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Today's News

  • BIRTH: Hornbacks welcome Honor Elizabeth

    Ernest and Shanda Hornback of Mount Washington announce the birth of a daughter, Honor Elizabeth, born Dec. 7, 2010, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

    Honor Elizabeth weighed 7 pounds 5.5 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Grandparents are Sharon Hornback and the late George Everett Hornback.

  • RETIREMENT: Super Safe Day

    Sharon Hornback was honored with a plaque after retiring from Hodgenville’s Dollar General Store Wednesday.

    Hornback, known for her standard greeting, “Have a super-safe one,” worked at the store more than 10 years. She plans to “be available to babysit” her grandchildren.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Vengeance belongs to God

     There is a new TV series called “Revenge.”

    The girl in the series is seeking to destroy those who wrongfully accused her father for something he didn't do, leading to his incarceration and death.  Revenge is one of the most primitive of human instincts. If we are unjustly criticized by someone we work with, made the victim in a crime we didn't commit, slandered by lies of others, or had someone we love taken from us by sensual actions of another, our gut response is to want revenge. 

  • WEDDING: Brittany Lynn Struck and Austin Smith

    Brittany Lynn Struck and Austin Smith were married Dec. 11, 2011, at Lake Tahoe, Nev.

    The bride is the daughter of Davy and Ramona Coffey of Hodgenville and Russel and Sandy Struck of Hardin, Mont. She is a graduate of LaRue County High School.

    The groom is the son of Robert and Patti Smith of Vacaville, Calif. He is a member of the California National Guard 132nd Engineer Company

    The couple have planned a May honeymoon in Hawaii.

    They will reside in Sacramento, Calif.

  • COLUMN: Children can learn to like vegetables

     “Ewww, not broccoli!” or “I’m not eating those carrots!” are common phrases echoed by many children at mealtimes, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Parents can do several things to get children to eat and enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables. Children develop food preferences at an early age so the earlier and more often children eat vegetables, the better.

  • GRACE NOTES: We're all scarred for life

     All this past week I’ve been talking to people with scars for a series of stories that I wrote for the newspaper where I work.

    I got the idea from a photographer I heard on the radio, talking about a series of photos he had done of people’s scars.

    He said that every scar tells a story.

    When I was 9, I bent down to say “hi” to Sam Lang’s Basset hound and it jumped up and bit my face, tearing a hole from the right edge of my lip to my chin.

  • COLUMN: Be still and know that he is God

     Be still and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10

    Noise pollution ... there is so much noise always around us: the TV/radio/computer blaring, the dishwasher whirring, the washing machine sloshing, telephones jingling, traffic blaring, lawn mowers roaring and a multitude of other sounds are heard during our daily lives.

    Our world has become inundated with noisiness. It surrounds us in our homes, our vehicles, our workplace and in our leisure time.

  • COLUMN: God's standard is love

     Beloved, let us love one another. (1 John 4:7)

    God’s standard is love one another. We are not just to love the lovable, the healthy, those within a 10-mile radius or us or just the middle class. God wants us to accept one another – warts and all.

    Twelve times in the New Testament we are told to love one another. Why 12 times? Love does not come naturally. It is hard for us to carry out this command.

  • USDA warns of fraudulent letters

     USDA officials learned late Friday afternoon that fraudulent letters are being sent by FAX to individuals and businesses in at least four states. The letters purportedly come from a USDA procurement officer and seek personal information. These letters are false and in no case should a recipient respond with personal and financial information.

  • Cancer survivors nominated to walk in Oaks parade

     Two Hodgenville women have been nominated to march in the Survivors Parade on Kentucky Oaks Day.

    The May 4 Survivors Parade will be made up of 138 cancer survivors (in honor of the 138th Kentucky Oaks) chosen through an online nomination and selection process.

    Three hundred sixty women from around the country have been nominated.

    Linda Allen, a breast cancer survivor, and Ramona Coffey, an ovarian cancer survivor, were each nominated by their daughters.