Today's News

  • COLUMN: 'The Real Truth about Beauty'

     Last week, while fighting with myself over what to wear to work because nothing I owned fit, I overheard a news story that broke my heart.

    A mother in Australia stumbled across her 7-year-old daughter’s diet plan. The girl was allowing herself to eat “appals, keewee and yoget.” She also had an exercise regimen.

    It was a testament to how hard we are on ourselves as a global society, how much emphasis the world puts on body image, how easily influenced children are, especially girls. And it made me re-think my state of mind at the time.

  • COLUMN: Every woman is simply amazing

     In your most country accent, peer into your looking glass, (mirror), and say out loud, “I am amazing.” There is no doubt in my mind that I am an amazing woman, and you know why? Because I said so!

    We all have special gifts, talents and qualities that make the word “amazing” appealing to our vocabulary.

    I think about some of the women who have graced my life with their “sweet aroma of wisdom, strength and compassion,” in the words of my good friend and sister, Monica Bland.

  • LaRue farmers featured on Bluegrass & Backroads

     Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Emmy Award-winning television program, Bluegrass & Backroads, will celebrate its 10th season on the air, and third year in the broadcast lineup of Kentucky Educational Television, beginning March 23.

  • Free tax clinic offered for veterans

     The Legal Aid Society will offer a free tax clinic for veterans at 10 a.m. March 28 at the Legal Aid offices, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 3rd Floor, Louisville.

    Attorneys and trained volunteers will be on hand to help veterans and their families prepare current and past year tax returns. Clients who are determined to owe past year taxes will also have the opportunity to speak to an attorney about resolving their delinquent taxes and may qualify for representation in obtaining a resolution.

  • PHOTO: Corey Lee signs with University of Incarnate Word

     Corey Lee, a La Porte High School senior lineman from Humble, Texas, signed with University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Lee, a 6-feet, 260-pound defensive tackle, earned District 21-5A First Team honors as a junior and a senior. He is the son of Russelyn Arnette Lee, formerly of Hodgenville, and grandson of the late Maceo Arnette Sr. and Carrie Arnette. He plans to major in business management.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks fall to North in season opener

     The LaRue County Hawks had a bad case of the first-game jitters in their March 12 loss to North Hardin.

    The visiting Trojans capitalized on several LaRue County mistakes to earn a 3-1 victory in a matchup of 5th Region teams.

    The Hawks made six errors in the first four innings, leading to all of North Hardin’s runs.

  • PHOTO: Angus advisors

    Paula Boyd, Mayslick, left, and Jamie Marksbury, Buffalo, right, serve as junior advisors for the Kentucky Junior Angus Association. Maggie Jasper, National Junior Angus Association member, is in the middle. 

  • PHOTO: Angus Association Junior Board of Directors

     The Kentucky Junior Angus Association board of directors are front from left, Reese Johnson, Slaughters, reporter; Amanda Goggins, Danville, reporter; Ruth Ann Myers, Harrodsburg, secretary; Maggie Jasper, Versailles, president; Colby Myers, Harrodsburg, first vice president; Benjamin Conner, Buffalo, treasurer; and Corbin Cowles, Rockfield, reporter. Directors standing in back row from left are Michael Benedict, Springfield; Sheldon Burks, Park City; Caroline Cowles, Rockfield; Emily Johnson, Slaughters; Josh Jasper, Nicholasville. 

  • PHOTO: Kentucky Angus Board of Directors
  • Christian Women meet

     The Elizabethtown Area Christian Women’s Connection’s bi-monthly luncheon was March 11.

    About 50 women from Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Hodgenville, Vine Grove, Cecilia and Leitchfield attended.