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Today's News

  • COLUMN: God wants us to love the unlovable

    An actor was playing the part of Christ in an outdoor drama in the Ozarks. He was carrying the cross up the hill when a tourist began heckling him. Finally, the actor playing Christ laid his cross down and went over and punched out the heckler.

    The director said, “I know he was a pest, but we can't have the person playing Christ doing this, because Christ did not retaliate. If you do his again, you are fired.”

  • Billboard suit awaits Kentucky Supreme Court review

    Jimmy Harston owns three billboards in the counties of LaRue ("Hell Is Real"), Hart ("If you died today where would you spend eternity") and Warren ("Jesus Saves").

    In 2008, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet filed a civil suit to force Harston to remove the billboards because Harston did not have a permit to erect the signs. Harston has argued he was told he didn't need a permit because the billboards are a ministry to the traveling public and do not advertise anything.

  • PHOTO: Hometown Wireless holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Hometown Wireless on Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville, celebrated its grand opening Friday with a ribbon-cutting sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. Among those attending are Jim Ferrie and Diane Ferrie, owners; Jill Givan, Stephanie Thomas, Andrea Coomer, Tammy Fischer, Michael Fischer, Nina Cundiff, Stephanie Rock, Jessica Davis, Ramona Coffey, Tommy Turner, Candis Carpenter, Bob Sims.

  • PHOTO: Magnolia Mall holds ribbon-cutting

  • COLUMN: Be glad in the Lord and shout for joy

    But now I come to you and these things I speak in the world that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. John 17:13

    Did you know that worry-warts usually have a higher than average IQ? But they also tend to have a bad case of the “what-ifs.”

    “What if I wreck the car … or get sick … or lose my job … or don’t measure up to the challenge?”’

    Now most of this stuff never actually happens but the fear of it overwhelms them and prevents them from living life now.

  • Farmer vs. a farmer in race for ag commissioner

    One candidate to be Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.

    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

  • COLUMN: Be original when choosing Halloween treats

    I remember trick-or-treating when I was little. My dad would take us all over the neighborhood and beyond. The amount of candy we ended up with was so enormous that we still had Halloween candy at Easter. Of course, it was mostly the stuff we didn't like.

    There was one house, every year, where the lady always gave us the same thing - an apple. I remember thinking, “Who gives apples on Halloween?”

  • Lincoln Days: Sit-down dining available at Christian Church annex

    The Christian Women's Fellowship at Hodgenville Christian Church will have the church annex open for sit-down dining Saturday during Lincoln Days.
    Homemade soups, sandwiches, hot dogs, drinks and sweets available.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Angela Hayden and Billy Boyd

    Mike and Patty Hayden of Simpsonville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Angela Hayden to Billy Boyd, son of Darryl and Debby Boyd of Hodgenville.

    The bride to be is a 1999 graduate of Assumption High School, a graduate of the University of Kentucky and received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from UK in 2010. 

    The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of LaRue County High School and a graduate of UK with a degree in architecture and design.

  • ANNIVERSARY: LaFollettes celebrate 56 years

    Harlis and Bessie LaFollette of Hodgenville will celebrate their 56th anniversary Oct. 7, 2011.

    They were married by Rev. C.C. Omer.

    They have seven children, Charles LaFollette, Wanda Devers, Brenda Ford, Wilma Gribble, Dennis LaFollette, David LaFollette and Mike LaFollette; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.