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Today's News

  • Martha Wilkinson, widow of former governor, dies at 72

     Former Kentucky first lady Martha Wilkinson died Wednesday, May 7, at 72. Her husband, former Gov. Wallace Wilkinson, served from 1987 to 1991.

    Mr. Wilkinson is remembered for his role in the Kentucky Educational Reform Act and implementing a state lottery while Mrs. Wilkinson was an advocate for adult literacy.

    She died in Florida. Arrangements are pending but it's thought she will be buried in Florida beside her husband, who died in 2002.

  • Kentucky Fish and Wildlife: Leave young wildlife alone

    It is a demonstration of the best traits of the human race, but can end in error.

    At this time of year, people see young wildlife seemingly abandoned by their parents. Deer fawns left alone in a grassy field. Baby birds that fall from their nests, seemingly helpless in your backyard.

    These events bring out the compassion that marks some of the better angels of human nature. People want to help the animals they feel are in danger. Their help is often a curse instead of a blessing. Humans are no substitute for natural parents.

  • Couple charged with taking money from monastery

    The former accountant for the Abbey of Gethsemani was indicted Wednesday for allegedly stealing more than $1 million from the monastery, according to Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney Terry Geoghegan.

    A grand jury returned an indictment accusing John E. Hutchins and his wife, Carrie Lee Hutchins, of 87 counts of theft — 40 of them for allegedly taking over $10,000.

    The money was allegedly siphoned from the abbey's mail-order business from 2008 through February.

  • State's 20-year road plan up for review

     Kentucky’s transportation plans and goals for the next 20 years are ready for public review.

    The DRAFT 2014 Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan, developed with the aid of more than 16,000 public survey responses, is an overarching policy guide with goals, objectives and strategies to address the core transportation opportunities and challenges facing Kentucky. When final, it will serve as a resource for multiple organizations, policymakers and communities that will have a stake in leading Kentucky’s transportation system into the future.

  • Hosparus staffer takes top honors at WKU

      Western Kentucky University recently named Gary Bohannon, longtime Hosparus staff member and leader, as its Outstanding MBA Student at the 17th Annual Gordon Ford College of Business Recognition Dinner.

    Bohannon, a resident of Hardin County, joined Hosparus in 1990 and has served in various leadership roles throughout his tenure.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference

    Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference

    May 6

    Elizabethtown Athletic Complex:

    TEAM RESULTS (9 TEAMS)

      8. LaRue County

     

    INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

    100-Meter Dash

    11. Kyle Edlin, 12.88

    14. Maysn Cobb, 13.94

     

    200-Meter Dash

    11. Austin Parrish, 25.07

    13. Randy Young, 26.19

     

    400-Meter Dash

    4. Randy Young, 53.98

  • COLUMN: The Bible warns against gossip

    Do not spread slanderous gossip among your people. Leviticus 19:16

    What is it about gossip that entices people? Deep inside a whisperer, there is a deep hurt and a feeling of very low self-esteem.

    Gossip blends two other sins.

    First, either through what is said or what is left unsaid, gossip often uses half-truths or outright lies to throw doubt on the character of another person. Second, when we gossip about a person we are stealing from them a reputation.

  • Ben Conner selected as campus ambassador for UK

     Ben Conner, Hodgenville, has been selected to serve Agriculture Future of America as a campus ambassador. Conner, who attends the University of Kentucky, was selected to this leadership position through a competitive application and interview process. Only 17 students were selected.

    The sophomore is studying agriculture education.

    From leadership positions to internships, Conner pursues experiences that set him apart from his peers and prepare him to pursue his dream of being a voice for agriculture.

  • ECTC honors students

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Honors Reception to recognize outstanding academic achievement was April 25 at the State Theater in Elizabethtown. Several categories of achievement were honored, including Honors Students, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, program awards and scholarships.

  • Several indicted in Nelson Circuit Court

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They were arraigned May 8 in Nelson Circuit Court May 8.

    •Bradley Humphrey, 24, of New Haven, theft by unlawful taking. Sometime between March 19 and 20, Humphrey took a utility trailer belonging to Cody Rogers. Bail was set at $9,500 cash, plus conditions.