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Today's News

  • Literacy Council presents volunteer awards

     The LaRue County Literacy Adult Community Education (LACE) Council recognized local volunteers at a May 22 meeting.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce was named recipient of the Community Education Service Award.

    The Chamber has been instrumental in supporting and promoting the Council’s student activities, sharing information on various programs while committing to educating the whole community. Director Jessica Davis accepted the award on behalf of the Chamber.

  • PHOTO: Coyote pups

     Pat Burd, who works for the Property Valuation Administrator, snapped this photo of a coyote pup near a stream in northern LaRue County.

  • Supreme Court upholds healthcare reform law

     Voting 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the federal health-care reform law, the core of which requires individuals to get health insurance or pay a fine.

    The decision means about 280,000 more Kentuckians will qualify for Medicaid, and about 220,000 will qualify for insurance under a state exchange where they can choose from various policies. More than 900,000 Kentuckians who were previously denied coverage for pre-existing conditions will now also be able to get coverage.

  • SPORTS: Jordan and 'Smurf' take separate paths to college

     When Jordan Brewer and Anthony Myrks look up into the stands or over at the bench during their basketball games this coming winter, it’ll be a whole new feeling for the recent Bardstown High School grads.

    No longer will their father, Tiger head coach James “Boo” Brewer, be on the sidelines barking out instructions to them, and no longer will mother Debbie Brewer and other family members be there in the bleachers cheering them on.

  • Column: Prayer can reclaim America

     America is a great place to live. It is not perfect, far from it – but it is better than any other nation I know.

    But America has drifted from the principles and standards of our forefathers.  This drifting is not for the better. We are not what we were in the past.

  • Two Magnolia men charged in 'funeral burglaries'

     Kentucky State Police announced the arrest of three men in connection with two homes recently burglarized while families attended funerals.

    Michael S. Acord, 40, of Magnolia, was arrested Tuesday for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Timothy Terry, 40, of Vine Grove, was charged Tuesday with receiving stolen property over $500 and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    James Gregory Parrett, 42, of Magnolia, was charged Thursday with receiving stolen property over $500 and possession of methamphetamine, second offense.

  • COLUMN: Do you know the true cost of freedom?

     Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32

    Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2

    The 4th of July, Independence Day for the United States of America, is historically a day of celebration. We commemorate our nation's independence from England with fireworks, picnics, and parades. It's a happy time! We love our freedom!

  • World War II planes on display in Bardstown

     Several restored World War II commemorative aircrafts were on display last week at the Bardstown-Nelson County Airport.

    It was part of the American Navion Society National Convention, an annual event where pilots throughout the country gather to showcase their historic planes.

    According to Mike Forsee, secretary/treasurer of Nelson County Navion Society, the 500-600 members of the American Navion Society take WWII aircrafts and commercialize them.

  • Magnolia Bank earns 5-Star rating

    Magnolia Bank has been recognized as a 5-Star Superior bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm.

    A 5-Star rating indicates that Magnolia Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. To earn the designation, the bank must excel in capital quality, asset quality and profitability.

    Magnolia Bank has earned the 5-Star rating for the last seven consecutive quarters and a recommended rating of 5-Stars or 4-Stars for 91 consecutive quarters.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Aaron L. Gibson and Tammy K. Beams

     Aaron L. Gibson and Tammy K. Beams of Upton announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of William and Sheila 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.

    She is a 1991 graduate of LaRue County High School. She is employed at 20/20 Eyecare as an optical technician.