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Today's News

  • Reception and parade planned for Medal of Honor winner

    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer will be honored in public ceremonies as part of “Sergeant Dakota Meyer Week” on Oct. 2.

    Ceremonies will include a parade around downtown Columbia which will lead Sgt. Meyer to Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raider Stadium. The public may attend either or both the parade route or the ceremony to start at 2 p.m. at Blue Raider Stadium.

  • Chorales to perform at First Baptist

    The Kentucky Baptist Men’s and Women’s Chorales will perform a free concert of sacred music 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at Hodgenville First Baptist Church.
    (Original notice said event would be held at Severns Valley Baptist Church)

  • ColorFall provides best fall viewing routes

    Impressive changes in foliage colors announce the arrival of autumn in Kentucky, and the 2011 edition of the ColorFall program coordinated by the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism and the Kentucky Department of Parks features a website that provides a variety of information about the state’s beauty at this time of year.

  • Campbellsville University Orchestra to hold concert

    The Campbellsville University Orchestra will present its first concert of the semester 8 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Ransdell Chapel on the campus of Campbellsville University at 401 N. Hoskins Ave.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, dean of the School of Music, will conduct along with Wansoo Cho, instructor in music, associate conductor.

    The program consists of both familiar and less familiar literature including Beethoven’s Symphony #5, 1st Movement, and Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite. 

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Burba earns $10,000 scholarship

    Six Western Kentucky University students have received $10,000 scholarships for the 2011-12 school year funded through the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

    Recipients of the Science and Math Alliance for Recruitment and Retention of Teachers Scholarships include Stephanie Burba, a biology major from Magnolia.

  • MILITARY: Wood earns Seabee insignia

    Petty officer third-class Brandon Wood of Hodgenville received his Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist insignia. The insignia recognizes the training and qualifications of members who serve in Construction Battalions or other construction units, in the United States Navy. Wood completed the prescribed Naval Construction Force Personnel Qualification Standards which entails required coursework, qualification tasks standards, written examination and a field exercise.

    Wood is in the U.S. Navy Mobile Construction Battalion deployed to Afghanistan for about nine months.

  • COLUMN: Your best days are ahead

    Genesis 4:25 says Eve bore a son and named him Seth “for God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed.”

    God promised that Eve’s children would bless the world. But now one of them is dead, the other’s on the run and everything’s fallen apart. Ever been there?

    Just because your plan fails doesn’t mean God’s plan will. Adam knew his wife again and she bore a son and called his name Seth: for God, said she, “hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel whom Cain slew.”

  • LINCOLN DAYS SCHEDULE

    SATURDAY

    7-9:30 a.m. Woman's Club Breakfast

    8 a.m.  Music by Eddie Black, Jeff Knoop

    8:20 a.m. National Anthem by Eddie Black and wreath laying ceremony

    8:30 a.m.  Music by Frankly Scarlet

    9 a.m.  Play It - Sing It Round Robin with Charles Whitmer, Linda Grimes, Eddie Black, Jeff Knoop, Al Elliott and Doug Gary

  • COLUMN: BAVEL is Kentucky's best kept educational secret

    One of Kentucky's best-kept secrets is the Barren Academy of Virtual and Expanded Learning.

    While the commonwealth loses 10,000 students from each graduating class, only 110 students currently are enrolled in the academy. Nevertheless, BAVEL offers the right kind of alternative to tip the scales in the other direction.

    Not only does it offer all Kentucky students - regardless of where they live - the opportunity to acquire a high school diploma while every single class online, but it's getting top-quality results at very low costs.

  • COLUMN: Let nonviolence begin with me

    In recent days the Catholic community celebrated the feast of St Peter Claver.