Today's News

  • New school year brings new opportunity

    The issue: New school year
    Our view: There's work for everyone

    Summer break is over and it is time to get down to the business of education.

    A new school year means a blank slate for students, but also parents, teachers and school administrators at all levels. Gearing up with the right supplies gets the year off to a good start.

  • Burglary suspect arrested in Hodgenville

    Landmark News Service

    Early Tuesday, Hodgenville City Police apprehended a man suspected of breaking into Sammy’s Market in Sonora.

    According to Police Chief Steve Johnson, Jacob Ritchie, 18, address unknown, allegedly broke into the market between 3 and 4 a.m. Ritchie began walking on Ky. 84 and was picked up by a motorist.

    “According to the story we got, when he was in the vehicle, he told them he broke in and tried to get money out of the ATM,” Johnson said.

  • Ramadan draws focus to faith

    Imam Mohamed Ismail always feels better by the end of the religious lunar month of Ramadan.

    He’s more focused on God, more appreciative of what he has and more productive.

    Ismail and other members of the estimated 125 Islamic families in Hardin County will not eat or drink from sunup until sundown beginning on Monday.

    They will abstain from sex, and they will pray often through the passing days. They’ll also meet nightly as a community to listen to readings from the Koran, with the entire religious text being read during the month.

  • Former LCHS teacher charged with unlawful transaction with a minor

    Landmark News Service

    A former LaRue County High School teacher has been charged with third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Jeremy Todd Blair, 33, formerly of Hodgenville and now living in Leitchfield, according to court records, is accused of assisting or causing a minor age 16 or younger to disobey parents. According to a criminal complaint served by Deputy Eric Williamson, Blair had been “told to stay away” from the minor by her parents earlier this year.

  • State subcommittee to hear argument for Safer 65 authority

    A plan called on by several Kentucky counties for the creation of a Safer 65 Project Authority to accelerate the expansion of the interstate to six lanes will go before a legislative subcommittee this morning.

    The Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation will discuss the project during a 10 a.m. meeting at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort.

  • Cruisin’ the Heartland allows family to showcase their collection

    David Fields remembers a time when the streets of Elizabethtown were filled with cars driving up and down Dixie Avenue on Friday and Saturday nights.

    Teens would pile in to each other’s cars and cruise the town, make stops at various diners, such as the Lincoln Car Hop, and at times, even switch vehicles to hang out with other friends.

    “All you would do Friday and Saturday nights in the late ’50s and ’60s is cruise,” Fields said. “You would clean up the cars just for Friday and Saturday nights.”

  • Weeds, weeds go away
  • Under Construction: Chinoe Hills Estates

    Under Construction will appear each Thursday on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Chinoe Hills Estates
    Location: Deckard School Road
    When will it open? First home built in 2008
    Number of lots: About 50. Homes must be on at least eight-tenths of an acre lot

  • Several air conditioners stolen in county

    A string of air-conditioning unit thefts largely from vacant homes has struck Hardin County in the last month.

    According to law enforcement officials, the units are not being stolen for temperature control but rather for scrap metal.

    Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate said about a half dozen air-conditioning units have been stolen in Radcliff in the last week.

  • Quilt block project seeing slow spell

    Martha Thomas’ two barns both sport a star-shaped quilt pattern painted onto two 4-foot by 8-foot sheets of plywood.

    Thomas, who is on the committee for the Hardin County Clothesline of Quilts Project, loves stars.

    She knew she wanted star shapes to be present in the patterns she put on her barns near Elizabethtown, so she hit upon the “Kentucky star” and “farmer’s daughter” patterns to depict in larger-than-life detail.

    “I think they add tremendous visual appeal to a barn,” she said.