Today's News

  • PHOTO: Four weeks of sewing classes

    Abigail Sallee attended a four-week 4-H basic sewing class at the LaRue County Extension office. She was instructed by Master Clothing Volunteer Judy Greenwell.

  • PHOTO: 4-H seamstress

    Olivia Hazelwood shows off the apron and stocking that she made during the 4-H sewing classes.

  • BASKETBALL: Ivy Brown signs with Western

    Then-Western Kentucky University coach Mary Taylor Cowles was one of the first NCAA Division-I coaches to come calling for LaRue County’s Ivy Brown.

    When WKU fired Cowles in March – during Brown’s junior season with the Lady Hawks – Brown wondered what would happen.

    It didn’t take her long to find out. Just two weeks later, Michelle Clark-Heard, a former University of Louisville assistant and a former Lady Topper standout, was named WKU’s coach.

    And not soon after, Brown was back in contact with WKU.

  • Ivy Brown signs with WKU

    The Western Kentucky women’s basketball team announced the signings of four commitments, including top in-state players Ivy Brown of LaRue County and Shalika Smith of Glasgow. The Lady Toppers also have received letters of intent from forwards Javieonna Norris of Illinois and Tashia Brown of Georgia, according to WKU’s website.

    Ivy Brown is a front-runner for Miss Basketball honors in the 2014.

  • COLUMN: Check that turkey's temperature

    There are three ways to thaw your turkey safely — in the refrigerator, in cold water, or in the microwave oven. Keep the turkey in its original wrapper. Place it on a tray or in a pan to catch any juices that may leak.

    For thawing in the refrigerator, allow about 24 hours for every 4 to 5 pounds. A thawed turkey can remain in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days. If necessary, a turkey that has been properly thawed in the refrigerator may be refrozen.

  • COLUMN: Let the world know what God has done

    Paul urges the Thessalonians to “give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). He was not saying we should give thanks “for” everything, but we were to be thankful in all circumstances. Everything that happens is not good, but we are to look for things for which to be thankful.

  • Sandhill crane season opens in December

    Applications for Kentucky’s sandhill crane hunting season will be accepted online at www.fw.ky.gov through Nov. 30.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will issue permits to 400 hunters this year through a randomized computer drawing. Applicants drawn for a hunt must pass an online identification test before they can receive a permit.

    Applicants must have a valid Kentucky hunting license or be license exempt when they apply. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife charges a $3 fee for each application.


    A boil water advisory, issued by Hodgenville Water Works for customers on Polley Avenue, Vaughn Avenue, Kirkpatrick Avenue, Underwood Avenue, Williams Court and Shoffner Loop, was lifted at 1 p.m. Friday.

    The advisory was issued due to a water main break.

    For more information, contact Hodgenville City Hall at 358-3832.

  • 222 closed at bridge

    KY 222 remains closed over I65 due to a semi losing an oversized load on the bridge.  The weight of the load is complicating efforts to remove it.  Bridge engineers are on-site evaluating how to safely remove the oversized cargo.  The bridge/road will remain closed for at least the next 4 hours.
    Motorist wishing to travel across the bridge will have to either travel north or south on I65 to the nearest exit (Exit 91 for Northbound and Exit 81 for Southbound) and enter I65 toward their destination from that point.

  • COLUMN: Quit smoking now

    Quit Now Kentucky is a free tobacco cessation resource that helps Kentuckians stop smoking and using other tobacco products. The innovative program uses three different approaches: telephone coaching, web-based services, and text messaging. Quit Now Kentucky services are available to anyone in the state of Kentucky age 15 and older. Services are available in English and Spanish, and other languages can be accommodated through a translation service. Counselors are available seven days a week by telephone at 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669).

    Quit Now Kentucky offers: