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Today's News

  • TOUCHPOINTS: A true friend is loyal - always

    True friendship requires loyalty during all kinds of times. 

    There is a vast difference between knowing someone well and being a true friend.  When loyalty is present a relationship is secure and solid. When it is not, we live in insecurity and fear. 

    As a loyal person we say, “It doesn't matter what happens around us or between us there is nothing that can make me turn my back on you.”

    I Corinthians 13:7 says: “Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

  • Sammy's Market closes

    Nelda and Sammy Wooten did not have much experience when they began operating the store and gas station that became known as Sammy's Market on East Western Avenue in Sonora.

    A friend had the property available for lease 35 years ago, so the couple took it on and later bought the property, Nelda Wooten said.

    “We just got an opportunity, and we did it,” she said.

  • Volunteers honored for Sunrise service

    Twelve Sunrise Manor volunteers received pins for their hours of volunteer work at the group’s semi-annual meeting held at the facility off North Lincoln Boulevard Oct. 18.

    Candy Vincent presented Junior Bowen a pin for 11,000 hours; Tickle Ragland, 4,000; Emogene Gardner, 2,500; Liz Ragland 1,500; Obadiah and Rebekah Okeson, 1,000 hours each; Hazel Hodge, 600; Bob Wilson, 400; Sybil Skaggs, 300; Ronald Benningfield, 200; and Julie Kessinger and Lillian Talley, 100 hours each.

  • COLUMN: Late season care for your garden

    As the summer garden season nears an end, don’t let your guard down.  Keeping up with a few basic chores can improve your landscape’s beauty and reduce your workload next season.

    Continue weeding. Removing weeds now before they go to seed will eliminate hundreds of weeds next season. Destroy invasive weeds, those that have gone to seed and perennials that may root in the compost pile. And mulch the soil if you haven’t already done so.

  • COLUMN: Men: Control your diabetes for life

  • New Haven's mayor feels library's decision is a 'slap in the face'

    “We are getting a raw deal,” New Haven Mayor Bobby Johnson said during Thursday's New Haven Board of Commissioners meeting.

    Johnson was referring to the new Nelson County Library branch being built in the city. While construction is moving along, the New Haven Board of Commissioners is none to happy the Nelson County Library Board of Trustees has decided to pull a proposed sprinkler system out of the plans due to a cost overrun.

  • New Haven to apply for $500,000 to build senior center

    By KENNY FOGLE
    Landmark News Service
     

    At the New Haven Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday, City Clerk Linda Mattingly outlined the commissioners plans for submitting an application for a Community Development Block Grant through the Lincoln Trail Area District for $500,000 to build a Senior Citizens Center onto Barry Hall at the Park in New Haven.

  • New Haven murder trial delayed a second time

    The trial for David Jerome Willett, suspected in the stabbing death of Eric Douglas Stallard in New Haven last December, has been delayed a second time.

    Willett, 27, New Hope, stands accused of stabbing 39-year-old Stallard, New Haven, in an apartment at 107 Locust St. in New Haven the evening of Dec. 2, 2010. At the time, police reported that an argument about who Stallard was dating escalated into violence. Stallard was reportedly killed with a 7-inch lockblade.

  • PHOTO: Kenzi Lewis is guest of Rotary Club

    LaRue County High School student and performer Kenzi Lewis was the guest of Rotarian Sam Sanders, and featured presenter at last week’s Hodgenville Rotary Club Meeting. Lewis made an appearance on last season’s American Idol.

  • Liberty man may serve 7 years on numerous counts

    A Liberty man who led police officers on a high speed chase through Taylor and LaRue Counties in March pleaded guilty to several counts in LaRue Circuit Court.