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Today's News

  • Church to open collection site for Operation Christmas Child

    Operation Christmas Child kicks off its National Collection Week today and volunteers at Valley Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown will be busy preparing shoeboxes for impoverished children.

    Nonprofit organization Samaritan’s Purse started Operation Christmas Child in 1993, according to a news release. Its goal is to fill empty shoeboxes with school supplies, toys, candy and necessity items. The boxes are hand-delivered to children in more than 100 countries.

  • Soccer: KHSAA releases proposal to change region

    By Monday afternoon, the KHSAA had already released Proposal B and had it on the docket for today’s board meeting. Proposal B would split the region into three districts and no automatic advancement into the region. The five-team 17th District would consist of Central Hardin, Elizabethtown, Fort Knox, John Hardin and North Hardin. The four-team 18th District would consist of Hart, LaRue, Marion and Taylor counties. The 19th District would consist of Bardstown, Bethlehem, Nelson County, Thomas Nelson and the Washington County girls.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Hawks chase the 'missing link'

    The resume of the returning wrestlers on the present LaRue County High School wrestling team is impressive. This team has accomplished just about everything a team can accomplish in high school sports. But the team is unsatisfied and looking to add the last missing link to the long list of accomplishments it has achieved.

    The missing link?  A KHSAA state tournament championship. 

  • COLUMN: Is it done yet?

    When you are cooking different types of food, especially meats, do you have a hard time deciding if it’s done yet? Everyone is at risk for a foodborne illness. One effective way to prevent illness is to use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of meat, poultry and egg dishes.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Christians may be persecuted

    Whether burned alive for Nero's entertainment, tortured during the Middle Ages, or called names by a hateful junior high peer group, Christians have always faced persecution. 

    While Christians and non-Christians alike suffer unjust treatment, persecution implies an intentional and systematic infliction of suffering or hardship because of a person's beliefs. Some believers are persecuted simply for speaking the truth. 

  • Speech team successful at Alumni Swing

    Over the past two weekends, the LaRue County High School speech team has competed in three tournaments and brought home several awards for both individual and team, including four championships.

    On Nov. 5, the team competed in the Calloway County Invitational; and on Nov. 12, the team traveled to Western Kentucky University to compete in the Alumni Swing, which is two tournaments in one day.

  • COLUMN: Remember to thank God

    The Psalmist said, “Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord!” We need to look for things to be thankful for. A thankful spirit should be the foundation of our lives.  

  • Master gardener class offered in February

    The Hardin County Extension Office will offer a Master Gardener Class next spring.

    Classes are 9 a.m.-noon on weekdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays on the following dates:  Feb. 21, 23, and 28; March 1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 15, 20, 22, 24, 27; and April 3.

    Participants are asked to participate in a 40-hour internship to Cooperative Extension Service programs in return for the training. They will learn about botany, soils, plant diseases and insects.

  • STATE CROSS COUNTRY: Sandidge and Durbin compete

    LaRue County was represented in Saturday's KHSAA State Cross Country meet by freshman Kristina Durbin and sophomore Adam Sandidge.

    Lady Hawk Durbin, finished 65th in 22:20.38.

    “I think I did better last year when we had the whole team here,” Durbin said. “It was easier to get motivated to run. It was a lot different than I expected.”

    Sandidge, who was the Hawks' lone qualifier for the second year in a row, finished 32nd in 17:54.21.

    Sandidge finished 116th as a freshman.

  • RELAY: Ross and McCoy certified in 'Reach to Recovery'

    LaRue County breast cancer survivors Kathy Ross and Suzann McCoy were certified as Reach to Recovery volunteers this past weekend. This program, a part of the American Cancer Society, is a nationwide effort serving thousands of people confronting breast cancer- either as patients or as family and friends of patients.

    McCoy and Ross, when notified by the physician or the patient, will provide information and support to those battling the disease in the form of home or phone visits.