Today's News

  • Three die on state roads

    Preliminary statistics indicate that three people died in three separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, March 28, through Sunday, April 3, 2011.
    All three of the victims were traveling in motor vehicles. One was not wearing a seat belt. None of the fatalities were the result of a crash involving alcohol.
    Single-fatality crashes occurred in Calloway, Fayette and Jefferson counties.

  • Loretto man ordered to stay out of LaRue County

    A traffic stop last June has resulted in one man being sentenced to six years and another ordered to stay out of LaRue County.
    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the driver, William Howard Thompson, 54, of Loretto was driving erratically that day when he pulled him over.
    A search of the vehicle turned up drugs and a firearm.
    Thompson and his passenger, Jason R. Davis, 33, of Magnolia, implicated each other in the discovery.

  • 4-6-11 Police Log

    Friday, March 18
    - Mary A. Mattingly of College Street in Lebanon reported a case of criminal mischief after the air was let out of one of the tires on her 2001 Saturn.
    - Diann Smothers of College Street in Lebanon reported a case of criminal mischief after the air was let out of two tires on her 2002 Chrysler and the hood was damaged, causing $620 in damage.

    Thursday, March 24
    - Lacky Peavy of Kelly Way in Lebanon reported a case of theft by unlawful taking after $1,000 in cash was stolen, along with two sports rings worth $2,000.

  • NASA Investigating
  • Farm Bureau Celebrates Ag Week
  • Tobacco crop outlook is optimistic

    For burley tobacco producers in central Kentucky it already looks like 2011 will prove to be another interesting year as far as marketing of the crop goes.  As of right now, for the most part I’ve been hearing pretty optimistic opinions in regards to this year’s crop. Many of our burley tobacco producers seem to be receiving similar contract values as they had last year, while some producers are also receiving an increase in contract pounds this year.

  • Grow your own asparagus



  • Jones attends conference

    Kim Jones, a local dairy farmer from Loretto, recently attended the Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. Mideast Area Young Cooperator  Conference in Newark, Ohio. Jones was among more than 100 DFA members who attended the conference.
    Jones, a third-generation farmer, milks 130 Holstein cows on 400 acres with her husband, Tim.
    At the conference, Jones attended a variety of presentations. Jones also had the opportunity to tour Kroger Co.’s Tamarack plant in Newark to view the process milk undergoes after leaving the dairy.

  • Serve strawberries in a salad or as dessert



  • Raised beds have many benefits