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Today's Features

  • Ross Reed of Hodgenville completed the Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking classes at the LaRue County Health Department. This series of 12 weekly classes is a science-based program that utilizes education, skills training and social support to help people become non-smokers.

    If you are interested in becoming a non-smoker and would like to participate in the next series of classes, call the LaRue County Health Department at 358-3844.

  • The Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.
    Central Kentucky Community Action will take applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program  through Dec. 16. LIHEAP helps families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.

  • CKCA Board to meet
    Central Kentucky Community Action Board of Directors will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown.

    Chamber luncheon
    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon is noon Nov. 16. Cost is $8. Programs include One Knox and Hardin/LaRue Diabetes Coalition.

    EHLRTA to meet

  • A new campaign to encourage consumers to "Shop Downtown This Holiday Season" is being launched by the Kentucky Main Street Program, as a means to drive retail sales to local businesses, keep money circulating in the local economy, and help cultivate the unique character that differentiates communities across the state.
    It is the most recent in a series of  "shop local" holiday season campaigns featured by KYMS.

  • Tom Smith AKA Santa gave carriage rides around Magnolia Saturday as Magnolia Mall held a holiday open house and the fire department held a chili supper and silent auction.

  • Jamie Disselkamp spoke to the Hodgenville Rotary Club on Nov. 10. She made a presentation on behalf of Hosparus. Pictured are Carlton Puryear, left, and Disselkamp.

  • A Thanksgiving community worship and praise service is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22.
    The event, sponsored by the LaRue County Ministerial Association, will be held in First Baptist Church Hodgenville at 730 Tonieville Road.
    “This wonderful gathering is a time for fellowship and community worship in giving thanks to our creator and savior and giving thanks for our great community,” said Jenn Mayfield, one of the service’s organizers.

  • Operation Christmas Child kicks off its National Collection Week today and volunteers at Valley Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown will be busy preparing shoeboxes for impoverished children.

    Nonprofit organization Samaritan’s Purse started Operation Christmas Child in 1993, according to a news release. Its goal is to fill empty shoeboxes with school supplies, toys, candy and necessity items. The boxes are hand-delivered to children in more than 100 countries.

  • When you are cooking different types of food, especially meats, do you have a hard time deciding if it’s done yet? Everyone is at risk for a foodborne illness. One effective way to prevent illness is to use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of meat, poultry and egg dishes.

  • Whether burned alive for Nero's entertainment, tortured during the Middle Ages, or called names by a hateful junior high peer group, Christians have always faced persecution. 

    While Christians and non-Christians alike suffer unjust treatment, persecution implies an intentional and systematic infliction of suffering or hardship because of a person's beliefs. Some believers are persecuted simply for speaking the truth.