Today's News

  • Sunrise Volunteers executive board meets

     The executive board of Sunrise Manor Volunteers met Feb. 5.

    The meeting was called to order by President Rita Smith. Also present were Ruth Ann Brown, LaDean Self, Peggy Edwards, Tickle Ragland, Sally Rineker and Emogene Gardner.

    Minutes were approved and treasury report was given by Edwards. Brown reported four funerals with 53 volunteers in attendance.

    The semi-annual meeting will be 6:30 p.m. April 23. The meal will be provided by Sunrise Manor.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Changes - Jan. 2013

     Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits and Rezonings

    Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records

    Jan. 4 - James Lemons, Miller Road, Hodgenville, storage, post

    Jan. 7 - Karen Weaver, Bennett Road, Buffalo, conditional use permit

    Jan. 10 - Melba Bennett, Gardner Road, Buffalo, land division – plat

    Jan. 15 - Alex Dohn, Leafdale Road, Hodgenville, land division – plat

  • Benningfield takes lead in 'The Marriage of Figaro'

     Brittany Benningfield will have the lead role in W.A. Mozart’s comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro,” which will be presented March 1-3 by the UK Opera Theatre at the Lexington Opera House.

    The daughter of Ron and Sheryl Benningfield of Hodgenville, Benningfield plays the Countess in the opera composed in 1786 which recounts a single "day of madness" in the palace of the Count Almaviva near Seville, Spain. 

  • ECTC Dean's and President's Lists

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor List for Fall 2012 Semester.  The President’s Honor List is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria:

    Full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the Full-time student President’s Honor List.

  • COLUMN: Managing the calving season

     Providing sound management during the calving season can mean more live calves and more profit. Some reminders on specific things a producer can do to limit calf loss include:

    Separate first-calf heifers from mature cows. Calving difficulty can run as high as 30 to 40 percent for 2-year-old heifers compared to just three percent for mature cows. Place them in a small, accessible pasture near a corral where assistance can be given if needed.

  • COLUMN: Have you forgotten the son of God?

     God's love is not some mere abstract concept, but it was manifested in this world through his son, Jesus Christ. John 1:14 says, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” 

    A child once tried to quote John 3:16 from the King James Version which uses the words “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son” (John 3:16).

     The child misquoted the verse and said, “His only forgotten Son.”

  • COLUMN: Test your savings knowledge

     Taking the following savings quiz will reveal how much you understand about the realities of saving in America.

    Q. How much loose change is available for Americans to save?

    A. The U.S. Treasury says that Americans hold about $15 billion in loose change.


    Q. What is the typical amount of emergency savings that Americans need?

  • 4-H Calendar - Feb. 27, 2013


    The 4-H Explorers will meet 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Extension office.


    Kids Choice

    The 4-H Kids Choice Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Extension office.


    Photography Club

    The 4-H Photography Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. March 1 at the Extension office.


    Wranglers Horse Club

    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. March 5 at the Extension office.

  • Sheriff announces retirement

      LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner announced his intention to retire to his employees Wednesday, Feb. 20.

  • WEDDING: Chelsea and John Weber

     Chelsea Logue and John Weber were married Sept. 29, 2012, at St. Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville.

    The bride is the daughter of Tom and Valarie French Logue. Maternal grandparents are Bradley and Maxine French of Hodgenville.