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Today's News

  • Being Christ like is our best ambition

    We have an effect on one another, good or bad. “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17). We sharpen or dull one another. Our influence in another’s life is positive or negative and either building up or tearing down.

    The disciples are an example of how Jesus rubbed off on them. “They acknowledged them as men who had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13). Paul said, “Follow my example as I follow Christ” (I Corinthians 11:1).

  • Stimulus package won’t meet expectations

    Kentucky will receive about $3 billion for health care, education and road construction over the next two years, according to a news release from Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The $787 billion federal stimulus bill, called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will direct $924 million to education in the state, $421 million for road and bridge construction and about $990 million for Medicaid.

    The state should receive about $120 million to address revenue shortfalls expected in the next two fiscal years.

  • Mid-March deadline for Sonora Elementary bids

    Hardin County Schools are seeking bids for the sale of the former Sonora Elementary School building. Potential buyers have until 2 p.m. March 16 to make a bid, said Gary Milby, associate superintendent for finance and construction.

    An advertisement soliciting bids has been published and an open house was held Wednesday for interested buyers to look at the property.

    The building was declared surplus property by the Kentucky Department of Education, Milby said. Sonora and Upton elementaries were replaced with Creekside Elementary School in 2005.

  • Vincent, Bandurske to cover high school sports

    The LaRue County Herald News’ spring sport coverage for LaRue County High School programs will be shared by two new correspondents – Lanny Vincent and Mark Bandurske.

    Vincent, who lives in Buffalo, holds a master of science degree from Eastern Kentucky University and is a former employee of the Ford Motor Company.

    He will be covering Lady Hawks softball and varsity track.

  • Storm lesson: Underground utilities should be considered

    The ice storm and its extended aftermath of damage left us all with stories to tell.

    For generations to come, Jan. 27, 2009, will be a milestone day for LaRue Countians as we compare every future act of nature with the inconvenience, damage, discomfort and tragedies associated with the storm.

  • Time to sit in the dark and ponder

    Some things I thought about while sitting in the dark after the ice storm.

    •Flashlights and kerosene heaters are wonderful inventions. Having new batteries and fresh kerosene is even better.

    •I had forgotten just how quiet the night can be.

    •You don’t miss television as much as you might expect.

    •I’m glad the neighbors have a generator to keep them warm. I just wish it didn’t sound like they were mowing their lawn all night.

    •Reading by the light of a kerosene heater feels so Lincolnesque.

  • Give trees a chance to recover from ice storm

    When I was a little girl, I attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with my mom and brother.

    One year, an ice storm damaged some branches on the two big sycamore trees at the edge of the cemetery. I recall some discussion among the church members whether to cut the trees down – as they were advised by an expert – or to trim the damaged branches and give the trees a second chance.

    Being a bit of a tree-hugger back then, I was glad when the adults decided to do the only wise thing by giving the trees a chance to recover.

  • Give trees a chance to recover from ice storm

    When I was a little girl, I attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with my mom and brother.

    One year, an ice storm damaged some branches on the two big sycamore trees at the edge of the cemetery. I recall some discussion among the church members whether to cut the trees down – as they were advised by an expert – or to trim the damaged branches and give the trees a second chance.

    Being a bit of a tree-hugger back then, I was glad when the adults decided to do the only wise thing by giving the trees a chance to recover.

  • Holocaust survivor speaks to students

    A Holocaust survivor Ann Klein of Louisville spoke at LaRue County High School auditorium on Feb. 27 to Carol Shelton’s seventh grade targeted skills class.

    Shelton said the students have been studying the subject and requested she find a speaker.

  • Lincoln took inspiration from the Bible

    The faith of Abraham Lincoln is best expressed in the phrase he coined, “one nation under God.” He was inspired by the Bible and by God’s direction in his life and the country’s life.

    God is mentioned in many of Lincoln’s speeches. In 1861 when Lincoln left Springfield for Washington, he said at the train depot, “Without the assistance of that Divine Being ... I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail.”