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Today's News

  • ChooseMyPlate.gov offers a new guide

    The USDA has unveiled a new logo to use as a food guide for consumers. You can find it at ChooseMyPlate.gov. The graphic is to remind us to use half our dining plates for fruits and vegetables and to also work in whole grains in our daily food choices.

  • Construction to begin on New Haven Library

    The Nelson County Public Library signed a contract with EH Construction of Bardstown June 15 for the construction of two new library branches in New Haven and Bloomfield at a cost of $1,933,369.

  • Wood joins Commercial Vehicle Enforcment Division

    Brian Wood of Hodgenville recently accepted a position with the Kentucky State Police. Wood joined the ranks as a Kentucky State Police officer assigned to Region 2 of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcment Division. Region 2 is based in Louisville and covers 27 counties. 

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers free headsets

    Bluegrass Cellular is launching a new wireless safety initiative, “Drive Now Text L8R” to encourage drivers to remain hands-free from cellular devices while driving. The initiative begins during Wireless Safety Week June 26-July 2, which is sponsored by the National Safety Council.

  • PHOTO: Vaughn named Detective of the Year

    Kentucky State Police Det. Jonathan L. Vaughn, center, a resident of Hodgenville, was named Detective of the Year for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown by Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown, right, and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, left, on May 24 in Frankfort. A 10-year KSP veteran, Vaughn is a 1997 graduate of LaRue County High School. He is the son of the late Jimmy Ray Vaughn of Magnolia and the late Janalyn Vaughn of Hodgenville.

  • Plaque marks site of fatal plane crash

    A marker now sits near the spot of a March 27, 1948, plane crash that killed five people.

    Four friends, Keith Riggs, Lee Newton, Mac McMullan and Joey Greenwell, decided it was time to pay tribute to those who lost their lives that day with a permanent marker on a knob that lies just behind the Blue Gap Knob, east of U.S. 31E between Culvertown and New Haven.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Anna Clark and Cody Brown

    John and Diane Clark of Madisonville and Maynard and Brenda Brown of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Anna Clark and Cody Brown, both of Dayton, Ohio.                           

  • Three injured in Upton crash

    Three people were injured in a tractor trailer vs. pickup collision June 15 in Upton.

    Just before 6 p.m., a 1993 GMC pickup driven by Troy F. Alford, 52, of Glendale, was traveling west on Memory Lane and failed to stop at a stop sign and entered the path of a semi driven by Benford J. Williams, 52, of Lavergne, Tenn.

    Williams’ vehicle was southbound on U.S. 31W.

  • Adam Lindsey resigns as coach at John Hardin

    Coaching three sports for several years took a hit on Adam Lindsey and as a result, he’s decided to give up coaching the sport involving a bat.

    After five seasons in charge of the John Hardin Bulldog baseball program, Lindsey tendered his resignation last week.

  • Western Kentucky University Spring 2011 Dean's List

    Several local students were named to the Dean’s and President’s List for the spring semester at Western Kentucky University.

    Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 and are indicated by an asterisk (*). To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.

    Students who list their information as “confidential” in TopNet (WKU’s website) are not listed.