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Today's News

  • Deadlines approach for 2012 election

    Election Day 2011 is history though the official certification of results by the Kentucky State Board of Elections is scheduled for Nov. 28. While most Kentuckians are moving into the advent of the holiday season and a new year, the election season rarely has a breather. 

    Candidates who intend to run on the 2012 primary or general ballot have begun filing their paperwork with Secretary of State Elaine Walker’s office in Frankfort. Qualified candidates will appear on the May 22 primary or the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

  • Amanda Cecil named Employee of the Month

    Amanda Cecil has been selected as the November Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 1998 and is under the supervision of Carolyn Lafollette as a contractor clerk.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • McFarland requests hearing for possible reduction in sentence

    A man convicted of manslaughter in the 2007 shooting death of his former stepdaughter has requested another court hearing.

    David McFarland, 47, of Magnolia, claims he was a victim of domestic abuse and should be exempt from the requirement that he serve 85 percent of his 18-year sentence, according to court records.

    If his request is granted by LaRue Circuit Court, he could be eligible to serve only 20 percent of his sentence.

  • PHOTO: Middle Creek children participate in 'Christmas in a Shoebox'

    Middle Creek Baptist Church “Wednesday night kids” put together 16 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes for delivery to impoverished countries. There were 11 children in attendance – all excited to help make Christmas better for others.

  • Heartland Dulcimer Club releases Christmas CD

    The Heartland Dulcimer Club released this year its third CD, which has a Christmas theme.

    “Christmas in the Heartland” offers Christmas favorites such as “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Good King Wenceslas” and “Go Tell it on the Mountain” along with several other tracks.

    CDs can be purchased from club members for $15 or on the club website www.heartlanddulcimerclub.org.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Scammers target veterans

    Some of the most cynical scams target service members, their families, and veterans, warns the Better Business Bureau. Veterans’ Day is a key opportunity for scammers who would target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly vets.

    BBB Military Line provides free financial literacy and consumer protection services to the military community, as well as information on the latest scams, schemes, and ID theft tactics that threaten them. Among the scams to watch out for:

  • New officers selected for Hardin County Historical Society

    New officers for the Hardin County Historical Society were elected Oct. 24.

    They are: president, Judith French; first vice president, Twylane VanLahr; second vice president, Susan McCrobie; secretary, Charles Skees; and treasurer, Larry J. Hall. They will serve three-year terms.

    Speaker for the meeting was James Caufield. His program complete with Civil War memorabilia was entitled “J. D. Shacklette – Recalling Service to Hardin County and Dixie’s Land.”

  • PHOTO: Elders enjoy Sunrise's therapy kitchen

    The elders (residents) at Sunrise Manor are taking part in culinary therapy in the new facility’s therapy kitchen. Above is elder Mary Bryant showing off her buttermilk biscuit baking skills in the therapy kitchen.

  • One Knox launches website as part of 3rd Brigade's welcome home

    One Knox in conjunction with its Army partners and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Council have launched a web page – www.oneknox.com/welcomehome.

    The page provides our region with a variety of opportunities to support soldiers of the 3rd Brigade as they return from Afghanistan over the next two months.

    Community members are invited to visit the page and sign up to host soldiers for a meal during the holiday season; and receive notification of welcome home ceremonies.

  • COLUMN: Times change, God doesn't

    “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you.” Joshua 1:5

    Can you imagine trying to fill the shoes Moses wore? God had used him to turn the Nile River into blood, part the Red Sea, destroy the Egyptian army, receive his law on Mount Sinai and feed more than 2,000 Israelites each day in the wilderness.