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Today's News

  • Chamber to host Winter Gala

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 1st ever Winter Gala in February.

    The event will feature a buffet, live music, dancing, and the proceeds from this event will benefit qualifying LaRue County High School students the cost of tickets to this year’s LaRue County High School Prom.

  • Accident causes power outage

    The electric was out for several hours for some residents in Magnolia while KU repaired an electric pole and power lines after a vehicle accident last Saturday, January 14.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, a Chevy Silverado truck driven by Ben Perkins, 19, of Hodgenville was traveling north on Mill Road when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle in a curve, causing him to hit a fence and strike an electric pole.

  • Cold snap, snow cause problems

    Snow brought school closures and slick road conditions to LaRue County last week with snowfall totals averaging one to two inches in some areas by Friday, January 6.

    LaRue County Schools were closed last Thursday and Friday due to unfavorable road conditions. The bitter cold caused water line breaks for the city and LaRue County High School.

    Freezing water lines

    The City of Hodgenville battled bitter cold as a water main broke in front of Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery on Greensburg Street in Hodgenville last Friday night.

  • Chamber Unites

    The start of 2017 has brought many changes in my life and in the life of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Ministering to those imprisoned

    Taking Matthew 25:36, “I was in prison and ye came unto me,” as their raison d’etre, volunteers from the LaRue County Christian Jail Ministry visit and worship with inmates of the county jail in Hodgenville three evenings each week.

    “The jail ministry has over 50 ministers,” said Jenn Mayfield, ministry coordinator since 2010. “Most are laity; some are ordained ministers and some, licensed.”

  • Community Love

    By Jonathan Carl
    Guest Columnist

     

    When our community hurts, we hurt. When our community thrives, we thrive. Let us seek together to improve our community! Here are a few suggestions of how we might do that together!

    Jeremiah 29:7 “But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.”

  • I believe

    Do you know what you believe? Can you state your beliefs in a few words? Could you defend them? Jude 3 appeals to Christians to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all handed down” to them.

  • 4-H Calendar

    Arts and Crafts Explores Club

    The 4-H Arts and Crafts Explorers Club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15 at the Extension Office.

    Shooting sports fundraiser

    The 4-H Shooting Sports will hold their annual Chili Cook-off Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 16 at the Extension Office.

    Communications contest deadline

  • 4-H Fundraising results
  • Valentines Day: From a priest defending marriage to gifts and flowers

    By Steven Curtsinger
    Student Columnist

     

    As I started to think about Valentine’s Day, and what it means for Americans, and really the whole world, I wanted to know where it all started. Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? Who brought it about? What has kept it going for so long? I started looking into the history of St. Valentine, the pioneer of Valentine’s Day.