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Today's News

  • Man claims Bardstown artist's work as his own

    A Louisville man has admitted to claiming a painting by nationally known Bardstown artist Jim Cantrell as his own.

    Cantrell and his wife, Jeannette Cantrell, confronted artist Jim Mahanes at Highlands Art Studios on Bardstown Road in Louisville last week. They were armed with a slide of the painting, taken when it was painted in 1977, and Jeannette's extensive documentation, dating back nearly four decades, of the works Jim Cantrell has produced.

  • Trooper Norman Chaffins named media relations officer

    Trooper Norman Chaffins is the new media relations officer at Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown. Chaffins is a native of Leitchfield in Grayson County and brings 17 years of experience to the position.

    He is looking forward to the change of pace but the work with KSP programs will be a continuation of programs he has been involved with for nearly two decades.

    “I was doing programs in Grayson county and working the road. This job gives me the opportunity to do more programs,” Chaffins said.

  • KSP offering cadet classes

    The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications for its next cadet class. Interested applicants should visit www.kentuckystate police.org and click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How To Become A Kentucky State Trooper links.
    Information at the site includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of supporting documents required, a downloadable study guide for the written test and a list of the following testing dates, times and locations:

  • Woman injured in motorcycle crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured July 26 in a motorcyle crash in the Devers Curve area.
    Edward Bandurske was driving a motorcycle about 8 p.m. on Bardstown Road near Lincoln Boyhood Home and lost control in a curve, according to emergency services.
    Marcella Bandurske, a passenger on the motorcycle, was injured and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.
    A family friend said Edward Bandurske suffered minor injuries.

  • Marksbury joins Angus Association

    Eleanor Grace Marksbury, Buffalo, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

  • Peachy tips for freezing fruit

    Our office has had several calls about how to freeze peaches. As with many peeled fruits, they will darken during freezing, so you must be treat or coat the fruit to prevent discoloration.
    You can layer fruit with sugar and allow to stand 15 minutes. This may produce enough syrup with the fruit’s natural juice for a good coating. You can also make a syrup of sugar dissolved in water to coat your fruit pieces.

  • Park bench dedicated to David Stearman

    Friends and family of the late David Stearman gathered at Creekfront Park recently to honor him with the dedication of a park bench at the site. A group affectionately known as the “Lunch Bunch” purchased the bench in Stearman’s memory. He died last October after an extended battle with leukemia.   

  • COLUMN: Leadership LaRue program is a great investment in people, community

    When you grow up in a community or if you have lived somewhere for most of your life, you assume you know everything that there is to know about where you live. However, most Leadership LaRue County participants will tell you that they were continuously surprised by what they learned about LaRue County when they went through the program.

  • Abe's writing will be displayed at Springfield museum

    The oldest known sample of Abraham Lincoln’s writing will be on display during August at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., according to Myjournalcourier.com
    It’s a page from teenage Lincoln’s sum book, a homemade booklet of scratch paper Lincoln used to practice math.
    Lincoln’s stepmother, Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln, saved the book for 35 years. After the president’s death, she gave it to his law partner, who gave away pages to Lincoln’s friends. Ten pages still exist.

  • Meredith, Gibson testify about I-65 expansion

    Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District) joined Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield (5th District) and Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin in Frankfort Thursday to testify on the need to expand Interstate 65 to six lanes in an area stretching from south of Elizabethtown to the Louie B. Nunn Parkway interchange near Glasgow.
    The three testified before the Budget Subcommittee on Transportation.