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Today's News

  • Christmas greeting from the Chamber of Commerce

    On behalf of the LaRue County Chamber Board of Directors and our 130 members, we wish you and your families a blessed merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

    It has been an exciting year at the Chamber as we have welcomed 24 new Chamber members and our office has seen countless visitors from near and far. We thank our members and the community for their continued involvement as the Chamber strives to always promote and support the commercial, industrial and civic interests of LaRue County.

  • Rolling Fork Baptist carries on tradition of live nativity

    Rolling Fork Baptist Church in Gleanings is a church steeped in Christmas traditions. The church was established in 1801 and for at least 89 years, they have been celebrating the birth of Christ with a live nativity scene. It is a community event that draws one of the largest crowds of the year.

    Several generations of families have participated in the production. Joseph has been played by Gene Price for more than 56 years. His wife, Charlene, was Mary for 53 years but can no longer participate due to illness. Ashley Lee Scott now plays the part of Mary.

  • Dealing with loss and grief during the holidays

    Many people who have lost a loved one experience more intense feelings of grief during the holidays. This is true of birthdays and anniversaries, too. Since you’re used to associating the holidays with good times and your special person, you’ll likely miss them even more at this time of year. You will likely still enjoy certain aspects of the holiday season, especially if you’re able to spend time with other family members and friends.

    Handling the holiday season

    n Allow yourself some time to feel sad or have a good cry.

  • MILESTONE: Kentucky Colonels
  • 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.