood week

    Kenzi Lewis, Hodgenville’s American Idol contestant, was cut from the popular TV show Thursday in round one of Hollywood Week.
    Lewis, 16, who has received two “golden tickets” to Hollywood after auditioning for the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, was briefly seen onstage before half of the contestants were sent home.
    In last year’s Idol, Lewis made it through the first round of Hollywood Week.
    The Lewis family is unable to speak with the media due to their contract with American Idol.