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Today's News

  • A successful life follows God’s paths

    Life is a series of choices. Success is basically a matter of making wise decisions. If you make dumb decisions you will fail in life. We make our decisions and then our decisions make us. Every decision has a consequence.

    The Psalmist says, “He guides me in the paths of righteousness ...” (Psalm 23:2). The Good Shepherd leads, guides, directs and keeps us on track if we will allow him. Doing God’s will brings peace within. God wants us to know his will more than we want to know it.

  • Canter's 400th win a testament to team toughness and heart

    Wednesday was the last dual of the season for the LaRue County wrestling team. They earned an easy win, crushing Oldham County, 58-7.

    But this night, it wasn’t about the team, but about the coach. Heading into the evening, head coach Gary Canter had 399 wins. One more would give him a milestone that very few in the country, let alone the state ever reach – 400 career wins.

  • Civil Engineering scholarship available

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will award up to 10 new scholarships for students to pursue civil engineering technology degrees at two schools – Bluegrass Community & Technical College in Lexington and Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg. The new Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship Program will prepare students for work with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet upon graduation.

  • LaRue slips by Taylor County in 5th Region play

  • Community will not forget the sacrifice of one young marine

    When the casket of Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson made its way through his hometown, hundreds of people were waiting to honor him.

    His friends and neighbors, veterans and complete strangers wanted to pay their respects to a young marine who had made the ultimate sacrifice. He was hit by enemy fire in Afghanistan Feb. 21 and died before he could be airlifted to a military medical facility.

    The 20-year-old died while fulfilling a lifelong dream – that of serving his country.

  • Grads announced at Campbellsville

    Campbellsville University awarded 139 degrees in its third December commencement.

    Local graduates include:

    •Britt Marie Sherrard, bachelor of science in early childhood education, of Hodgenville. She is a graduate of Jeffersontown High School and a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. She is the daughter of Larry and Judith Kessinger of Elizabethtown and has one child, Wyatt Hunter Sherrard.

  • Grads announced at Campbellsville

    Campbellsville University awarded 139 degrees in its third December commencement.

    Local graduates include:

    •Britt Marie Sherrard, bachelor of science in early childhood education, of Hodgenville. She is a graduate of Jeffersontown High School and a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. She is the daughter of Larry and Judith Kessinger of Elizabethtown and has one child, Wyatt Hunter Sherrard.

  • Underwood, Brown named to ALES Presidential Cabinet

    Two Abraham Lincoln Elementary School employees have been named to the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet.

    Carol Underwood represented the certified staff and Bonnie Brown was chosen as the classified staff winner.

    Underwood has worked at ALES and Magnolia Elementary since 2001 as an exceptional education teacher. Prior to her school employment, she was employed in Taylor County at one of the local industries and when the company closed, she took advantage of the offer to return to college to obtain her teaching degree.

  • If money buys 'free' speech, how will poor ever be heard?

    At this point I have been involved in helping promote active citizenship for 33 years. I place great value on our United States representative democracy and the responsibility of each of us to keep this gift strong.

  • Health Department distributes H1N1 vaccine through schools

    During the first three weeks of December, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department gave 11,452 H1N1 influenza doses of vaccine in the schools, including 358 shots in LaRue County.

    In addition to school-based clinics, H1N1 vaccinations were given by local health departments, Fort Knox officials and pediatricians.