Today's News

  • Woods and Waters: Duck and goose seasons have begun

    It all started Thursday! Well, duck and goose started Thursday and while duck season went till Nov. 27, goose goes without interruption until Feb. 15, 2017.
    Duck season opens back up on Dec. 5 and goes through Jan. 27, 2017.
    John and I saw one decoy spread while we fished on Friday.
    We thought the Black Friday tournament started at 8 a.m., but it actually launched at 7 a.m. Another angler, who’d fished several Black Friday tournaments, said all the others started at 8 a.m. We fished until noon anyway! Oh yeah, and we caught fish!

  • Vaught’s Views: Olympian signs with UK track team

    By Larry Vaught

    Jim Lambert didn't need long to recognize how special Sydney McLaughlin was going to be.
    "She is a once in a generation type athlete. Once she stepped on the track and I saw her, I knew she had ability I had not seen. I knew she was destined for greatness," said Lambert, a reporter for NJ Advance Media (follow him on Twitter at @lambo2126).

  • YOUTH FOOTBALL: All-Stars compete in Thanksgiving Throwdown

    While everyone was settling down from the Thanksgiving holiday, the Marion County All-Stars were gearing up for the Thanksgiving Throwdown in Elizabethtown Nov. 25-27.
    The All-Stars consist of players eight years old and younger and fields a total of 22 players who were selected from the Marion County Junior Knights and Marion County Little Knights.
    The All-Stars began play on Oct. 30 in the Root Beer Bowl, defeating the Washington County All-Stars 18-0. The All-Stars followed up that performance with another win against Nicholasville on Nov. 5, 32-0.

  • Tell FERC what you think

    Editor’s note: This editorial was published recently in The Advocate-Messenger in Danville. It’s being reprinted with permission through the Kentucky Press News Service.

  • Give something meaningful this Christmas

    I love this time of year.
    People seem happier.
    Food tastes better.
    Work seems a little less stressful.
    (The election is over. Need I say more?)
    But, there is one thing I really dislike about the holiday season - the stress we inflict on ourselves about buying Christmas gifts.
    Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves? Why do we care so much? What has created this materialistic monster that seems to take over the real meaning of the season? Our society is so obsessed with things, money, buying, etc.

  • Women moving in positive directions

    By Davette B. Swiney

    Kecha Richardson wants what any loving parent wants. She wants to provide for her children, and she wants to set an example that gives them the confidence and drive to find their own success.
    That common dream can’t begin to take shape for Kecha without self-sustaining employment. Often there are barriers to entering or progressing in the workforce.

  • General Assembly could help more students afford college

    It may not have generated much publicity, but Kentucky’s economy hit a high-water mark in October, when our civilian labor force saw its biggest one-month gain in at least 40 years. It grew by almost 15,000 during those 31 days, putting us just shy of two million people who are either working or actively looking for a job.

  • In all things, give thanks


  • 11-23-16 Church Briefs

    Feeding Ministry
    Tucker’s Chapel Church, 600 Shortline Pike, Lebanon, invites everyone to their annual Thanksgiving Feeding Ministry dinner at 5:30 p.m. today, Nov. 23. Use the side door on Harrison Street to enter the United Presbyterian Church by the library. There will be a message by Rev. Brown of Lexington before the meal is served.

  • Tried-and-true Thanksgiving dishes