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Today's News

  • Celebration for 203rd observance of Lincoln's birth is planned

     Two events to celebrate the 203rd birthday of Abraham Lincoln are being planned.

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln Days Luncheon.

    The luncheon, hosted by Lincoln Days Celebration, will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    The Richard Burks Award, which honors a person or organization that acts as an ambassador for LaRue County and the Lincoln legacy, will be presented.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: God provides material blessings for our enjoyment

    Scripture clearly teaches that God intends human life to include physical, emotional, and spiritual pleasure. But the Bible warns against the pursuit of certain pleasures: gluttony, extra-marital relations and drinking unto drunkenness, because they are sinful and ultimately produce great pain.

    Although the pleasures of life are not necessarily evil, neither do they bring ultimate meaning to life. Spiritual growth can be choked out by the pursuit of the pleasure of life. 

  • COLUMN: Think twice before using instant tax refund

     Instead of waiting for tax refunds from the IRS, nearly 10 million consumers, many from low to moderate income families, borrow against part or all of their expected tax refunds. These refund loans are heavily marketed by paid tax preparers and immediately put cash in to the consumer’s hands, making it seem a quick and painless way to get cash. The quick cash comes at a price, however.

  • Four indicted by Hart grand jury

    Several people were indicted in January by a Hart County grand jury.

    Albert T. Speed AKA Tommy Speed, 31, of Magnolia, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Jaclyn A. Wease, 32, of Upton, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Timothy Ray Riggs, 38, of Sonora, was indicted for theft by unlawfully taking a 1997 Dodge Stratus having a value of $500 or more and for being a persistent felony offender.

  • Four indicted by Hart grand jury

    Several people were indicted in January by a Hart County grand jury.

    Albert T. Speed AKA Tommy Speed, 31, of Magnolia, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Jaclyn A. Wease, 32, of Upton, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Timothy Ray Riggs, 38, of Sonora, was indicted for theft by unlawfully taking a 1997 Dodge Stratus having a value of $500 or more and for being a persistent felony offender.

  • New Haven man apprehended after a year's search

     A New Haven man who has eluded officers for nearly a year was located last week in Jackson County.

    John Curtis Stapleton (1988) was indicted last year on trafficking in controlled substance (methamphetamine), complicity; first-degree trafficking in controlled substance; possession of marijuana; and use or possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

    According to court records, Stapleton, along with Lonnie Frye (1978) and Crystal Richards (1989) were charged after officers found drugs inside a River Road home.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Livestock Club donates items to Santa Project

    The LaRue County 4H Livestock Club collected toys, jackets, hats and gloves for donation to the Morrison Christmas Bus in December. From left, Jimmy Engle, Aaron Elswick and Snookie Morrison.

  • COLUMN: God is in the life-changing business

    God is in the life-changing business. He takes a life that is bent and straightens it; a shattered one and puts it together again; and a dirty one and cleans it.

    There are two basic opinions as to how God changes a life.

    One is the passive approach where God does it all. The other opinion is the activist approach where it is all up to us. But I think it is a combination of the two where we both have a part.

  • Campbellsville University hosts orchestra performance

    The Campbellsville University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, dean of the School of Music, and Wansoo Cho, instructor in music, will present a concert featuring Campbellsville University faculty and graduate students 8 p.m. Feb.14 in the Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

    The program includes George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with faculty soloist Dr. William Budai, assistant professor of piano.

  • Preliminary hearing set for Natalie Gentry

    A preliminary hearing for Natalie Gentry was scheduled for 9 a.m. March 12 during her court appearance Friday in front of Hardin District Judge Kimberly Shumate.

    Gentry, 33, an Elizabethtown resident and a former teacher at LaRue County Schools, has been charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree official misconduct for alleged sexual contact with two male students.

    The encounters allegedly occurred in Hardin County where Gentry lives.