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Today's News

  • Christ’s sacrifice offered to all

    And has made us kings and priests to his God and father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever Amen. Rev. 1:6

    The sacrifice of Jesus has given to all believers the privileges that had belonged to ancient Israel (Exodus 29:1-9); 1 Peter 2:0-10). Jesus Christ has made believers to be priests and kings now, both witness and worship (Revelation 5:10).

  • Local runners take on Disney Marathon

    Jennifer Keith and Kim Armes competed in the Disney Marathon at Walt Disney World in Florida along with 17,000 other runners in January.

    The temperature was a frosty 28 degrees – the coldest in the event’s history. The temperature topped  out at 42 degrees when the pair finished the race.

    Armes’ time was 4:48; Keith finished in 4:49. Their goal was to complete the course in five hours.

    They plan to repeat the challenge next year.

  • ALES teacher to receive ExCEL Award

    LaRue County’s ExCEL Award winner, Beverly Heady, will be honored at a ceremony 11:30 a.m. March 17 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    The ExCel Award, sponsored by WHAS11 and e.ON U.S. honors teachers who have shown excellence in the classroom.

  • Laptop initiative will balance learning opportunities

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce stepped forward Monday with public support of LaRue County Schools’ proposed laptop initiative. The school system has set aside $1 million to provide computers for high school students.

    The laptops will be on loan and will incur a rental fee similar to the textbook fee. But it is a small price to pay for providing what amounts to 21st century paper and pencils for students. Expensive paper and pencils at that – laptops cost about $700 each – but just as necessary to education.

  • Nelson County library board looks for land

    The Nelson County Public Library is looking for land to build new branches in New Haven and Bloomfield. The board currently leases property for its branches in those cities.

    In addition to beginning to advertise, the board hired 5253 Design Group, architects from Louisville, to assist with purchasing the land, after the suggestion was made from the state level that a firm be a part of that process from the beginning.

  • Through God's love and with repentance, you can go home again

    Someone once said, “You can’t go home again.” But the good news of the Bible is you can go home again. Man was created for fellowship with God. Sin breaks that fellowship and causes separation from God. In spite of our rebellion God still loves us and through the death of Christ made provision for the forgiveness of our sins and our return.

  • Magistrates hear road recommendations

    Patty Dunaway, chief engineer for Kentucky Transportation Department’s District 4 in Elizabethtown, presented two priority road resurfacing recommendations to LaRue County Fiscal Court as it met at the Hodgenville courthouse March 9.

    The recommendations, which the court approved, call for resurfacing KY 470 from KY 210 to U.S. 31E, a distance of 4.654 miles, and KY 222 from the Hardin County line to the Harned McCubbin Road, 3.575 miles.

    Tommy Turner, judge-executive, cautioned magistrates that the recommendations are subject to change.

  • Chamber's check is show of support for Laptops of LaRue

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce offered public support Monday to LaRue County Schools’ plan to purchase computers for students.

    “Laptops of LaRue” or LOL, which has been studied in committee for two years, will provide laptops to about 700 LaRue County High School students. The school system has $1 million escrowed to pay for the “21st century learning initiative,” according to Superintendent Sam Sanders. The issue will be voted on at the March 15 school board meeting.

  • Construction begins on Greensburg Street tower

    Work on Hodgenville’s Greensburg Water Tower Project has started on land adjacent to the LaRue County Fairgrounds. Hodgenville City Council members learned Monday of an unexpected bonus with the project. The new 300,000-gallon tank will provide better water pressure for that part of the city and reach new customers. In addition, sidewalks will be replaced in areas affected by water line installation.

    “Not all areas had sidewalks (to begin with),” Cruse said. In those cases, new sidewalks will be installed.

  • Davenport leads field in shotput

    Besides being an All-State Honorable Mention in football, LaRue County High School senior Tyler Davenport is the state leader in the shot put in Cass AA. 

    Davenport’s track and field coach, Jeremy Blair, said the teen tossed the put 47-07.5 at LaRue County’s indoor field event Feb. 18.

    He finished 16th in the KHSAA track championship last May with a throw of 42-03.25. The winning throw was 51-09.25 by Tyrell Willis of Calloway County.