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Today's News

  • Youth Ministry Conference held at Campbellsville University

    “Youth in churches actually want more from their youth ministry experience,” said the Rev. Joe Ball, who works with the Youth Ministry and Sunday School Department at the Kentucky Baptist Convention, as he talked at Campbellsville University’s Youth Ministry Conference Nov. 15 in Ransdell Chapel.

    Forty-two youth ministers and others interested in the field, from Kentucky and Indiana, attended the session.

  • Governor proposes budget cuts

    Gov. Steve Beshear proposed a plan Thursday to address the state’s budget crisis that would utilize a 70-cent increase in cigarette taxes and double the tax rate on other tobacco products to protect funding for education as well as the state’s most vulnerable populations through Medicaid and mental health services.

  • Government payments available to small farms

    New federal legislation now allows farmers and landowners of farms with 10 or fewer base acres the opportunity to receive payments for the 2008 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program. Originally, the 2008 Farm Bill prohibited DCP payments on farms with 10 acres of base or less, unless the farm is wholly owned by a socially disadvantaged farmer or limited resource farmers. The 2008 enrollment period for the DCP on farms with greater than 10 base acres ended Sept. 30.

  • Jail inmate fined for driving county truck

    A LaRue County jail inmate who was spotted driving a county truck while on community work release was fined for the violation, but will not have to serve extra jail time.

    Bobby Council, 25, of Magnolia, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license, after  Sheriff Bobby Shoffner and Deputy Russell McCoy observed him Sept. 30 behind the wheel of a truck at the LaRue County Maintenance Garage.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Campbellsville, Waggener

    The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks won their first game with a 48-26 bashing of Campbellsville’s Lady Eagles Dec. 5.

    The homestanding Lady Hawks held the Lady Eagles scoreless in the second quarter en route to their first win of the season.

    Lyndsay Whitlock led LaRue County with 16 points, nine rebounds and one steal, while Valerie Whitlock added 12 points, eight steals and five rebounds.

    Freshman guard Nancy Howell chipped in with nine points and three rebounds.

    LARUE COUNTY 48,

    CAMPBELLSVILLE 26

  • Lincoln Boyhood Home wins online poll

    The Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek was the top vote-getter in a historic preservation contest sponsored by Hampton Inn.

    The Save-A-Landmark contest drew more than 45,000 online votes in an 18-day period in November and featured historic sites in nine states. The winner was announced Monday.

    The other Kentucky projects under consideration were the Belle of Louisville and the Louisville Water Tower.

  • Lincoln Boyhood Home wins online poll

    The Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek was the top vote-getter in a historic preservation contest sponsored by Hampton Inn.

    The Save-A-Landmark contest drew more than 45,000 online votes in an 18-day period in November and featured historic sites in nine states. The winner was announced Monday.

    The other Kentucky projects under consideration were the Belle of Louisville and the Louisville Water Tower.

  • Lincoln Boyhood Home wins online poll

    The Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek was the top vote-getter in a historic preservation contest sponsored by Hampton Inn.

    The Save-A-Landmark contest drew more than 45,000 online votes in an 18-day period in November and featured historic sites in nine states. The winner was announced Monday.

    The other Kentucky projects under consideration were the Belle of Louisville and the Louisville Water Tower.

  • City braces for possible financial shortfall

    Nationwide, city and county governments are experiencing budget woes during the latest economic turndown.

    The City of Hodgenville is no exception as Mayor Terry Cruse estimates a possible shortfall of $225,000 by fiscal year’s end. Cruse delivered the grim news Monday night to Hodgenville City Council.

    Cruse asked City Clerk MaDonna Hornback to “run a six-month checkup” to see where the city stands on budget.

    “We’re not in a crisis, but I wanted you to know where we stood,” Cruse said.

  • Winter weather arrives

    Winter weather arrived early Monday evening with freezing rain accumulating across the area. A winter weather warning was issued by the National Weather Service for most of Kentucky after a day of declining temperatures.

    The potentially hazardous wintry conditions continue today. The wintry mix of precipitation will continue for much of the morning and temperatures are not expected to cross the freezing mark until Tuesday.