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Today's News

  • Better Business Bureau warns against KFC scam

    Better Business Bureau of Louisville, southern Indiana and western Kentucky is warning consumers to not fall for a scam that involves Kentucky Fried Chicken. BBB received a complaint from a consumer who stated she was contacted by the company with an e-mail stating that if she completed a survey she would get a $100 gift card from KFC. This e-mail DID NOT come from Louisville YUM! Brand’s.

  • WEDDING: Reception held for newlywed Raglands

    Josh Ragland and Lauren Simpson were married June 11 2011, at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Lilburn, Ga.

    The bride is the daughter of Kent and Lynne Simpson of Grayson, Ga. She is a 2010 graduate of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. where she graduated in elementary education. 

    The groom is the son of David and Debbie Ragland of Magnolia and grandson of Howard and Tickle Ragland of Magnolia. He is a 2011 graduate of Bryan College majoring in business administration. 

    The couple resides near Munfordville.

  • PHOTO: Dennis Johnson speaks to Rotary

    Dennis Johnson, left, president and CEO of Hardin Memorial Hospital, spoke to the Hodgenville Rotary Club on July 28 at Paula's Hot Biscuit Restaurant. He is pictured with Denise Brooks. 

  • Leadership LaRue County classes are starting

    When you grow up in a community or if you have lived somewhere for most of your life, you assume you know everything that there is to know about where you live. However, most Leadership LaRue County participants will tell you that they were continuously surprised by what they learned about LaRue County when they went through the program.

  • John-Kenyon announces upgrade to procedure

    John-Kenyon American Eye Institute announced last week an upgrade to its LASIK vision correction procedure with the upgrade to the advanced iFS laser. This new, blade-free laser offers patients a faster, safer procedure with a shorter recovery time and fewer dry eye symptoms.

  • Backpack program needs assistance

    According to the 2010 Hunger Study, one in every four Kentucky children is living in poverty. Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) is making huge strides in providing food to at-risk children in Central and south central Kentucky through its BackPack Program.

  • PHOTO: Miss Teen 2011

    Miss Teen LaRue County Fair and Miss Congeniality Cayleigh Allen, Hodgenville, daughter of Cassie and Joe Allen; first runner up Morgan Miller, Breckinridge County, daughter of Philip and Britney Miller; second runner up Ansley Stalcup, Clinton County, daughter of Patricia and JR Stalcup; Miss Photogenic, Patricia Ann Gibson, Hodgenville, daughter of Melanie Wells and Roger Wells, and the late Denver Gibson.

  • Board hears personnel recommendations

    The following personnel recommendations were made last Monday at the school board meeting:
    Employment:
    • Alfredo Silva as Spanish teacher at LaRue County High School
    • Bethann Lockett as teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
    • Veronica Milby as performance specialists at Kid’s Crew Plus
    • Mary Gomer, Rhonda Hornback, Yvonne Fay, Debbie Puckett, Ann Cissell, Regina McDowell, Laura Bauer and Evelyn Kirkpatrick as 3-hour instructional assistants at Hodgenville Elementary School.
    • Tina Southwood as guidance counselor at ALES
    • Sue Osborne as principal of HES

  • Restraints a must when children are the passengers

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the number one killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.

  • COLUMN: Money: God tells us how to get it, save it and spend it

    James, which is probably the most practical book in the New Testament, tells us how to be wise with our money. In James 5:1-6 He speaks of the method we use to get money, the reason to save our money and the way to spend our money.
    Some people think that the Bible teaches, “Money is the root of all evil.” But Paul says in I Timothy 6:10, “The love of money is the root of all evil ….”