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Today's News

  • Filmmaker shows documentary of Thomas Merton

    Nineteen sixty-eight was “a beast of a year,” Thomas Merton wrote in his journal.

    U.S. soldiers torched villages in Vietnam, war resisters burned their draft cards and Buddhist monks immolated themselves.

    It seemed the world was on fire.

    But it also was a year of searching and discovery for Merton.

  • From Howardstown to High Grove, country stores anchor communities

    Tommy Roselle, co-owner of the Howardstown Mini-Mart with his wife, Carissa, enjoys some male camaraderie with his lunch guests. Clockwise, starting at Roselle's left, are Mark Underwood, Dean Higdon, Quinn Gray and Casie Wischmeier.

     Unlike many Kentucky counties, Nelson no longer has any of the old wooden country stores that date back to the 19th century, but High Grove Grocery comes close in atmosphere. Built around 1950, it still has the old hardwood floors and old gas pumps of yesteryear.

  • Discovery of headstone may cause revisionist Lincoln history

    DECATUR – A recently uncovered headstone at Greenwood Cemetery in Decatur could rewrite part of the family history of Illinois' most famous figure.

    That headstone belongs to Mary Hanks, who was the second cousin of Abraham Lincoln. While history books say she was born in 1824 and was buried in 1843, the headstone suggests she was instead buried in 1813, which would make her the oldest recorded burial in Decatur and perhaps the oldest in the entire state of Illinois.

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • COLUMN: Thanks, Mr. Ireland. You're the Best.

     Since I married Bud Ireland in 2004, I have counted on him for many things. He changes the oil in the Jeep, makes sure I am wearing matching shoes and generally keeps me going. There is no way to count how many stories or pages of the newspaper he has proofed over the years – or how many photos he has taken for me when I couldn’t get somewhere. 

    He has missed more suppers and listened to more city council stories than anybody.

    And he has done it without complaint for years.

  • RECIPE: Madeleines

    (StatePoint) Forget cronuts, cake pops and cupcakes. Whether you’re planning an elegant afternoon tea or seeking an unexpected addition to your next brunch or cocktail party, there’s another chic pastry that deserves its day – the madeleine. These classic seashell-shaped cakes were named after their creator, Madeline Paulmier, by King Louis XV in the 18th century, so the story goes.

  • Fundrai$ers - April 22, 2015

    Relay for Life

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life will begin at 1 p.m. May 30 on Lincoln Square. The event ends at 1 a.m. the next day. For more information on forming a team, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

     

    Mr. Gatti’s benefit

    Freedom Angels Relay for Life team will have a fundraiser at the Elizabethtown Mr. Gatti's 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 22 with 20 percent of the profits benefitting Relay. Coupons available at checkout.

     

  • Sports Shorts - April 22, 2015

    Babe Ruth signups
    Babe Ruth Baseball signups for ages 13-15 continue through Wednesday, April 22, at LaRue County Park and Recreation. Volunteers will be on the grounds after 4:30 p.m. or call Jerry McBride at 270-766-8751. Cost is $70.

    Golf Scramble
    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce’s Golf Scramble is April 24. For more information, call Executive Director Krista Levee at 270-358-3411.

    Project Graduation 5K Run/Walk

  • Lady Hawks down Nelson, 4-0

    Emillee Cundiff came through for LaRue County in the circle and at the plate April 16 in the Lady Hawks’ 4-0 win at 5th Region rival Nelson County.
    Cundiff struck out nine and allowed a pair of singles in her complete-game shutout. She was 1-for-3 with a double for the game’s lone extra-base hit.    
    Presley Brown, Chasity Bryant and Kaitlyn Warnshuis each had one hit and one run. Shakeya Washington had one hit and one RBI.    
    Loss to Campbellsville
    The Lady Hawks lost Friday to Campbellsville, 5-4.

  • Church Calendar - April 22, 2015

      Food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ

    The LaRue County Church of Christ’s food pantry will give away food 6-7 p.m. April 22 and 9 a.m. to noon April 24 to those who qualify. The church is located on Old E’town Road, Hodgenville. For more information, call 270-358-9812.