Today's News

  • Self-resolutions for the New Year

    With the beginning of another new year, new opportunities arise to better ourselves, to help others and to improve our own particular situations. In addition to the usual list of resolutions – lose weight, start new hobbies, give more time to family and friends – consider adding the following in order to help gain more freedom and independence for yourself in the new year.

    During this New Year, I will:

  • Face the new year with courage

    Be strong and courageous. Deuteronomy 32:6

    When you try something for the first time or something you’ve already failed at, you need courage.

    Remember learning to walk? First you tried standing on shaky limbs, smiled in short-lived triumph, fell down, cried in frustration and kept getting back up until you mastered the art of standing. Something inside you told you that you were meant for more than just lying in a crib.

  • LaRue falls to Campbellsville

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity basketball team traveled to Campbellsville Jan. 5 to play a tough Campbellsville Eagles team. LaRue lost 67-49.

    LaRue struggled early, scoring only eight points in the first quarter.

  • Volleyball skills clinic set for Saturday

    A volleyball skills clinic will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, for all middle school girls interested in playing volleyball this upcoming season.

    The cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt for those completing the clinic. Lunch will be provided.

    Arrive by 8:45 a.m. at the middle school gym with a water bottle, kneepads and fee.

    Multiple player discount available ($5) to families for second player.

    For more information, call Deena Bradley at 307-9050.

  • Council finalizes hunting ban at lake

    At Monday’s meeting of Hodgenville City Council:

    •The second reading of the McDougal Lake hunting and fishing ordinance was held. Fishing is permitted at the city-owned lake; hunting is banned.

    •Council members approved the request of Danny T. Rock to rezone property at 104 W. Forest Ave. from residential to business. Rock, co-owner of Rock and Rogers Service Center, plans to tear down an older house on the site to expand a parking lot.

  • Warm Blessings

    Shadolaya Sharper, Shania Sharper, Sherri Matherly, Katie Matherly and Morgan Stellpflug are youth volunteers for Warm Blessings meal kitchen in Elizabehtown. They are from  Central Avenue Baptist Church. Thay have learned to use sign language to socialize with patrons of the kitchen.

  • Chamber plans youth sports discussion

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce is seeking your input on the future needs of youth sports in LaRue County. A meeting will be 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    For more information, call 358-3411 or e-mail info@laruecountychamber.org.

  • Upward Bound begins Jan. 19 at WKU

    Veterans Upward Bound at Western Kentucky University will begin spring classes 8:30 a.m. Jan. 19 in Jones-Jaggers Hall.

    Veterans who do not have a dishonorable discharge are welcome to join the program to attend these free classes. An application is required before attending and Director Randy Wilson said there are plenty of slots open. Prior participants do not have to reapply.

  • Kentucky Cattlemen’s Convention begins Thursday

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Convention will be Jan. 14-16 at the Hyatt Hotel and Lexington Convention Center, 401 W. High St., Lexington. The program, “Beef and Beyond,” will provide cattle producers the opportunity to learn about all aspects of beef production and meet other farmers from across the state.

    The forages program will spotlight the “Role and Importance of Clovers in Kentucky” and will continue to be a focus of the educational sessions. The program includes:

    •Why Grow Clovers – Dr. Don Ball

  • Folic Acid Awareness Week draws attention to pre-natal needs

    You never know what the New Year will bring. So, whether or not you’re planning to have a baby this year, you can start the new year with habits that will help give a baby a healthy start in life.