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Today's News

  • Lera Williams dies at age 111

    By James Roberts
     

    Lera Williams, who was unofficially the oldest living Kentuckian, has died.

    Williams died Friday, Nov. 25, at the age of 111. Originally from Cumberland County, Williams moved to Campbellsville in 1928.

    Kitty Dixon of LaRue County, a friend of Mrs. Williams, said they often talked about what they thought heaven would be like, as well as what Williams thought of living for so long.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Changes to mortgage rules bring out scammers

    Starting today, some homeowners who are “under water” with their mortgages can refinance under the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), but the BBB is warning consumers that banks and mortgage companies aren’t the only ones gearing up for the rush of applications. Whenever there is a new or updated government program that may be confusing, scammers come out of the woodwork! There are already hundreds of websites claiming to be able to help homeowners through the HARP process, but many of them are scams.

  • Employers win higher percentage of unemployment cases

    Employers were the winners of the majority of employer-contested unemployment insurance cases in 2010 and are emerging the winners of these types of cases in 2011, state lawmakers were told last week by the state official who oversees unemployment insurance for Kentucky.

  • New Haven Christmas Parade is Sunday

    The City of New Haven will host its 7th annual Christmas Parade at 4 p.m. Sunday.

    The theme is “My Best Christmas Ever.”

    Santa Claus will ride through the parade and later visit with children at City Hall. Each child in attendance will be presented with a small gift.

    Cookies and drinks will be served.

    Anyone interested in participating in the parade should call Joanie or Linda at 549-3177.

  • LCMS minutes, Nov. 15, 2011

    LaRue County Middle School
    SBDM Meeting Minutes
    November 15, 2011
    1. Welcome: Mr. Bright welcomed everyone to the meeting and especially welcomed
    Mrs. Denise Skaggs and Mr. Michael Kral. Those members present were Mr. Bob
    Bright (principal), Mr. Eddie Paden (teacher), Mr. Joe Reed (teacher), Mrs. Angie
    White (Teacher), Mrs. Denise Skaggs (Instructional Supervisor, LC Board of
    Education), Mrs. Trudy Gardner (parent), Mrs. Karlotta Cecil (parent), Mr. Michael
    Kral (KEA).

  • COLUMN: Spiritual misconceptions will keep you in sin

    Return to the Lord. Say to him, ‘Take away all iniquity; receive us graciously.” Hosea 14:2

    What stops good people from cleaning up their act? Spiritual misconceptions.

    See if you recognize any:

    • Painful experiences are just the result of fate. They’re not connected to my choices.

    • God’s much too forgiving to permit escalating consequences or allow me to get hurt just to motivate me to stop sinning.

  • BIRTH: Levi Garrett Skaggs

    Josh and Andrea Skaggs of Mount Sherman announce the birth of a son, Levi Garrett Skaggs.

    Levi Garrett was born Sept. 9, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

    He is welcomed home by a sister, Amadee Fields, 8; and brothers Hunter Fields, 12, and Hunter Skaggs, 6.

    Maternal grandparents are Debra Riggs of Hodgenville and the late Garry Riggs.

    Paternal grandparents are Roy Skaggs and Cathy and Darrell Whitlock, all of Hodgenville.

  • Woman charged with DUI, fleeing from officer

    A Buffalo woman faces numerous charges after she was involved in a motor vehicle accident Nov. 26.

    Carrie Carter, 32, of Buffalo, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, aggravator; failure of owner to maintain required insurance; no operators license; driving on suspended license; fleeing or evading police on foot.

  • Governor orders transparency in child fatality cases

    Gov. Steve Beshear took steps Tuesday to open records of child fatality cases after lawsuits, legislators and Attorney General opinions called on the state to do so.

    The governor outlined a four-step plan during a 15-minute press conference in the Capitol.

  • PHOTO: KSP hopes to 'cram the cruiser' for the holidays