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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Never give up on your gift

    A man’s gift maketh room for him and bringeth him before great men. Proverbs 18:16

    It’s not what others believe about you that matters – opinions can be changed. It’s what you believe about yourself.

    Jesus never begged anybody to believe in him. He knew that integrity usually isn’t proven, it’s discerned. If you are struggling to find your place in life, maybe this story will help.

  • Bridge at Howardstown reopened Wednesday

    The KY 84 bridge at Howardstown on the LaRue-Nelson County line was reopened to traffic Wednesday, Nov. 23.

    Contractors have corrected the critical issues which closed the bridge on Oct. 30, according to Chris Jessie, public information officer of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    Motorists should still use caution and be prepared for potential temporary lane closures when approaching the bridge as contractors move equipment and complete the project.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings holds "Empty Bowl" fundraiser

    From left, WQXE radio personality Hollie Sexton and Linda Funk, Warm Blessings executive board chair, displayed a bowl made by Sexton for the Warm Blessings soup dinner and fundraiser, "Empty Bowls" planned for Feb. 11. The handmade bowls serve as a reminder that some people’s bowls are empty and will be sold at a silent auction during the fundraiser. For information about Warm Blessings or the event call Linda at 737-2929. Donation to Warm Blessings may be sent to P.O. Box 2384 Elizabethtown, KY, 42702.

  • WEDDING: Stephanie Kristen Hornback and Christopher Anthony Slater

    Stephanie Kristen Hornback and Christopher Anthony Slater were married Oct. 21, 2011, at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown with the Rev. William Hammer as celebrant.

    The bride is the daughter of Mark and JoAnn Miller of Sonora and the late Rondall Darrell Hornback. She is a graduate of LaRue County High School and Western Kentucky University.

    The groom is the son of Mary Slater of Louisville and the late John Kenneth Slater. He is a graduate of Waggoner High School and the University of Louisville.

  • American Coin Buyers Guild coming to Bardstown

    The American Coin Buyers Guild will be at Hampton Inn, 985 Chambers Blvd., Bardstown, through Dec. 3.

    The Guild is looking for items such as coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965, gold items including class rings, mismatched earrings, broken necklaces, gold coins and bullion.

    Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

  • Bardstown offers Christmas Home Tour

    The Stephen Foster Music Club’s annual “Christmas Home Tour” will be 2-9 p.m.  December 10. Ten locations are on the tour, including historic and modern homes.

    Also included on this year’s tour is “Federal Hill,” better known as “My Old Kentucky Home.” Tickets are $15 and are available at the Tourism Office on the Old Courthouse Square in Bardstown.

    For more information, call 502-348-4877 or 1-800-638-4877.

  • Two named Road Masters

    Kenneth Slack and William Burd have earned the designation “Roads Master” from the Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center.

    They join 133 Roads Scholars and 112 Road Masters to have completed the 2011 Kentucky Roads Scholars/Road Masters Training Program.

    They were honored Nov. 9 at Rough River Dam State Resort Park in Falls of Rough.

  • Case against teacher given to Commonwealth Attorney

    The case against a LaRue County High School teacher being investigated by Kentucky State Police has been submitted to the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Hardin County for review, according to KSP.
    “The decision to prosecute will be up to them,” said Trooper Norman Chaffins, media relations officer, via email.
    According to school officials, the teacher was suspended with pay on Sept. 19.
    Superintendent Sam Sanders said he has not spoken with KSP since Oct. 24.

  • Community Calendar - Nov. 23, 2011

    Free food thermometers
    Free food thermometers are available to pick up at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old E’town Road, Hodgenville. Also available is an information guide for USDA recommended safe minimum internal temperatures for different types of meat. The guide may be placed on the refrigerator.

    Sunrise Manor Thanksgiving parade
    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home will have a Thanksgiving parade 10 a.m. Nov. 23. The community is invited.

    Nifty Needles meet

  • Church Calendar - Nov. 23, 2011

    Change in service at Salem Christian Church
    Salem Christian Church is meeting at 6 p.m. Sundays.

    Churches host Thanksgiving service
    Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Wesley Meadows Methodist Church and Buffalo Baptist Church will host a joint Thanksgiving service 7 p.m. Nov. 23. The service will be at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with finger foods and dessert following the service. The community is invited.

    First Baptist has spaghetti dinner