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Today's News

  • School laptops now open for Facebook access

    LaRue County High School students received the loan of a computer last fall through the Laptops of LaRue initiative.
    Each student has a Dell laptop that can be used for homework assignments, taking quizzes or online research.
    However, one of the more popular networking sites, Facebook, has been off-limits on student computers until now.

  • Mentor hired to design New Haven library windows

    After seeing the design for the stained glass windows to be installed at the New Haven Library branch once construction is complete, the Nelson County Libraries Board of Trustees Thursday approved the official hire of Laura Mentor to design and build windows for both new library branches.
    Mentor designed the stained-glass piece in the main library branch.
    “People do admire that piece and people come from other places to see it as well,” Libraries Director Sharon Shanks said.

  • COLUMN: Chamber of Commerce busy with activities and programs

    The other day someone said to me, “It’s just one event after another for you, isn’t it?” And I replied “Yes, the Chamber always has something going on.” The Chamber of Commerce is always planning and doing projects and events for our local businesses and for the betterment of the community.
    One project we have been working on for some time and are very excited about is a virtual kiosk featuring LaRue County. The virtual kiosk will hang in the storefront window of the Chamber office.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: A good reputation is based in morality

    Character is defined as a group of ethical and mental characteristics that mark a person or group. A person’s character is actually who you are. Our moral integrity and reputation speaks often of our character.

  • CHURCH CALENDAR - SEPT. 14, 2011

    Manna Ministries accepting applications for assistance
    Manna Ministries of Hodgenville Christian Church offers assistance to individuals living in LaRue County or those passing through. To request assistance or for more information, call 270-358-4049. Requests for assistance will also be received at the 5:30 p.m. Thursday service.

    Tent revival at LaRue Baptist Church

  • COLUMN: Bury the hatchet, not the issue

    The memory of 9/11 is still fresh in the minds of many, even after 10 years. But for those minds that never really understood what happened, the confusion of that day is as memorable as the tragedy itself.
    On Sept. 11, 2001, I woke up early to prepare for the day ahead. I don’t remember what I ate, what I wore or any conversations I had. I do remember it was a Tuesday and I was in the 7th grade. Tuesdays were my dad’s days to come pick me up – my favorite day of the week.

  • COLUMN: Children were kept in the dark during 9/11

    The memory of 9/11 is still fresh in the minds of many, even after 10 years. But for those minds that never really understood what happened, the confusion of that day is as memorable as the tragedy itself.
    On Sept. 11, 2001, I woke up early to prepare for the day ahead. I don’t remember what I ate, what I wore or any conversations I had. I do remember it was a Tuesday and I was in the 7th grade. Tuesdays were my dad’s days to come pick me up – my favorite day of the week.

  • What were you doing when you heard the news of 9/11?

    I remember well the exact location and what I was doing when we heard the news. I was working for the railroad in Louisville. The radio was on (we did not have a TV) and all of us huddled around our radios listening and the news was streaming in. Fear, fear that it was WWIII as the reports of other airlines and catastrophes were unfolding.

  • COLUMN: Fear was a daily factor after the twin towers fell

     I was on an early morning goose hunt with my husband and a friend in Boston, Ky., on  Sept. 11, 2001.
    After our hunt, I walked to pick up our truck while the guys gathered decoys. When I got in the truck the radio was on and reports of the attacks were being reported.

  • COLUMN: Our country came together after 9/11 attacks

    As a child whose father was on duty at Fort Knox when President John F. Kennedy was shot, my parents would often comment, “I’ll always remember where I was when Kennedy was shot.” Somehow as a young person, I thought that was just my parents and probably nothing I would ever experience. But then it happened.
    Desert Storm, President Reagan was shot, and then 9-11. Yes, I remember all those days, where I was, how I felt and how we reacted.