Today's News

  • COLUMN: There is no glory in living a postponed life



    When I move.

    When I retire.

    There are many who do what I call “postponed living.”

    Steven Grellet, a French Quaker who lived in New Jersey in the mid 1800s, said, “I shall pass through this world but once and any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show any human being, let me do it now and not defer it – for I shall not pass this way again.”

  • Allie Perkins honored at White Coat Ceremony

     The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy welcomed 138 new students in the Class of 2016 during a White Coat Ceremony held in August at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

    Allie Perkins, a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School, was among the students.

    Perkins is the daughter of Tracy Tharp of Hodgenville and Jeff Watson of Elizabethtown; and the granddaughter of Janice Jones of Hodgenville and John and Alice Perkins of Bowling Green.

    She works part-time at Rite Aid of Nicholasville

  • Students may win $1,500 for college

     Kentucky students in grades K-6 have a chance to win $1,500 toward college and $500 for their school in the “Dream Out Loud Challenge.” Students are invited to submit an original drawing, poem, essay or video answering the question: “How will I change the world after I go to college?”

  • LCHS Speech Team dominates competition

     The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate team continued their recent dominance of regional opponents this past Saturday at Kentucky Country Day School in Louisville. 

    The LCHS team racked up wins in seven of the 12 speaking events, with several others making the final rounds and bringing home trophies. 

    Senior Zach Thurman led off the day with a sixth-place finish in broadcast announcing and first-place wins in prose and storytelling. 

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: A food diary can help you lose weight

     The top three New Year’s resolutions are:

    • Spend more time with family and friends;

    • Exercise more/get in shape;

    • Lose weight.

  • Guthrie says fiscal cliff compromise failed to yield needed spending cuts

     U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky, said his opposition to a late-night compromise bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives to stave off billions in tax increases was driven by lawmakers’ refusal to address the country’s spending problem.

    Guthrie, who represents the 2nd Congressional District which includes Hardin County, was one of many House Republicans who opposed the measure in a 257-167 vote. He said lawmakers chose a compromise that ignores the country’s fiscal troubles by failing to include an emphasis onspending cuts.

  • Students graduate from University of the Cumberlands

      Three local students graduated Dec. 20 from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg.

    Julia Akin of Hodgenville earned a MAT degree in special education.

    James Hines of Somerset graduated with a master’s degree in Christian studies.

    Tonya Gray of Buffalo graduated with a MAT degree in special education.

  • Stop smoking with Cooper/Clayton

     Are you thinking about quitting smoking but not sure how to do it?

    Have you quit smoking in the past but started smoking again?

    The LaRue County Health Department and the Cooper/Clayton Method can help.

  • KDA sponsors poster and essay contest

     The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is sponsoring its annual Poster and Essay Contest themed “Agriculture Grows in my Community.”

    “Agriculture affects the economy of every Kentucky community,” Commissioner James Comer said. “Agriculture also is a vital part of every Kentucky community’s culture and heritage. I look forward to seeing how Kentucky’s young people express themselves on this important topic.”

  • COLUMN: Vaccines can help prevent cervical cancer

     Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women worldwide. In the United States, 30 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 11 women die from it every day.

    Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to develop and multiply on the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that connects to the vagina in females. Cervical cancer usually has no symptoms, and is not hereditary like some other cancers. It typically develops very slowly and patients usually do not have any problems until the cancer is advanced and has spread.