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Today's News

  • Woman charged on 121 outstanding warrants

    A LaRue County woman, wanted in at least three counties for outstanding warrants, was arrested Oct. 9 at her home in Vine Grove.

    Penny Lou Emerson, 49, formerly of Saint Joachim Road, Hodgenville, was wanted on 112 outstanding LaRue County warrants and nine from other counties, on charges ranging from forgery to theft by unlawful taking to parole violations, according to Deputy Eric Williamson.

    “She’s been on the run since 2005,” Williamson said, “There are 67 felony warrants and 45 misdemeanors (in LaRue County alone).”

  • COLUMN: Circus is for pony lovers

    My husband and I took our daughter to the circus.

    Sounds simple, right? Wrong. From the moment we pulled into the fairgrounds she had her mind made up. She cared nothing about the circus and everything about the pony rides offered outside.

    Screaming at the top of her lungs in excitement she was practically begging to ride the animals.

  • COLUMN: Shopper's confidence takes a hit at gun show

    I am not a great shopper.

    My husband Bud would disagree. But that’s because he is a man and has little concept of what a real shopper is like. He can walk in Wal-Mart, go directly to his favorite jar of peanut butter, pick it up, walk directly to the checkout and be done.

    It’s almost Old Testament in its intensity: “Thou shalt go directly to the Jif. Thou shalt not look to the left, nor to the right, lest thou be tempted.”

    I enjoy looking – and buying when something calls to me. But the looking – that’s key.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Blessings come from God

    Today we don't hear much talk about blessing others, but in Bible times it was a vital part of their lives. 

    God was recognized as the ultimate source of the blessing and the person blessed would walk with the Lord and receive his benefits. Blessing from God comes to those who trust and obey him. 

    He has given us far more than we can possibly realize. Having a relationship with him, and being able to talk to him is a blessing in itself. Our God is the living God through whom all blessings flow. 

  • Ag event will pair food producers with distributors

    Local farmers, listen up. If you grow it, or maybe want to grow it, they will come. 'They' are food distributors that want and need more local food for their clients.

    Louisville Farm to Table and Washington County Cooperative Extension are teaming up to put food distributors that need locally grown food in the same room as folks in the state that either are or are willing to consider growing it.

    To set the table, a meal of locally grown food will be prepared for those attending the conference.

  • Grumbling and grouching are displeasing to God

    Grumbling!

    We all do it. You name it and we grumble about it. Our favorite subject is the weather. But it is a sin to grumble against God.

    The Apostle Paul told the Philippians Christians to “do all things without grumbling or disputing” (3:14). He was thinking of the children of Israel when they left Egypt on their way to the Promised Land. He said in I Corinthians they grumbled and were destroyed.

    God is displeased when His children grumble. Why?

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks defeat Henry County

    Senior Cody Thompson scored in every quarter, running for three touchdowns and catching another, on Friday night as the surging LaRue County Hawks pulled away from the Henry County Wildcats, 40-21 in both teams’ Class 3-A, District 3 opener.

    Thompson had scoring runs of 33, 9 and 29 in the first three quarters and caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Slade Owens in the fourth quarter. Thompson finished with 187 yards on 14 carries as the Hawks won their third consecutive district opener.

  • South Central Rural holds annual meeting

    South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative’s annual meeting was held Oct. 6 at the Cave City Convention Center with an extremely large crowd in attendance.

    The results of the mail ballot trustee election were announced with Ralph Thompson reelected in District I (Munfordville and Bonnieville) with no opposition. In District III (Hiseville and Cave City Exchanges) candidates were Incumbent Trustee Jerry Polson, and Mike Houchens, with Polson receiving 738 votes and Houchens 275 votes. Polson was declared reelected.

  • Greensburg man injured in Buffalo crash

    A Greensburg man was injured Oct. 5 when the vehicle he was driving rear-ended another car.

    Deputy Brian Smith said the crash was a chain reaction when a car that was not involved in the accident, slowed to make a turn.

    James Shuffett, 26, was driving a 1990 Honda Accord in the 900 block of Greensburg Road, Buffalo, about 11 a.m. when he failed to stop in time to avoid a collision with John Biggs, 40, of Columbia.

    Biggs, who was driving a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder, had stopped to avoid hitting another car that was turning.

  • Elizabethtown man injured in crash

    An Elizabethtown man was injured Oct. 4 in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and West Main Street.

    Phyllis Hazle, 77, of Hodgenville, was driving a 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue south on Lincoln Parkway, attempting to make a left turn onto West Main about 3 p.m., according to Deputy Brian Smith. Hazle failed to see an oncoming vehicle and pulled into the path of a 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Zora Brown, 70, of Elizabethtown.

    Brown’s vehicle “T-boned” Hazle’s vehicle, causing considerable damage to both cars.