Today's News

  • New vehicle registration system saves time and money

    Some time- and cost-saving changes to Kentucky’s vehicle registration system are being implemented in county clerk offices across the Commonwealth.

    The vehicle registration system is changing to “print on demand” decals for license plate renewals. Instead of clerk offices having to stock booklets of preprinted decals, the new decals are printed at the time of registration.

  • RECIPE: Madeleines a distinctive treat

     (StatePoint) Forget cronuts, cake pops and cupcakes. Whether you’re planning an elegant afternoon tea or seeking an unexpected addition to your next brunch or cocktail party, there’s another chic pastry that deserves its day – the madeleine. These classic seashell-shaped cakes were named after their creator, Madeline Paulmier, by King Louis XV in the 18th century, so the story goes.

  • Problems with phone service persist across country

    (StatePoint) Whether you’re on the calling or receiving end, problems with telephone service can be frustrating.

    From problems with failure to complete calls to poor call quality, many of these issues are a byproduct of how long-distance phone carriers choose to route their calls. Unfortunately, long-distance carriers often choose a call path based on cost rather than quality and calls following the least-costly route can fail to reach their destination or complete with poor sound quality.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Madison Lee wins $1,000

    LaRue County High School senior Madison “Maddie” Lee was named a National Beta Scholar.

    She is among 249 students to receive a $1,000 scholarship to use at the school of her choice. She plans to attend Asbury University and major in education.

    She is the daughter of Marty and Teresa Lee of Hodgenville.

  • College grant is available for adult students

     Adult Kentuckians who are interested in taking college classes may be eligible for a Go Higher Grant from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    The maximum award amount is $1,000.

    The grants are available to adults at least 24 years old who are enrolled less than half-time at a participating Kentucky college. Applicants must show financial need and must U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents. They must also be working on their first undergraduate degree.

  • Deadline approaches for speech, demonstration contests

     The 4-H Speech and Demonstration Contests will be held in April. Both contests provide participants with the opportunity to develop their communication skills. Participants must register by calling 270-358-3401 by Friday, April 3.

    4-Hers may participate in both the speech and demonstration categories, if they wish.

    Speech contest rules:

  • Follow the flight of a golden eagle

     Researchers recently captured a golden eagle in the Bernheim Forest in Bullitt and Nelson counties and fitted it with a tracking device as part of an ongoing research project. Golden eagles are seldom seen in Kentucky.

  • PHOTO: Rotary guest


    Hodgenville Rotarian Price Smith, left, welcomed special guest Carl Nathe to the March 26 meeting. Nathe is from the University of Kentucky public relations department and an announcer at Commonwealth Stadium. 

  • PIPELINE: 100 attend meeting in Marion

     About 100 people attended a meeting March 19 at the Marion County Extension Office to discuss natural gas liquids (NGLs).

    The Tennessee Gas Pipeline (which is owned by Kinder Morgan) has applied to abandon part of an existing natural gas pipeline with plans to convert it to carry NGLs.

    “I am proud to live in a county where we still know the value of land as heritage,” said Susan Classen, a co-member of the Loretto Community and one of the panelists at last week’s meeting.

  • Washington County schools offer aviation pathway

     The Washington County School Board approved a program last week that will allow high school students to get their foot in the door of one of the fastest growing industries in the state.

    Working in collaboration with the Air and Space Academy and the Lebanon-Springfield Airport Board, the school district was able to implement a four-year program that will expose students to aviation and aerospace science. It will offer a pathway to a vast array of career fields that include engineering, mechanics and manufacturing.