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Today's News

  • Diabetes Coalition to meet, classes planned

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at the LaRue County Extension Office. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.

    The group will not meet if schools are closed due to weather.

    For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.

    LaRue County Diabetes Support Group

  • COLUMN: Tips to assist a homebound friend

     People can become confined to their home for many reasons: sickness, recovery from surgery, chronic illness, disability and even weather. With limited access to the outside, a person’s world can shrink considerably and create a disconnect from people and the community. To help a homebound friend or relative stay engaged in life, you can:

    • Plan to call or visit when you are not rushed for time.

    • Arrange a regular date to get together.

    • Encourage the person to express emotions and to listen.

  • PHOTO: Creative Kids donate mat

  • TOUCHPOINTS: God's word - think on these things

    Our brain is a creation of God. It is so complex that the wisest of men cannot tell us how it really functions. The Bible says that believers are in spiritual warfare, the carnal against the spiritual.

    "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would." (Galatians 5:17) 

    Ephesians 4:27 says, “Neither give place to the devil.”

  • Sewer rates increase for New Haven residents

    A short agenda marked the final meeting of the New Haven Board of Commissioners for 2011 on Thursday. Mostly routine business was discussed to include awarding the new garbage collection contract to Waste Management of Kentucky. Tim McNalley, representing the company, was on hand to address any concerns and explain a 5-percent rate increase effective until June 2013. Fees for New Haven customers will rise from $8.20 a month to $8.61. The city of New Haven simply passes on its cost to the customers taking only a small handling and postage fee of 0.275 cents of each bill.

  • Two injured in crash near intersection

    Two men were injured in a single-vehicle crash early Dec. 18.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Cory Sidebottom, 24, of Hodgenville, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro south on North L&N Turnpike near the intersection of Leafdale Road about 4:15 a.m. when the vehicle left the right side of the roadway.

    The driver overcorrected and the vehicle crossed the roadway, struck a concrete pole and vacant residence and came to rest facing west in the northbound lane.

  • House fire: Woman treated at hospital for smoke inhalation

    A Hodgenville woman suffered smoke inhalation when her house burned Sunday evening.

    Whitney Darst, 25, called 911 about 6 p.m., saying she was trapped in a back bedroom of her Leafdale Road home. The room was filling with smoke and the door felt hot.

    She was rescued by Buffalo firefighter, Craig Wright, who was first on the scene.

    Wright said he smashed the window with a rock and pulled Darst out of the smoke-filled room. 

  • COLUMN: How will you react on Christmas?

    Christmas day is almost here. How will we react to Dec. 25? People are still people and today will probably react much the same as on the first Christmas long ago. Let us consider the responses of three individuals.

  • Kentucky Public Service Commission approves LGE settlement

     The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved the unanimous settlement agreement in the environmental cost recovery case for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company.

  • Community Winterhelp provides assistance for heating bills

     Beginning Jan. 9, Community Winterhelp will provide assistance to help families struggling to keep their heat on during this economic downturn. With the recent blast of cold weather, coupled with a sluggish economy and many people struggling to find work, Winterhelp Board members anticipate a strong demand for services. Last year, 1,093 families received $203,629 in heating assistance; this year the Board expects to receive requests to serve substantially more families.