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Today's News

  • Scholarship calendar - May 25, 2016

    CKCA to Offer Educational Awards

    Central Kentucky Community Action will again offer educational awards for graduating high school seniors and GED recipients in LaRue County. The awards will be given in the form of scholarships to assist with tuition while attending a four year college, a two year college or a technical school. Certain guidelines must be met, and scholarship packets are available at the high school, and the local Community Action office. For more information call 270-358-3937.

    Childhood Degree Scholarship

  • LaRue County kindergartener shares dream to create animal-friendly golf school

    The family of a LaRue County kindergartener has won a $1,000 college savings account after their son shared his dream of creating an animal-friendly golf school.

    Jace Detre submitted an essay for the “Dream Out Loud Challenge” offering how he would change the world after college by starting a golf school where golf balls are also food for animals. The Dream Out Loud Challenge is sponsored by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust (KESPT), Kentucky’s official 529 college savings plan.

  • Church Calendar

    Walnut Hill Baptist Church

    Walnut Hill Baptist Church will be having a car wash at the LaRue County Farm Bureau office on N. Lincoln Blvd in Hodgenville at 10 a.m. on May 28, weather permitting. If not, a later date will be rescheduled.

    Pikeview Baptist Homecoming

    Pikeview Baptist will have their homecoming at 10 a.m. May 29 at Pike View Baptist Church located at 2923 Aetna Furnace Hwy in Magnolia. There will be no Sunday school. Dinner will follow. For more information contact Louise Pottinger at 270-735-5210

  • Students visit state, national capitol

    LaRue County High School junior Lindsey Shelton and seventeen other local high school juniors traveled to Frankfort on April 27, as part of their participation in the annual Nolin RECC Washington Youth Tour contest activities.

  • Race and Godliness

    By Jonathan Carl

    Guest Columnist

    Have you ever noticed how much you think about yourself? Everyone does it. You don’t have to try to. It just happens. Why?

    Have you ever noticed how natural it is to compare yourself with others? To look down on others in order to think better of yourself? Why does that happen so easily and so often?

    Have you ever noticed how easy it can be to go through a day with little thought, time, and attention devoted to God through His Word and prayer? Why are we so oblivious to God and self-focused?

  • Students visit state, national capitol

    LaRue County High School junior Lindsey Shelton and seventeen other local high school juniors traveled to Frankfort on April 27, as part of their participation in the annual Nolin RECC Washington Youth Tour contest activities.

  • Changing the status quo

    LaRue County High School students Marissa Kappel and Symone Whalin want to change the status quo of women-to-men ratio in technology jobs.

    Whalin, a junior, and sophomore Kappel are two of only five females who, over the past 10 years at LCHS, have been involved in the Help Desk where they and their male classmates service the school’s computers.

    “Hopefully, we can get more girls to enter this Help Desk program next year,

  • Seniors’ day out Ken-DUCKY Derby
  • With all thine heart

    Carolyn Smith here, George’s wife.  I asked permission of the editor to allow me to pre-empt my husband’s column this week in order to tell his readers that May 20 was the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the Gospel ministry.  

    We are so thankful that God has used him all these years and continues to do so, as he still pastors a church and continues to write this devotional column for three newspapers.

  • These Little Piggies went to market

    For the second year, a passel of plastic purple pigs and their sponsors raised $2,144.06 toward the LaRue County Relay for Life goal of $50,000. Each pig, adopted by a family had its own story, but the fundraising contest by the Living Strong team generated many Facebooks posts, adventures, and followings for the four contest areas- Big Bucks, Hefty Hog, Most Traveled, and Best Dressed Pig.