Today's News

  • Foster families needed

    Topping the movie box office recently is the incredible true story of Michael Oher, a first round pick in last year’s National Football League draft who faced a future without hope as a homeless teenager with few people in his life who seemed to care.

    “The Blind Side” is not a story about football, or even homelessness, but about the hope that one family can provide to a lonely young person.

  • Master Cattlemen Program begins Jan. 19

    Beef producers in LaRue, Hardin and Meade counties have the opportunity again in 2010 to participate in the Heartland Master Cattlemen Program. This outstanding program was developed and is delivered by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Extension Specialists. It receives financial assistance through the Kentucky Agriculture Development Board.

  • 'Where to draw the line' is a fair question for newspapers

    Someone asked me recently why we publish details and photos from fatal crashes, fires and other tragedies.

    That’s certainly a fair question. It’s also one that I’m sure has been debated in newsrooms around the world. For that reason, I believe such a question deserves what I hope is a thoughtful and considerate answer.

  • 2010 is a new beginning for each of us

    Aren’t you happy to be living and see the beginning of a new year? What expectations we have of ourselves ...

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Dec. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Emogene Gardner presiding. Hostesses were Ann Flanders and Norma Jean McDonald.

    Present were Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Ann Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Amanda Gatewood, Hazel Hodges, Doris Jean Holleran, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Billy Shahayda, Della Thomas and Exie Elliott.

  • ‘And’ is a mighty big word

    I believe it was Father Brian Hehir who some years ago observed that in the Catholic community “and” is a big word.   

    As I reflect on “and,” it seems to me that it is a mighty big word in all of life.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Louisville Western

    The Lady Hawks outplayed Louisville Western 64-38 Saturday in the Shively Sporting Goods Shootout at Central Hardin.

    Junior forward Lyndsay Whitlock scored 19 points as the Lady Hawks (10-5) won their third straight game

    Whitlock also had seven rebounds and three steals, while sophomore guard Nancy Howell chipped in with 14 points.

    Junior guard Valerie Whitlock added nine points – one of which was a three-pointer – and eight rebounds, and eighth-grade guard/forward Ivy Brown had eight points, seven steals and five rebounds.

  • Tree lovers should explore the Kentucky seedling program

    Late last winter, a large white bag arrived on the front doorstep of my friend’s home. For weeks, the two of us had waited for the slightly muddied bag to appear and when it did show up we were quite impressed.

  • Laptops for LaRue: A great proposal for student learning

    When I first heard about the proposed laptop initiative for LaRue County students, I had a knee-jerk reaction. What? Purchase computers for students? Don’t they already have them at school?

    I was raised by parents who grew up during the Great Depression. They didn’t expect to receive extras.

    That’s why my first thought was that taxpayer money should not go toward providing computers to individual students. After all, nobody ever bought me a computer, much less a pencil, and I turned out OK – well, mostly.

    But I’ve changed my mind.

  • Chamber seeks input on youth sports

    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.

    The general public is invited to meet with representatives of city and county government, high school coaches, youth sports and Parks and Recreation.

    Bylaws updated

    The Chamber has updated its bylaws to add a youth board member beginning July 1. A student will be selected each year to serve on the board.

    Leadership LaRue