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Today's News

  • WEDDING: Tammy Beams and Aaron Gibson

     Tammy Beams and Aaron Gibson of Upton were married July 14, 2012, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., at My Smoky Wedding Chapel.

    The bride is the daughter of William and Shelia Beams of Hodgenville and Jimmie and Della Wood of Hodgenville. She is the granddaughter of Genrose Ward and the late Eura Ward of Magnolia and the late Victor and Ova Beams of Hudgens.

    The groom is the son of Lewis Gibson of Clarkson and Jimmy and Joyce Waddle of Munfordville. He is the grandson of Maxwell and Doris Gibson of Clarkson and Joy Priddy and the late Lonnie Priddy of Bonnieville.

  • Financial aid has a language of its own

     As high school seniors and their parents begin the college financial aid process, they may find themselves faced with unfamiliar terms. This short glossary from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help.

    · Conversion scholarship/loan. This type of financial aid requires recipients to provide certain services or pay back the funds with interest.

    · Expected family contribution (EFC). This is the amount the student and family are expected to pay toward yearly college costs.

  • COLUMN: October is National Dental Hygiene Month

     Many adults care for their teeth using habits that were formed early in childhood. It is important to be sure that those habits are good ones. As we age, our teeth and mouths can develop very different needs.

    Gum disease, dry mouth, oral cancer and tooth decay (cavities) can become issues which can also have negative effects on our overall health. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association “the mouth is a window into the health of the body.” Our mouths can also reveal the first signs of disease within our bodies.

  • Fraser takes fourth in WKU forensics tourney

     The Western Kentucky University forensics team co-hosted the Forensics Fiesta with Miami University on WKU’s campus the weekend of Sept. 28-30.  

    The event offered competition in debate and individual events over three days, and hosted 19 schools, including the University of Alabama, Truman State University, Ball State University and Rice University. WKU students competed in the tournament, but as co-host the team was not eligible for overall team sweepstakes awards.

  • BIRTH: Braxton Thomas Brooks

     Nick and Deidre Brooks announce the birth of a son, Braxton Thomas Brooks.

    Braxton Thomas was born July 25, 2012. He weighed 6 pounds and 7.8 ounces.

    He is welcomed home by big brother, Braden.

  • Outstanding Young Farm Family Finalists: Ryan and Misty Bivens

      Each year, Kentucky Farm Bureau presents its “Outstanding Young Farm Family” award to recognize a couple under age 35 who has exhibited the strongest farm management skills, most consistent financial growth and highest level of involvement in both Farm Bureau and their community.

    Ryan and Misty Bivens of LaRue County are one of three finalists for the award. Others are Michael and Jill Harton of Christian County and Bruce and Charissa Wade of Mercer County.

  • Events planned for Relay for Life

     Though Relay for Life, slated for May 17, 2013, is months away, people from LaRue County are already gearing up by forming teams, hosting fundraisers and promoting the event.

    To date, about 16 teams are on board with several participating in the county-wide roadblocks on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Lincoln Boulevard /Shawnee Drive and the 31E/Hwy. 61 intersections. (See the Relay for Life Fundraiser listing for more information on teams and times.)

  • Relay for Life fundraisers

     Bake sale

    Becky’s Team is hosting a bake sale at IGA beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 5.

     

    Silent auction

  • Lane Lincoln teens tutor younger students

     Several young members of Lane Lincoln CME Church in Hodgenville are following the Golden Rule through offering free academic tutoring.

    “I’ve always wanted to help others the way I would like to be helped,” said LaRue County High School senior Christian Pope, who with seniors Shaila Winston, Sheridan Myers and junior Misha Jakes are tutoring LaRue County students each Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church.

  • COLUMN: Simple rules to live by

     But be very careful to keep the commandments and the law that Moses, the servant of the Lord gave you: to love the Lord your God; to walk in all his ways; to obey his commands; to hold fast to him; and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul. Joshua 22:5

    This verse gives us clear guidelines or specific actions for a Christian lifestyle: