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Today's News

  • Driver in critical condition
  • KSP identifies victims of I-65 crash
  • ENGAGEMENT: Lindsay McNeil and Bradley Delaney

    Lindsay McNeil and Bradley Delaney, both of Elizabethtown, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Stephen and Andrea McNeil of Elizabethtown.

    The prospective groom is the son of Julie Delaney of Niagara, Wis.

    The ceremony is April 6, 2013, at LaRue Baptist Church, Hodgenville.

    Invitations have been mailed.

  • I-65 reopened; six fatalities reported

    A wreck on Interstate 65 has resulted in multiple deaths and the interstate being closed in both directions.

    At about 11:20 a.m. today, Kentucky State Police began investigating the collision and fire. Details are pending.

    Six fatalities are reported.

    The Interstate was shut down for several hours. Northbound and southbound lanes are now open between MP 81 and MP 86. It will take a while for backups to clear from the exits.

  • Hawks knocked out of Region tournament

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  • Thoughts on Frankfort: We can do better

     Every year members of the Kentucky General Assembly descend on Frankfort to carry out the duties that our citizens expect to do. That expectation includes making sure that the legislative process is open and transparent to all Kentuckians.

    But time and time again, and to the frustration of many of us in the Kentucky House of Representatives, the legislative process seems in some cases to be stuck in the back rooms of the Capitol. Never has that been clearer than our efforts to address one of the major issues of the 2013 Session: reforming our public pension system.

  • Harris no longer animal shelter director

     After spending nearly 15 years taking care of them, John Harris is no longer in charge of the animals at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    Last week, magistrates voted at a special Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting to transfer Harris, who was also the county’s appointed head animal control officer, to the County Road Department.

  • Column: Tips to manage storm water on farms

     We often hear a lot about managing storm water in urban settings, but we may not think about how it impacts farms. During a heavy rain event, clean rainwater can mix with mud, manure and other contaminants and become wastewater.

    To manage storm water on your farm you have to divert rainwater from production areas to keep it clean and to reduce the volume of wastewater. To stay in compliance with the Clean Water Act, agricultural operations must manage wastewater in a way that creates no discharge to surface water resources.

  • COLUMN: Why Kentucky needs to make healthy changes

     Here is the latest Kentucky health statistics for Adult Obesity, Physical Activity and Nutrition. This health information came from Partnership for a Fit Kentucky. 

    A look at the numbers:

    · Kentucky ranked 10th highest in the U.S. for adults who were obese.

    · Kentucky is one of 12 states with obesity rates greater than 30 percent.

    · 66.2 percent of adult Kentuckians are overweight or obese.

    · 72.6 percent of men and 60 percent of women in Kentucky are overweight or obese.

  • Shelter is topic of public meeting

     After each picture, the 100 people strong crowd reacts with sadness and anger.

    The words “What part of humane is this?” flash across the screen.

    The photos, allegedly taken at the Taylor County Animal Shelter, show what Taylor County SPCA members say are poor conditions, including male and female cats housed together, cats with no food or water, dogs bleeding in cages and more.

    “What does it take to make this change?” appears, and the slideshow ends.