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Today's News

  • Campbellsville University graduates 238 students

     Campbellsville University bestowed degrees on 238 students in two ceremonies Dec. 16 in Ransdell Chapel.

    Jessica Ann Wilson Adkins of Hodgenville received a bachelor of social work. She is a 2007 graduate of Taylor County High School.

    Donna K. Puryear of Hodgenville received a master of arts in special education.

    Sharon Denise Gibson of Hodgenville received a master of business administration. She is a 1986 graduate of Taylor County High School and the daughter of Wanda Brockman of Campbellsville and the late Randall Bryant.

  • State snow and ice crews ready to go

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews are prepared to combat snow-covered and icy roads whenever they occur.

    Nearly 2,000 KYTC employees are standing by to treat and clear more than 60,000 lane miles of roads.

    “The safety of Kentucky’s roadways is the focal point of our maintenance program this time of year,” Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock said. “Our snow and ice teams are on the job and ready to go even before winter weather hits. I’m proud of their professionalism and dedication to service.”

  • PHOTO: Hosparus holiday fundraiser a success

     The Hospice Thrift Shoppe Holiday Bazaar netted more than $5,000 to benefit Hosparus patients and their families. Above, Shelby Sanford, a seventh grade student at East Hardin Middle School, took a break from volunteering her time at the Shoppe for Beta Club to hang out with Santa for a bit.  

  • Diabetes Coalition to meet, classes planned

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at the LaRue County Extension Office. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.

    The group will not meet if schools are closed due to weather.

    For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.

    LaRue County Diabetes Support Group

  • COLUMN: Tips to assist a homebound friend

     People can become confined to their home for many reasons: sickness, recovery from surgery, chronic illness, disability and even weather. With limited access to the outside, a person’s world can shrink considerably and create a disconnect from people and the community. To help a homebound friend or relative stay engaged in life, you can:

    • Plan to call or visit when you are not rushed for time.

    • Arrange a regular date to get together.

    • Encourage the person to express emotions and to listen.

  • PHOTO: Creative Kids donate mat

  • TOUCHPOINTS: God's word - think on these things

    Our brain is a creation of God. It is so complex that the wisest of men cannot tell us how it really functions. The Bible says that believers are in spiritual warfare, the carnal against the spiritual.

    "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would." (Galatians 5:17) 

    Ephesians 4:27 says, “Neither give place to the devil.”

  • Sewer rates increase for New Haven residents

    A short agenda marked the final meeting of the New Haven Board of Commissioners for 2011 on Thursday. Mostly routine business was discussed to include awarding the new garbage collection contract to Waste Management of Kentucky. Tim McNalley, representing the company, was on hand to address any concerns and explain a 5-percent rate increase effective until June 2013. Fees for New Haven customers will rise from $8.20 a month to $8.61. The city of New Haven simply passes on its cost to the customers taking only a small handling and postage fee of 0.275 cents of each bill.

  • Two injured in crash near intersection

    Two men were injured in a single-vehicle crash early Dec. 18.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Cory Sidebottom, 24, of Hodgenville, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro south on North L&N Turnpike near the intersection of Leafdale Road about 4:15 a.m. when the vehicle left the right side of the roadway.

    The driver overcorrected and the vehicle crossed the roadway, struck a concrete pole and vacant residence and came to rest facing west in the northbound lane.

  • House fire: Woman treated at hospital for smoke inhalation

    A Hodgenville woman suffered smoke inhalation when her house burned Sunday evening.

    Whitney Darst, 25, called 911 about 6 p.m., saying she was trapped in a back bedroom of her Leafdale Road home. The room was filling with smoke and the door felt hot.

    She was rescued by Buffalo firefighter, Craig Wright, who was first on the scene.

    Wright said he smashed the window with a rock and pulled Darst out of the smoke-filled room.