Today's News

  • Christmas in the Country is Saturday

    Bradfordsville’s Christmas in the Country is this Saturday. The turkey/ham supper will be held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 in the Civic Center. The menu will consist of turkey, ham, dressing gravy, mashed potatoes, rolls, slaw, green beans, cranberry sauce, pie and a drink. At 7 p.m. the Bradfordsville Christmas Parade will be held. There’s still room for entries. Contact Loni Clarkson at 270-337-3796 for information.

  • Submit your funny, awkward Santa photos!

    It's that time of year again.
    It's time to take your children to get their photos taken with Santa Claus.
    After all, it's a tradition, right?
    Every year, we dress our children up in their most festive holiday outfits, hoping to get that perfect photo of Santa Claus and little Johnny and Sally smiling with rosy, dimpled cheeks.
    But, let's be honest.
    That rarely, if ever, happens.

  • Maker’s Mark candlelight tours begin Dec. 6

    Maker’s Mark Distillery staff have decked the halls with wreaths, ribbons, garland and thousands of lights, and the public is invited to celebrate the season with the annual holiday candlelight tours. Free self-guided tours are available Saturday, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST, with no reservations necessary.


  • Higdon elected as majority whip

    Jimmy Higdon was first elected to the Kentucky legislature in 2002. He won a special election in 2009 to fill the District 14 senate seat vacated by Dan Kelly.
    And last week, he was elected as majority whip by Kentucky’s Senate Republicans.
    “It’s a step forward as far as my career in the state senate,” Higdon said.
    This was the second time Higdon ran for the position of majority whip. In 2012, he lost to Sen. Brandon Smith of Hazard.

  • Tennessee Gas Line meeting set for Dec. 9

    The Loretto Community will be hosting at meeting for anyone interested in the proposed repurposing of a portion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry natural gas liquids.
    The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the conference room at the Loretto Motherhouse, 515 Nerinx Road in Nerinx.
    According to the meeting organizers, the focus of the meeting will be planning a response to plans by Kinder Morgan Inc. * to use a portion of the existing Tennessee Gas Pipeline, which now carries natural gas, to begin transporting natural gas liquids.

  • Child abuse panel calls for parent drug testing

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Amid an epidemic of drug use in Kentucky, a state panel on child abuse is calling for parents to undergo drug tests if a child dies unexpectedly in their care.
    The Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel released its annual report Monday with nine key recommendations to improve protective services for the roughly 19,000 children who fall victim to abuse and neglect each year in Kentucky.

  • Heroin bill needed in 2015

    By Brad Bowman
    Frankfort State Journal

    According to drug treatment admission statistics from the state, heroin remains the most frequent drug treatment admission in northern states like New York, Rhode Island and New Jersey and then progresses south through the U.S. to Pennsylvania before it jumps west to Illinois.
    Connecting the chain between those states, West Virginia and Kentucky’s largest number of drug treatment cases involve opiate abuse, which has continued with the rising popularity of heroin in our state.

  • Hemp growers, processors must apply by end of year to participate

    By Judah Taylor
    The News-Enterprise

    Farmers and processors wanting to participate in the 2015 hemp pilot projects must apply by the year’s end, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has announced.
    The projects allow farmers to grow hemp, but not for commercial uses, according to Hardin County Extension Agent Matt Adams who described the hemp industry as being more “experimental than commercial” right now.

  • AG warn of seasonal scams, identity theft

    Kentucky Press News Service

    With the holiday shopping season underway, Attorney General Jack Conway is urging Kentucky consumers to be vigilant of seasonal scams and identity theft. Millions of consumers turn to their smart phones, tablets and computers for their holiday shopping needs, which has cybercriminals and hackers working overtime to exploit unsuspecting shoppers for their credit card and financial information.

  • The heart does go on

    In February of this year, the lives of two families changed forever in dramatically different ways.

    David John Burton, 47, of Versailles died Feb. 1 as a result of a brain aneurism, and on Feb. 3, Darrel Ballard, 36, of Loretto got a chance to keep living when he received Burton’s heart.