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Today's Features

  • Scammers are busy this time of the year! Whether it’s on the internet, at the stores, or even at your front door…they are ready to take your hard-earned cash! Here are some tips from the BBB on scams to look out for.

  • Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties – including LaRue County – between October 2010 and October 2011, while 20 county rates increased and one county remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 8.8 percent in October, down from 7.6 percent a year ago. In September, the rate was 7.9 percent.

  • A man’s gift maketh room for him and bringeth him before great men. Proverbs 18:16

    It’s not what others believe about you that matters – opinions can be changed. It’s what you believe about yourself.

    Jesus never begged anybody to believe in him. He knew that integrity usually isn’t proven, it’s discerned. If you are struggling to find your place in life, maybe this story will help.

  • From left, WQXE radio personality Hollie Sexton and Linda Funk, Warm Blessings executive board chair, displayed a bowl made by Sexton for the Warm Blessings soup dinner and fundraiser, "Empty Bowls" planned for Feb. 11. The handmade bowls serve as a reminder that some people’s bowls are empty and will be sold at a silent auction during the fundraiser. For information about Warm Blessings or the event call Linda at 737-2929. Donation to Warm Blessings may be sent to P.O. Box 2384 Elizabethtown, KY, 42702.

  • Stephanie Kristen Hornback and Christopher Anthony Slater were married Oct. 21, 2011, at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown with the Rev. William Hammer as celebrant.

    The bride is the daughter of Mark and JoAnn Miller of Sonora and the late Rondall Darrell Hornback. She is a graduate of LaRue County High School and Western Kentucky University.

    The groom is the son of Mary Slater of Louisville and the late John Kenneth Slater. He is a graduate of Waggoner High School and the University of Louisville.

  • The Stephen Foster Music Club’s annual “Christmas Home Tour” will be 2-9 p.m.  December 10. Ten locations are on the tour, including historic and modern homes.

    Also included on this year’s tour is “Federal Hill,” better known as “My Old Kentucky Home.” Tickets are $15 and are available at the Tourism Office on the Old Courthouse Square in Bardstown.

    For more information, call 502-348-4877 or 1-800-638-4877.

  • Kenneth Slack and William Burd have earned the designation “Roads Master” from the Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center.

    They join 133 Roads Scholars and 112 Road Masters to have completed the 2011 Kentucky Roads Scholars/Road Masters Training Program.

    They were honored Nov. 9 at Rough River Dam State Resort Park in Falls of Rough.

  • Free food thermometers
    Free food thermometers are available to pick up at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old E’town Road, Hodgenville. Also available is an information guide for USDA recommended safe minimum internal temperatures for different types of meat. The guide may be placed on the refrigerator.

    Sunrise Manor Thanksgiving parade
    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home will have a Thanksgiving parade 10 a.m. Nov. 23. The community is invited.

    Nifty Needles meet

  • Change in service at Salem Christian Church
    Salem Christian Church is meeting at 6 p.m. Sundays.

    Churches host Thanksgiving service
    Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Wesley Meadows Methodist Church and Buffalo Baptist Church will host a joint Thanksgiving service 7 p.m. Nov. 23. The service will be at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with finger foods and dessert following the service. The community is invited.

    First Baptist has spaghetti dinner

  • Thanksgiving Day is a special holiday. A time when families from near and far come to visit. A special time of getting together, eating a good meal and discussing whatever has happened during the past year.