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Today's Features

  • It all started with two boys being boys, messing around in the garage and getting into dad’s tools. By the time dad walked in and saw what they were up to, they gave him an idea. It turned out to be a big hit and the talk of Creekfront Park during the Lincoln Days Antique Tractor Show.

    For most people, seeing it once wasn’t enough. They all seemed to come back and see it again and point it out to a friend.

  • The 2009 tobacco growing season is over, stripping is under way and receiving stations will be opening soon.

    But now is the time to start planning for next year and LaRue County farmers need to begin prepare to manage diseases in the 2010 burley crop.

  • Quint Pottinger, LaRue County FFA member and former Kentucky FFA president, was named the National FFA officer candidate for Kentucky. Pottinger will represent the Kentucky FFA in his quest to become one of six National FFA officers. 

  • While my wife and I were traveling in North Carolina last week, we visited the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte.

    Walking through the Prayer Garden, we were impressed at the simplicity of the grave of his wife, Ruth Bell Graham, who died in 2007.  

    An ordinary field stone, like many of its kind in that area, marks her grave. Inscribed at the top is the Chinese figure for righteousness, appropriate because she was born and reared in China, the daughter of missionaries there, and always retained her love for the Chinese people.

  • Pam Tebow, mother of University of Florida Gator quarterback Tim Tebow, told the story of her son buying Cocoa Krispies.

    She recently spoke to a packed crowd at a local church about being a person of influence.

    She said her son “Timmy” normally doesn’t eat sweets, but this one time they were at the store together and he put a box of Cocoa Krispies in the shopping cart.

    A little boy, a Tebow fan, saw the box of cereal and told his mom, “Tim Tebow eats Cocoa Krispies!” and he wanted some, too.

  • “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in Him will I trust.” Psalm 91:2

    Those who live in the shelter of the most high will find rest in the shadow of the almighty. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from the fatal plague. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

  • Hodgenville native Mary Daugherty was inducted into the Kentucky Poetry Society’s Executive Board at Pine Mountain Resort Park. Through KSPS, members have the opportunity to associate with fellow writers, develop lifelong friendships, exchange ideas, and learn from each other and from workshop leaders at annual meetings on how to sharpen writing skills and appreciation for the art of poetry.

  • Jennifer Underwood of Elizabethtown placed third in the Kentucky State Poetry Society’s “Grin to Help You Bear It” contest for her poem, “Dark Ode to Slick Willy.”

    The contest is named for Eve Alderdice, a deceased poet known for her sense of humor.

    The awards were announced Oct. 17 at Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville. Entries were required to have eight lines and be humorous.

  • Technology changes so rapidly with new gadgets invented every day. Many of us get caught up with purchasing the latest advances and do not think about how or when the device’s predecessor will be disposed.

    Estimates show Kentuckians annually dispose of about 40,000 to 80,000 tons of electronic waste.

    Fortunately, many Kentucky counties offer recycling programs for this waste, also known as e-scrap.

    Electronics contain valuable materials including copper, precious metals or engineered plastic.

  • Hodgenville will provide an early kickoff to the holiday season this weekend. Local merchants will hold holiday open houses with specials and gifts and lovely décor.