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Today's News

  • Social Services offices implementing changes

     The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services is implementing new office procedures for walk-in customer benefit interviews at its family support offices. The new office procedures have been tested in 28 counties with great success. The change started April 21, 2014 at all county DCBS offices.

    Face-to-face interviews with staff will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • 'How's my waterway' makes it easier to find out

     WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released an enhanced version of “How’s My Waterway,” an app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer.

  • Toy Box Theater presents play

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, Bigger Than Life, at 7 p.m. April 29 in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s campus. Admission is $2.

  • Who's behind Kentucky ban on casinos, gay marriage?

      Why have casinos and gay marriage had such a tough time in the Kentucky General Assembly?

    Baptists.

  • Campbellsville doctor sues over state Senate's refusal to appoint him to board

     FRANKFORT — A Campbellsville doctor is challenging the state Senate's failure to vote on his reappointment to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission.

    Dr. James R. Angel, a urologist, lost his first battle in his lawsuit against Senate President Robert Stivers earlier this week, when Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd denied his request for a restraining order to require Stivers to take a vote on his confirmation — by either a full vote in the Senate or a vote in a Senate committee.

  • Annual jobless rate down slightly

     Annual unemployment rates were lower in 51 Kentucky counties in 2013 than in 2012, while 57 county rates went up and 12 counties had the same annual rate for both years, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in 2013, compared to 7.6 percent in 2012. Of a 6,935 civilian labor force, 6,424 were employed in 2013; compared to a 6,924 civilian labor force with 6,398 working in 2012.

  • COLUMN: God helps us deal with losses in our lives

     “O Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength in time of distress” (Isaiah 33:2).

  • Leaves of three, let them be

     Season has arrived for poison ivy, oak and sumac; here's plenty of advice on how to deal with them and their rashes

    Leaves of three, let them be.

    This old childhood rhyme still holds true today, well at least for poison oak and poison ivy. Poison sumac has seven to 13 leaflets on each leaf. But the result is the same: If you come into contact with the oil from their leaves, you are likely to end up with an itchy rash that can last from one to three weeks.

  • BIRTHDAY: Oleta Money celebrates 90 years

      Oleta Money will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception between 2 and 4 p.m. April 26 at Upton Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.No gifts requested. Cards are welcome. Cake and punch will be served.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks defeat Hart

    The Lady Hawks defeated Hart County 5-2 Wednesday in an 18th District game.

    The visiting Lady Hawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead as seniors Brigitte Skaggs and Courtney Johnson had run-scoring groundouts, but the Lady Raiders erased the deficit with two runs in the second and one in the third.

    Senior Peyton Gardner went 2-for-3 with a double, while sophomore Jill Hughes doubled.

    Junior Emillee Cundiff  struck out four and gave up nine hits, three earned runs and one walk in six innings.