Today's News

  • Job fair caters to veterans

     Job seekers who are transitioning personnel, veterans, members of the National Guard, reservists and their dependents will have an opportunity to meet nearly 45 employers at a March 29 job fair. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post 113 in Elizabethtown.

    The free event is sponsored by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in conjunction with the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veteran.

  • PHOTO: Sunrise Daycare has pound party

     Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare had a pound party on Friday. Tickle Ragland provided old time fun songs which the daycare group really enjoyed. Each client was asked to bring in a pound of a nonperishable food item. The food collected will be donated to a local food bank. Daycare members participating were from left, Lois Henning, Betty Nevins, Kathleen Seymour, Kathy LaFollette, Angela Smith, Lou Floyd, Flossie Dillion and in the background, Margaret Dumolt.

  • Students receive scholarship from Magnolia Bank

     Twenty sixth-grade students from Hardin and LaRue Counties were awarded the fifth annual Magnolia Bank “Preparing for Success” Scholarships. Students were asked to write an essay telling what would make a great career and how they plan to pursue that career. 

    “The goal of this program is to get kids and their families talking about college early. We want to help students in our area get off to a good start saving for their future,” said Stefanie Rock, vice president at Magnolia Bank.   

  • PHOTO: LCMS students compete at State Governor's Cup

  • PHOTO: Deaton speaks with NARFE

    The membership of Elizabethtown Chapter 1050 of The National Active and Retired Federal Employees met March 5 at Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown. The guest speaker was Glen Deaton from Petroleum Helicopters, Incorporated. Deaton, above with NARFE program chair Mary Tom Haun, flies STAT Flights for PHI to transfer patients to and from hospitals, including from accident scenes. Deaton attended Warrant Officer School with the Army and learned to fly at Fort Rucker. He has been flying more than 15 years and his home base is in Greenville.

  • Seth DeVary named state Beta Club secretary

     Seth DeVary, son of Gerald and Patti DeVary, was elected Kentucky Junior Beta Secretary at the Kentucky State Junior Beta Convention in Louisville in February.

    There were more than 5,200 students in attendance at the convention. LaRue County Middle School had more than 120 students attend along with their sponsors, Teresa Lee and Allison McDowell, and LCMS principal and State Beta Council Chair, Bob Bright.

    DeVary will serve a one-year term in office and will travel to other states as an ambassador for Kentucky on the national level.

  • COLUMN: Estate planning is something to discuss with your family

     Have you ever asked yourself the “what if” questions? What if something should happen to me today? What if something should happen to my spouse or business partner? What if I have an accident that leaves me incapacitated? 

    No one likes to think about these questions. However, the answers are very important to your surviving family members. Taking the time to answer those questions can provide peace of mind. It also can mean that your wishes for asset distribution following death will be followed. 

  • COLUMN: Guilty conscience can lead us back to God

     If a Christian does wrong, it is good that he feels guilty for it shows the Holy Spirit is at work in his life. Jesus said of the Holy Spirit, “… he will convict the world of its sin.”(John 16:8).

    Guilt plays a big part in confession. When the prophet Nathan confronted King David about his sin, the king confessed to Nathan, "I have sinned against the Lord" (II Samuel 12:13). Guilt is like a warning light on the dashboard of your car telling you that something is wrong.

    When God shows us our wrong, how do we handle the guilt?

  • New Haven Library opening in April

     Patrons of the New Haven Library can expect the new location to open by late April. Challenges presented by the construction have caused a delay in the grand opening and inadvertently gone slightly over budget.

    Librarian Director Sharon Shanks reported to the library board Thursday the unforeseen expenses resulted from complications in the construction of the parking lot for the New Haven Library. Initially bid at  $990,000, the library is currently over by $20,534.84.

  • PHOTO: Reding speaks to Rotary Club

     Ashley Reding of Homestead Family Farms in Howardstown was the featured speaker at Thursday’s meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club. She spoke to the club about how she became involved in farming, her daily routine at the farm, and about CommonGround. She was the guest of Rotarian Alex LaRue, left.