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Today's News

  • COLUMN: God expects us to study to mature spiritually

    Spiritual immaturity causes Christians to say immature things, make immature decisions and act in immature ways. It is God’s will we become spiritually mature. 

    The Bible says in II Peter 3:18, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”          

    The Apostle Paul in I Corinthians 3:2-3 scolds the believers for their spiritual immaturity. They are on milk when they should be on meat. Would this describe many Christians that you know?

  • Veterans memorial coming to Sonora

    Sonora residents want to show how much they appreciate veterans’ sacrifices.

    Part of a private residence in the city is planned to become a memorial park honoring veterans in the Sonora, Upton and Glendale area who have died.

    There are 65 known veterans from the area who have died, said Carol Rogers, who owns Carol’s Flowers and Antiques on Main Street in Sonora and has helped organize the effort.

  • State wrestling, soccer venues changing

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is overhauling three of its state championships, changing the venues where the soccer final four and wrestling state tournaments are conducted.

    In a press release Tuesday, the organization announced it is moving the boys’ and girls’ soccer final four to Lexington Paul Dunbar from Georgetown College and the wrestling state tournament to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington from the Frankfort Convention Center.

  • Man claims Bardstown artist's work as his own

    A Louisville man has admitted to claiming a painting by nationally known Bardstown artist Jim Cantrell as his own.

    Cantrell and his wife, Jeannette Cantrell, confronted artist Jim Mahanes at Highlands Art Studios on Bardstown Road in Louisville last week. They were armed with a slide of the painting, taken when it was painted in 1977, and Jeannette's extensive documentation, dating back nearly four decades, of the works Jim Cantrell has produced.

  • Trooper Norman Chaffins named media relations officer

    Trooper Norman Chaffins is the new media relations officer at Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown. Chaffins is a native of Leitchfield in Grayson County and brings 17 years of experience to the position.

    He is looking forward to the change of pace but the work with KSP programs will be a continuation of programs he has been involved with for nearly two decades.

    “I was doing programs in Grayson county and working the road. This job gives me the opportunity to do more programs,” Chaffins said.

  • KSP offering cadet classes

    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:

  • Woman injured in motorcycle crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured July 26 in a motorcyle crash in the Devers Curve area.
    Edward Bandurske was driving a motorcycle about 8 p.m. on Bardstown Road near Lincoln Boyhood Home and lost control in a curve, according to emergency services.
    Marcella Bandurske, a passenger on the motorcycle, was injured and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.
    A family friend said Edward Bandurske suffered minor injuries.

  • Marksbury joins Angus Association

    Eleanor Grace Marksbury, Buffalo, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

  • Peachy tips for freezing fruit

    Our office has had several calls about how to freeze peaches. As with many peeled fruits, they will darken during freezing, so you must be treat or coat the fruit to prevent discoloration.
    You can layer fruit with sugar and allow to stand 15 minutes. This may produce enough syrup with the fruit’s natural juice for a good coating. You can also make a syrup of sugar dissolved in water to coat your fruit pieces.

  • Park bench dedicated to David Stearman

    Friends and family of the late David Stearman gathered at Creekfront Park recently to honor him with the dedication of a park bench at the site. A group affectionately known as the “Lunch Bunch” purchased the bench in Stearman’s memory. He died last October after an extended battle with leukemia.