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Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Katelyn Elizabeth Davila and John Douglas Henderson

    Katelyn Elizabeth Davila of Hodgenville and John Douglas Henderson of Summersville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School and a student at Western Kentucky University where she is majoring in management with a double concentration in business administration and human resources management.

    She is the daughter of Barbara Howard Davila of Hodgenville and Larry Davila of Phenix City, Ala., and the granddaughter of Lura Leigh Thomas of Hodgenville.

  • Hodgenville woman injured in Willisburg crash

     A Hodgenville woman is recovering from a two-vehicle crash that occurred April 26 in Washington County.

    Judy D. Howell, 68, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus SE west on KY 1754 in Willisburg when she collided with a 2004 Freightliner driven by Harry L. Hampton, 59, of Mayslick. Hampton was driving north on Hwy. 555, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

    According to the police report, Hampton told police that Howell did not stop at the intersection.

  • COLUMN: Honor your mom for all she means to you

     Sunday is Mother’s Day in the United States and for most it will be a very special day. Telephone companies tell us it is their busiest day of the year.  It is a day for remembering, for greetings and expressions of love.

    Your mother may have been gone for many years, but there are still sounds and sights and smells of home, of screen doors banging in the summer time and the aroma of those fresh baked biscuits right out of the oven that greeted you as you got out of bed in the morning.

  • Woman charged after allegedly biting deputy

     A New Hope woman bit and tried to stab a sheriff's deputy as she was placed under arrest in New Haven Sunday.

    Rachel Lee McConnell, a.k.a. Rachel Lee Kemp, 29, had bench warrants from LaRue and Nelson counties issued against her when deputies arrived at 353 Center Street shortly before 8 p.m.

    Deputies were called to the address on a report McConnell had locked herself inside and that there was possible drug activity, according to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff's Department.

  • Chemicals can affect water safety

     May is Kentucky Water Awareness Month. We can observe it by helping keep our groundwater safe from contaminants. 

    Agricultural chemicals are an important part of farming, but, if misapplied, can lead to groundwater contamination. As farmers plant and grow crops this year, they should take steps to reduce the chance of farm chemicals in groundwater:

    Read the manufacturer’s label for each chemical and follow label directions for safe use and disposal.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Our life is but a vapor

     This past weekend, my oldest grandson with his girlfriend, attended the Junior-Senior Prom. And I realized just how fast time goes by. 

    As I thought of my children’s prom night, and even my own, I am amazed at the truth of scripture: “For what is your life? It is even a vapor (morning fog) that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.” James 4:14.

  • COLUMN: It's that strawberry time of year

     This time of year we all soon have the opportunity to enjoy locally grown strawberries. The Farmers Market is at the Extension Office parking area at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road 2-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

    Here’s information on how to make your own strawberry jam or you can follow the manufacturer’s instructions on any type of pectin product such as Sure Jell.

    Uncooked Strawberry Freezer Jam

    1 3/4 cups crushed strawberries (about 1 quart)

    4 cups sugar

    2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • Evan Webb to participate in summer meteorology course

     During Western Kentucky University’s May 2012 summer term, eight meteorology students in Dr. Josh Durkee’s annual Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting course will set out to forecast, analyze and document severe convective storms across the Great Plains. 

    Evan Webb, a student from Hodgenville, will participate.

    This will be the third year of this course offering at WKU, which won the 2010 “Creativity and Innovation Award” from the North American Association for Summer Programs.

  • PHOTO: New Haven students design Derby tablecloth

     The Kentucky Arts Council invited Kentucky schools to participate in a canvas-painting project for the Derby celebration. Students from New Haven Elementary School painted a tablecloth for a picnic table on the Old State Capitol Grounds in Frankfort. The arts council created a photo album of the canvases on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/Ijq0fD.

  • COLUMN: Train for leadership through service to others

     The king … had high admiration for Naaman, the commander-in-chief of his army. II Kings 5:1

    The mark of true leadership is the ability to serve – not strut.

    Although Naaman was the highest-ranking general is Syria, he served under the king. No matter how elevated you become, you must stay accountable. It’s what balances you and keeps you in touch with reality. When you forget how it feels to serve others, you develop a sense of entitlement and become dictatorial, overbearing and downright miserable to be around.