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Today's News

  • Powerball revising its tickets

    The Powerball multistate lottery game has changed.

    Some white ball numbers will be added to make the jackpots larger and the lottery game will subtract some red ball numbers to create more winners. Statistics indicate the changes will create an additional 3.5 million winners per year.

    Currently, the game draws its numbers from 52 white balls and 42 red balls.The new Powerball twice-weekly drawing will be a 59/39 game.

  • Homestead exemption set for 2009-10

    The maximum homestead exemption on real estate owned by qualified persons has been set at $33,700 for the 2009 and 2010 tax periods. The 2009-10 exemption reflects a $2,300 increase over the 2007-08 exemption of $31,400.

    The amount of the homestead exemption is adjusted every two years in accordance with KRS 132.810 to compensate for changes in the purchasing power of the dollar. The exemption provided state and local property tax savings of approximately $135 million for more than 380,000 elderly or disabled Kentuckians during the 2008 tax year. 

  • Cougars face stiff competition in tournament at Apollo

    The Cougars faced their toughest competition this season at Apollo in the Fairfield Inn Classic Dec. 20-23. The Cougars played well against Owensboro in their opening game, but came up short loosing by three at 57-54. Their second game was equally tough against Seneca. The Cougars hang tough through regulation, taking Seneca into two overtimes before losing 77-71.

  • Leitchfield Council sworn in Monday

    Leitchfield City Council members were sworn in Monday during a special called meeting. Four returning council members, Billy Dallas, Wales Montgomery, Kelly Stevenson and Jerry Schlosser, along with the two newly elected members, Steven Elder and Leon Shaw, were all sworn in by City Attorney Ken Smart in a five-minute special called meeting at 6 p.m.

    The first business meeting for the council begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 5.

  • Beshear’s New Year’s Resolution: Commonwealth begins its Journey to Wellness

    As part of the state’s new wellness program kick-off, Gov. Beshear and his teammates have joined other states in the Virgin HealthMiles Capitol Steps Challenge to raise obesity awareness across the country.

    “A new year is a time for new opportunities,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “Making Kentucky a healthy and happy place to live and work is something we all should strive for each and every year.”

  • Child killed in Breckinridge County

  • Hit and run claims one child's life

  • Black bear killed in Harlan County

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources report the killing of a 250-pound male black bear by a Harlan County deer hunter Oct. 18 during the early muzzle-loading season. The hunter and his hunting partner were hunting on Black Mountain near Gap Branch in northeastern Harlan County. The hunter was hunting from a ground blind when he spotted two black bear at the edge of the clearing they were hunting. The male bear approached the ground blind and in spite of continued shouts from the hunter, the bear continued his approach.

  • Edwards retires from insurance

    Staff Report

    Anna Edwards has passed along her insurance business to the next generation, her daughter, Donna. Edwards started in the business 43 years ago with the E.E. Fentress Insurance Agency. The business was located in the northwest corner of Court Square in Leitchfield in 1964.

  • Law enforcement to crack down on drunken driving

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety is joining state and local law enforcement agencies in a national enforcement campaign -”Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest” - throughout the New Year’s holidays.

    The holiday season can be one of the deadliest times of the year for motorists due to an increase of impaired driving.