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Today's News

  • LETTER: Thanks for helping show

    Many of you know us as Elvis and Meat Loaf and for almost a decade now you have packed the house for our shows in Hardin County. Please allow us to thank each of you who supported the recent show Legends of Country Music at Pritchard Community Center, featuring the Perkins Brothers and Friends. Your support helped Ruth Ann Baker’s feast on the word food ministry program. Your support gave local entertainers a sold out, standing room only crowd.

  • LETTER: Thanks for helping show

    Many of you know us as Elvis and Meat Loaf and for almost a decade now you have packed the house for our shows in Hardin County. Please allow us to thank each of you who supported the recent show Legends of Country Music at Pritchard Community Center, featuring the Perkins Brothers and Friends. Your support helped Ruth Ann Baker’s feast on the word food ministry program. Your support gave local entertainers a sold out, standing room only crowd.

  • COLUMN: Bits of wisdom from back roads

    There’s news in the making, every day and everywhere. Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the awesome privilege of getting to work with city officials and residents of LaRue County.
    I have been able to see and experience a lot by being behind the scenes as decisions are being made. I’ve shared laughter and even some tears with moms of graduates; I’ve stood in the rain and watched as work has been done on city roads and witnessed firsthand, neighbors helping neighbors.

  • Two battles with diagnosis of ‘The Big C’

    The fifth in a series about
    local cancer survivors.
    In 1995, we had promised our two daughters that we would move to Kentucky in 1997. I began to cough. Two to three rounds of antibiotics — no change.  
    Then came such a whirlwind of medical activity — enough to make one dizzy — X-rays with contrast, bone scans, biopsies, etc. Then we got the diagnosis: the BIG C, upper right lobe of this non-smoker’s lung.

  • Teens take over at LaRue County Public Library

    The LaRue County Public Library has opened its doors to teens looking to have some fun.
    Teen Librarian Katie Wheatley has implemented two groups, Teen Monday, also known as Monday Funday, and the Anime Club.
    Teen Monday began in January and is filled with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities such as cornhole, crafts, games and relays. The group focuses on team activities and meets 3:30-4:30 p.m. every Monday at the library. Any teen interested in participating is welcome.

  • Flooding forces the hands of local farmers; tough decisions loom

    Flood waters bolstered by more than 20 inches of rain in a three week period are causing great concern for area farmers. The average rain fall per year for this area is 44 inches. Farmers in the area are now looking at options and making financial decisions, based on the fact that almost half of the year's precipitation fell in the month of April, putting planting of area crops behind schedule.

  • Cub Scouts take outing to MAM Candy

    Cub Scout Pack 210 visited MAM Candy last Tuesday night as our first outing within the community. Rooney Gray treated the scouts with an informative and tasty lesson on pulled cream candy. Each scout was given his own candy to pull and then enjoy the delectable treat.
    Gray told the Pack that Abe Lincoln once served this candy to his dinner guests back in the day.
    The boys were able to see the chemical change from a light brown color of the candy as it began to be pulled, and then subtly change to a creamy white.

  • Federal government moves to eliminate paper checks

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check for millions of baby boomers and others applying for federal benefits, a move that will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years.
    Beginning May 1, anyone newly applying for Social Security, Veterans Affairs or other federal benefits now must choose an electronic payment method – paper checks will no longer be an option.
    People currently receiving their federal benefits by paper check must switch to direct deposit by March 1, 2013.

  • Volunteers re-elect Rita Smith

    Sunrise Volunteers re-elected Rita Smith as president at the organization’s semi-annual meeting April 26 held in the local nursing home’s activities center.
    Smith with vice president LaDean Self and second vice President Ann Easton were voted into office by acclamation.
    Retired Sgt. Maj. Tony Rose was guest speaker at the meeting.  He told the audience of his career and duties at the Pentagon when Flight 77 crashed into the building where he was working on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Laura Kasparie and Tim Lewis

    Laura Kasparie of Elizabethtown and Tim L. Lewis of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.
    The bride to be is the daughter of Johnny Thompson of Mount Sherman.
    The prospective groom is the son of Larry and Sally Lewis of Hodgen­ville.
    The wedding is 4 p.m. May 22 at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church in Hodgenville.
    All family and friends are invited to attend. Invitations are being mailed to out-of-town guests only.