Today's News

  • COLUMN: Come see, go tell

    Christians from all over the world gathered last Sunday to remember and reinforce our faith in the living Christ. Jesus Christ is the only hope for this life and the next.

    We were sinners and were dead in trespasses and sin, but God in his great love for us sent Jesus to die for our sins.

    Jesus said, “I am the Way ….” (John 14:6). He is the only way to everlasting life and to a heavenly home. The hymn says, “I must need go home by the way of the cross, there is no other way but this.”

  • PHOTO: Aubrey attends music conference

    The Music Teachers National Association held their annual conference March 21-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pictured is Marc Hebda, Southern Division Director and Diana C. Aubrey, Kentucky MTA State President. Aubrey has operated a music studio in Hodgenville since 1977.

  • COLUMN: Kindergarten readiness includes healthy eating habits

     The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood wants parents to understand that eating a balanced diet and being active are signs of school readiness. But in Kentucky, one in three children is obese or overweight before they enter kindergarten. This matters because childhood obesity tends to follow children into adulthood and can bring a lot of health challenges along with it. As your child’s first and best teacher, you can help your child curb childhood obesity and live a healthy lifestyle from an early age.

  • 4-H Calendar - April 8, 2015

    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6-8 p.m. April 13 at the Extension office.


    Talent Show

    The LaRue County 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. April 17 at the Extension office.  Participants must pre-register by April 13 by calling 270-358-3401.


    4-H Camp

  • PHOTO: New city officer sworn in

    Kenneth Ray Thompson was sworn in as a Hodgenville City Police officer on April 1. He previously worked with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and has more than 20 years experience in law enforcement. His wife, Pat Thompson, is Campbellsville Chief of Police.

  • Hardin County historical groups sponsor Lincoln film

    Two Hardin County history organizations now are part of the film-making business.

    With a $7,500 sponsorship, the Hardin County History Museum and the Ancestral Trails Historical Society contributed to the making of “‘I Remember the Old Home Very Well:’ The Lincolns in Kentucky.”

    The Witnessing History film, which will air on Kentucky Education Television and other outlets across the world, currently is in production. Board members of the two organizations met last week with the film’s producer, Kent Masterson Brown.

  • I-65 delays anticipated for spring break

     Motorists should prepare for extremely heavy southbound volumes when traveling Interstate 65 this weekend, according to the Department of Transportation. In recent years, slow conditions were reported on Friday going into the week when many public schools are on Spring Break. Delays were not the result of incidents. Volumes were simply heavier than two lanes could accommodate. Conditions between Elizabethtown and Horse Cave were stop-and-go. Friday afternoon seemed to be the height of volume, but heavier than usual traffic continued through the weekend and Spring Break week.

  • COLUMN: Fertility and grazing management help control weeds in pasture

    Grass, clover (and weeds) are now actively growing in LaRue County pastures. Unfortunately, weeds can be difficult to control in pastures. Farmers often use herbicides to control pasture weeds, but there are not many labeled that are effective (especially in established mixed clover grass stands). However there are some cultural practices that can assist in weed control.

  • Better Business Bureau announces scam tracker program

    The Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker is a website that allows consumers to report schemes and review other cases of fraud occurring across the United States and in their local areas. Consumers can also see what types of scams are trending.

    Each report details the scam, how much money the victim has lost (if any), gives tips on how the scam works, and provides tips on what you can do to protect yourself against scams.

    Nearly 400 scams have been reported, so far, across the Country.

  • Commissioner of Education announces retirement

    Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday has announced his retirement effective Aug. 31.

    Holliday has served as commissioner since July 2009 and has served 43 years in public education.