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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Will Christmas come this year?

     The calendar says that Christmas is coming. Many signs point to its approach, but will Christmas come this year? Dec. 25 will arrive, but I fear that Christmas will not come in the hearts of many people.

    Granted, the commercial side of Christmas is already here. Billions of dollars were spent the day after Thanksgiving.

    The social side of Christmas is here with all the parties and the travel - despite the gasoline prices. Christmas is being celebrated in churches too. The decorations, carols, dramas and music programs tell us the Christmas season is here.

  • TENNIS: Michelle McKamey wins prestigious tournament

      Michelle McKamey, eighth grade student at Lone Oak Middle School in Paducah and a member of the State Champion Lone Oak High School varsity tennis team, won the girls 14s division at the prestigious Fall Southern Closed Tennis Tournament in Louisville.

    The tournament was held over the Thanksgiving holidays. The tourney consisted of the top 64 girls representing the nine states that make up the southern section of the U.S.

  • COLUMN: Holiday navigation tips for caregivers

     Caregiving can be stressful, and these stresses can be exacerbated around the holidays as you are faced with added responsibilities and obligations. Whether this is your first holiday season as a caregiver or you have been providing care for years, you can do several things to make the holidays easier on you, the person you’re caring for and your extended family and friends by following the recommendations below.

  • PHOTO: Class of 1987 reunion

  • 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' comes to Bardstown

     “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be performed Dec. 7-16 at the Bardstown/Nelson County Civic Center, 321 South Third Street, Bardstown.

    Performances are at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15, with 2 p.m. matinees on Dec. 9 and 16. 

    Bardstown Community Theatre’s production of Barbara Robinson’s play will showcase “some of the brightest youth and adult talent in the area,” according to Tony Paulin, producer.

  • Retired preacher pens memoir

     Gene Enlow, a longtime Kentucky Baptist pastor with family ties in the Hodgenville area, has penned a memoir  A Legacy of Faith: The Enlow Papers.

    Enlow, now retired, shares stories like the night a man burst into his study, threatening to kill him because of the pastor’s opposition to legalizing sales of liquor by the drink. As Enlow pondered what to say, the Holy Spirit prompted him to pray that God help him love this man the same way He did.

  • Carolyn Drake retires from Fort Knox Federal Credit Union

     After more than 36 years of dedicated service to Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Carolyn F. Drake of LaRue County retired Dec. 1.

    She was appointed to the position of executive vice president more than 27 years ago and has been a key member of the Fort Knox Federal professional leadership team throughout her career.

  • PHOTO: Big wreath at Lincoln National Bank

     Lincoln National Bank employees Arthur Hawkins and Leon Kessinger worked Friday to get a large holiday wreath ready for display.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Hawks' goal is to win Region

     Head coach Gary Canter started the wrestling program at LaRue County High School in 1990.

    At that time, the form of wrestling most people in LaRue County knew was the smackdowns – professionals on television.

    “The biggest challenge I had the first year,” Canter once said, “was to convince the wrestlers that there were not any ropes or ring involved in real wrestling.”

  • PHOTO: Superintendent speaks to Chamber of Commerce

     Several LaRue County Schools Central Office employees of spoke at last week’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon. From left, Superintendent Sam Sanders, Special Education Director Camille Turner, Instructional Supervisor Denise Skaggs, Instructional Supervisor Amanda Reed, and LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins.