Today's News

  • NOTES FROM GROUNDHOG HILL: Leave the weeds alone


    Should you see a very angry-looking gardener with flared nostrils and blood-red pupils staggering around town this week and muttering expletives to himself, don’t be alarmed. It’s just me.

    A few days ago, Dad and I drove over to Groundhog Hill to check on the storm damage where I had expected to find lots of downed sunflowers.  Instead, I found something much worse and far more disturbing: Someone had weeded or mowed my pumpkin patch.

  • Robbery suspect shot by officer

    A Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer shot a suspect in a Sonora truck stop robbery early Sunday morning in Jefferson County after police said the man displayed a firearm.

  • War of 1812 hero honored

    War of 1812 hero honored
    Ceremony recognizes veteran, 200th anniversary of 19th-century conflict
    By Amber Coulter

    Cassandra Carroll solemnly accepted the folded flag last Monday honoring Capt. Christopher Miller, a distant ancestor who served in the War of 1812.
    Cassandra, a seventh-grader at Bluegrass Middle School, said it was special to accept the flag during the grave-marking ceremony at Miller’s burial site in Freeman Lake Park in Hardin County.

  • COLUMN: Run the race for Christ

     The Apostle Paul ran a race for the Lord Jesus Christ. He explained to the Philippians (3:10-16) some of the things involved in his race.

    First, he said, “I must know Him.” 

  • PHOTO: Storm strikes Magnolia

    A strong storm passed through LaRue County Thursday evening, dropping up to 4-inches of rain in some areas. The Tonieville section was without power for a couple of hours. A few people lost trees and limbs. Above, a large tree narrowly missed two homes on Old L&N Turnpike in Magnolia.

  • Tesha Paysen honored for academics

    The University of Louisville had an impressive 246 student-athletes named to the 2011-12 Big East All-Academic Team, the conference announced Friday from Providence, R.I.

    Among those honored was former LaRue County High School player Tesha Paysen for women’s softball. Paysen is a senior at UL.

    The Cardinals had the fourth-most selections in the conference, checking in behind Georgetown (340), Notre Dame (321) and Villanova (314).

  • COLUMN: EHD is possible in deer and cattle

    Epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHD) in deer and cattle is another potential drought problem and can cause significant death loss in deer.  Usually, however, the strain of EHD virus in cattle is uncommon, rarely fatal and usually associated with an epidemic in deer.

    The virus is transmitted by a specific biting midge but some gnats and mosquitoes may transmit it as well. EHD in deer has been correlated with droughts because the deer tend to concentrate around the few wet areas available and these are where the gnats breed. 

  • COLUMN: Interested in becoming a master gardener?

     The Kentucky Master Gardener program helps train those who are interested in learning more about the science behind gardening and sharing that knowledge back in their communities. Persons enrolled in this program are trained by Extension horticulture agents in the area.

    The Hardin County horticulture agent, Amy Aldenderfer, is offering an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Hannah Bingham and Nick Berry

    Hannah Bingham of Hodgenville and Nick Berry of Tompkinsville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Jimmie and Pam Bingham of Hodgenville.

    The prospective groom is the son of Mike and Pam Berry of Tompkinsville.

    The wedding is 7 p.m. Oct. 12, 2012, at Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

  • Wise's cartoon appears in UN publication

     “The secret to a balanced life? Spend as much time on each other as you do on Facebook.”

    Terry Wise’s editorial cartoon of a couple seeking answers from a philosopher appeared in a recent publication by the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe.

    The publication focused on “happiness in world religions.”