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Today's News

  • Employers asked to respond to Wired65 survey

    LaRue County employers with five or more employees are being asked to respond to a Wired65 Initiative survey.

    The survey is an outreach effort being gathered by our Wired65 partner, ERISS Corporation. More than 23,000 area employers throughout the 26-county region, including LaRue County employers with five or more employees, will be contacted by telephone.

    Upon request, ERISS will send the survey to employers via e-mail.

  • Baseball Board plans meeting Dec. 20

    The LaRue County Baseball Board meets 2 p.m. Dec. 20 at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • Childhood argument gives lesson about forgiveness

    After years of struggling with emphysema and 18 days in the intensive care unit, my cousin recently died.

    David was 48 — three years and three months younger than me.

    When family members die out of order, it often can be unsettling. It’s heartbreaking to watch his wife and daughter confront their pain and devastating to experience the grief of his father and my other aunts, uncles, cousins and sisters.

    Through the experience, my memories of our shared childhood experiences returned to one isolated conflict.

  • ‘When I am on that road I am in the heart of myself’

    The title? That’s a quote from one of my favorite short stories – “Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut” by Stephen King.

    Re-reading that story, combined with something I saw at the side of the road brought back a few memories.

    It was a pair of tire tracks in the ditch beside the intersection of Old E’town Road and Phillips Lane. Someone did some fancy driving to avoid rear-ending another vehicle.

    And that reminded me of my dad.

  • Ag funding is approved by Congress

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced earlier this month that both chambers of Congress approved his request of $8.57 million for agriculture research and development projects at several of Kentucky’s universities. The funding is included in the FY 2010 Agriculture Appropriations conference report, which awaits the president’s signature.

    “With this funding, students, faculty, and farmers from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky can continue to make strides in agricultural innovation and research,” McConnell said.

  • School Board considers early release Fridays

    A shorter school week may be in store for LaRue County students next fall.

    The LaRue County School Board meets Dec. 21 to consider dismissing classes two hours early each Friday in order to provide teachers with more planning time.

    The curriculum coordinating committee will recommend early release days be built into next year’s calendar, according to Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • State grant may be available for downtown businesses

    Hodgenville residents and businesses within the area served by the local Main Street/Renaissance Association may be eligible for matching funds to do external repairs to improve their buildings.

    The Kentucky Department for Local Government has set aside $200,000 in recovered funds from the previous round of facade grants, money which was allocated but not used the first time, and will make that amount available statewide in a small grant program.

  • Sharing a slice of Shepherd’s Pie

    I would like to thank Brother Andrew Singh, president of the LaRue County Ministerial Association, for the invitation to attend the Thanksgiving service at First Baptist Church. It was a wonderful service. I would especially like to thank all the people who brought canned goods to contribute to our Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry. That was a great idea and that gift will help make it possible for our church to continue serving families in our community.

  • Courage was shown that first Christmas

    Have you seen or been a part of an act of courage? It may have been rushing into a burning building to rescue a child or lifting a weight off a pinned individual that would have crushed the life out of them. Courage is seen in many forms all around us daily.

    Courage was present that first Christmas. Although we probably miss it, because we are focusing on Mary and the baby, Joseph certainly displayed courage and we can learn from him valuable life lessons.

  • Feeding America

    With the winter months upon us, many people will be confronted with difficult choices such as paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel. More than 49 million Americans are food insecure; meaning they lack consistent access to enough food at some point during the year.

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, a member of Feeding America, has been serving Central Kentucky for 27 years, helping 63,000 people every year.