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Today's News

  • Many thanks to all the workers who helped during the storm

    That old saying that opposites attract must really be true.

    Through this storm, I kept saying to Dennis, “Isn’t this just beautiful?”

    We live in the woods and though it’s dangerous, the ice looks beautiful glistening in the sunlight. He replies with obscenities I can’t repeat in the paper.

  • We must not be ignorant

    During a board meeting in a small mountain church, one of the deacons said, “Preacher, I think we need a chandelier in the church.” Another deacon spoke up, “No, I’m against it. Nobody in the church can spell it. Nobody can play it. What we need in this church is more light.”

  • Grace transforms, uplifts in a hostile environment

    Jephthah, the son of a streetwalker, was born out of wedlock. Raised in a hostile, abusive environment, he eventually was thrown out of the house and became a rebel gang leader. But things changed when the Israelites needed a guy with guts to defeat the Ammonites. They told Jephthah, “Come. Be our chief … and you may become head over … Gilead” Judges 11:6-8. So, true to form, he led them to victory and became their leader. You can read his story in Judges, Chapter 11-12.

  • Students participate in Shakespeare workshop

    LaRue County gifted and talented students discovered that the best way to appreciate great writers such as William Shakespeare is to watch professional actors perform his works and, better yet, take part in the plays themselves.

  • Basketball homecoming rescheduled again

    Homecoming ceremonies will add to the excitement Tuesday night as LaRue County's boys’ and girls’ basketball teams play their final home games of the season against Washington County. But both teams also have key milestones in reach on the court.

    Following Saturday night's 73-62 triumph over Logan County, the Hawks are one victory away from a 20-win season.

    The Lady Hawks, who have a 13-10 record, can ensure themselves of a winning season with a victory Tuesday over the 5-16 visitors.

  • New athletic building permits all-season drills

    Thanks to donations from many sources, LaRue County High School has a 110x150-foot indoor practice facility that allows the school’s athletes to continue their drills, no matter what the weather is outside.

    “It offers everyone who uses it a more competitive advantage,” Sam Sanders, the district’s superintendent, said of the building located between the track and baseball field. “Not only do sports teams use it, but marching band has also practiced there.”

  • DTV conversion is approaching

    In less than three weeks, TV as we know it will end – unless Congress grants an extension. Most of us won’t even notice.

    Thanks to a government-mandated flood of public service messages most Americans know that the transition from digital to analog transmission signals for broadcast television stations must be completed by Feb. 17.

    We’ve seen the countdown clocks, watched the commercials and some even have visited the dtv2009.gov Web site for more information.

  • Red Hill Cemetery opens new section

    A newly opened section of Red Hill Cemetery has been set aside for infant and cremations interment.

    The decision to “open an infant section” in the city-owned graveyard will allow land that was unsuitable for adult burials to be utilized, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse said.

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission met Dec. 30 to discuss the project and finances of the cemetery. The commission is formed by members of Hodgenville City Council; the original commission was disbanded by the council in March 2008.

  • National Guard helps during emergency

    Kentucky National Guardsmen arrived in LaRue County Wednesday, bringing food and bottled water to families who have been without power more than a week. Ninety percent of local residents lost electricity and many lost water when the Jan. 27 ice storm hit.

    A convoy dropped off several cases of water and ready-to-eat meals at the Magnolia Fire Department. In the first 14 hours of the relief effort, FEMA had provided about 500 meals to residents, said E-911 coordinator Chris Jackson.

  • Main Street under fire

    Main Street President Larry Davis presented a lengthy speech about the benefits of the Main Street/Renaissance program to Hodgenville City Council Monday night.

    He listed numerous ways the volunteer downtown preservation organization has improved the city through community programs, a new restaurant, grants for the downtown and partnerships with other groups. He also described the importance of Main Street’s contribution to the Lincoln Bicentennial. Volunteers contributed about 1,500 hours to the city last year, he said.