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Today's News

  • Michaela Rock traveling with 4-H troupe

     For the first time, a group of select 4-H members will travel across the state to showcase their fine arts talents in the newly created 4-H Performing Arts Troupe.

    The troupe was developed as a result of the success and popularity of the Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference’s Talent Show track. Troupe members will perform at several 4-H and other UK Cooperative Extension Service functions throughout the year.

  • National Cornbread Cook-Off offers cash prizes

     Warm up your skillets. Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron are once again searching the nation for the best original main dish cornbread recipes in the 17th Annual National Cornbread Cook-Off.

    Now through Feb. 28, fans can submit an original main dish recipe prepared with at least one package of Martha White Cornbread Mix and cooked in Lodge Cast Iron cookware. Ten finalists will be selected to compete during the National Cornbread Festival and the grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

    Check out past winning recipes at MarthaWhite.com/recipes.

  • COLUMN: Reconsider grazing practices

     As we begin a new year, it is a good time for cattle, goat and sheep producers to review livestock and grazing management practices. Let’s consider some grazing suggestions for the first six months of 2013 as producers attempt to feed cattle through grazing as many days as possible this year. Let’s begin with January, a month not suitable for grazing. We will look at the later months in a future article.

  • COLUMN: Oh baby, it costs a lot to raise a baby

     What does it cost to raise a child from birth through age 17? Using data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that in 2003, it averaged $130,290 when household income was below $40,700; $178,590 when household income was between $40,700 and $68,400; and $261,270 when household income was more than $68,400.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Adair County, 48-41

     The LaRue County Hawks picked up a win (48-41) on the road Jan. 8 against the Adair County Indians.

    Coach Paul Childress said he was proud of the resiliency demonstrated by his team.

    “Any time you go to Adair County, you know what to expect,” he said. Coach (Mark) Fudge does an excellent job with his teams. They will always defend you exceptionally well and you have to earn every point against them. We knew going into the game that if we played well, it would be a grind for us.”

  • Students graduate from CU's nursing program

     Campbellsville University’s School of Nursing graduated 28 students in December, the largest nursing class yet.

    Three local students participated in pinning ceremony: Gary E. Drake of Hodgenville; Addie Hawkins of Magnolia; and Brittany Skaggs of Mount Sherman.

    Dr. Bob Wade, dean of the School of Nursing, presented Hawkins with an academic excellence award.

  • PHOTO: Campbellsville University nursing students

     Campbellsville University nursing graduates were honored in December. Front from left, Mary Wise, Kristen Wilson, Jessica Ulrich, Jodi Tungate, Connie Robertson, Brittany Skaggs, Brenda Smith, Kelly Stone; second row, Joni Reynolds, Keely Pittman, Krysta Lenington, Amanda Anderson, Addie Hawkins, Brittany Knifley, Amy Leeds; third row, James Edmonds, Gary Drake, Leeta Dial, Sally Butler, Suzanne Davis, Amanda Conner; back, Christy Burriss, Tabatha Bryant, Mary Brock, Amanda Booher, Angie Atwood, Stephanie Akin, Cassandra Blevins and Kymberleigh Carter.

  • ALES library dedicated to Thurman

     It’s been a year since Amber Thurman, former principal of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, died in a car crash.

    The 47-year-old left behind two children, Zachary and Sarah, and a host of friends and students.

    On the anniversary of her death (Jan. 7), ALES staff and students held a ceremony renaming the school’s library in Thurman’s honor.

  • Six indicted by grand jury

     Six people were indicted Jan. 7 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Sara B. Gibbons(1975) of Hodgenville was charged with six counts of unauthorized procurement of controlled substance; theft by unlawful taking; six counts of forgery in the second degree; five counts of theft by unlawful taking; and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Minister's book deals with 'The Greatest Loss'

     After suffering what he calls “the worst thing a parent can experience,” Henry White is now using his experience to help others who are traveling the same path.

    White, pastor of Heavenbound Baptist Church in Elizabethtown and former director of Helping Hand, recently published a book, “The Greatest Loss – Ministering to Parents Who Lose a Child,” that discusses how ministers can provide aid to parents who have lost a child.