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Today's News

  • Minister's book deals with 'The Greatest Loss'

     After suffering what he calls “the worst thing a parent can experience,” Henry White is now using his experience to help others who are traveling the same path.

    White, pastor of Heavenbound Baptist Church in Elizabethtown and former director of Helping Hand, recently published a book, “The Greatest Loss – Ministering to Parents Who Lose a Child,” that discusses how ministers can provide aid to parents who have lost a child.

  • Upton man charged with assault

     Kentucky State Police arrested an Upton man Jan. 7 in connection to an October assault at a Cecilia Smith Mill Road residence.

    Jacob M. Walker, 22, is charged with second-degree assault. He also is accused of violating felony probation.

    According to a warrant, the victim went to the residence to speak to Walker. However, police said before a discussion occurred, Walker and two juveniles assaulted the man.

  • COLUMN: Rooster revived from ice storm

     I was awakened Christmas Eve morning by Russell Crow.

    Now before you start thinking, “my, my, that Linda was a really good girl this year,” let me explain.

    It was not the all-tingly voice of that hunky Australian actor Russell Crowe I heard. It was the crowing of our pet rooster Russell Crow who was thawing out in the basement – directly under the bedroom floor.

    It was annoying, but we were glad to hear that he was feeling better. For awhile, it looked like he was headed straight to the pot for dumplings.

  • COLUMN: Funerals call for closed mouths, open hearts

     Sometimes as we’re working in the office, we’ll engage in what some may consider to be offbeat conversations.

    Recently, we discussed funeral homes – and all the ways things can go wrong when well-meaning visitors descend on the bereaved.

  • COLUMN: It's rooster tipping time

     Last week's cold rainy weather meant one thing at our house.

    It's rooster tipping time.

    To be accurate, it was actually rooster "untipping" time.

    Ever since our pet rooster Rusell Crow stayed outside the chicken house during the ice storm last winter, he hasn't been quite right. Although we thawed him out and cared for him to the best of our ability, he hasn't rebounded like we had hoped.

  • Connie Reiter named Nationwide's Employee of the Year

     Connie Reiter was selected as 2012 Employee of the Year for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since March 3,1979, and works in the busheling department.

    She received an award for her dedication and service on Dec. 21 at the company’s annual Christmas program. 

  • Peggy Cecil named Employee of the Month

     Peggy Cecil has been selected as the December Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 1979 and is under the supervision of Kim Beard in the trousers department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Rep. Hoover elected Floor Leader of GOP

     House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown (83rd District), was elected Jan. 8 to a seventh consecutive two-year term as the top GOP leader in the House. Hoover is the longest serving House Republican Floor Leader in Kentucky’s history.

  • Campbellsville University Academic Honors List

     Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors' list for the fall 2012 semester.

    The academic honors' list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours. Those named to the President's List achieved a 4.0 grade point average. Those named to the Dean's List achieved a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA.

    The following students were named to the Dean’s List:

  • County renews contract with Taylor County Animal Shelter

     After enjoying relatively mild winter weather through most of December, LaRue County’s road department crews spread their first loads of salt, about 15 tons, Dec. 29, according to road supervisor Clyde Veirs.

    “We spread most of it in the Roanoke-Howardstown-Tonieville areas,” Veirs reported to fiscal court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 8. He said the county still has about 135 tons of salt stored.