Today's News

  • Officials learn their 'Duty Under the Law' through free booklet

     Local leaders will be learning soon about their “Duty Under the Law.”

    A few legislative sessions ago, Rep. Derrick Graham, D-Frankfort, introduced legislation and got it through both chambers that require elected or appointed public officials to learn all about Open Meetings and Open Records laws in the Commonwealth.

  • Three ways to be of service this Martin Luther King Jr. Day

      (SPM Wire) While Martin Luther King Jr. Day was once primarily a day to reflect on the life and work of one of America’s most prominent civil rights activists, in the past decade, it has also become a day of service to the community for many people nationwide.

    Here are three ways you and your family can get involved:

  • COLUMN: Latest scam tugs at heartstrings - foiled by rude caller

     Twice in the last two weeks, I’ve been contacted by phone at home by a person claiming to raise funds for the family of fallen police officers.

    While it is a worthy cause, I was put-off by the demand for a pledge and the inability of the group to send out information. The rudeness of the caller led me to hang up on him in mid-sentence. The second caller assured me their information could be verified and transferred me to another department who could provide no details. She wanted only to get my credit card information.

  • Church Calendar - Jan. 14, 2015

     Langley to speak at Campbellsville University chapel

    Dr. Bill Langley, senior pastor of Severns Valley Baptist Church, Elizabethtown, will speak at Campbellsville University’s chapel service at 10 a.m. Jan. 21 in Ransdell Chapel. All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10) and are streamed live on the Internet at www.campbellsville.edu/live-streaming.


    Brock to sing, speak at The River of Life

  • COLUMN: Focus on the Lord ... and smile

     In an attempt to look younger, many are having facelifts. Some are going overboard. The skin on their face is drawn so tightly it is difficult for them to smile.

    We cannot stop the aging process, but we can grow stronger inwardly. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 4:16, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” We may never get a facelift, but we can get a “faith-lift.”

  • PHOTO: ECTC and WKU assist Warm Blessings
  • PHOTO: Nursing students provide Christmas for Elderly Angels
  • Poster and essay contest deadlines Jan. 27

     “Kentucky Agriculture: Growing the Next Generation of Farmers” is the theme of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2015 Poster and Essay Contest.

  • 4-H Calendar - Jan. 14, 2015

     Poultry Club meets

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 14 at the LaRue County Extension office.


    Shooting Sports

    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club is holding a chili cook-off and silent auction fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Extension office. Members are asked to bring side dishes or desserts. Cost is $3 for a bowl of chili. An informational meeting will also be held for any interested parents or 4-Hers. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

  • Farm Calendar - Jan. 14, 2015

     Fish and Wildlife meeting

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will conduct a public meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Convention Center in Gilbertsville to discuss fisheries issues affecting western Kentucky. Officials will also provide updates on Asian carp, habitat projects, catfish and paddlefish. 


    Kentucky Grain Farmers host commissioner of agriculture candidate forum