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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Class of 1966 holds reunion

  • I-65 rehab is complete

    Resurfacing, guardrail and right-of-way clearing work related to a project along Interstate 65 in central Kentucky is complete.

    All lanes are now open from Munfordville to Elizabethtown, easing congestion along I-65 and US -31W corridors. This section of the interstate features new asphalt on all lanes and shoulders. Entrance and exit ramps at Munfordville, Upton, Sonora and Glendale are also resurfaced. 

  • Help available on heating bill

    The Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.
    Central Kentucky Community Action will take applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program  through Dec. 16. LIHEAP helps families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.

  • Dog attack began family's troubles

    Four months ago, 9-year-old Franklin Parks sustained serious injuries in a vicious dog attack.
    Parks was playing outside at a family member’s home on Dangerfield Road, when according to his mother Rebecca Parks, an adult female dog, described as a “pit bull” mauled him.
    “The doctors all say that he was probably attacked for 20 minutes,” Rebecca said. “She wasn’t gonna stop until he was dead.”  

  • PHOTO: McDonald's expanding

    Construction workers bricked the front of McDonald’s in Hodgenville last week. The fast food restaurant has removed its playground in order to expand the inside seating area and add another order window. According to Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning, the building is expanding by 454-square feet.

  • Community Calendar - Nov. 16, 2011

    CKCA Board to meet
    Central Kentucky Community Action Board of Directors will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown.

    Chamber luncheon
    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon is noon Nov. 16. Cost is $8. Programs include One Knox and Hardin/LaRue Diabetes Coalition.

    EHLRTA to meet

  • ECTC offers scholarship for auto-oriented studies

    A new scholarship fund has been established at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to assist students studying in the college’s nationally acclaimed automotive technology program.
    The Automotive-Diesel Excellence in Education Scholarship fund was created by members of the college’s automotive technology faculty, using proceeds the program received from WIX Filters for winning the Southeast Region in Tomorrow’s Technician’s “School of the Year” competition this past spring.

  • It's time to start thinking about next election

    Election Day 2011 is history though the official certification of results by the Kentucky State Board of Elections is scheduled for Nov. 28. While most Kentuckians are moving into the advent of the holiday season and a new year, the election season rarely has a breather.  
    Candidates who intend to run on the 2012 primary or general ballot have begun filing their paperwork with Secretary of State Elaine Walker’s office in Frankfort. Qualified candidates will appear on the May 22 primary or the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

  • State Main Street touts virtue of shopping in town

    A new campaign to encourage consumers to "Shop Downtown This Holiday Season" is being launched by the Kentucky Main Street Program, as a means to drive retail sales to local businesses, keep money circulating in the local economy, and help cultivate the unique character that differentiates communities across the state.
    It is the most recent in a series of  "shop local" holiday season campaigns featured by KYMS.

  • PHOTO: Santa without snow

    Tom Smith AKA Santa gave carriage rides around Magnolia Saturday as Magnolia Mall held a holiday open house and the fire department held a chili supper and silent auction.