Today's News

  • COLUMN: The Golden Rule ... The Golden Deed

     Knock, knock ... Yes, I know you don't know me, but if you don't mind, please allow me to stay with you. Allow me to sleep in your home with you and your loved ones you treasure and protect. Feed me, clothe me and give me safe journey to many places I must be at. I won't be a burden, will do my best to hate most things about you and this whole situation - not because I don't appreciate what you're doing for me, but because I have to hate something about it all. 

  • Astors attend Libertarian convention

    Craig and Ruth Astor attended the Libertarian National Convention in Las Vegas last week. They met with Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico. Craig Astor is running as a third party candidate for the Second Congressional District.

  • COLUMN: Tdap vaccine available at LaRue County Health Department

     The Tdap vaccine is used to prevent the serious health consequences that result from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis diseases. The Center for Disease Control offers the following information about each of these diseases:

    Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, enters the body through cuts, scratches or wounds. It causes painful muscle spasms and stiffness, usually all over the body. It can lead to tightening of muscles in the head and neck so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow, or sometimes even breathe. Tetanus kills about one out of five people who are infected.

  • Campbellsville University graduates record number of students

     Campbellsville University bestowed degrees on a record-breaking number of graduates, 597, for the 2011-12 academic year. In ceremonies Friday, May 4, there were 132 students who received master's degrees and 248 undergraduates received their degrees on Saturday, May 5, for a total of 380 in the May ceremony. There were 217 graduates in December ceremonies.

    The following students graduated from Campbellsville University May 4 and 5:

  • COLUMN: Add exercise without changing your routine

     What is the main reason you give for not getting enough exercise in your day?  Are you too busy, too tired when you get home from work or just don't have the energy to even think about exercising? We give all sorts of excuses and don't even want to hear the E-word some days. What if activity wasn't a dreaded thing and what if you could make it fun and fit it into your normal everyday routine?  Do I have your attention?

  • Kristi Young graduates from Campbellsville University

     Kristi Young of Summersville is pinned at Campbellsville University’s School of Nursing pinning ceremony by her husband Marty Young and two sons, Isaiah and Isaac Young. 

  • Hannah White pinned at CU's School of Nursing

     Hannah White of Hodgenville is pinned at Campbellsville University’s School of Nursing pinning ceremony by her mother Sharon Gibson, enrollment advisor for Campbellsville University’s Center for Distance Education.

  • PHOTO: CU School of Nursing graduates recognized

  • WKU honors students

     Western Kentucky University’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences presented its annual awards on May 6 at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center.

    Bethany Riggs of Upton was named a Distinguished Scholar, Secondary Education, in the School of Teacher Education. Riggs was awarded also Outstanding Major English for Secondary Teachers and named to the Dean’s Council of Students.      

  • Fiscal Court: Core drilling conducted for tower

     LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 8 that core drilling has been conducted for erection of a communications tower on county road department property off U.S. 31-E.

    “Once the results of these tests come back, we can proceed with the tower,” Turner said. 

    Chris Jackson, emergency management director, said the 250-foot tower will provide improved transmission and reception service for his office and first responders.