Today's News

  • Special taxing districts under scrutiny

     State lawmakers heard about the State Auditor of Public Accounts’ efforts to examine special districts that levy taxes or fees in hopes of boosting the accountability of those entities during Thursday’s meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government.

  • Children learn basics at basketball camp

     Whether you are a boy or a girl, 5 years old or 12, you were welcome at Paul Handley and K.C. Goodin’s Next Level Basketball Academy last week. Kids of all different backgrounds, ages and skill levels came together for three days to share their common interest: basketball.

    The camp, which was held at Handley’s house in Hodgenville where he has a two-goal basketball court in the backyard, was free for all participants.

  • Participants needed in cancer study

    Central Kentuckians are invited to participate in the American Cancer Society’s “Cancer Prevention Study-3.” The study is open to anyone between the ages of 30-65, has never had a cancer diagnosis (besides basal or squamous cell skin cancer) and is willing to commit long-term to the study.

  • New laws go into effect July 12

    New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2012 regular session go into effect on July 12.

    The new laws mean copper thieves won’t be able to sell stolen materials for quick cash at recycling centers. Passengers in large vans will no longer be exempt from the state’s seat belt law. And meth producers will have a harder time getting large amounts of a key ingredient needed to make their illegal drugs.

  • Wells sought for groundwater study

     The Kentucky Division of Water is seeking permission from owners and/or users of private drinking water wells statewide to obtain groundwater samples.

    The project is part of a targeted study to determine if domestic water wells are being impacted by human-influenced pollution and/or events of nature. Owners of wells selected for inclusion in the study will receive free testing of their well water.

  • KSP offers Citizen's Police Academy

    Kentucky State Police Post 04’s Citizen’s Police Academy will start Sept. 13 and be held every Thursday with a graduation held on Nov. 20. This year the academy will be held at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Room 112 of the Administration Building, 620 College Street Road, Elizabethtown.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau offers safety book

     Kentucky Farm Bureau recently released its 2012 Farm Vehicle Regulations quick-reference guide and has made it available for download at kyfb.com/federation. The updated booklet is designed to help KFB’s members better understand and navigate the new statutes and regulations associated with farm vehicle transportation.

    The 17-page guide highlights state and federal guidelines, regulations, exemptions, registration fee schedules and various other pieces of information needed when operating farm vehicles or implements on Kentucky’s highways.

  • COLUMN: Lessons from Esther

     This story may be read in the Book of Esther in the Old Testament of the Bible. I have condensed the story for you to read here in the paper if you like.

  • Boat safely this summer

    Remember to boat safely as temperatures climb and traffic on Kentucky's waterways increases this summer.

    “We're asking boaters to watch out for people in the water and swimmers to be careful,” said Capt. Mike Fields, boating law administrator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “People will be in the water trying to get some relief from the heat, and we traditionally have the heaviest boating traffic of the year during the Fourth of July holiday period.”

  • Hodgenville man turns stormchaser for a semester

     A Hodgenville man was part of a 7,900-mile, 16-state journey taken by Western Kentucky University students.

    Evan Webb was one of eight meteorology students to participate in Dr. Josh Durkee’s Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting class. The group set out across the Great Plains, forecasting and verifying a wide variety of severe weather.