Today's News

  • Salons donate hair for Gulf cleanup

    As part of a new initiative, anyone can have a hand in cleaning up the oil spill on the Gulf Coast by simply getting a haircut.

    After the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month, many organizations and corporations jumped to action in an effort to minimize damage. Perhaps one of the most creative responses was that led by the Matter of Trust Organization, a group that seeks to educate people and improve the environment.

  • Church calendar

    ‘Kidz Daze at Ovesen Heights

    Ovesen Heights Baptist Church will hold Kidz Daze 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July. Activities include games, Bible stories, music, snacks and field trips. Transportation provided. For more information, call the church office at 358-8041.

    Middle Creek holds Vacation Bible School

  • Farm calendar

    Rabies Clinics

    Rabies clinics will be held June 14 and 17.

    Plantation Veterinary Clinic, 7558 New Jackson Highway, outside Magnolia, will hold a clinic 4-6 p.m. June 14.

    LaRue County Animal Clinic, 121 Shepherdsville Road, Hodgenville, will hold a clinic 5-6:30 p.m. June 17.

    Pets must be 4 months old. Shots are $5 each. For more information, call the LaRue County Environmental Office at 358-8665.

    Farmers Market

  • Zajdel takes seventh at State Meet

    Sophomore Shana Zajdel was the only KHSAA State medalist for the LaRue County High School track and field team. She finished seventh in the triple jump (32-05) in Class 2A competition in Louisville.

    Zajdel was the team’s highest-seeded competitor (sixth with a jump of 33-00).

    Her win gave two points to the Lady Hawks, allowing them to finish 35th. The Lady Hawks were Region 2 runners-up.

    Zajdel competed also in the long jump, placing 20th.

  • Seventh Seal is a prelude to the seven trumpets

    Seventh Seal: Prelude to the seven trumpets (Revelation 8:1-6)

    The trumpets announce severe judgment in response to the prayers of the saints. Trumpets are a warning signal and a call for mankind to repent of their sins. The plagues released by the blowing of the trumpets are similar to the plagues of Egypt (Exodus 7:17-21; 9:21-25; 10:21-23).

    The first four affect the natural world and the last three affect the unsaved. Some people believe these calamities are symbolic and not literal. They are seen as repetitive throughout history and intensifying as the age closes.

  • Speak the truth in love

    The desire of every Christian should be to please our heavenly father by our deeds, words and attitudes. James shows us ways the Christian can please God.  The book of James is a manual on the Christian life.

    God’s will for every Christian is that we grow spiritually. The writer of Hebrews challenges us, “… let us … go on to maturity” (6:1). God wants us to be like his son. As Christians our standard for measuring our growth is not another Christian, but the word of God.

  • School calendar


    June 9 ee" SBDM, 4:30 p.m.


    SBDM Council

    All meetings dealing with hiring of a new LCMS principal will be held at the middle school in either the library or the computer lab.

    • June 11, 2 p.m. ee" deciding on criteria and interview questions

    • June 18, 2 p.m. ee" discussing applicants

    • June 22, June 23 and June 28, time TBA ee" conducting applicant interviews

    • June 30, time TBA ee" making a decision about the hiring of the principal

  • Clemons named to All-Tournament Team

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity baseball season came to an abrupt end in the first round of the 5th Region Tournament against Washington County 5-3.

    The Hawks defeated the Commanders in the regular season 14-2 in five innings. 

    “It was a tough way to end a good year. It’s tough playing a team you run-ruled earlier in the year. We became complacent after the early lead. The mental edge just wasn’t there. We hit entirely too many pop-ups and fly balls,” said Coach Chris Price.

  • Track and Field Region 2A results

    Girls 100-Meter Dash

    11. Shaila Winston

    13. Tiana Phillips

    Girls 200-Meter Dash

    13. Sydney Holt

    14. Shaila Winston

    Girls 400-Meter Dash

    8. Nancy Howell

    9. Haley Holt

    Girls 800-Meter Dash

    3. Amarah Reed

    7. Meagan Williams

    Girls 1,600-Meters

    3. Amarah Reed

    5. Michelle Seymour

    Girls 3,200-Meters

    1. Kristina Durbin

    3. Michelle Seymour

    Girls 100-Meter Hurdles

    7. Bethany Akin

  • July 12 is deadline for FEMA flood assistance

    Athertonville residents were among the hardest hit during the May flooding; however, anyone who suffered loss or property damage during the storm is eligible for federal assistance.

    FEMA representatives and Chris Jackson of LaRue County Emergency Management visited Athertonville Friday to assess damage along the Rolling Fork River and Knob Creek.

    Jackson said about 12 houses in Athertonville were damaged when several feet of muddy river water poured in. One home on Mount Sherman Road was hit also by flash flooding.