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Today's Features

  • After seeing the design for the stained glass windows to be installed at the New Haven Library branch once construction is complete, the Nelson County Libraries Board of Trustees Thursday approved the official hire of Laura Mentor to design and build windows for both new library branches.
    Mentor designed the stained-glass piece in the main library branch.
    “People do admire that piece and people come from other places to see it as well,” Libraries Director Sharon Shanks said.

  • The other day someone said to me, “It’s just one event after another for you, isn’t it?” And I replied “Yes, the Chamber always has something going on.” The Chamber of Commerce is always planning and doing projects and events for our local businesses and for the betterment of the community.
    One project we have been working on for some time and are very excited about is a virtual kiosk featuring LaRue County. The virtual kiosk will hang in the storefront window of the Chamber office.

  • Character is defined as a group of ethical and mental characteristics that mark a person or group. A person’s character is actually who you are. Our moral integrity and reputation speaks often of our character.

  • Manna Ministries accepting applications for assistance
    Manna Ministries of Hodgenville Christian Church offers assistance to individuals living in LaRue County or those passing through. To request assistance or for more information, call 270-358-4049. Requests for assistance will also be received at the 5:30 p.m. Thursday service.

    Tent revival at LaRue Baptist Church

  • The memory of 9/11 is still fresh in the minds of many, even after 10 years. But for those minds that never really understood what happened, the confusion of that day is as memorable as the tragedy itself.
    On Sept. 11, 2001, I woke up early to prepare for the day ahead. I don’t remember what I ate, what I wore or any conversations I had. I do remember it was a Tuesday and I was in the 7th grade. Tuesdays were my dad’s days to come pick me up – my favorite day of the week.

  • On the day this summer that Jimmy Hornback and William Hutcherson received commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army they found out that their grandfathers had also entered the service together in January 1945.
    Haynes Allen, Hornback’s grandfather, and Eugene Hutcherson, William’s grandparent, mustered in Hodgenville with 19 other inductees to leave for basic training in the waning months of World War II.

  • Recent findings indicate that even infants and toddlers are now at risk for becoming obese. Current national figures for infants and toddlers show that one in 10 is overweight and more than 20 percent of children between the ages 2 and 5 are already overweight or obese.
    Early obesity can lead to adult overweight or obesity and the chronic diseases that stem from weight management issues. Reversing this alarming trend is critical for parents or caregivers to ensure health for children as they grow up. Recommendations include the following:

  • About 400 people filled the auditorium of the Hodgenville Civic Center Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that left 2,977 dead.

    The hour-long tribute honored those lives lost on 9-11-01 and the selfless service of firefighters, emergency medical workers, past and present military members and law enforcement officers.

    “The events of 9-11 have left its mark on each of us” said LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner. “And that mark was also left on America.”

  • Fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and tiredness. You guessed it, flu season is coming. Make plans now to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.

    The LaRue County Health Department will be offering the flu vaccine in the clinic on most Tuesday-Friday afternoons beginning Sept. 13. An appointment is needed by calling 358-3844. The cost for adults is $25 and only Passport, Medicare Part B and Kentucky State Employee Humana insurance can be billed.