Today's News

  • BIRTH: Baby Hammerbeck welcomed by family

    Jack Eli Hammerbeck, son of Loraine (Lawson) and Ed Hammerbeck of Louisville, was born at University Hospital on Jan. 28.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces.
    He was welcomed home by a sister, Sophia.
    He is the grandson of Karen and Larry Lawson of Taylorsville, Pat Wilson of Louisville and the late George Edward Hammerbeck II.
    Great-grandparents are Margaret Lawson of Shelbyville, the late Clayton Lawson and the late Dolly and Arthur Nation.

  • Herndon graduates from the U.S. Army War College

    Col. Christopher Herndon recently graduated from the U.S. Army War College at  Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa.
    The course prepares officers of all services, as well as civilian officials of the federal government, for senior level command and staff positions with the U.S. armed forces throughout the world.
    Students partake in the Army’s highest level of formal education with the  mission of preparing selected leaders to assume strategic leadership responsibilities in military and national security organizations.

  • Capt. Hardy Hill has Spencer County bloodlines

    An 1882 atlas that pin-points cemetery, residential and business locations in Nelson and Spencer counties shows a historic burying ground on the “E.T. Holloway” farm.

  • You can be a zucchini houdini

    It’s late July, and many gardens are now overflowing with excess zucchini. The joke is often heard that one should not leave windows down when going to church or into town for fear that someone will leave a sack of zucchini in the car.

  • Cornerstone Christian plans basketball camp

    Cornerstone Christian Academy in Shelbyville will host a basketball camp from Monday through next Thursday.
    The camp will be led by former college coaches and former college and high school coaches. Each day there will be a special speaker. This year’s featured speaker will be former Kentucky Wildcat and Boston Celtics player  Rick Robey. He will be there to share about his days playing with Larry Bird and Pete Maravich.
    The camp will teach fundamentals from some of the best coaches in the area.

  • Batitudes finish year at 17-1

    Members of the Batitudes 12 and under girls softball team pose for a picture. The team finished with a record of 17-1 this season. Pictured, from back left, are coach Kevin Buley, head coach Eric Goodlett, coach Doug Divine and coach Johnnie Puckett. Middle row, from left, are Malayna Buley, Makayla Sutherland, Makayla Karrer, Chelsea Goodlett, Leigha O’Banion, Summer Drury and Rikki Urquhart. From front left are Jonah Puckett, McKenna Lyons, Kendall Horn, Kaylan Divine and Kaylee Smith. The photo was submitted by Brandy Karrer.

  • Calling all hunters: first season starts Aug. 20

    The first fall hunting season in Kentucky opens in less than a month. Here are some highlights of what’s to come:
    The 2011-2012 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide is being printed and will be mailed to license vendors statewide next week.
    The 66-page guide is free, and details the season dates, bag limits and regulations for deer, elk, bear, turkey, small game and furbearers.

  • Local athlete to play in baseball tourney at Disney

    On Sunday, Nathan “Nute” Conard and the Louisville Longhorns 13U baseball team will open up the United States Specialty Sports Association Elite 32 World Series at the ESPN Sports Park at Disney in Orlando, Fla.

  • COLUMN: Kentucky’s connections to the NBA lockout

    “Anything that’s good for the city of Louisville is good for our state. I believe (the NBA) is good for the city of Louisville, which makes our state even better.”        
    John Calipari made the remark last December.
    First, in grand scheme time, Kentucky’s coach has lived here for roughly 15 minutes and doesn’t remember the Kentucky Colonels (1967-76).

  • USDA seeks applications for grants to improve rural housing

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced July 25 that applications are being accepted for grants to eligible applicants to help low- and very-low-income rural residents repair their homes.
    “These funds help limited-income rural homeowners improve their living conditions,” Vilsack said. “The costs associated with maintaining a home are a challenge for many rural homeowners and the funding we are announcing will be used by awardees to help low and very-low-income residents in rural areas maintain and repair their homes.”