Today's News

  • Deadly highway claims another life

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Another fatal crash on U.S. 62 claimed the life of Courtney Meyers of Holland, Ohio, on Thursday, Aug. 14.

    Myers, who Kentucky State Police confirmed was a passenger the gnarled blue Dodge Dart, was involved in the collision at the intersection of Hunter Ridge Drive and U.S. 62. She died from her injuries at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was only 20 years old.

    Myers is one of four who died in crashes on the same stretch of U.S. 62 since 2011.

  • City ponders costly stormwater compliance

    The Lawrenceburg City Council sought out information to discuss the next steps necessary to be in compliance with state-mandated stormwater runoff regulations Monday of last week.

    CDP Engineers Inc., an engineering firm based out of Lexington, has been guiding the city through the process. It presented information on the steps the city has already taken and the steps it will be expected take in the near future.

  • Accidental career bears a lifetime of memories

    It started out with Jim Sayre growing out his beard after completing active duty in the Army in 1959 and grew to be a rewarding career impersonating America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.

    He chronicles memories, travels and people he encountered during his 31-year career in his book “Memories of the Great Pretender.”

    “A lot of people always said he looks like Lincoln,” said his wife, Mary Sayre.

  • Woman involved in U.S. 62 car wreck dies

    According to the Fayette County Coroner's Office, Courtney Meyers of Holland, Ohio died as a result of a car wreck on U.S. 62 Thursday afternoon.

    Myers, 20, was a passenger from one of the vehicles involved in the collision at the intersection of Hunter Ridge Drive and U.S. 62. She died from her injuries at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

    Myers funeral arrangements are still pending at this time.


  • Mount Eden firehouse blaze deemed ‘not suspcicious,’ fire chief says

    By Lynette Mason

    Landmark News Service

    Less than a week after a devastating fire destroyed the Mount Eden firehouse, four apparatus, supplies and equipment, Mount Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon and his all-volunteer crew of firefighters, are back in the business of protecting and serving the Mount Eden community.

    The early morning fire last Tuesday consumed the facilities and equipment, but it did not take the spirit and determination from the department.

  • Eagle Lake Expo Center featured in HGTV show ‘Endless Yard Sale’

    Film crews from the cable network HGTV set up this past weekend at the Eagle Lake Expo Center to shoot “Endless Yard Sale.”

    The show is a special on the 127 Yard Sale, highlighting the unique items shoppers can find.

    The competition-style show featured two teams who were given a certain amount of money to shop at the yard sale.

    The goal was to bring back their findings to an appraiser to assess their value and make more than they initially brought in. The team who found the most valuable items won the competition.

  • Choosing your first shotgun correctly

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    My first shotgun was an old .410-gauge Mossberg with a bolt action and pistol grip that once belonged to my grandmother. A decent squirrel gun, yet working the bolt to get off three shots at incoming doves was nearly impossible for me when excited. Doves flying nearby had little to fear when I shouldered that old .410.

  • Practice safety at the shooting range

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The cooler temperatures and lower humidity that spread across Kentucky recently made it feel more like early fall than the dog days of summer.

    Fall hunting season seems closer with a crispness in the air. And in reality, it isn’t far off. Early fall squirrel season in Kentucky opens soon.

    Spending time at the shooting range now not only is fun but it’s also a surefire way to ensure you’ll be ready when it counts this fall.

  • Dedication of Kentucky River WMA tract set for Friday

    From staff reports

    The Kentucky River Wildlife Management Area’s newest tract will open in Henry County with a dedication Friday, Aug. 15, according to a news release.

    The department completed its 18-month-long effort to acquire the 926-acre Stephen Boone property on June 2 and made it a priority to get the new area ready for use by hunters and anglers in time for the Aug. 16 opening of squirrel season.

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