Today's News

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    By John R. Smith

    Church services were canceled Sunday at First Baptist, Lane Lincoln and several others in the community due to inclement weather.

    The Kentucky Association Pastors’ Conference at First Baptist Elizabethtown, was canceled due to the weather. It’s to be re-scheduled this week.

    Congratulations to Carol Smith for being selected Employee of the Year at Nationwide Uniform Corp. she has been employed at Nationwide for almost 46 years. Hats off to you, Carol.

  • PHOTO: Winter Wonderland
  • Library to offer Prime Time program

    Crystal Packard and Sarah Graff, employees of the LaRue County Public Library, will participate in a March 6 workshop in Lexington to promote family literacy.

    The Prime Time Family Reading Time family literacy project is sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The project is funded by a grant from the Kentucky Humanities Council and Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives.

  • Students graduate from WKU

    Several Western Kentucky University students from LaRue County and surrounding communities earned degrees at the December 2014 Commencement Ceremonies.

    • Jodi L. Gaw, Buffalo, Master of Science in Nursing

    • Kenny L. Albert, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

    • James P. Boyd, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

    • Jill C. Hines, Hodgenville, Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)

    • Seth A. Hummer, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

  • Couple named National Outstanding Young Farmers

    Ryan and Misty Bivens of Hodgenville were selected national winners at the 59th annual National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress held Feb. 12-15 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Four national winners were selected from a group of 10 finalists for the award based on their progress in an agricultural career, extent of soil and water conservation practices, and contributions to the well-being of the community, state and nation.

  • Wintry weather was a challenge for newspaper staff

    It’s not BREAKING news that last week’s snow and ice weather event was challenging for all of us trying to get from home to work, to the grocery, doctor’s appointments, etc., but it was a challenge for our team as well, getting your local news out to you on a timely manner.

  • America Saves Week: Take your financial future into your own hands

    America Saves Week (Feb. 23-28) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. America Saves’ mantra – and the focus for America Saves Week – is simple: Set a goal. Make a plan. Save automatically. When you know what your current financial picture looks like, you can be more proactive in setting yourself up for future success.

  • Sunrise sweethearts enjoy luncheon

    Six couples at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home celebrated Valentine’s Day with a Sweetheart Luncheon hosted by the Quality of Life and Medical Records Department. The nursing home’s chapel was transformed into a cozy restaurant decorated in pink and red, Hershey kisses, hearts, fluted glasses and a rose for the ladies. The menu was pork tenderloin, hash brown casserole, green beans, macaroni and cheese, dinner roll and fancy cheesecake. The elders reminisced about their first dates or how they met.

  • PHOTO: Good deed
  • Circuit judges attend annual winter college

    Circuit Court Judge John David “Jack” Seay and Circuit Court Judge Charles C. Simms III, who serves Hart, LaRue and Nelson counties, participated in the 2015 Circuit Judges Winter College Jan. 25-28 in Louisville. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the education program for the state’s circuit judges.