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Today's News

  • Upcoming classes help with diabetes and high blood pressure

     What is the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease? About 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart disease and stroke. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or suffer a stroke than people without diabetes.

    People with type 2 diabetes also have high rates of high blood pressure, lipid problems, and obesity, which contribute to their high rates of CVD. Smoking doubles the risk of CVD in people with diabetes.

    The ABC treatment goals for most people with diabetes are:

  • New fishing license year begins March 1

     The new year for fishing licenses begins March 1.

    This coming year presents some new opportunities to catch rainbow trout, blue catfish, redear sunfish, also known as shellcrackers and white crappie.

    Black crappie now dominate the population in Taylorsville Lake, and a good spawn last year should lead to good fishing for blacks in the coming years. Also, three years of white crappie stockings should lead to great fishing this spring.

  • The Turret relaunched as The Gold Standard

     Fort Knox’s weekly newspaper will introduce a redesign this week and adopt a new name officials say better represents the entire post.

    Turretrelaunches Feb. 16 as The Gold Standard, highlighting new features and a new website, Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus said. The newspaper's renamed website, www.fkgoldstandard.com, goes live the same day.

    The final edition of the Turretwas published Thursday.

  • Sheeley named to Somerset's Dean's List

     Elisabeth Sheeley, of Hodgenville, was named to Somerset Community College Dean’s List for the fall semester.

    To be a member of the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and be a full-time student at Somerset Community College. A full-time student must take 12 credit hours during a semester, excluding developmental classes.

  • Kenzi Lewis cut in round one of Hollywood Week

     Kenzi Lewis, Hodgenville’s American Idol contestant, was cut from the popular TV show Thursday in round one of Hollywood Week.

    Lewis, 16, who has received two “golden tickets” to Hollywood after auditioning for the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, was briefly seen onstage before half of the contestants were sent home.

    In last year’s Idol, Lewis made it through the first round of Hollywood Week.

    The Lewis family is unable to speak with the media due to their contract with American Idol.

  • DISTRICT BASKETBALL TOURNEY TIMES

     District basketball tourneys

    The District Basketball Tournaments will be Feb. 20-24 at Green County High School.

    The schedule is as follows:

    Monday, Feb. 20

    5:30 p.m. –– Girls #1 Green vs. #4 Caverna

    7 p.m. –– Boys #1 LaRue vs. #4 Caverna

     

    Tuesday, Feb. 21

    5:30 p.m. –– Girls #2 Hart vs. #3 LaRue County

    7 p.m. –– Boys #2 Hart vs. #3 Green

     

    Friday, Feb. 24

  • Dairy farmer speaks to Hodgenville Rotary Club

     Bonnie Sammons is similar in many ways to the members of the Hodgenville Rotary Club she spoke with on Feb. 2 - working hard and taking pride in providing a quality product to customers. But unlike the typical local business, Sammons' most important asset is cows and her product is milk. Sammons and her husband are dairy farmers.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Nelson 59-49

     Junior guard Kelton Ford scored 23 points and senior guard Kyle Sheeran added 19 as the host Hawks (17-7) knocked off the Cardinals (6-17) Tuesday for their fourth win in six games.

    Nelson pulled within three points at halftime but the Hawks outscored them 15-7 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

    Ford also had seven assists and four steals, while Sheeran hit four 3-pointers and had three steals.

  • Girls basketball: NELSON 38, LARUE 33

     The host Lady Hawks blew a nine-point first-quarter lead as Nelson County's Lady Cardinals rallied to win their sixth straight Feb. 7.

    The Lady Cards took advantage of the early lead to win 38-33.

    LaRue County, which lost its third straight, led 12-3 after the first quarter but was held to single digits the final three periods.

    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown paced the Lady Hawks with 22 points, eight rebounds and three steals. She hit two-of-four 3-point shots. Sophomore center Alley Evans scored five points.

  • PHOTO: Rep. Terry Mills checks messages

     FRANKFORT – Rep. Terry Mills, D-Lebanon, checks his legislative office messages from outside the Kentucky House of Representatives.