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Today's News

  • Scouting can improve turkey hunting results

    Taking time to scout for turkeys prior to your hunt is time well spent. Hunters who have time or take time to scout for birds in advance have a much better chance of taking a tom.

    That doesn’t mean you should stay home if for some reason you can’t scout before your hunt, but if you can take the time to scout, it can provide you with valuable information, and it also can be fun. Depending on when you do it, you might even find some morel mushrooms as an added bonus.

  • Sports Notes

    Golf scrambles coming up

    Cedar-Fil Golf Course will hold two charity golf scrambles in April.

    A scramble to benefit the Bloomfield Middle School Football program is scheduled for April 12.

    Cost is $50 per player, and it includes green fees, cart and refreshments.

    Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin.

    For entry forms or other information, call 349-7201 or 551-5989. Start time is 8 a.m.

  • Duo teaching diabetes control

    Controlling diabetes is more of a journey than a sprint.

    At least, that’s the message Marcia Jett and Denise Barnett want to send to local sufferers of the disease.

    The duo recently opened a business together — The Diabetes & Nutrition Care Center — and is helping to sponsor a class Thursday discussing diabetes and how it can be managed.

  • Obama's race talk something to believe?

    Once again, the conventional wisdom proved stunningly unwise. Barack Obama was supposed to be on his heels, forced into a backpedaling, defensive crouch after racially charged remarks by his former pastor, delivered from the pulpit years ago, suddenly became the hottest story of the presidential campaign. But instead of running away, Obama issued a challenge to those who would exploit the issue of race: Bring it on.

  • K.A.R.E. will help farmers recover

    Last year was little fun for Kentucky farmers. As if to add insult to injury, a freezing spell in April was followed by a drought that left many farmers wondering if they were ever going to catch a break.

    Any time the government can legitimately assist agriculture workers, it should. The Kentucky Agricultural Relief Effort (K.A.R.E.) is attempting to do just that.

    The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy will administer funds from master tobacco settlement money through K.A.R.E.

  • Pickup important for litter abatement

    With the “bulky item pickup” winding down in the county, we are poised for our annual “not-so-bulky pickup” alongside our public roads.

  • Changing the law doesn't fix all problems

    A woman in California spotted a picture of her son on an adult Web page. She was outraged, and outraged even more to find out it’s not against the law to take pictures of people in public places. She’s creating a hoopla to get a law passed.

    Let’s pause the hysteria and look at the facts. The picture presumably was neither retouched nor cropped. In other words, it is a true representation of the boy as he appeared at a public swim meet, wearing a swimsuit that either his parents purchased for him or approved of his wearing.

  • Woman charged in sexual assault of juvenile

    A Bloomfield woman was arrested Friday in connection with an alleged sexual assault involving a juvenile.

    Shirley A. Hardin, 38, 133 Depot St., was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury Wednesday on charges of using a minor in a sexual performance by causing a minor to engage in sexual performance.

  • Big crowd turns out for Sweet 16

    LEXINGTON — Rain and cold temperatures didn’t keep a multitude of Bardstown High School fans, friends and family from attending the Sweet 16 Tournament Wednesday night at Rupp Arena.

    Anticipation of what was ahead put fans and parents on the edge of their seats. “Oh my God,” was all Lisa Edelen could say when asked how it felt for her son, Logan Edelen, senior forward, to be in Rupp Arena.

  • Heavy rains equal area flood warnings

    Heavy rain in the area Wednesday resulted in flood warnings and road closures this week. The National Weather Service, Louisville, put the Rolling Fork River near Boston under a flood warning through Friday evening.

    Minor flooding of the river was reported early Thursday at 35 1/2 feet. Flood stage for the Rolling Fork River is 35 feet.