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Today's News

  • TOUCHPOINTS: God will never fail us

     Life sometimes brings unpleasant circumstances our way. At times, we will all feel cheated, angry and frustrated. 

    Emotions like these are natural, but we can't hold on to these feelings and have contentment in our life. Bitterness will take the place of peace and contentment. 

  • 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Hawks take on John Hardin

    Coaches know at this point of the season there are no cupcakes, but the Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament has a sweet semifinal match-up, nonetheless.

    Two of the top four teams in terms of winning percentage meet in the region semifinals when John Hardin (20-8) takes on LaRue County (23-7) at 6 tonight at Central Hardin’s Bruin Gym. John Hardin is riding an eight-game winning streak, while LaRue County has won seven in a row.

  • BBB offers tips on storm relief donations

    In the wake of severe storms that came through the Midwest and South, the Better Business Bureau offers the following tips to help Americans decide where to direct donations to assist storm victims and their families:

    • Be cautious when giving online.

    Be cautious about online giving, especially in response to spam messages and emails that claim to link to a relief organization. If you are seeking to give to an organization involved in relief efforts, go directly to the charity’s Web site.

  • Student begins prom donation drive for Henryville High School

    Whitney Blair, a student at Central Hardin High School, has started a prom donation drive for Henryville High School seniors in Indiana who were affected by Friday’s tornadoes.

    She is collecting prom dresses, tuxes, shoes and accessories. Any other clothing, books or items teens might appreciate also will be accepted. If you can help, contact Blair at 270-766-7345.

  • LCHS Speech Team qualifies six to Nationals

     The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed Saturday at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League state qualifier, earning spots on the Kentucky entry to the Nation Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament.

    The national tournament will be held over Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore, Md. and LaRue represents six of the 50 entries Kentucky will be taking.

  • ECTC to host free Celtic concert

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will present a Celtic concert by The Chattering Magpies and Keltricity 7:30 p.m. March 17 in the Science Auditorium. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Committee, there will be no admission charge, and the public is invited.

    The Chattering Magpies, composed of Lorinda Jones and Greta Gillmeister, perform music ranging from ancient airs and bagpipe tunes to newly-composed songs and dances. Members of the Kentucky Arts Council Arts on Tour Directory, Jones and Gillmeister have backgrounds in both music education and music therapy,

  • COLUMN: Paul learned the secret of being content

    Many people seem to find no satisfaction in life and thus walk around in discontent lacking fulfillment.

    Paul stands in stark contrast to these when he gives his testimony in Philippians 4:11-19.

    Paul writes from terrible conditions being in prison, yet he said he was content even in this situation.

    He said, contentment is learned. The situations of life are a school house to learn contentment, but some never learn and thus their lives are unfulfilled, unsatisfied and

    unhappy.

    Paul gives four insights on how to learn contentment.

  • Take care when handling storm debris

     With storms impacting much of the Commonwealth, many Kentuckians are cleaning and restoring their homes and properties. The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has specific guidelines for proper disposal of debris in the aftermath of severe weather.

    Storm-affected Kentuckians should be aware of health, safety, and compliance hazards associated with debris handling and disposal. These hazards include, but are not limited to, burning of debris, asbestos removal, and mold growth.

  • Several indicted by Hart County grand jury

     The Hart County Grand Jury handed down several indictments in Februrary:

    Denise E. Horn, 56, of Lone Star Road, Upton, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and complicity; possession of precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of marijuana and complicity.

  • Storms pass through county with little damage

    The tornado warning issued earlier Friday for LaRue County has expired.
    Little damage was reported in the county, according to 911 Coordinator Chris Jackson. A large window in the old Polley building on Lincoln Boulevard was blown out by winds and the old Druthers building on Old E'town Road lost some shingles. A tree was downed across Old E'town Road but was removed quickly.
    A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect.