Today's News

  • Sunrise Volunteers to meet April 28

    The Sunrise Volunteers will meet 6:30 p.m. April 28 in Sunrise Manor’s activity room for a semi-annual meeting. Nominations and election will be held for president, first vice president and second vice president. As a dinner will be served, volunteers should sign the reservation list located by the sign-in sheet in the lobby or contact Kathy Cooper at 358-3103.

    The next executive board meeting will be 3 p.m. May 4 at the nursing home.

  • Thank God he is merciful

    The story goes that a politician became very angry when he viewed proofs of his portrait. He said, “This picture does not do me justice.” 

    The photographer replied, “Sir, with a face like yours, you don’t need justice, you need mercy.”

    With a heart like ours, we all need mercy. Why should I say this? Because of scriptures like Isaiah 29:13, “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” 

  • Free financial counseling offered

    In light of the current economic hardships our community is undergoing Dr. Amanda Florence-Houk is offering free resource counseling courses at A&B Adult Healthcare, 2407 Ring Road, Suite 108, Elizabethtown, for those at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

    Courses include:

    •How to create a spending plan (April 22, June 10, July 15, Sept. 30)                          

  • Indoor marijuana garden reported

    A Hodgenville man was charged with trafficking and possession of marijuana after officers found evidence of an indoor growing room at his residence.

    Allen N. Sidebottom (1959) was charged last week with trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 ounces, enhanced; cultivation of marijuana, over five plants, enhanced; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Deputy Matt Darst said officers obtained a search warrant for Sidebottom’s home at 5285 N. L&N Turnpike. They also found a pistol and rifle, which resulted in the enhanced charges.

  • LaRue Conservation District providing cost share funding

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program through April 15.

  • Poor hitting plagues Lady Hawks in two losses

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks softball team faced three very strong opponents last week in Central Hardin, Hart County and Nelson County, winning one game and losing two. 

    Poor hitting continues to be a soft spot, as the Lady Hawks scored a total of seven runs in three games. 

    Loss to Central

  • Local children attend Fall Super Saturdays at WKU

    More than 550 children, grades one to seven, participated in Fall Super Saturdays sponsored by The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. 

    The 39 hands-on, minds-on enrichment classes encouraged children to explore their interests in a challenging, yet nurturing environment. Children from 49 school districts in Kentucky (plus children from Indiana and Tennessee) attended the two-and-a-half-hour classes for four Saturdays in November. Hundreds of parents attended the Parent Seminars to learn more about the needs of their children.

  • Some of our games have become too ugly to play

    Game: A contest governed by set rules, entered into for amusement.

    When I was a kid, which I admit was a long time ago, sports were great. The neighborhood kids would gather in the abandoned field next door and play baseball, football or any other game we could think of. It was innocent and fun. Sports are great for our children. They gain pride, self-esteem, team spirit and they strive for good grades so they can remain on the team. The benefits are tremendous, but, the saying, “You’ve come a long way baby” is painfully true.

  • Underclassmen shine in Wooden Bat Classic

    Coach Chris Price and his Hawks hosted the Wooden Bat Classic, sponsored by Nall’s Specialized Hauling, last weekend.

    LaRue was joined by DeSales, Adair County and Somerset to play in a round- robin format, using wooden bats. The Hawks finished 1-2 with 16 players out Saturday evening to attend the LaRue County High School prom.

    On Friday, LaRue opened the tournament by dropping to a tough DeSales team, 10-2. Desales came in to the tournament with a 10-2 record.

  • LaRue girls win All-Comers Meet

    Six teams met Thursday at the LaRue County All-Comers Invitational Track and Field Meet. Campbellsville, Adair County, Russell County, Hart County and Bullitt Central were in attendance. The LaRue boys tied with Russell County for first place with 112 points. The LaRue County girls finished first with 117 points to Russell County's 93 in second place.