Today's News

  • The public has a right to know

    The public has a right to know.

    It has a right to know how taxpayer dollars are spent, whether government meetings are being conducted properly and fairly, and if government leaders are open to questions and scrutiny.

    It’s important to note that anyone can challenge (respectfully) a community leader – or the way a public meeting is being conducted. You do not have to be an employee of a newspaper, as someone suggested to me a couple of weeks ago.

  • PHOTOS: Lincoln Days Float Winners
  • Fundraisers planned to assist Payne family

    A local businessman is recovering from injuries sustained when he fell from a tree stand.

    Louie Payne, who owns Arrowhead Archery & BBQ, was hunting with a friend in Hardin County on Oct. 16. He was cinching a safety strap on the tree stand, when it snapped. He fell about 25-feet, breaking four ribs and vertebrae.

    He was transported to University of Louisville Hospital where he underwent surgery.

    According to a family friend, Payne is moving his arms and legs, and is in good spirits. He will undergo physical therapy at Frazier Rehab.

  • Local churches minister in the Philippines

    A team of Kentucky Baptists brought healing and hope to hundreds of people in the Philippines still recovering from Typhoon Pablo, a devastating storm that struck the island nation two years ago.

    The six-member team, including members of Rolling Fork Baptist Church in Boston, provided medical exams and treatment to nearly 900 people in the Philippines between Aug. 24 and Sept. 2. They also held worship services and led two pastors’ conferences.

    Rolling Fork pastor Bruce Nichols said much work remains for those trying to rebuild.

  • One day, he’ll return

    Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman, a great Presbyterian evangelist of another day, wrote the hymn “One Day.” It is one of my favorite gospel hymns for it expresses the whole plan of redemption in the refrain:

    Living – He loved me.

    Dying – He saved me.

    Buried – He carried my sins far away.

    Rising – He justified freely, forever:

    One day He’s coming – O Glorious Day!

  • PHOTO: Homecoming Queen
  • New Haven man found guilty of assault

    Following a two-day trial last week, a jury found that a convicted murderer out on parole was guilty of assaulting another man last year.

    A jury of eight men and four women decided Thursday that Dale Brown, 55, of New Haven, was guilty of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, instead of felony second-degree assault, after hearing testimony from the defense, prosecution and witnesses, as well as reviewing surveillance video of the assault, photos of the victim’s injuries and the victim’s medical records.

  • Lincoln Boyhood Home plans improvements

    The Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek is getting a facelift.

    According to Park Superintendent Bill Justice, the facilities will be renovated and updated. Currently, he said, there are three structures at Knob Creek: the Lincoln Tavern, a cabin and the restroom.

    The cabin contains parts of the cabin where Austin Gollaher, Abraham Lincoln’s childhood friend lived. Justice said it is in “good shape” and has had work done on it recently.

  • Meet LaRue County’s Hornet Man

    Some people would undoubtedly call him crazy.

    Jerry Cooper, known to some as “The Hornet Man,” has made a habit of something that scares most people: collecting hornet nests and, often enough, the hornets that are inside.

    Cooper works as a custodian for LaRue County Schools. But when the call comes that someone needs a nest removed, he leaps into action.

  • Schools in lockdown after suspects flee store

    LaRue County Schools issued a precautionary lockdown Thursday morning, while police searched for suspects who were spotted nearby.