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Today's News

  • Church calendar

    Day of Prayer

    Dr. Ruth Redel will be  guest speaker at the World Day of Prayer Service noon March 6. The service is sponsored by the local Church Women United and will be hosted by Central Avenue Baptist Church, 401 Central Ave., Elizabethtown. World Day of Prayer is a Worldwide ecumenical movement of women of many faiths who come together to observe a common day of prayer. For more information, contact Linda Funk at 737-2929.

    Free dinner and movie

  • The Christian’s joy will last

    The joy of the Lord and the joy that the world gives are very different. The world’s joy is artificial, is not real and is on the outside. Booze, drugs, clothes, cars, stocks and bonds are outward things. The fleeting joy they bring does not last.

    Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). He came that we might have this joy to the full. It is a joy that the world does not give, nor can it take the joy away. This is a joy where God is at the center of life and is in control.

  • Maintain unity through the spirit

    “By one spirit we were all baptized into one body.” I Corinthians 12:13

    Mark Twain joked about putting a dog and cat together in a cage to see how they would get along.

    They did fine so he added a bird, a pig and a goat.

    They did fine until he added a Baptist and a Catholic – and soon there wasn’t a living thing left.

    Seriously, there’s nothing Satan enjoys more than causing division by pitting Christian against Christian, often over insignificant issues.

  • Six people receive diverted sentence

    Charges have been dismissed or diverted against six people involved in an altercation in July.

    Defendants occasionally are granted a diverted sentence in which a charge is eventually expunged if they meet certain criteria.

    Christopher R. Schmittou, 21, of Hodgenville, was charged with three counts of terroristic threatening, third degree. The charges were diverted for six months and will be reviewed in June.

    Whitney Thomas of Buffalo was charged with assault, fourth. Those charges were also diverted.

  • Fiscal Court gets update of storm-damage totals

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner told LaRue Fiscal Court that about 1,000 cubic yards – about 30 dump-truck loads – of ice storm-damaged limbs and brush have been dropped off at the disposition site at LaRue County fairgrounds.

    During its Feb. 24 meeting at the courthouse, Fiscal Court decided to clean up some aspects of its zoning ordinance and established a reimbursement policy for medical care at the jail.

  • Reunion calendar

    Class of ‘89 planning

    The LaRue County High School Class of 1989 will hold a reunion planning meeting 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Ginza Japanese Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Call Karen Hawkins Barnes at 324-4262 or Laura Kasparie at 769-6392 if you plan to attend.

  • BBB alerts consumers to scams

    Cathy Williamson brought words of warning to the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week.

    As branch manager of the Better Business Bureau, Williamson spends much of her time issuing alerts about scams, identity thefts and other consumer alerts. She said the Jan. 27 ice storm created opportunity for unscrupulous individuals to take advantage of vulnerable property owners.

  • LaRue boys capture 18th District crown

    LaRue County earned a new item for its basketball trophy case. The Hawks fought off some fourth-quarter surges to defeat Green County 59-49 in the championship game of the 18th District boys' basketball tournament Friday.

    Playing on a neutral court in Munfordville, the Hawks won their first 18th District title since 2003.

  • 54 donors turn out for HES blood drive

    When Melissa Pearman, Hodgenville Family Resource Center coordinator, set the goal for the center’s third Red Cross blood drive, she thought 32 donors would be great.

    When workers totaled the pints of blood donated at Hodgenville Elementary School’s gymnasium Jan. 26, however, the amount collected, 54 pints, proved to be a happy surprise.

  • Obama invited to visit Hodgenville

    When new Congressman Brett Guthrie got his first face-to-face meeting with President Barack Obama, the conversation immediately turned to Abraham Lincoln.

    The president visited a Republican House gathering to discuss the federal economic stimulus bill. As he was leaving, Guthrie found himself in position for a handshake and a 20-second conversation that he related during his visit to Hodgenville last week.

    “I said, ‘You know, Mr. President, Abraham Lincoln was not born in Illinois. He was born in my district,’” Rep. Guthrie said.