Sticks and stones may hurt my bones, but words will never harm me.
Have you ever heard that quoted? Well, don’t believe it.
Hurtful words can cut to the very core of a person. From tabloid newspapers, forums on the Internet, even at church we are almost universally drawn to listen to or pass on the latest juicy tidbit about so-and-so’s divorce, extramarital affairs or just to rip the heart out of someone.
Everybody needs to love and be loved. Hopefully we realize that the greatest love of our life should be the Lord Jesus. When we consider what he has done for us and what he will do for us eternally, how can we not love him?
Jesus was asked one day, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?” (Matthew 22:36-38). He said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Thinking of who he is and has done for us should lead us to give him our all and let him reign supremely in our lives.
Sunday evening, it was standing room only as congregation members from Salem Christian, Union Christian and various other churches came together to witness the ordination of Sidney E. Lewis to the Christian ministry.
I’ve known Pastor Lewis for many years, he once coached my son in minor league ball; his wife, Judy, was a speech therapist at the school, also working with my son. But, it wasn’t until I began attending Union Christian Church that I began to know Sidney Lewis.
My daughter Amanda called the other day and said she had decided to make the switch to cloth diapers.
I thought this was an excellent choice as young Lucy will celebrate her first birthday Saturday and with baby number three due in June, Amanda will be going through a lot of diapers. Disposable diapers are so handy but they are expensive and are not environmentally-friendly.
The LaRue County Extension Council presented Leadership awards at its annual banquet last week.
Patsy Thomas and South Fork Homemakers were the recipients of the 2011 Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence in recognition of their leadership and community service in the county.
Thomas has been an active member of the Lincoln Days Celebration, Inc., serving as president, vice president, craft chairperson and elementary art and quilt show coordinator.
Wintry weather has been costly to the county in terms of salt supplies and overtime.
Clyde Veirs, county road supervisor, told Fiscal Court Jan. 25 his department has spread between 380 and 400 tons of salt this winter.
LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner and Veirs agreed that the total is the most the county has used during a winter season. Turner, mentioning that salt supplies are tight throughout the state, told the court the county may have to consider using a mixture of sand and calcium prepared by Irving Materials, Inc., out of Elizabethtown.
Buffalo School Apartments will hold an open house Feb. 10 and grand opening Feb. 23.
LaRue County Director of Economic Development Bob Sims called the renovation of the elementary school into apartments “one of the best projects I have ever worked on.
The building, located on School Loop in Buffalo, has been vacant since the summer of 2007. It merged with Magnolia Elementary to form Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.
Members of LaRue County High School’s basketball homecoming court are from left, Kyrstan Heath, Olivia Martin, Whitney McDowell, Lauren Patterson, Danielle Peeler, Angelia Whitlock, Justine Scroggins, Megan Smith, Kayla Skaggs and Gracen Williams.
A Hodgenville man has filed a civil suit against the woman who served as executor of his mother’s estate.
Bobby Junior Morris claims that Shirley Childress of Mount Sherman took his mother’s assets “for her own use and enjoyment and against the right and interest” of the “rightful heir.”