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Today's Features

  • Originally from LaRue County, Elizabethtown City Police Chief Ruben Gardner, 65, retired at the end of July.
    He graduated from Hodgenville High School in 1964 and started working for EPD in January 1970. He began as a patrolman and worked his way up to chief, a position he’s held since 1990.
    In his 21 years as police chief, Gardner has several accomplishments he’s proud of, he said, listing the department’s accreditation, the organization of the Greater Hardin Narcotics Task Force and the department’s new building.

  • Extreme couponers have been around for decades but it took a television show – combined with a shaky economy – to bring the practice to the forefront.
    Those savvy shoppers find ways through coupons and online deals to make retailers pay them for patronizing their stores. They may haul hundreds of dollars worth of items out of stores for pennies.

  • 1. Fake Sweepstakes – Local consumers have been receiving calls from legitimate-sounding sweepstakes companies that are actually scams. At times, the caller will use a real name and act as an “official” for Reader’s Digest or Publishers Clearing House. Some victims will receive a second call from someone acting as a U.S. Customs Official at an airport that has a letter regarding the sweepstakes win and will release it for a hefty fee.

  • In honor of World Breastfeeding Month, the Kentucky Department for Public Health stresses the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families.

    According to DPH, mothers have more success breastfeeding their babies when they have adequate support from healthcare providers, family, friends and their community. The slogan “Breastfeeding Support: Stay Connected” focuses on the importance of the connection between mother and baby, as well as the importance of having support.

  • Conflict usually begins when we don’t get what we want. It almost always begins with selfish motives.

    Absalom wanted to be king. The only way he could do that was to take the kingdom away from his father, David (II Samuel 15:1-12). 

    You know you are in conflict when you are daydreaming for something you want – a thing, a position or a viewpoint – and it is always connected to feelings of deep-seated hatred, or being in disagreement with someone in order to point out differences, especially when compared.

  • God is love (I John 4:8). Love is part of the very being and nature of God. It is also a valid test of our sonship.

    If we are united to God through faith in Christ, we share his nature and that nature is love.

    A believer in Christ, who shares the nature of his father, will naturally practice love, because that is the nature of God. Our love for the brethren is proof that we are his children. Throughout the New Testament we are encouraged to love one another.

    Jesus said, “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples” (John 13:35).

  • Josh Ragland and Lauren Simpson were married June 11 2011, at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Lilburn, Ga.

    The bride is the daughter of Kent and Lynne Simpson of Grayson, Ga. She is a 2010 graduate of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. where she graduated in elementary education. 

    The groom is the son of David and Debbie Ragland of Magnolia and grandson of Howard and Tickle Ragland of Magnolia. He is a 2011 graduate of Bryan College majoring in business administration. 

    The couple resides near Munfordville.

  • When you grow up in a community or if you have lived somewhere for most of your life, you assume you know everything that there is to know about where you live. However, most Leadership LaRue County participants will tell you that they were continuously surprised by what they learned about LaRue County when they went through the program.

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the number one killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.

  • James, which is probably the most practical book in the New Testament, tells us how to be wise with our money. In James 5:1-6 He speaks of the method we use to get money, the reason to save our money and the way to spend our money.
    Some people think that the Bible teaches, “Money is the root of all evil.” But Paul says in I Timothy 6:10, “The love of money is the root of all evil ….”