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Today's News

  • Large crowd welcomes university to Hodgenville

    Campbellsville University dedicated its new Brockman Center in Hodgenville and honored two major contributors Thursday afternoon.

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner dubbed the event “not only a great day for the community but for Campbellsville University as well.”

    The addition of the campus will “change the face of our community” in terms of quality of life and the potential of attracting new businesses, he said. The availability of higher education is a major selling point to prospective employers.

  • Be free of telemarketers and unwanted mail

    What can you do about unwanted mail and unwelcome telemarketers? Tell companies you do business with to remove your name from customer lists they rent or sell to others. Look for information on how to opt out of marketing lists on sales materials, order forms and Web sites.

  • Thanksgiving was established to express gratitude to God

    What do you think of when you think of Thanksgiving? Is it eating, football, shopping on Black Friday or some other item?

    Thanksgiving is not just food, football and family. For God’s people, every day ought to be Thanksgiving Day.

    Thanksgiving Day is a distinctive holiday. It does not commemorate a battle or anyone’s birthday. It is simply a day set aside to express our gratitude to God.

  • School Board reviews personnel changes

    The following personnel recommendations were accepted by the LaRue County School Board Nov. 16.

    •Extended employment of Traci Weaver as academic coach at Hodgenville Elementary School effective Oct. 26.

    •Employment of Barry Bell as substitute custodian effective Oct. 26.

    •Ronald Brown as substitute bus monitor effective Nov. 4.

  • Speak up for family caregivers

    I may be dating myself in age, but some of the earliest memories I have of Presidents and First Families were the Fords and Carters. It seems of the two, I especially recall President Jimmy Carter, his wife Rosalynn, and daughter Amy. I remember watching them on television, hearing his speeches and watching them as a family. Even back then President Carter and the First Lady seemed very genuine and humble.

  • Lowell Mason in concert at Rolling Fork Church

    International TV and recording artist Lowell Mason will appear at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at Rolling Fork Christian Church three miles west of New Haven on KY 52. Mason has been called the “World’s Smallest Gospel Singer” because of his height of 46 inches.

    Mason has conducted more than 1,000 gospel music concerts at the Precious Moments Chapel Complex in Carthage, Mo.

  • Reba Watson honored

    Reba Watson, past chairman of the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors, received the Steve Brody Outstanding Volunteer Award presented by the Kentucky Credit Union League during the 75th annual state meeting and conference Nov. 6 in Fort Mitchell. 

    The award is given in recognition of exceptional accomplishments, time and effort in support and promotion of the credit union idea put forth by volunteers in Kentucky.

    Watson was first elected to the Board of Directors in 1985 and has served continually for the past 24 years.

  • Veterans assistance makes money available monthly

    Frank Niederriter, field representative for the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, will be available to assist LaRue County veterans on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Niederriter will be at the center 1:30-4 p.m. to provide counseling and assistance in filling out claims for state and federal benefits.

  • Hynes, Young named to ALES cabinet

    Heather Hynes and Terri Young have been recognized at the October recipients of the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet Awards at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • LaRue grad melds chorus talents

    LaRue County High School alumnus Steve Skaggs directed the Fourth District Treble Chorus, 200 students from the 11-county district who performed at Meade County High School auditorium Sept. 26.

    Skaggs, who like his wife, Shirley, is a 1971 LCHS graduate, called his first experience as the director an honor.