Today's News

  • Stand up for your constitutional right to say 'Merry Christmas'

    I’m sure everyone is aware that some people want to remove God from our lives. They want to remove “under God,” from the pledge, remove the Ten Commandments, have no prayer in school and the list goes on.

    Why are we letting these people take away what this nation was founded under? We put contact information in the paper regularly so you can write to the politicians and tell them what you think. If these politicians that we elected don’t work for “we the people” then “we the people” need to remove them.

  • Lincoln's lessons on civility and communication live

    As citizens of this great democracy, we have the right to openly express our political viewpoints and to freely share our ideological differences. When we exercise these rights in a thoughtful and respectful manner, we have the potential to foster greater good. Yet when we refuse to listen to opposing perspectives or when we treat each other with blatant disrespect, ill-will and mistrust are often the result.

  • Love your spouse for the sake of your children

    “In all things shewing thy self a partner of good works” Titus 2:7

    Someone said, “One day my husband and I got into an argument and ended up yelling at each other. I retreated to the porch and sat with my head in my hands crying. Our 2 year-old overheard the argument. “I love you Mom,” she said, as she sat beside me and put her arms around me. “I love you too,” I said. She rested her head on my shoulder, hugging me hard. “I wish you could love my Daddy too,” she said.

    Talk about ripping your heart out.

  • Christ's birth and life is the world's greatest inspiration

    Advent is when we focus our attention upon the experience of God becoming a baby. The Infinite became flesh to live among us and one day die on the cross for the sin of the world. Who can comprehend it? It is the world’s greatest mystery.

    As we approach Christmas, I want to join the writer of Hebrews in challenging us to “look upon Jesus” (Hebrews 12:1-2). There is no one like him. No one comes even close to Jesus.

  • Churches assist Red Cross

    In an effort to offer aid to those affected by disaster, volunteers and Women’s Missionary Union groups recently prepared 300 comfort kits for the American Red Cross.

    “There was a real need for the kits,” said Clara Mae Druen, the Red Cross shelter coordinator in LaRue County. “This is something we give to those who have been affected by a disaster — whether it’s a house fire, a flood or a tornado. It’s an immediate response to an immediate need.”

  • Beauty is in the iris of the beholder

    I’ve just returned to work after taking a few weeks vacation. I needed some quiet time as the date Nov. 2 loomed. This was the one-year anniversary of the death of my 22-year-old son and if I could have crawled in a cave somewhere and avoided any pain associated with that date, that would have been fine with me.

    But that isn’t the way it works.

    If you try to hide from it, it waits for a chance to jump out and knock you down when you’re not expecting it.

  • Deer me!

    Monday morning, the LaRue County Road Department crew faced the unpleasant task of disposing of a pair of deer carcasses that were dropped at the LaRue County Environmental Education & Research Center during the holiday weekend.

    The deer were not killed by hunters. The two does, along with a black and white cat, were struck by cars, then picked up and dumped by a county official.

  • Seminar offers advice, hope to job-seekers

    LaRue County’s unemployment rate has almost doubled in a year. In October 2008, it boasted one of the lowest rates in the state at 6.8 percent.

    It’s now 12.9 percent, according to statistics from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The rate is second highest in the Lincoln Trail Region, with only Grayson County being higher at 16.5 percent.

    That means about 1,000 LaRue Countians are out of work and competing for jobs.

    According to Julita Nance of the Office of Employment and Training, the competition is fierce.

  • E’town man dies from stab wound

    One man is dead and another is recovering from what police describe as “moderate injuries” after an early morning fight and stabbing at an Elizabethtown mobile home.

    According to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby, one of several occupants of an Elaine Court residence used a pocket knife to deliver a single but fatal stab wound to an intruder shortly after 3 a.m. Nov. 24.

    Police found Sixfrido Mendez, a 26-year-old Elizabethtown resident, “lying face down on a sofa in the living room,” Willoughby said.

  • FFA teens take top honors in Soybean Board’s video contest

    Four LaRue County FFA students will share $5,000 in a contest sponsored by The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.

    Valerie Sherrard and Emilee Whitt took first place while Craig Dunn and Julia Johnson took second in a video contest sponsored by the board. The teams produced videos themed “#1 Advocate for Animals” that were shown on the Internet site www.youtube.com. Winners were decided based on number of views.

    Sherrard and Whitt had 22,144 views in the month-long contest and won $3,000. Their video was about grazing lands.