Today's News

  • Sports Shorts: Updated 06/21

    Rainchecks honored Saturday at Bluegrass Speedway
    Saturday’s June Jam at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown was rained out. The event will not be rescheduled. This is the sixth rainout that Bluegrass Speedway has had so far in the 2011 race season.
    June 25 is the final event that patrons and race teams can use rainchecks from the May 21 rainout event. For more information about Bluegrass Speedway, visit www.bluegrass-speedway.com.   

    LaRue County Park & Recreation pool open

  • Dawson wins Pepsi Junior Tour

    Cameron Dawson, a LaRue County Middle School student won the Pepsi Junior Tour golf tournament June 20. He competed in the age 11-12 division at Campbellsville Country Club. Dawson, the son of LaRue County High School Athletic Director David Dawson, has been playing the sport for eight years and has competed in the regional golf tournament. He will compete in three more tourneys this summer.

  • Billy Howell, former funeral director, dies

    Billy Howell, 72, former director of Hodgenville’s Billy Howell Funeral Chapel, lost his battle with cancer June 21. He died about 10 a.m., according to friends.
    His Celebration of Life service is 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY.  Visitation begins at noon Saturday at the funeral home.
    Howell, who started racing stock cars in 1962, was named to the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2010.

  • Car show and mud run to benefit Kosair Charities

    A fundraiser car show and mud run will be held July 2 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.

    The car, truck, tractor and bike show will begin at 10 a.m.

    The mud run follows at 7 p.m. with several classes including modified, pro-stock, super stock, stock 1, 2 and 3, barnyard, powderpuff, ATV, dune buggy and Ladies’ Dash for Cash.

  • COLUMN: Tell your descendants about God

    What stories Moses had to tell!

    Moses witnessed events few people would ever see. God instructed Moses to tell his descendants about the miraculous experiences with Pharoah. (Exodus 10:2).

    As God was speaking to the Israelites he commanded that his laws for living be passed on from parents to children. Religious education is important. It helps each generation obey God and set their hope upon him. God commanded the fathers to make known to their children the praises of the Lord and his strength and the wonderful works he has done.

  • COLUMN: God's grace is amazing

    John Newton (1725-1807) wrote the words to the hymn “Amazing Grace.” God’s grace reached down and touched Newton, a slave trader, and saved his soul. Read the words of the hymn to see how the Lord saved Newton.

    Through the years many others have been pulled from a sinful life and had their feet placed on the solid rock. God’s amazing grace comes through Jesus Christ (John 1:17) and opens the door to God. When you have a saving relationship with Jesus Christ things happen which results in eternal changes.

  • PHOTO: Doyt Perkins honored by church

    Ron Benningfield, right, Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church Sunday School Superintendent, presents Doyt Perkins with a plaque in appreciation for his serving 44 years as a deacon at the church.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Perkinses celebrate 50 years

    Doyt and Phyllis Perkins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday with a reception given by Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church. 

    The two were married on June 17, 1961, on Phyllis’s birthday. They have four children, Brian Perkins, Brent Perkins, Bethany Bowen and Betsy Perkins and nine grandchildren.

  • WEDDING: Karen Woodcock and Robert Yarborough

    Karen Woodcock and Robert “Bobby” Yarborough were married June 17, 2011, in a ceremony at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The bride is the daughter of Johnny Woodcock of Hodgenville. She is a graduate of Bardstown High School and a student at Ashworth College of Animal Science.

    The groom is the son of Robert E. Yarborough of Hodgenville. He is employed at Publisher's Printing in Lebanon Junction and a graduate of LaRue County High School.

    A reception followed the ceremony.

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