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Today's News

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Don't worry

    If you are like most people, it is simply a fact of life that from time-to-time, you worry. 

    We worry about our children, family in general, finances, and sometimes our safety.  There are some things we cannot control, such as the weather; and we find ourselves worrying about ruined trips because of rain, our crops because of not enough rain, getting an incurable disease: it goes on and on. 

  • GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: David and Betty Dever

    David and Betty Dever will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration given by their children, Fred Dever and Teresa Perkins, and their grandchildren. 

    It will be held 2-4 p.m. July 24, 2011, at Salem Christian Church, Hodgenville.

    The couple married July 25, 1961, in Celina, Tenn.

    David retired from Louisville Bus Company (TARC) in 1993. Betty is a full-time mother and homemaker.

    They are active members of Salem Christian Church.

    All friends and relatives are invited.

    No gifts requested.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Courtney Beth Reynolds and Robert Andrew Bowling

    Gary and Joyce Reynolds of Magnolia are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Beth Reynolds, to Robert Andrew Bowling, son of John Carroll and Lora Bowling of Lyons Station.

    The bride to be is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2010 graduate of University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She works as a registered nurse in the emergency department at University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Kentucky State Police accepting applications for cadet class

    The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications for its next cadet class. Interested applicants should visit www.kentuckystate police.org and click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How To Become A Kentucky State Trooper links.

    Information at the site includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of supporting documents required, a downloadable study guide for the written test and a list of the following testing dates, times and locations:

  • PHOTO: Friendship Baptist Church Vacation Bible School

    Friendship Baptist Church had several students in Vacation Bible School. They are Tyler Foster, Christian Veirs, Voni Chedwick, Ben Graham, Jerome Dawson, Sarah Cooper, Patricia Keys, Peyton Foster, Chloe Geary, Jarrod Geary, Reagan Donovan, Shayla Chedwick, Kaleigh Graham, Hannah Boggs, Catherine Spalding, Sally Polin, Trinity Scruggs, Caydence Engle and Jameson Pena Santos.

  • COLUMN: The Lord's goodness is sweet

    We are blessed with good food in America, whether it is in our home or in one of the many restaurants near us. One wife said she had changed her system for labeling homemade freezer meals. At one time she labeled the containers as meatloaf, pot roast, etc. Now she stocks her freezer with things her husband really likes –  “whatever, anything, I don’t know, I don’t care, something good, or food.”  

    No matter how he responds when she asks him what he wants for dinner, she knows there is something waiting in the freezer.

  • COLUMN: Put the secret sin away from you

    There is an accursed thing in your midst, O Israel. You cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the accursed thing from among you. Joshua 7:13

  • Applications accepted for housing assistance

    The waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program or Section 8 Rental Assistance will accept applications through July 31 in 87 counties, including LaRue County.
    The waiting list for Section 8 will be open, each year, for the months of July and January. In previous years, the list would open and close based on number of responses. Applicants who wish to receive rental assistance from Kentucky Housing Corporation must choose one of the 87 counties.

  • Home canning: Try this cure for shriveled pickles

    At the Extension Office, we have free publications on home canning and freezing. One covers making pickled products. Some common problems when making pickles are listed below. You can find more problem-solving information at freshpreserving.com.
    Problem: Pickling liquid is cloudy.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning

    June 2011
    Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records:
    • George Callison – E.Forest Ave., garage frame     
    • Nancy Banks, 1965 Oak Hill Road, Sonora, residence frame   
    • Rosanne McDaniel, 1967 Oak Hill Road, Sonora, residence frame   
    • Sue Sageser, 1418 Leafdale Road, garage post   
    • Victor Kahill Sr., 3302 Lincoln Farm Road, storage, pole