Today's News

  • PHOTO: Smile, Chief
  • Letter to the editor

    November is National Hospice Month

    With 15 years of experience caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses, I have gained valuable insights into end-of-life issues and the benefits of choosing hospice care sooner.

  • Voters respond to Obama’s shunning

    I was raised on a dirt road. Lots of folks were. That’s rural, all right.

    I’ve never been ashamed of the fact – but the name-calling I’ve heard since last week’s election is proof enough that some people think I should be.

    Several commentators have lashed out at the counties that supported U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, labeling them as “racist,” “poor,” “ignorant” and “self-defeating.”

  • Court Briefs

    Counts dismissed

    Charges against Christina Jewell (1986) were dismissed Sept. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. She had been charged earlier this year with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity, and of being a persistent felony offender.


    Failed to appear

    Machele D. Moore (1975) failed to appear Sept. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. Bond was set at $10,500 cash only. She is charged with failure to report change in order to receive benefits.


    Guilty plea

  • PHOTO: Heralding a move
  • Local businesses prepare for holiday open houses

    The holiday season is swiftly approaching, which means people will be out in droves through the end of the year to buy whatever is the hot present this season.

    We all know the sites: mall parking lots, packed to the brim with glinting windshields, cold muddy footprints tracking the journey from said parking lot to the door and, of course, the mall itself. Stores full of people standing shoulder to shoulder, trying to make their way to the register, purchases in tow.

    If you would like to avoid that, buy local.

  • Wortham shares memories of Vietnam

    Like his father Harlan “Pooch” Wortham before him, David Wortham has worked at a filling station, but unlike his dad, Wortham lived and even rode inside his station – a U.S. Navy tanker.

    A Hodgenville native, Wortham served in the mid-to-late 1960s as a machinist mate third class aboard the USS Mississinewa, an oil tanker named after an Indiana river.

    “It was the flagship for the Sixth Fleet,” said the 1965 LaRue County High School graduate. “It was the fleet admiral’s duty station.”

  • Slayton searches for Dad’s WWII Luger

    Think of bucket lists and you expect to see names of exotic islands or as-yet-unachieved goals.

    The item at the top of Charles Slayton’s list, however, is neither a place nor an accomplishment. Instead, it is to fulfill the wish of his late father in finding a long-lost World War II German officer’s Luger.

    His dad, Wilburn “Web” Slayton, grew up in the Magnolia area of LaRue County.

  • Man uses ax to break in home

     A Hodgenville man was charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault after allegedly striking a woman on Oct. 29. He was also charged with third-degree terroristic threat-ening.

    According to Kentucky State Police, David A. “Archie” Spalding, 46, of N.L&N Turnpike, entered the woman’s house by kicking in a door. He allegedly “ripped out her hair” and threatened her with a knife. At one point, he allegedly attempted to break in a door with an ax.

  • Fundrai$ers

    Santa’s Helpers bake sale and food drive

    Santa’s Helpers will hold a bake sale and canned food drive beginning at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at Hometown IGA. Proceeds will be used to buy new toys for children at Christmas. For more information, call Snookie Morrison at 270-234-3313.

    Relay for Life Fundraisers

    The Circle of Friends team is selling Subway cards for $10. Contact Regina Childress 270-358-9541 or anyone who works at Nationwide Uniform for more information.