Today's News

  • Underwood receives numerous FFA awards

    Lucas Wade Underwood, a recent Adair County High School graduate, received several agriculture awards, including Lake Cumberland Regional FFA superior first forage production, Lake Cumberland Region Superior small power and equipment, FFA Star Chapter Farmer, Adair FFA small engine and ag mechanics, Shop IV spirit award, Ag IV scholastic award, Forage Production Entrepreneurship and State FFA Degree.

    He is the son of Darrell Underwood of Buffalo and Renetta Underwood of Greensburg and the grandson of Bessie C. Underwood of Buffalo and the late Bruce Underwood.

  • Akin receives Kersenbaum scholarship at Western

    Aleshia Pearl Akin, recipient of the Sylvia Kersenbaum Scholarship, was recognized as an outstanding student at Western Kentucky University’s Potter College of Arts and Letters.

    The student awards ceremony is held each spring to recognize students who have excelled academically or who have demonstrated exceptional leadership or service.

    Akin will be a senior this fall continuing to work toward a degree in music education.

  • Tax credits for home energy updates

    Warm weather is a time when homeowners work on home improvement projects. If you have been contemplating improving your home’s energy efficiency, this year could be a good time to do it. Not only can these improvements benefit the environment and your wallet through cost and energy savings, but many state and federal tax credits are available to individuals who make energy efficiency improvements to their homes this year. These tax credits would apply to your 2009 tax return due next year.

  • Soccer Boosters plan fundraisers

    The LaRue County Soccer Boosters will have several fundraisers scheduled for Saturday, July 11. The events are a yard sale at Ruthie’s Lincoln Freeze 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; bake sale at Geneva’s Florist 9 a.m.-noon; and car wash at Save-A-Lot 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    For more information, contact Rhonda Metcalf at 325-3676.

  • Acronyms can save a lot of time, space and ink

    It has long fascinated me that many (but not all) languages use but 26 letters to do all our written communicating. Such instills new appreciation of the power of repetition.

    We use those just 26 symbols in various combinations to form words, sentences, books and libraries. Some words get shortened into abbreviations (as in those for our 50 U.S. states) and acronyms usually composed of initials of each word in the name.

  • Anthrax hoax mailed to congressional offices

    Landmark News Service

    At least three congressional offices in Kentucky — including Brett Guthrie’s 2nd District office in Bowling Green — received threatening letters that purported to contain anthrax, a lethal disease spread by spore

  • Animal Shelter Adoptions

    The Taylor County Animal Shelter, the agency that houses LaRue County’s strays, has the following pets available for adoption: black lab mix, bird dog, cocker spaniel, golden lab, shepherd mix, beagle mix, two cats and four kittens

    The shelter is located at 2175 Hodgenville Road, Campbellsville. Hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, or if your youth or community group is interested in a project to provide food treats and toys for the animals, call 270-465-7651.


  • Memorial service for fire victim to be held Saturday

    A memorial service for Gerald W. Corder will be held Saturday.

    The 50-year-old Upton man died of smoke inhalation in a trailer fire June 27 on George Tabb Road. His wife, Marian, said he had gone back inside the trailer after the fire broke out.

    Marian described Gerald as “the best husband” and someone who “never failed to talk about how lucky he was.”

    “He just wanted our kids and grandkids to be happy,” she said. “He’d tell you every day that he loved you – even his grown sons.”

  • Check out your local Farmers Market

    Many of us grew up with a family garden and remember the fresh taste of the first tomato of the summer or the crispness of the first ear of corn. While you may not have the time or space to grow your own fruits and vegetables, you can still get the freshest produce available at the local farmers market or farm stand businesses. Shopping at the local farmers market has numerous benefits for you, your family, local farmers and the community. 

  • Sarah Baker becomes first champion

    Landmark News Service

    Hodgenville’s Sarah Baker was the only champion crowned Saturday in the 16th annual State Farm E'town Open.

    She won the three-person round-robin women’s B singles division by beating Elizabethtown’s Sheila Casteel in the first round, 7-5, 6-4, before downing Liberty’s Marvetta Overstreet in the second, 6-3, 7-5.