Today's News

  • Kickball makes a comeback

    To hear that kickball is making a comeback would certainly be a surprise for some, but locally it’s a sport that has been spreading like wildfire. But how did the recent flare of kickball fever begin?

    Bruce Nichols is the coach for the Rolling Fork Crosskicks in the Tuesday and Thursday night New Haven adult co-ed league, but as he is also the pastor for the Rolling Fork Baptist Church, currently on a mission trip to China. His friend and fellow church member Mike Hanson shared some details about at least one beginning of the kickball fad.

  • Open houses, student registration scheduled by schools

     Scheduling registration a few weeks before school starts is a good way for LaRue County High School, as principal Paul Mullins says, “to be ready to start school when school starts.”

    “We want to spend as much time as we can in instruction once the term begins,” Mullins said. “Students pick their classes in the spring for the next school year so that by registration time, their schedules are made out.”

  • PHOTO: Camp Invention

     Eighty students participated last week in Camp Invention. First through sixth grade students from LaRue and surrounding counties explored the world of inventions, magnets, action games and take-apart machines at the Abraham Lincoln Elementary Campus. The nationally acclaimed camp in sponsored by the Inventors Hall of Fame and several other large corporations. In addition, local sponsors include the Dow Corning Foundation and LaRue County Schools. For more information on the 2013 Camp Invention, contact Camp Director Kathy Ross via Facebook or at 270-234-3309.

  • Hardin County Water District #2 wins award

     The American Water Works Association Kentucky-Tennessee Section has presented the 2012 Award of Excellence for Distribution System Operations to Hardin County Water District No. 2.

    The award was presented at the Water Professionals Conference in Memphis, Tenn. on July 10. This was the first year that AWWA considered distribution systems for the Award of Excellence distinction.

  • Balltown nursery hopes to expand

     Balltown’s MVP Garden Center, just outside New Haven, has plans to expand, and to make it easier for customers to enter and exit the property.

    But first, the Joint City-County Planning Commission and Nelson Fiscal Court will have to approve a zone change application for a 0.6-acre property adjacent to MVP.

    The property owners, Charles Richard Bryan and Thomas Frederick Newton, appeared alongside MVP owner Michael Mattingly at a planning commission public hearing Tuesday evening to explain their application.

  • COLUMN: Your works can be traced by your fingerprints

     We recently had the privilege of keeping our 15 month old grandson, Ty, for a week while his parents were on a mission trip. What a joy to have days and days with this sweet little one.

    After we returned home after delivering him back to his anxious parents, I was cleaning the house and noticed multiple fingerprints and smudges all over the place. Between Ty and his cousins, Layla and Bridgett, every section of my house had been explored and traces of their paths were left everywhere.  

  • COLUMN: Be imitators of Christ

     Paul tells the Corinthian Christians, "Be an imitator of me as I am an imitator of Jesus Christ" (1 Corinthians 11:1). He was trying to give the people a visual example of how to live the Christian life but not putting himself on a pedestal saying that he was perfect and had arrived.

    Paul realized that the greatest motivational principle in the world is a good example. In communication we are taught that 89 percent of what we learn is through the eyes.

  • Hodgenville man leads police on chase

    A Hodgenville man has been arrested and charged after he led police officers on a chase.

    Thomas A. Cummings Jr., 34, of 559 Kirkpatrick Ave., was arrested Wednesday, July 4, at 8:59 p.m.

    According to Cummings' arrest citation, Kentucky State Police troopers attempted to stop him on KY 210.

    To avoid troopers, court records state, Cummings drove as speeds of 100 to 110 mph and passed other vehicles in a dangerous and reckless manner.

    Records state that, when stopped, Cummings refused to exit his vehicle and resisted arrest.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Tiffany Nichole Wimsatt and Jeremy Thomas Jones

    Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wimsatt of Cecilia announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Nichole Wimsatt, to Jeremy Thomas Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jones of Hodgenville.

    The bride to be is a 2002 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2006 graduate of Berea College with a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts.

    The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2012 graduate of Bluegrass Community and Technical College with a degree in polysomnography.

  • Notes from Groundhog Hill: Bertha goes to the Fair

     Sometimes, when picking zucchini, any attentive yet error-proned gardener may overlook one because the huge leaves can hide a bloom rendering it invisible ... for weeks. That hidden bloom forms a zucchini and before you know it, you have a Big Bertha.

    Big Bertha and siblings ... the one zucchini you miss picking until it's way too late.

    The first thought that pops into the mind is, "Wow! That's big."