Today's News

  • Shipp ordained as minister

    Julian L. Shipp was ordained as a minister of the Gospel Sept. 17 at Evangel World Prayer Center during the annual Church Growth International of the Americas Conference.

    CGIA is the vision of Pastor David Yonggi Cho of the Yodio Full Gospel Central Church of South Korea, the largest church in the world.

    Shipp is a member of Word Productions, the media team at Evangel World Prayer Center, and serves as co-captain of Champions of Honor, a men’s ministry program.

  • Sherrie’s Barber Shop celebrates 30 years

    Now in her 30th year of running a small town barber shop, Sherrie Vittitow said the time has “truly flown by.”

    Vittitow grew up in Louisville but made the small community of Magnolia her home in 1983. Randy and Shirley Johnson, Vittitow’s parents, made the move from Louisville to Magnolia earlier that year.

    She became interested in being a beautician in her teens, and constantly sought chances to cut and style hair.

  • Pioneer spirit: Fun and generosity combined for unique event

    Rain did not wreck our Lincoln Days.

    A downpour cut short the festivities and events were moved around a bit. There were a few hitches – and no doubt, some disappointments – but overall, it was an excellent festival.

    Many participants embraced the “Lincoln Goes Hollywood” theme and you just had to smile when you saw Abe Lincoln walk by wearing a pair of glitter sunglasses.

  • Calling for the death of a rumor

    I know of newspapers that kept their communities informed about clean water and shelter during terrible storms and disasters.

    I know of newspapers that exposed crooks, lost a lot of advertising from the crooks’ buddies and still put out a paper every week.

    I know of a newspaper that had an ironic sense of humor that even offended a few readers and stood its ground with a “come on people, have a brain” retort.

    I know of publishers who took pay cuts during the recession rather than cut staff.

  • House burns
  • Court Briefs - October 9, 2013

    Pleaded guilty
    Jeffrey Dean Dailey (1980) pleaded guilty Sept. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court to first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine); and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The commonwealth attorney recommended three years, and 12 months, respectively, with all time to run concurrently and probated for three years. Charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, failure to wear seatbelt and persistent felony offender were dismissed.

  • State Theater

    “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is coming to the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown for a three-day run in late November.

    The movie will have five showtimes over the three days, debuting at 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

  • Woman ordered to have no contact with clerk

    Donna J. Rodehaver, 61, of Hodgenville, received a diverted 12-month sentence on a charge of fourth-degree assault on Oct. 2 in LaRue District Court.

    Rodehaver was ordered to have “no contact whatsoever” with Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    Rodehaver was accused of striking Hornback on her back on Aug. 28 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    The charge will be dismissed in 12 months if Rodehaver abides by the terms of diversion.

  • Blessing of the animals
  • Members share history of Wesley Meadows; Final of two-part story

    Two headstones discovered in the cemetery belong to Josh and Susan Bayne, ancestors of one of Wesley Meadows’ oldest members, Helen Bayne Clark, 100, who was unaware that any of her relatives were buried in the cemetery.