Today's News

  • Participants needed for cancer research study

     Residents of central Kentucky have an opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3.

    CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico.

  • COLUMN: Shake down on sodium

     Excessive sodium in the diet is linked with high blood pressure or hypertension. Hypertension can result in heart disease, kidney failure or stroke. Salt is the major source of sodium in the diet. Sodium and salt are mistakenly thought to be the same ingredient. Sodium is a mineral while salt is a naturally-occurring chemical compound made up of 40 percent sodium and 60 percent chloride.

  • COLUMN: Take steps toward stress-free living

     We would all agree that we are living in stressful times. The threat of terrorism added to living in this technical age results in stress on every side. Many people endure life with many others living a joyous life.

    Paul’s words to the Philippians give us some steps for managing stress and having joy in our lives (4:4-8). ”Rejoice in the Lord always” (4:4).

    Is this possible? Listen to Paul’s strategy.

  • LaRue Countians enroll at Union College

     Three local students have been accepted to attend Union College in the fall semester of 2012.

    Those students are Wesley Kessinger and Larry Mullins, both of Hodgenville; and Michael Bray of New Haven.

    Union College is a four-year liberal arts college in Barbourville.

  • Library has several new DVDs and books

    The LaRue County Public Library has several new offerings.

    Books – Left for Dead by J.A. Jance; Private Games by James Patterson;  How to Get the Financing for Your New Small Business by Sharon Fullen; Complete Guide to Eco-friendly House Cleaning by Anne Kocsis; and Pimsleur Basic Spanish.

    DVDs– Tower Heist; J. Edgar; Real Steel; Moneyball; The Rum Diary; On Golden Pond; The Keys to the Kingdom; and Driving Miss Daisy.

    For more information, contact Librarian Dana Jolly at 270-358-3851.

  • PHOTO: Cherry Blossom Princess presented to House of Representatives

  • Campbellsville University offers matching funds for KEES

    Campbellsville University is offering students in LaRue County an expanded financial aid program, the KEES-Matching Scholarship, which will earn students more money in the fall.

    Local students can earn up to $1,500 per year with the KEES-Matching Scholarship, which is an increase from last year's maximum amount of $1,000.

    Students in Washington, Hart, Metcalfe, Nelson and Cumberland counties are now eligible for the matching money in addition to those in Taylor, Green, Adair, Marion, Casey, LaRue, Hardin, Russell and Pulaski counties.

  • Historic Confederate pension applications available online

     The complete collection of Confederate Pension Application files is now available in a digital format on the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives website. The applications are searchable by name, unit and county and provide invaluable information to genealogists, local historians and anyone interested in Civil War history.

    The applications and other supporting documents are online in the e-Archives section at http://kdla.ky.gov/records/e-archives/Pages/default.aspx.

  • Early Childhood Development Scholarship available

     Kentucky’s child care providers and those who train child care providers may be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their college education.

    The scholarships are available to those who work at least 20 hours per week or provide training in early childhood development at least 12 times per year for an approved organization. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible.

  • Bill proposes release of redistricting information to public, press

    Two House Republicans have filed a bill for the 2012 Legislative Session that if passed would require any proposed legislation dealing with redistricting for state and Congressional districts be released to the public and press five days before a vote could be taken in the General Assembly.  House Bill 460’s primary sponsors are Representative Jill York, R-Grayson, and Representative C.B. Embry, Jr., R-Morgantown.