Today's News

  • Buttercup in pastures: An unwanted sign of spring

     One of the signs of spring is the yellow flowers that emerge from buttercup plants in pastures and unplanted grain cropland. While buttercup poses little problems to grain crop yields, it can be an issue in pastures.

    Buttercups tend to thrive in low areas of fields, generally in soils that remain wet long periods of time and in fields with poor stands of desirable forages.  In fact, many pasture fields that have heavy buttercup populations are fields that are heavily grazed by livestock.

  • COLUMN: I love him because he first loved me

     Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of Christ, covered the last 12 hours of Jesus’ earthly life. It is not a movie I would watch for entertainment value, but I would watch it for love value.

    For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son …” (John 3:16).

    God gave Jesus because He loved us. The trial and death of Jesus shows us how much he loved us.

    Jesus came to die on the cross for our sin. Though we were not there 2,000 years ago, our sins killed Jesus just the same.

  • COLUMN: Be like 'chicken fat' - set an example

     In the mid ‘60s when I was in junior high, I was part of LaRue County School’s Physical Fitness team. We were one of the first school districts to embrace President Kennedy’s push for exercise and physical education in schools.

    We would travel throughout our region performing at PTO meetings and even appeared on a Louisville TV station demonstrating a variety of exercises from gymnastics to basic exercise moves. The familiar exercises of today were unheard of and the whole concept of P.E. was in its infancy.

  • Column: The cross says Jesus loves me

     Once when my little granddaughter, Layla, was less than 3 years old, she was in the study rummaging through a bookshelf.  She found an old paperback with a picture of a stained glass window and a cross on the front cover.  She immediately said, “Nana! This says Jesus loves me!”

    Out of the mouth of babes! Such a profound theological idea proclaimed so simply!

  • 4-H Poetry Contest winners announced

     Congratulations to all the participants in the 4-H Poetry Contest. Participants are to be commended for their efforts. Eighty-three poems were entered and judged.

    The poems were divided into two age groups for judging. Junior division participants are ages 9-13 and the senior age division includes 14-18 year olds.

    The top 8 junior poems and the top 4 senior poems will advance to the District competition.

    These poems will also be published in the District 4-H Poetry Book. All winners will receive a copy of the poetry book.


  • Food Safety: To toss or not to toss

     Many of us are familiar with the “sell-by,” “best if used by” and “use-by” dates that appear on food products. These dates are expiration dates that provide information on the quality of products purchased. Knowing what these dates mean help consumers make better decisions on product quality, what to keep, what to toss and when.

    The “sell-By” date lets the store know how long they should display a product for sale. It is best to buy food products before this date expires.

  • Urging women to demonstrate hope through GRACE Conference

     There is an amazing opportunity coming April 21 for this community to support SpringHaven, our domestic violence shelter and program. A women's conference at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown will feature a few nationally known speakers and some that were locally grown. There will be great info, food and fellowship and every ticket purchased will be a donation for SpringHaven.

    I just don’t want this to be an announcement for an event. I want to help you understand why it is so important to support this cause.

  • Mary Moore celebrates her 90th birthday

     Mary Moore of Hodgenville celebrated her 90th birthday March 24, 2012.

    She and husband James Louis Moore have three children: Thomas Moore, who died in 1997, Jesse Moore and James Moore; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    Friends and family held a party in her honor at the LaRue County Park and Recreation community center.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Megan Jo Mauldin and Victor Eugene Kahill Jr.

    Megan Jo Mauldin and Victor Eugene Kahill Jr., both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Damon and Rhonda Mauldin of Hodgenville; and the granddaughter of James and Jean Mauldin of Hodgenville and Golda Miniard of Rineyville. She is a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Hawkins celebrate 50

     Donald and Peggy Hawkins of Hodgenville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 14, 2012.

    They were married April 14, 1962, in Salina, Tenn., by Rev. Robert Holland.

    They have four children, Kenneth Hawkins, Dawnna McMahan, Jason Hawkins and Lance Hawkins; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

    A reception will be held in their honor 2-5 p.m. April 14 at Sportsman’s Lake in Hodgenville.