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Fiscal court votes to close local jail; tentative closing date is June 1

STANFORD – The Lincoln County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Tuesday morning to close the Lincoln County Regional Jail ... Read more | Add your comment

Gutenson shares his organ transplant story in recognition of National Donate Life Month

Playing golf, eating birthday cake with a grandchild, and even learning how to walk are just some of ... Read more | Add your comment

Protecting our waterways and saving our streambanks

By Lindsie Nicholas and David McGrade, Bluegrass Greensource At this point in winter, a longing for spring and ... Read more | Add your comment

Paint the town blue – CASA of Southern KY to open Lincoln County office

STANFORD – Painting the town blue is more than planting pretty pinwheels – those pinwheels represent a child ... Read more | Add your comment


AG warns of potential scams after natural disasters

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has issued a consumer alert warning Kentuckians of possible scams related to the recent ice storm and flooding. Following natural disasters ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.


Beshear warns Ky. could be moving toward fourth wave of COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear said that looking at some of the trends, a fourth wave of COVID-19 in Kentucky is possible, similar to what is being ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.


How has your life changed since COVID arrived?
We would like to hear from you

It’s been more than a year since most of us have seen at least some aspect of our lives turned upside down by the arrival ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:44 pm


Stoops likes tempo, urgency of revamped offense under Coen

As Kentucky enters its final week of spring workouts, Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops has been pleased with his team’s progress learning and adapting to ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Monday, April 12, 2021 4:13 pm


Boyle kicker Smith commits to UK

By Larry Vaught Spring break week turned into college commitment week for Boyle County junior Jackson Smith. He’s the top-rated kicker/punter in the 2022 recruiting ... Read more

by The Interior Journal, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:06 pm


Kentucky temporarily shutting down unemployment insurance system to stop fraud

Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Thursday that significant steps are being taken to halt cyberattacks on the state’s unemployment insurance system, including shutting it down ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, April 9, 2021 7:38 am


Beshear asking for major disaster declaration for flooding

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear submitted a request to President Joe Biden Wednesday asking that a major disaster declaration be issued for some ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:59 am


Election reform bill a stand for democracy, Beshear says

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear held a ceremony on Wednesday where he signed into law five bills passed during the recently concluded 2021 ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:43 am


Proposed abortion amendment signed, will be on Nov. 2022 ballot

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Secretary of State Michael Adams signed House Bill 91, a proposed Constitutional Amendment on abortion, during a ceremony attended by pro-life ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:33 am


It’s a brave new world in college basketball

John Calipari is used to players taking the one-and-done route when leaving Kentucky. He’s just not accustomed to players throwing their names into the transfer ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:51 am

Breaking News

County discusses emergency shutdown of jail; Jail employees say they fear for their safety

STANFORD – Due to severe under-staffing at the Lincoln County Regional Jail, the Lincoln County Fiscal Court met Saturday to discuss an emergency shutdown of ... Read more

by Abigail Whitehouse, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:34 pm


Former Wildcat Juzang enjoyed ‘phenomenal run’ with UCLA

Johnny Juzang gave it his all and left everything on the court following UCLA’s 93-90 loss to Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament national semifinals. Moments ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:23 am


Kentucky freshman guard Askew opts to enter transfer portal

Devin Askew will finish out his collegiate career elsewhere after the freshman guard announced his plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal on Monday. “I ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:06 am


Child sexual abuse prevention campaign launched

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Kentucky, and Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined with advocates to announce the launch of a child sexual abuse ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:46 am


State unemployment services combating fraud claims

The Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance has announced a change aimed at cutting back fraudulent claims filed in the state. The agency says it has ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:30 am


Public Record April 5

Property transfers recently recorded in the office of Lincoln County Clerk George O. “Sonny” Spoonamore IV. • Ricky L. and Marilyn Payne to Ricky L. ... Read more

by Abigail Whitehouse, Monday, April 5, 2021 12:44 pm


Elementary principals, Mag 7, remember late colleague

The elementary principals in the district, otherwise known as the Magnificent 7, surprised Hustonville Elementary with a bench for the school in memory of the ... Read more

by The Interior Journal, Friday, April 2, 2021 8:07 am


North Carolina man held on kidnapping charges in Lincoln

A North Carolina man is being held in the Lincoln County Regional Jail on charges involving kidnapping and rape of a minor. Stanford Police Department ... Read more

by The Interior Journal, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:55 pm


Pats fall to Rebels in region title game

The season came to an end for the Lincoln County Patriots with a heartbreaking loss on their home court in the 12th Region Tournament championship ... Read more

by The Interior Journal, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:28 pm


Community mourns loss of local physician; Dr. Naren James, public servant, dies at age 59

STANFORD – Local physician, philanthropist, man of faith and public servant Naren James passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 28 after a long battle with ... Read more

by Abigail Whitehouse, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:06 pm


Crab Orchard Elementary receives donation for tower garden

The Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women’s Group made a $1,300 donation to Crab Orchard Elementary School yesterday to be used toward a Tower Garden in ... Read more

by The Interior Journal, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:06 pm


Lincoln magistrate sworn into state role

The Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association, headquartered in Frankfort, held its annual election of officers and directors last week at the association’s annual meeting. Lincoln ... Read more

by The Interior Journal, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:03 pm


Kentucky General Assembly’s 2021 session ends; budget, many bills approved

Kentucky Legislative Research Commission FRANKFORT — The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2021 regular session was gaveled to a close Tuesday evening, ending a session in which ... Read more

by The Interior Journal, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:58 am


Man arrested on drug-trafficking charges

STANFORD – Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies seized approximately 4.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine during a traffic stop last week. James Peavley, 38, of Danville, was ... Read more

by Abigail Whitehouse, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:21 am


Church members are minority in U.S. for first time, Gallup poll says

By DIANA CHANDLER, Baptist Press Church members are in the minority for the first time in at least eight decades, with just 47 percent identifying ... Read more

by The Interior Journal, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:21 am


Coronavirus cases keep falling in Kentucky

The weekly number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to drop, according to Gov. Andy Beshear. “I want to say congratulations, Kentucky,” he said during ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:05 am


LCHS graduation, prom set dates for in-person events

Lincoln County High School has announced its plans for 2020-21 graduation and prom. Graduation will be held on Friday, May 28, at the LCHS gymnasium ... Read more

by The Interior Journal, Friday, March 26, 2021 7:29 am