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Today's News

  • SCHOLAR: Nurses pinned in ceremony

    Gusler and Bell graduate

    Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs at Campbellsville University, said he didn’t think anyone could be in better hands than those of a Campbellsville University nurse. Cheatham spoke at CU’s annual associate degree nursing program pinning ceremony Dec. 11 at Ransdell Chapel.

    He said “competence, caring and compassion” are traits of a Campbellsville University nurse.

    Local graduates Renee Bell of Campbellsville; and Bethany Gusler, of Sonora, participated in a pinning ceremony.

  • MILITARY - DeSpain promoted

    Maggie DeSpain, USN, was recently promoted to Petty Officer Second Class, in Naval Aviation Ordnance. Petty Officer DeSpain is stationed at the Naval Air Station in Lemore, California and is assigned to the Super Carrier U.S.S. Ronald Reagan.

    Petty Officer DeSpain’s parents are Neal and Jennifer DeSpain of Hodgenville.  

  • WEDDING - Wooden

    Laura Bunnell of Sonora and Jason Wooden of Elizabethtown were married Oct. 11, 2014, at the Elizabethtown Christian Academy Chapel.

    The bride is the daughter of Paul and Paula Bunnell of Sonora.

    The groom is the son of Debra Wooden and Cecil Wooden, both of Elizabethtown.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father. The maid of honor was Amanda Turner of Elizabethtown, friend of the bride.

    Best man was James Wooden of Elizabethtown, brother of the groom.

  • Wedding words: ‘Everyone’s gonna love them’

    I’m not really very good with words.

    Sure, I write for a living, but that doesn’t mean I’m actually good at conveying my own thoughts with any sort of succinctness. It’s especially bad when I’m speaking the words out loud. I get caught up, tongue-tied and dry-mouthed. If I mispronounce something, I just lose my mind, apparently, because it’s all downhill from there.

    The one time in my life that I felt I accurately expressed my feelings via the spoken word was the tallest order I’ve ever been given: my wedding vows.

  • God’s true gift trumps evil

    The Pew Research Center recently reported that nearly three-quarters of Americans are OK with religious displays on public property. Apparently, America still has room at the Inn, or at least the public square for baby Jesus and a nativity scene. Only 20 percent according to the survey say that such displays should never be permitted. Must be Grinches, all of them.

  • Two injured in crash

    Two people were injured about 7 a.m. Dec. 17 in a two-car crash on Campbellsville Road (Ky. 210).
    Janice K. Weaver, 53, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu west on Campbellsville Road when a deer crossed in front of her vehicle. Weaver stopped in the roadway to avoid striking the deer, according to a report filed by LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield.

  • Who killed Larry Key?

    In many ways, Friday, July 28, 1972, was like most summer days in Hardin County more than 40 years ago.

    Todd and Brad Key tried to make the most of the days, finding anything and everything to occupy their time. Despite their six-year age difference, they always had each other.

    Their mother, Renetta Wilson, took care of the house and her children. Those were her primary jobs, she said.

  • New Haven man dies in crash

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a single vehicle fatality accident that occurred Thursday morning on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    At 1:04 a.m., Glenn Edward Stratton III, 21, of New Haven, was traveling east on the Parkway at the two-mile marker.

    For unknown reasons, Stratton’s 2000 Chrysler 300M left the roadway and struck a guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office. 

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks lose to North

    LaRue County’s Lady Hawks fell Dec. 16 to North Hardin’s Lady Trojans, 64-48.

    North maintained the lead throughout the game.

    Freshman guard Presley Brown, who led the Lady Hawks with 17 points, knocked down a 3-pointer before she found senior forward Alyson Yingling for a basket to cut North Hardin’s lead to 31-25 midway through the second quarter.

    That was as close as LaRue County would get, though.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks outclaw Wildcats

    The LaRue County Hawks bounced back from a loss to Elizabethtown on Dec. 15 to defeat Edmonson County 64-70 the following evening.

    Senior guard Micah Wiseman scored 24 points for the homestanding Hawks.

    Sophomore guard Cameron Dawson added 19 points and six assists, while senior forward Caleb Sheffer had 16 points and seven rebounds.

    The Hawks (2-3) trailed by six after the first quarter but outscored the Wildcats, 17-8 in the second to take a three-point lead into halftime.

    LARUE COUNTY 70, EDMONSON COUNTY 64