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Today's Features

  • LaRue County Black History Citizen of the Year Reverend Kenny Carter

    After a year absence, I was excited to continue the LaRue County Black History Citizen of the Year. The recipient this year was Reverend Kenny Carter, Sr.

  • Some road trips are planned out or at least I have a particular destination in mind, but occasionally a road trip transpires out of sheer happenstance. This particular trip was the latter.

  • Sometimes you just have a hunch; you can’t explain it but something tells you to veer from your normal path and see what lies ahead in the other direction. One such hunch came over me last week on my way to work. I was running late and was just going to take the quickest route to Hodgenville from home, Hwy 31E. But something was telling me to turn off on Salem Church Road. Maybe it was my lack of acceptance that it was indeed production day after a long weekend with Monday off, but I followed my instincts and took the long way to work.

  • By Ron Sanders

    Guest Columnist

  • I love a good road trip. Not the driving across the country kind of road trip, I prefer to get lost in back roads that meander through the county-side. I enjoy finding off the beaten path sights and can’t resist turning down a road I haven’t traveled. Now that I’m working in LaRue County I’m eager to learn all about it and one of the first things I want to do is get “Lost in LaRue.” Join me on my adventures as I take pictures of places and people and write about my findings.

    For more, follow us on Instagram @lostinlarue 

  • PRETZEL PECAN CRUMB BARS

    2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

    1/2 cup old fashioned oats

    1/4 cup brown sugar

    1/4 cup sugar

    1/2 tsp baking powder

    1/4 tsp salt

    1/2 cup butter, diced

    1 egg

    1 tsp vanilla extract

    12 white chocolate covered pretzels, roughly chopped

    1/2 cup chocolate chips

    1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

  • In 2005, Congress enacted legislation enhancing national security by adding new requirements for state driver’s licenses and other official ID cards. In an effort to comply with the standards, the General Assembly passed House Bill 410 this session, also known as REAL ID.

    While there has been some concern over the federal requirements, the measure recently passed in Kentucky complies with federal standards while making the new travel ID voluntary, and I want to ensure every citizen of House District 24 is informed on this new policy.

  • Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Ronnie Stubbs who passed away Tuesday, May 16 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was known by many in the surrounding area and for playing the harmonica with Marvin King and the Gospel Keynotes. Percell Funeral Home in Elizabethtown was in charge of arrangements.

    Jerry Smith passed away on Saturday, May 20 at his residence. His funeral was Tuesday afternoon at Bennett and Bertram Funeral Home.

    Congratulations to MJ Embree for receiving a scholarship to Berea College.

  • Thought for the week: It is what it is, it was what it was and it will be what it will be. Don’t stress it.

    Another class of graduates walked the line on May 19. Congratulations to everyone. The weather was perfect.

    I have had a great birthday week and I will be celebrating again on May 26 at my friend’s house, Kay Fulmer, and several of my KYknitwits sisters in Elizabethtown.