Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Food Pantry

    The Food Pantry at the LaRue County Church of Christ will be giving food to people who qualify 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28. It serves residents in the 42748 ZIP code. For information, call 358-9220.

    Prime Time Band

    Prime Time band will be at the Hodgenville Senior Center 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Free admission and snacks. For more information call Jim Walters at 737-5655.


    Trick-or-Treat on the Square begins at 5 p.m. Oct. 31 with costume contests. It will be followed by citywide Trick-or-Treat 6-8 p.m.

  • Seminar for gifted students Oct. 26-27

    The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University is hosting the 2009 Berta Seminar for Excellence in Education on Oct. 26-27.

    An evening session for parents is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. CDT Oct. 26 followed by an all-day professional development workshop for educators and administrators from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT Oct. 27.

    Both events will be held at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center on Nashville Road in Bowling Green.

    Thanks to the generosity of the Berta family, these events are free and open to the public.

  • Put Christ at the center of life

    The Apostle Paul said, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). Paul said, “If I live, I will witness; if I die, I will witness; regardless, to be in the center of God’s will means I will lift Jesus up.”

  • Davis graduates from Army training

    Army Pfc. Charles E. Davis II has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.

    Davis is a 2000 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • Two LaRue Countians participate in tennis league

    Two LaRue County High School athletes are competing in a fall tennis league.

    Sophomore Michelle Seymour and junior Dylan Parr are part of the Heartland Great 8 Fall Tennis League, which debuted last week in Elizabethtown’s University Drive Park.

    Mike McCune, coach of the boys’ and girls’ teams at John Hardin High School, organized the 24-player league. Each player competes in one singles match per week.

  • Local stretch of U.S. 31E is part of scenic byway

    Three of Kentucky's scenic highway routes - Lincoln Heritage Highway, Kentucky Great River Road and Woodlands Trace - have been elevated to National Scenic Byway designation by the Federal Highway Administration.

    “These highways showcase a part of Kentucky’s rich heritage,” Gov. Steve Beshear said Friday. “National designation will help put these routes that traverse historic treasures and the natural wonder of the Bluegrass State on a larger map.”

  • Farewell farmers market

    The Farmers Market season closed last Thursday with Pat Durham of Durham Beef grilling locally raised beef. Durham set up three times over the course of the summer at the roadside stand adjacent to the LaRue County Extension Service. Ten vendors paid the season-long $15 fee to set up fresh produce and other locally produced farm products throughout the season. Others paid $10 for each single set up.  The Extension Service reinvests all the fees into the Farmers Market in the form of advertising, signage and related expenses.

  • Performance in the park is Sunday

    A performance of period music is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 in the auditorium of the Visitors Center at Abraham Lincoln National Historic Park.

    The performers are Anne Milligan, Cortney Gilbert and Adrienne Gilbert. They will offer a series of 15-minute sets between showing of the park’s documentary film.

    The entertainment is free.

  • Others may not notice, but God does

    “If … you give even a cup of cold water to a little child, you will surely be rewarded.” Matthew 10:42

    Two simple words, but oh how much they mean; “Thank you.” Has it been a long time since you heard them? You do so much for others now you just want a little appreciation in return. But there doesn’t seem to be any coming.

  • Fast facts on women, cholesterol and heart disease

    Did you know that women over age 55 tend to have higher cholesterol levels than men? Elevated blood cholesterol is one of three major risk factors for coronary heart disease. Cigarette smoking and high blood pressure are the other two. All women older than 20 should have their cholesterol checked by their doctor.