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Today's News

  • Courage was shown that first Christmas

    Have you seen or been a part of an act of courage? It may have been rushing into a burning building to rescue a child or lifting a weight off a pinned individual that would have crushed the life out of them. Courage is seen in many forms all around us daily.

    Courage was present that first Christmas. Although we probably miss it, because we are focusing on Mary and the baby, Joseph certainly displayed courage and we can learn from him valuable life lessons.

  • Feeding America

    With the winter months upon us, many people will be confronted with difficult choices such as paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel. More than 49 million Americans are food insecure; meaning they lack consistent access to enough food at some point during the year.

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, a member of Feeding America, has been serving Central Kentucky for 27 years, helping 63,000 people every year.

  • Brooks completes Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute

    Denise Brooks has graduated from the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute. Brooks and 26 other entrepreneurial leaders, advocates and coaches completed the 18-month course Nov. 12.

    Brooks is a local entrepreneur who has launched a State Farm Agency in Hodgenville. She has served as president of the Hart County Chamber, is involved in Rotary, is a member of the Extension Board and previously served as a funeral home director in her family’s business. 

  • Hawks outhustle Breckinridge, Hart

    The LaRue County Hawks basketball team came out hitting on all cylinders this past week beating Breckinridge County 76-54 and district rivals, the Hart County Raiders 80-56.

    Breckinridge bounced

    Jordan Brewer and Anthony Myrks led the way with 14 and 13 points respectively leading the Hawks to a 76-54 victory over Breckinridge County Dec. 8. Myrks also had seven rebounds and six assists at his point guard position.

  • BBB warns about e-mail attachments

    The Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers to a holiday e-mail scam that’s popping up just in time for holiday shopping. The email appears to be a legitimate e-mail from DHL Services, a shipping company, but it actually contains an attachment that if opened, will infect your computer with a virus.

  • Kids art walk will be Dec. 19

    The Heritage Council is sponsoring the “Light up Old Towne Art Walk Celebration” in downtown Elizabethtown 5-8 p.m. Dec. 19.

    The art walk will feature students of all ages from LaRue, Campbellsville Independent and East and West Hardin schools.

    LaRue County student art will be featured at 120 W. Dixie Ave.

    The celebration includes Santa land with model trains, letter writing to Santa and photos with Santa. Live music includes Blue Zen Grass and Foggy Bottom Dew Players.

  • The Christmas story is truly amazing

    It’s Christmas. Time for parties, pageantry and presents. But the real story is about:

    •The shepherds. Sheep herders had so little status in first-century Palestine that they weren’t even deemed reliable enough to testify in court.

  • Fort Knox Federal ranked among the top credit unions in net worth

    The National Credit Union Administration has ranked Fort Knox Federal Credit Union in the highest percentiles for net worth, investment yield and return on assets among the 4,759 federal credit unions nationwide. 

    For the third quarter ending Sept. 30, Fort Knox Federal reported quarterly net income of $4.0 million and a year-to-date net income was $11.2 million placing it in the top four percent of all credit unions. 

  • Santa's Helpers struggling to meet community's needs

    Santa’s Helpers have provided assistance to local families for four decades. The group, first led by Bobby Morrison and now by his wife, Snookie, have spent every Christmas Eve distributing new and gently used toys and clothing to children and food baskets to those in need. It’s a year-long project that has brought smiles to the faces of thousands of children as the “Santa Bus,” a refurbished school bus, drives into their town.

  • Severe soil compaction can reduce crop yields

    Severe soil compaction can reduce yields, especially in corn-soybean rotations.

    To maximize profits, grain producers must identify fields where soil compaction limits production and carry out appropriate remedies only in those fields. Since compaction usually is not uniform in a field, it is necessary to assess several areas within each field to determine the extent and severity of the problem.