Today's News

  • Urgent Compliance Notice may not be urgent - or apply

     The Department of Transportation requires certain training for drivers and supervisors. 

    Last month, Winnie Read of Magnolia received an official-looking letter from Supervisor Compliance Training Department, Wilmington, Delaware, that suggested Read Farms could be non-compliant with the DOT. She has since received a second letter.

    Read noted that no one at her residence would be affected by the training (or lack of training) but wanted to alert others who may receive a similar letter.

    The letter reads in part:

  • Proclamation: National Day of Prayer

     Senator James Harlan of Iowa, whose daughter later married President Lincoln's son Robert, introduced this Resolution in the Senate on March 2, 1863. The Resolution asked President Lincoln to proclaim a national day of prayer and fasting. The Resolution was adopted on March 3, and signed by Lincoln on March 30, one month before the fast day was observed.

    By the President of the United States of America.

    A Proclamation.

  • Two local programs to be held on National Day of Prayer

     In one way, LaRue County could be called the birthplace of the National Day of Prayer.

    President Abraham Lincoln, born outside Hodgenville on Feb. 12, 1809, made a proclamation in 1863 for a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer.”

    In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May, according to the website http://nationaldayofprayer.org.

  • LCHS greenhouse open through end of school year

     This year's production in the LaRue County High School agriscience greenhouse has been a huge success story. The season opening was April 16 and sales have been strong since then. 

    The community has traditionally rallied to support the efforts of local high school students by purchasing the vast array of bedding plants and a great selection of high quality hanging baskets in the area. 

  • Jobless rate down in LaRue for March 2012

     Unemployment rates fell in 104 Kentucky counties between March 2011 and March 2012, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    In addition, 15 counties had a higher unemployment in March 2012 than in March 2011 while the unemployment rate in Clay County remained the same in March for both years.

    LaRue County’s unemployment rate dropped from 9.1 percent last March to 8.3 percent. It dropped a full point from last month’s rate.

  • Mary Anderson Burks: 1921-2012

     Mary Anderson Burks was a woman known for many things, such as being a horticulturist and a businesswoman who was very active in the community, but those who knew her best speak of her devotion to her late husband, Joseph E. Burks.

    The Burkses, who lived in Shelbyville, had been married for 66 years when he died last January, having married on Palm Sunday in 1944.

  • PHOTO: Pamida Foundation donates $1,500 to senior center

     Paul Probst, shift manager of Hodgenville's Pamida, presented a check for $1,500 to Katie Carter, director of the LaRue County Senior Center. The proceeds were donated by the Pamida Foundation.

  • Kentucky Christian Writers Conference set for June 22-23

     Comedienne and author Chonda Pierce will serve as keynote speaker at the 16th annual Kentucky Christian Writers Conference June 22-23 at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown.

    A “meet and greet” with conference faculty will be 7-9 p.m. June 21 at the church.

    Pierce has authored six books, including her most recent release, Laughing in the Dark. Pierce has ranked among Pollstar’s top-selling live performers and her comedy DVDs are consistently strong sellers, with six certified Gold and three Platinum releases.

  • Jamie Price awarded Cantrell-Lorey Scholarship

     Jamie Price, a LaRue County High School senior, has been awarded the Cantrell-Lorey Scholarship. 

    She is FFA president, a member of the Homecoming Court and a Kentucky Student Ambassador.

    She plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and hopes to become a loan officer.

    She is the daughter of Mark and Lisa Price of Sonora.

    The scholarship is funded by Emma Cantrell and her husband, Class of 1958.

  • COLUMN: Christians have a right to be seen and heard

     Do you recall an expression, “Children are to be seen, but not heard”?

    When it comes to being a Christian in today’s world, that seems to be the feeling of many people. It is OK to be a Christian, but they don’t want you trying to force your beliefs on them.

    Sometimes Christians are not treated the same way as any other group. No one seems alarmed when any other large group gets together, but they become alarmed when the gathering has a religious purpose.