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Today's News

  • Scripture and experience attest: Christianity does work

    The question of an unbelieving world is, “Does Christianity work?” When the chips are down and when the pressure mounts will Christianity stand the test?  Does faith in God make a difference?

    Scripture and experience says – Yes! Paul saw Christianity at work in his second imprisonment and he reflects back on these experiences where he saw how God helped him (2 Timothy 4:16-18). The Lord stood with him and strengthened him.  God can help us in the same ways he helped Paul.

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  • LaRues, Hodgens were prominent figures

    Mr. James D. LaRue Jr. better known as “Jim” has put to print his lifetime collection on the LaRue family. He had a book signing party Sunday.

    Mr. LaRue is a noted historian on LaRue County history.

    The LaRue County Genealogy Society looks forward to having him as a guest speaker at the August potluck meeting at the genealogy library 6 p.m. Aug. 26.

    Otis M. Mather, one of LaRue County’s early historians, shared his knowledge on the family and I would like to share some of these things with you.

  • Buy local, think global

    When shopping for food, try to broaden your horizons beyond the usual grocery or discount store. By spending more of your food dollar locally, you help strengthen your local food system.

    Try making a stop at local agribusinesses when fresh produce is in season. Look for Kentucky made products in all your food outlets. Try spending at least 10 percent of your food budget on local or Kentucky foods.

  • Senior transportation in jeopardy

    Rising costs and shrinking government assistance is endangering the senior transportation program ran by the Central Kentucky Community Action Council.

    Lynne B. Robey, who was hired as executive director in January, said last program year, the costs for the program were double the reimbursement rate.

    “Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. is no longer able to operate any programs in this manner,” said Robey. “We feel a deep commitment to the seniors; however, we can no longer jeopardize the financial status of the agency.”

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  • Community Calendar - August 28, 2013

    Shingles vaccine offered
    The LaRue County Health Department offers shingle vaccines for $10 for ages 60-64 who do not have health insurance or if insurance plan does not cover the vaccine. Call 358-3844 for more information.

    Hardin County Teen Court

  • Air Evac Lifeteam: 2013 Base of the Year

    Campbellsville’s Air Evac Lifeteam base and two of its employees were recently honored with regional awards. The base has been selected as the company’s 2013 Region 2 Base of the Year. Region 2 consists of Air Evac Lifeteam bases in Kentucky, Ohio, parts of Tennessee and West Virginia.

    In addition, Tom Lecompte was named Region 2 Pilot of the Year, and Lanny Thompson was named Region 2 Mechanic of the Year.

  • Obamacare discussed at town hall meeting

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie held a town hall meeting Aug. 20 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. Guthrie spent more than an hour answering questions from the audience of about 30 people.

    One of the first questions dealt with the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare,” the sweeping health reform act that goes into effect Oct. 1.
    Guthrie said the law is “unpopular, unworkable and it’s unraveling.”

    The employer mandate to offer workers coverage was delayed for a year because the Internal Revenue Service has not provided guidelines.

  • Second pipeline eyes central Kentucky

    On Friday, the Kentucky Senate addressed the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline.

    The pipeline, if built, will carry natural gas liquids from Pennsylvania to the Gulf of Mexico, cutting a swath through central Kentucky. Natural gas liquids are the byproduct of natural gas drilling, and contain flammable materials like propane and ethane.

    The Senate’s resolution, introduced by Senator Jimmy Higdon in special session, asks for two things: