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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Know your credit score

    Many people are aware that their credit score is important, but do not really understand what it is or how to build a strong credit score. Your credit score is an indicator of the likelihood that you will be able to repay a loan according to the original loan terms, meaning that you pay your loan on time.

  • COLUMN: St. Francis' legacy becomes part of animal blessing

    Maybe it is just me – but there seem to be more events featuring the blessing of animals. These are occurring in various churches, too. One regional newspaper covered an event in two articles, before and after.

  • BIRTH: DeSpains welcome Gavin Scott

    Scott and Jill DeSpain of Loretto announce the birth of a son, Gavin Scott DeSpain.

    Gavin Scott was born at 8:48 p.m. Sept. 23, 2011, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 6 pounds 6.5 ounces and was 20-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Charles and Thelma Thompson of Holy Cross.

    Paternal grandparents are Geneva Cecil of New Haven and the late Edward DeSpain of Howardstown.

  • Conservation assistance available

    The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit the local Conservation Service office to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible funding opportunities.

    The application process is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year. The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds is Nov. 15.

  • COLUMN: Chamber planning Trick-or-Treat on the Square

    This year seems to be flying by, but that must be because of everything that the Chamber is involved in and working on. The holiday season is almost here and that is very exciting because two of the Chamber's biggest events are just around the corner.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hodgenville have finalized plans for Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square and Christmas at Creekfront.

  • Theresa Gray honored by Nationwide

    Theresa Gray has been selected as the October Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since January 2011 and is under the supervision of Dawn Burgess in the special forces department.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

  • Brenda Gardner named employee of the month

    Brenda Gardner has been selected as the September Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since April 2004 and is under the supervision of JoAnn Pearman in the trousers department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • AARP offers free driver safety class to military personnel

    A free driver safety class will be available in November for any military personnel.

    Hardin Memorial Health and the AARP Driver Safety Program are partnering to offer the class 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4 or Nov. 30 at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Light refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required by calling 737-7904.

    The class is open to any military personnel — active duty, retired, guard or reserve, regardless of age.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Carmen Drake and Nick Fields

    David and Carolyn Drake, of LaRue County, and Douglas and Betsy Fields, of Blue Ash, Ohio, announce the engagement of their children, Carmen Drake and Nick Fields.

    The bride to be is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2010 graduate of Campbellsville University. 

    The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Sycamore High School in Blue Ash and a 2009 graduate of Campbellsville University. 

    Both are employed as music teachers by the Edgewood City Schools, Trenton, Ohio.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Hot topics

    1. Job seekers, beware of Reshipping Scams! In this scam, foreign criminals purchase merchandise with a stolen or fake credit card and then hire U.S. citizens to have it shipped to their country. These jobs are posted on online job sites and in newspapers.