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Today's News

  • Durhams welcome Lucas Owen

    Jennifer and Patrick H. Durham announce the birth of their son Lucas Owen Durham.

    He was born Aug. 25, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long.

    He was welcomed home by his brother Thomas.

    Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Lisa Shewmaker of Springfield. Paternal grandparents are Patricia and Nicky Durham of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandparents are Mayola Shewmaker and the late Dennis Shewmaker and Tony and Betty Clements.

  • Deadline extended for CSP program

    The first ranking period sign up deadline for producers to submit their applications for NRCS’ 2011 Conservation Stewardship Program has been extended to Jan. 21.

    All producers are encouraged to apply for CSP. The program, authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, offers payments to producers who maintain a high level of conservation on their land and who agree to adopt higher levels of stewardship. Eligible lands include cropland, pastureland, rangeland and nonindustrial forestland.

  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid declared a public nuisance to Kentucky’s forests

    Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Leonard K. Peters has issued a Declaration of Public Nuisance officially declaring the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid a public nuisance to Kentucky’s forests. The declaration not only directs the Kentucky Division of Forestry to protect and preserve forest resources from HWA infestations, it also provides the authority to seek and utilize public and private funds for projects associated with saving Kentucky’s hemlock trees. 

  • Parking ticket dismissed, controversy remains

    Greg Harry has won round two of the Lincoln Boulevard parking conflict.
    Harry, 50, the former minister of music for First Baptist Church Hodgenville, was cited for “improper parking fire lane/block traveled portion of roadway” Nov. 22 by Hodgenville City Police.
    Harry had been parking his 1988 Chevrolet 1500 pickup in front of his home in an effort to sell it. A city officer asked him to move it as the city had received complaints from residents who claimed it blocked visibility.

  • Cecil looks back on the path that led her to the New Haven mayor’s seat

    Growing up in the Philippines, Tessie Cecil never thought she would marry an American and leave home, much less become the mayor of a small Kentucky town. She did both, however, and after more than 20 years as New Haven’s mayor, Cecil, 62, is stepping down. Mayor-elect Bobby Johnson took over Jan. 1.

  • LaRue schools: 2011 top places to work

    The LaRue County Schools have been selected a "2011 Top Places to Work."
    Superintendent Sam Sanders notified the Herald News of the honor earlier today.
    The companies included in The Courier-Journal's Top Places to Work were selected based on exhaustive employee surveys measuring qualities such as company leadership, compensation, training, workplace flexibility, and diversity. The complete rankings and overall results will be showcased in the Top Places to Work special section in the Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 section of The Courier-Journal and will appear online at Courier-Journal.com.

  • Campbellsville woman indicted by LaRue Grand Jury

    A Campbellsville woman was indicted on several charges Dec. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Nancy W. Ferrante (1963) was charged with tampering with physical evidence, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, possession of open container in vehicle and failure to wear seatbelt.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Commitment to Christ demands an act of the will

    What does it mean to be committed to Christ?
    Commitment demands a choice. To achieve any goal or purpose requires commitment, whether for good or for evil. Commitment to follow Christ requires a decision of the mind followed by an act of the will.
    Psalm 37:5 says “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Commitment to the Lord manifests itself in obedient trust.

  • Edmonton man to serve four years after police chase

    An Edmonton man who led officers on a chase through five counties in March pleaded guilty to 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, police officer, Dec. 20, in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Ollie David Campbell, 34, was sentenced to four years and fined $585 for his escapade into LaRue County. He faces similar charges in Hardin, Hart and Barren Counties.
    According to court records, Campbell refused to stop for a law enforcement officer on Interstate 65. After a high-speed chase, Campbell crashed his 1984 Ford Bronco in Metcalfe County.

  • 2011 full of lessons, but it's time to move on

    We have just finished an eventful year. There are things we want to discard in the wastebasket, forget and move on into 2011. But there are some things we want to hold on to and make a part of this new year. I want to mention three of those truths.
    God knows you and you are important to God. We may not feel important to God or anyone else. Our lives may not seem to have any purpose. Don’t you think the shepherds on the hillside in Bethlehem may have felt that way? Mary may have felt insignificant before the angel announced to her she was to bear the son of God.