Today's News

  • NASA COLUMN: Carbon's travels

     If you weigh 100 pounds, 18 pounds of you is pure carbon. Plants are almost half carbon. Even pure carbon (that is, carbon not combined with anything else) comes in many forms, such as coal, charcoal, even diamonds. Carbon is versatile. Carbon moves. 

  • Solving the special taxing district issue

    It’s important to understand a question before formulating an answer.

    State Auditor Adam Edelen made several questions very clear last week about Kentucky’s special taxing districts after his office spent six months developing a report on what it calls ghost governments.

    Among them: What is a special taxing district? How many exist in Kentucky? Who oversees them?

    How does the public get information about how they spend public money?

    What’s the process for dissolving a district?

  • Construction work planned on Valley Creek Road

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin working on a section of KY 567 (Valley Creek Road) to stabilize an embankment slide beginning Monday, Dec. 3. 

    The location is about one mile east from the KY 210 intersection.  The road will be reduced to one lane during daytime hours while work is taking place.  This project will take about two weeks to complete.   Signs will be posted from each direction on approach to the work zone.  Motorists should reduce their speed and watch for flaggers to direct one-way traffic. 

  • COLUMN: Beef producers need good records

     Improved prices will usually add to profitability, but for some beef producers, a more important thing would be to start keeping records.

    While it is important to keep good farm records, it is also vital to occasionally have a timely analysis of them. Producers can then identify areas of needed improvements in their beef operation.  

  • COLUMN: Will Christmas come this year?

     The calendar says that Christmas is coming. Many signs point to its approach, but will Christmas come this year? Dec. 25 will arrive, but I fear that Christmas will not come in the hearts of many people.

    Granted, the commercial side of Christmas is already here. Billions of dollars were spent the day after Thanksgiving.

    The social side of Christmas is here with all the parties and the travel - despite the gasoline prices. Christmas is being celebrated in churches too. The decorations, carols, dramas and music programs tell us the Christmas season is here.

  • TENNIS: Michelle McKamey wins prestigious tournament

      Michelle McKamey, eighth grade student at Lone Oak Middle School in Paducah and a member of the State Champion Lone Oak High School varsity tennis team, won the girls 14s division at the prestigious Fall Southern Closed Tennis Tournament in Louisville.

    The tournament was held over the Thanksgiving holidays. The tourney consisted of the top 64 girls representing the nine states that make up the southern section of the U.S.

  • COLUMN: Holiday navigation tips for caregivers

     Caregiving can be stressful, and these stresses can be exacerbated around the holidays as you are faced with added responsibilities and obligations. Whether this is your first holiday season as a caregiver or you have been providing care for years, you can do several things to make the holidays easier on you, the person you’re caring for and your extended family and friends by following the recommendations below.

  • PHOTO: Class of 1987 reunion

  • 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' comes to Bardstown

     “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be performed Dec. 7-16 at the Bardstown/Nelson County Civic Center, 321 South Third Street, Bardstown.

    Performances are at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15, with 2 p.m. matinees on Dec. 9 and 16. 

    Bardstown Community Theatre’s production of Barbara Robinson’s play will showcase “some of the brightest youth and adult talent in the area,” according to Tony Paulin, producer.

  • Retired preacher pens memoir

     Gene Enlow, a longtime Kentucky Baptist pastor with family ties in the Hodgenville area, has penned a memoir  A Legacy of Faith: The Enlow Papers.

    Enlow, now retired, shares stories like the night a man burst into his study, threatening to kill him because of the pastor’s opposition to legalizing sales of liquor by the drink. As Enlow pondered what to say, the Holy Spirit prompted him to pray that God help him love this man the same way He did.