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Today's News

  • Energy-saving tips from LGE

    On Monday, Jan. 6, customers across the Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company service territories set several new peak energy demand records.  

    The combined electric systems set a new all-time winter peak record of 7,106 megawatts. To help put that in perspective, this surpasses the previous all-time winter peak electric record of 6,555 megawatts set in 2009.

  • KSP acquires jet

    The Kentucky State Police has expanded its aircraft fleet at no upfront cost to the Commonwealth by acquiring a former U.S. Air Force jet through a military surplus program. The 1984 Learjet 35 is now the newest aircraft owned by KSP.  The plane has been valued at $1 million.

    Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown said the state will incur some costs to convert the plane from military to commercial use, including navigation and radio systems, inspections and pilot training.

  • Judge Seay attends Fall Judge's College

    Circuit Court Judge John David “Jack” Seay, who represents LaRue, Hart and Nelson counties, participated in the 2013 Circuit Judges Fall College Nov. 18-20 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s circuit judges.

  • Relay for Life Fundraisers

    Famous Recipe Day

    A portion of the profits on Feb. 11 at Lee’s Famous Recipe in Hodgenville will benefit the American Cancer Society.

     

    Barbecue chicken and auction

    First Baptist Hodgenville will host a barbecue chicken dinner and live auction beginning at 5 p.m. April 26. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

  • Fundrai$ers - Feb. 5, 2014

    Scrap Metal Fund Raiser

    Middle Creek and Ovesen Heights Baptist Churches are collecting scrap metal from appliances, farm equipment, junked vehicles or lawn mowers to raise funds for a Kenya mission team. Contact Bro. Merrill Kurtz for pickup at 502-536-3390.

     

    Sunrise Manor auction

    Sunrise Manor is having an auction to sponsor a trip to Disney World for residents. If you would like to contribute a gift basket, call Tammy Davidson at 270-358-3103. Deadline is Feb. 7.

     

  • AARP offers free income tax assistance

    Free assistance with income tax preparation is available from the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Foundation Tax-Aide program.

  • Carbon monoxide: The silent killer

    Kentucky Fire Marshal William Swope wants Kentuckians to be aware of the “silent killer” this winter heating season. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless and colorless gas that’s created when fuels like gas, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, and oil burn incompletely.

  • Learn how to ICE a cellphone

    Learn how to “ICE” a cellphone

    Load emergency contacts in a seniors’ phone with the letters ICE and the name such as “ICE Heather.”

    It’s a quick way for emergency responders to find contacts on a seniors’ phone.

    • Make sure the emergency contact agrees to be an ICE partner.

    • Include every phone number (home/cell/work) of the ICE partner.

    • ICE partners should know the seniors’ medical conditions, doctors’ names and medications they’re taking.

  • Kentucky Health News: Facts about cholesterol

    It is not the cholesterol itself, but a “byproduct of cholesterol (that) functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancer,” researchers at the Duke University Cancer Institute report, according to Newswise.

    Estrogen is known to “feed an estimated 75 percent of all breast cancers,” Newswise reports. So basically, cholesterol creates a “byproduct” that acts like estrogen and “feeds” the breast cancer, the researches concluded.

  • Ellis Fraser excels at speech tournament

    The Western Kentucky University forensics team kicked off competition for the spring semester by traveling to Tuscaloosa, Ala., and St. Louis, Mo., to compete in three tournaments the weekend of Jan. 25-26.

    Ellis Fraser, a junior from Hodgenville, was tournament champion in impromptu speaking and seventh in communication analysis at the University of Alabama tournament; third in after-dinner speaking, third in impromptu speaking, fourth in communication analysis and sixth in informative speaking at the district tournament.