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Today's News

  • Kentucky Baptists elect new president

    John Mark Toby, pastor of Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset, was elected president of Kentucky’s largest denomination during the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s 171st annual meeting.

    Messengers affirmed Toby by acclamation during the convention’s afternoon session Nov. 11 at Immanuel Baptist Church. There were no other candidates.

    Also elected unopposed were Skip Alexander, pastor of Campbellsville Baptist Church in Campbellsville, as first vice president, and E. Lee James, pastor of Bellview Baptist Church in Paducah, as second vice president.

  • Kentucky Baptists elect new president

    John Mark Toby, pastor of Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset, was elected president of Kentucky’s largest denomination during the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s 171st annual meeting.

    Messengers affirmed Toby by acclamation during the convention’s afternoon session Nov. 11 at Immanuel Baptist Church. There were no other candidates.

    Also elected unopposed were Skip Alexander, pastor of Campbellsville Baptist Church in Campbellsville, as first vice president, and E. Lee James, pastor of Bellview Baptist Church in Paducah, as second vice president.

  • Bell is free after plea agreement

    William Mark Bell, 46, formerly of Mount Sherman, pleaded guilty to one count of complicity to commit second-degree criminal abuse in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Recommended sentence was five years with credit for time served and dismissal of five other charges. He is to have no contact with his victim.

    Bell already has served out his sentence, according to court records.

  • Quilt provides lesson in World War II history

    Janet Marcum demonstrates the patchwork of events which comprise the events we know as history.

    Using the 20 patches of her World War II history quilt, Marcum reviewed highlights of the period during the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon Wednesday. An active member of the LaRue County Genealogical Society, Marcum has made the presentation a half-dozen times to groups interested in history.

  • Slick roads may have contributed to rollover

    A Brownsville woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash Monday on Bardstown Road near Athertonville.

    Heather Seward, 30, lost control of the 1989 Chevrolet S-10 she was driving just after 7 p.m. The front tire dropped off the shoulder of the roadway and Seward overcorrected, according to LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Darst. The vehicle “ran up the ditch on the right side of the road” and came to rest on its side.

  • New research finds area's job satisfaction up 62 percent

    Market research recently collected by Preston-Osborne Marketing Communications and Research on behalf of the Lincoln Trail Career Centers found that 62 percent of respondents who live in the area are satisfied with their current job.

    The top employment sectors in the area are services; manufacturing; utilities, trade and transportation; and schools and state/local government.

  • Three injured on Campbellsville Road

    Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Campbellsville Road about 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

    Shelbi R. Miles, 18, of Louisville, was driving a 2003 Kia west on KY 210 when the vehicle crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound 2002 Ford F150 driven by Richard D. Cundiff, 45, of Louisville.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst, Cundiff tried to avoid the collision by driving off the roadway.

  • Locals to perform with Campbellsville Chorus

    "There are places in this piece where I can imagine voices echoing across mountains," said Dr. Frieda Gebert, director of Campbellsville University's Concert Chorus and associate professor of music, as she described the music CU's Concert Chorus will be performing at 8 p.m. Monday in The Gheens Recital Hall.

    The event is free and open to the public.

  • Heat assistance program accepts applications

    With winter on its way, LaRue County Community Action has started its LIHEAP assistance program.

    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program subsidy component which helps low-income families pay  heating bills. Monday was the first day to apply for assistance. Applications are accepted based on alphabetical order of the last name of the head of the household. But Faith Miller says the LaRue County office works with any applicants who can’t meet that schedule.

    The Community Action office is at 120 S. Greensburg St., Hodgenville.

  • LCHS football banquet is Monday

    The LaRue County High School football team will hold its end-of-season banquet at 6 p.m. Monday.

    All players and their families are invited.