Today's News

  • 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

  • Do you look like a Christian?

    Mahatma Gandhi, a former leader of India, attended school at one time in South Africa. He often attended church, read the New Testament and yet he never became a Christian. He said he had the highest admiration for the Christian life and for the Christ of the Bible. Gandhi said he might have become a Christian if he could have seen one.

  • It's time to review grazing practices

    As we get ready to begin a new year, it is good to review our livestock and grazing management practices. Let’s consider some things for each month of 2010 as you attempt to feed cattle through grazing as much as possible this year. Let’s begin with January, a month not suitable for grazing.

  • 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.