Today's News

  • State rep wants to know what you think

    If you haven't received a questionnaire from State Rep. Terry Mills, I suggest you give him a call. This is your chance to give him some input before the 2012 session of the General Assembly.

    That said, what you'll see below are my views on the issues on the questionnaire. I'm only one constituent, however, so I hope he'll hear from many more of you, too.

  • Governor taking a gamble on budget

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said that one of his top priorities, if re-elected, would be working to create jobs so that every Kentuckian who wants a job has one.

    Now that the election is over, another of Beshear's secondary goals - expanded gambling and gaming - has moved to the front burner.

  • Mistletoe is evident in tree tops




  • It’s time to make some holiday fudge




  • 12-14-11 4-H news

    The Hall’s Angels 4-H Club was organized in Mrs. Hall’s fourth-grade class at Lebanon Elementary School on Nov. 19, 2011. The following officers were elected: Jamison Epps, president; Cody Skaggs, vice-president; Savannah Chapman, secretary and Matthew Paul, reporter. The first meeting of the Hall’s Angels 4-H Club was held on Nov. 15, 2011.

  • Conference set for Jan. 5-6

    By Aimee Nielson

    The 2012 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for anyone interested in fruit and vegetable production. This year’s event convenes Jan. 5 at 8 a.m. at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel and concludes around 5 p.m. Jan. 6.
    Preconference activities on Jan. 4 include a Winemaking Techniques Workshop from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and a fruit round table discussion from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

  • Student’s project featured in KFB’s “Science in Agriculture” displays

    Amber Lucas was among the 11 students selected from across the state to display an agriculture science project at this week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.
    Lucas, a seventh grade student from New Hope, exhibited a project called “Bees = Benefits.”
    This experiment explored how honeybees affect our everyday lives and the importance of keeping a healthy honey bee population in Kentucky.
    Her winning project was awarded $75 and a certificate of recognition for her participation at the state level.

  • Mattingly re-elected to state board of directors


  • 12-14-11 Early Files

    75 years ago
    Dec. 18, 1936
    100,000th barrel rolled out
    A celebration among officials and employees alike was held at the John A. Wathen Distillery Company here last week when the 100,000th barrel of whiskey, made since the repeal of the 18 Amendment, was capped. The barrel, numbered 100, 000, was sealed in the presence of the group and for photographic purposes was then rolled to the outdoors where it was placed alongside the first barrel of liquor manufactured in the local plant, almost three years ago.

    Phillips made captain

  • Weather was perfect for duck hunting