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Today's News

  • Hawks continue winning streak at holiday tournament

    Good outside shooting from senior Christian Seymour and some timely late baskets from Tyler Hornback led the LaRue County Hawks to defeat the Central Hardin Bruins. The win brought the Hawks to 12-0 for the season.

    Seymour buried 5-of-7 3-pointers and Hornback scored seven fourth-quarter points as the host Hawks held off the Bruins, 58-48 in the championship game of the eight-team National Guard Holiday Classic.

  • It’s time to review grazing management practices

    As we get ready to begin a new year, it is good to review our livestock and grazing management practices. Let’s consider some things for each month of 2009 as you attempt to feed cattle through grazing as much as possible this year. Let’s begin with January, a month not suitable for grazing.

  • Silver dollar dedicated to Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln doesn’t belong just on pennies anymore – in fact, he’s taken a shine to silver.

    The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission has joined the U.S. Mint in unveiling the 2009 commemorative silver dollar honoring the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. A ceremony took place at Gettysburg National Cemetery as part of the activities centered on the anniversary of the cemetery’s dedication, as the Soldiers National Cemetery, 145 years ago.

  • Better Business Bureau starts new grading system

    The Better Business Bureau is asking businesses to make the grade.

    The watchdog group for ethical business practices has adopted a new grading system for consumers to easily see how businesses rate. Now the bureau gives businesses a grade, from A-plus to F, instead of the “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory” they had previously assigned.

    Bureau officials wanted a system that could be easily understandable by consumers, said Cathy Williamson, the bureau’s Lincoln Trail Area office manager.

  • Grandparents will do anything for a smile

    Grandparents get excited about odd things.

    For example, when McDonald’s offered Madagascar toys, my lunch routine included an occasional hamburger Happy Meal. The day I found the much desired monkey inside, I made a long-distance call to Alabama to share the good news.

    Grandparents decorate in odd ways.

  • McConnell becomes longest-serving senator from Kentucky

    From his high-profile spot in the thick of Senate action, Mitch McConnell sometimes glances back to the corner seat he occupied long ago during his days as a Senate newcomer.

    McConnell, just starting his fifth term, has risen from the back bench to minority leader, and now the Republican known as a cunning, hard-hitting political strategist is about to achieve another milestone.

    On Saturday, McConnell surpassed former Sen. Wendell Ford as the longest-serving Kentucky senator.

    Ford served 8,772 days as a senator, according to the Senate historian's office.

  • New Haven works to increase safety on city streets

    In a first reading, New Haven Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to add four additional no-parking zones in the downtown area.

    New restricted parking areas will include South Main Street and North Main Street on either side of East Center Street and on the east side of the E. Center Street entrance to the Five Star gas station, on the south side of East Center Street across from the East Center Street entrance and on North Main Street and East Center Street corner in front of the Five Star.

  • Shoe toss missed its mark in U.S.

    “Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes.”

    That was Elvis Presley’s spin on the Indian proverb “Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his moccasins.”

    So I’ll take his advice and not judge journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi too harshly. He’s the Iraqi TV reporter who hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush at a press conference in Baghdad last weekend. Bush was making a farewell tour of the country and working on a plan to end the war by 2010.

  • The last gift under the tree

    One gift remained under the Christmas tree.

    I hadn’t noticed that the box had been pushed into a corner, intentionally set aside as the last to be opened. The significance was lost on me, even after Mom pushed it in my direction.

    Christmas always had been special in my parents’ home. They made it that way.

  • City cuts Main Street budget

    Hodgenville’s Main Street committee met Dec. 17 to discuss an anticipated 25 percent budget cut. The quickly called meeting has led to questions about a possible violation of the Open Meetings Act.

    The Main Street organization, supported by city funds and grants, works to revitalize and preserve historic features of the downtown. Mayor Terry Cruse informed the group’s president, Larry Davis, the city’s contribution would be reduced by $500 per month this year. The city has been supplying $2,000 per month.