Today's Features


  • If you always ignore pleas for letters to contact officials for something you want done – or not done – you are missing a beat. Letters to elected officials do count, even when it’s not what the legislator wants to hear. Enough letters in the mail and the issue and opinions grow with importance.

  • The South Fork Area Homemakers met Dec. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Emogene Gardner presiding. Hostesses were Ann Flanders and Norma Jean McDonald.

    Present were Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Ann Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Amanda Gatewood, Hazel Hodges, Doris Jean Holleran, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Billy Shahayda, Della Thomas and Exie Elliott.

  • The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce is seeking your input on the future needs of youth sports in LaRue County.

    A meeting will be 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    The general public is invited to meet with representatives of city and county government, high school coaches, youth sports and Parks and Recreation.

    Bylaws updated

    The Chamber has updated its bylaws to add a youth board member beginning July 1. A student will be selected each year to serve on the board.

    Leadership LaRue

  • Veterans Upward Bound at Western Kentucky University will begin spring classes 8:30 a.m. Jan. 19 in Jones-Jaggers Hall.

    Veterans who do not have a dishonorable discharge are welcome to join the program to attend these free classes. An application is required before attending and Director Randy Wilson said there are plenty of slots open. Prior participants do not have to reapply.

  • You never know what the New Year will bring. So, whether or not you’re planning to have a baby this year, you can start the new year with habits that will help give a baby a healthy start in life.

  • Mary Boone was selected as the 2009 Employee of the Year at Nationwide Uniform Corp.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 1972.

    She received an award for her dedication and service. 

  • I believe it was Father Brian Hehir who some years ago observed that in the Catholic community “and” is a big word.   

    As I reflect on “and,” it seems to me that it is a mighty big word in all of life.

  • Mahatma Gandhi, a former leader of India, attended school at one time in South Africa. He often attended church, read the New Testament and yet he never became a Christian. He said he had the highest admiration for the Christian life and for the Christ of the Bible. Gandhi said he might have become a Christian if he could have seen one.

  • Be strong and courageous. Deuteronomy 32:6

    When you try something for the first time or something you’ve already failed at, you need courage.

    Remember learning to walk? First you tried standing on shaky limbs, smiled in short-lived triumph, fell down, cried in frustration and kept getting back up until you mastered the art of standing. Something inside you told you that you were meant for more than just lying in a crib.