Today's Features

  •  There is a new TV series called “Revenge.”

    The girl in the series is seeking to destroy those who wrongfully accused her father for something he didn't do, leading to his incarceration and death.  Revenge is one of the most primitive of human instincts. If we are unjustly criticized by someone we work with, made the victim in a crime we didn't commit, slandered by lies of others, or had someone we love taken from us by sensual actions of another, our gut response is to want revenge. 

  • Brittany Lynn Struck and Austin Smith were married Dec. 11, 2011, at Lake Tahoe, Nev.

    The bride is the daughter of Davy and Ramona Coffey of Hodgenville and Russel and Sandy Struck of Hardin, Mont. She is a graduate of LaRue County High School.

    The groom is the son of Robert and Patti Smith of Vacaville, Calif. He is a member of the California National Guard 132nd Engineer Company

    The couple have planned a May honeymoon in Hawaii.

    They will reside in Sacramento, Calif.

  •  “Ewww, not broccoli!” or “I’m not eating those carrots!” are common phrases echoed by many children at mealtimes, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Parents can do several things to get children to eat and enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables. Children develop food preferences at an early age so the earlier and more often children eat vegetables, the better.

  •  Be still and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10

    Noise pollution ... there is so much noise always around us: the TV/radio/computer blaring, the dishwasher whirring, the washing machine sloshing, telephones jingling, traffic blaring, lawn mowers roaring and a multitude of other sounds are heard during our daily lives.

    Our world has become inundated with noisiness. It surrounds us in our homes, our vehicles, our workplace and in our leisure time.

  •  Beloved, let us love one another. (1 John 4:7)

    God’s standard is love one another. We are not just to love the lovable, the healthy, those within a 10-mile radius or us or just the middle class. God wants us to accept one another – warts and all.

    Twelve times in the New Testament we are told to love one another. Why 12 times? Love does not come naturally. It is hard for us to carry out this command.

  •  Two Hodgenville women have been nominated to march in the Survivors Parade on Kentucky Oaks Day.

    The May 4 Survivors Parade will be made up of 138 cancer survivors (in honor of the 138th Kentucky Oaks) chosen through an online nomination and selection process.

    Three hundred sixty women from around the country have been nominated.

    Linda Allen, a breast cancer survivor, and Ramona Coffey, an ovarian cancer survivor, were each nominated by their daughters.

  •  As a part of our community’s preparation for LaRue County’s Relay for Life event on May 11-12 at Hodgenville Elementary School, the local Relay for Life Committee is recognizing individual cancer survivors and their stories. This week, Mary Ann Crain, breast cancer survivor, is featured.


  •  Employees of Amedisys Home Health volunteered at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen serving and cleaned up for a recent Thursday meal. Amedisys staff also made a donation of $525 to the program. Front from left, presenting the donation to Warm Blessings Board Chair Linda Funk, are Elizabeth McNeil, Steve Vandorn, Billie Jo Lowrey and back row from left, Pam Littlejohn, Anna Kay Call, Lea McCartney, Linda Funk, Jessica Daugherty, Lisa Pullin and Diana Poynter.

  • The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs:

    DVDs– Hugo; Puss in Boots; The Way; Tooth Fairy 2; Wyatt Earp's Revenge; Footloose; and Jack and Jill.

    Books– Living Trusts for Everyone by Ronald Farrin Sharp; Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith; Letters of Ernest Hemingway 1907-1922 by Ernest Hemingway; We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee; Small Business Start Up Kit by Peri H. Pakroo; Catch Me by Lisa Gardner; and Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb.