Today's News

  • 4-Hers compete at District Horse Camp

     The Wrangler’s 4-H Horse Club recently participated in Horse Judging, Horse Camp and the District Show. At the District Horse Judging Contest, Carey Coffey received the second place high individual in junior individual judging. She also placed fourth in junior individual hippology. Katie Gardner received third place in the senior individual hippology.

  • COLUMN: Are you eating your fruits and veggies?

     The USDA advises us to choose vegetables from all of the following groups each week:

    • Dark green (kale, lettuce, mustard greens and Swiss chard)

    • Orange (carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and winter squash)

    • Legumes (dried beans, lentils and peas)

    • Starchy (corn, green peas and potatoes)

    • Other (such as cabbage, cucumbers and onions)

    As we head into summer when fresh fruits and vegetables are more readily available, here are a few suggestions for boosting your daily intake:

  • COLUMN: Honor your father

     This Sunday is Father’s Day and as such it is a very special day for most families in our nation. Fathers may not always be all they ought to be but when Jesus wanted to illustrate the love and nature of God, he wanted us to think of God as a heavenly father.

    God’s word commands that we honor our fathers. This means we give them particular attention, special regard and seek to show their value and worth. We are to honor our father every day and not just the third Sunday in June.

  • Hart County offers tire amnesty

     Improperly disposed of tires are unsightly and can harbor disease-carrying mosquitoes.

    At times, residents hesitate to dispose properly of the waste tires due to a small service fee.

    On July 19-21, Hart County, in partnership with the Division of Waste Management is sponsoring a tire amnesty program that is open to all Kentucky residents for free disposal of an unlimited number of tires.

    The event will be held at 1545 Main Street (US 31W) in Munfordville.

  • COLUMN: Beautiful feet carry God's word

     How beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince's daughter!  Song of Songs 7:1a

    How beautiful ... are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, Your God reigns! Isaiah 52:7

    Summertime is the time for sandals and flip-flops. Every year stores are full of cute styles of cool, barely-there shoes to be worn on hot sultry days. I do not indulge in many toeless shoes, however, because I have such ugly feet!

  • COLUMN: Search for hidden treasure in the scriptures

     As a child, I can remember my cousin, Jackie, and I would dream of finding buried treasure. We would even dig under trees and rocks in hopes of finding a box of jewels or money.

    Needless to say, we were never successful in our quest.

    But we all have a treasure trove that we can "dig" into. Proverbs 2:4-5 says if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. 

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Our bodies will be changed at resurrection

     What I am about to write may sound morbid to some, but I am speaking from my heart.

    When I was a child, and there was a death in the community, someone would ring a bell which was placed on a high post behind the church where my family attended. The bell signaled there was a death and a grave needed to be dug. Men would come with their picks and shovels and begin digging.


     1. Beware of the Microsoft Scam. Local consumers tell BBB they are getting calls from people who say they are with Microsoft. These scammers are telling consumers they could be hacked then they offer extra security for a fee. That’s when they steal the victim’s personal information.

  • MONEY TIPS FOR STUDENTS: Identity theft

     Identity theft can affect anyone — including students. In fact, students under age 18 are often targeted because they often have no reason to check their credit scores to see if someone has been using their Social Security number. There are several measures you can take to help protect yourself and your identity, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Gibsons celebrate 61 years

     Kenneth and Rita Gibson will celebrate their 61st anniversary on June 16, 2012.

    They plan a trip to Tennessee to celebrate.

    Kenneth retired from Crucible Steel in 1992. Rita is a housewife.

    They were married June 16, 1951, at St. Ann’s Church in Howardstown.

    They have six children, Joseph Kenny Ray Gibson, Eugenia Butler, Dorman Gibson, Joey Gibson, Venita Hawkins and Viola Hawkins; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren with one on the way.