Today's News

  • BIRTH: Warrens welcome Harper Willow

     Madeline Warren is proud to announce the birth of her sister, Harper Willow Warren. 

    Harper Willow was born at 7:46 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2012 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    She was welcomed home by her parents, Wesley and Nicole Warren of  Hodgenville.

    Maternal grandparents are Betty and Randy Morgan of Roanoke, and Steve and Laura Landrum of LaFayette, Ala.

    Paternal grandparents are C.E. “Junior” and Imogene Warren of Magnolia.

  • Campbellsville University receives historic piano collection

     Campbellsville University has received the Vogt-Farrar Piano Collection, which consists of four historic pianos showing the evolution of the American piano industry from before the Civil War to the early 20th Century.

    “This collection will give our students an opportunity to view and study stringed keyboard instruments built in the United States from the early 19th century to the early 20th,” according to Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of piano.

    “It will be the only collection of its kind in Kentucky.”

  • Governor signs veteran license ID bill

     Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law a bill allowing veterans to have their status included on new and renewed driver licenses.

     “This new law fills a long-standing need of our veterans,” Beshear said. “My thanks and congratulations to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks for their cooperation and hard work in making this a reality.”

  • Library announces new titles

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new books.

  • New Haven man dies after motorcycle crash

    A New Haven man died Thursday after the motorcycle he was driving crashed in Nelson County.
    Chad Thurman, 40, was driving his 1977 Honda Goldwing motorcycle at 2:50 p.m. on New Haven Road near the intersection of Price Creek Road, according to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department.
    He was traveling south on New Haven Road. He crossed into the northbound lane and struck a signpost before going into the ditch line.

  • Buttercup in pastures: An unwanted sign of spring

     One of the signs of spring is the yellow flowers that emerge from buttercup plants in pastures and unplanted grain cropland. While buttercup poses little problems to grain crop yields, it can be an issue in pastures.

    Buttercups tend to thrive in low areas of fields, generally in soils that remain wet long periods of time and in fields with poor stands of desirable forages.  In fact, many pasture fields that have heavy buttercup populations are fields that are heavily grazed by livestock.

  • COLUMN: I love him because he first loved me

     Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of Christ, covered the last 12 hours of Jesus’ earthly life. It is not a movie I would watch for entertainment value, but I would watch it for love value.

    For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son …” (John 3:16).

    God gave Jesus because He loved us. The trial and death of Jesus shows us how much he loved us.

    Jesus came to die on the cross for our sin. Though we were not there 2,000 years ago, our sins killed Jesus just the same.

  • COLUMN: Be like 'chicken fat' - set an example

     In the mid ‘60s when I was in junior high, I was part of LaRue County School’s Physical Fitness team. We were one of the first school districts to embrace President Kennedy’s push for exercise and physical education in schools.

    We would travel throughout our region performing at PTO meetings and even appeared on a Louisville TV station demonstrating a variety of exercises from gymnastics to basic exercise moves. The familiar exercises of today were unheard of and the whole concept of P.E. was in its infancy.

  • Column: The cross says Jesus loves me

     Once when my little granddaughter, Layla, was less than 3 years old, she was in the study rummaging through a bookshelf.  She found an old paperback with a picture of a stained glass window and a cross on the front cover.  She immediately said, “Nana! This says Jesus loves me!”

    Out of the mouth of babes! Such a profound theological idea proclaimed so simply!

  • 4-H Poetry Contest winners announced

     Congratulations to all the participants in the 4-H Poetry Contest. Participants are to be commended for their efforts. Eighty-three poems were entered and judged.

    The poems were divided into two age groups for judging. Junior division participants are ages 9-13 and the senior age division includes 14-18 year olds.

    The top 8 junior poems and the top 4 senior poems will advance to the District competition.

    These poems will also be published in the District 4-H Poetry Book. All winners will receive a copy of the poetry book.