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Today's News

  • Caven takes third mission trip to Dominican Republic

    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Most Christians go their entire lives and bypass the opportunity to take an international mission trip. But Campbellsville University men’s and women’s tennis coach Kyle Caven has taken the bull by the horns and ventured to the Dominican Republic three times in the last calendar year.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning: July 2011

    The following zoning and building permits were sold in July, according to records of Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning:

    David M. Harrison, Campbellsville Road, residence
    David M. Harrison, Campbellsville Road, land division
    Gary Brandenburg, Redbud Drive, variance
    Carroll Parrent, Bacher Farm, River Road, residence
    Jeff Petkovich, Leafdale Road, storage
    Deborah Bennett, Dangerfield Road, barn/residence
    Meredith & Meredith, E. Forest Avenue, residence
    Linda Gardner, Campbellsville Road, residence

  • Faithful Citizens Luncheon focuses on clean elections

    “The Road to Clean Elections” with Judy Banks, League of Women Voters will be the topic for the Sept. 20 Faithful Citizenship Luncheon in Bardstown’s Flaget Hall of the Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral, 5th and Stephen Foster.
    The free event begins at noon and lasts an hour. It is sponsored by Catholic Charities’ Parish Social Ministry.
    Bring a brown bag lunch; drinks will be provided.

  • COLUMN: Grandparents are worthy of honor

    With grandparent’s day just around the corner, I think it’s appropriate to commend the works of grandparents in our county, state and nation.
    Since being declared a national holiday by former President Jimmy Carter in 1978, Americans have taken advantage of the Sunday after Labor Day, to celebrate the impact that grandparent’s have had on their lives.
    Grandparents, in my opinion, are an essential part in every person’s life, often times offering unbiased advice and a shoulder to lean on.

  • 911 changed America - and all of our paths

    This week we reflect on the 10th anniversary of events to be remembered in history and commemorated for generations. On this day, the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we are a permanently changed nation and are yet confronting the attack’s second and third order effects.

  • LaRue's jobless rate is 10th lowest in state

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between July 2010 and July 2011, while 18 county rates increased and three counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  
    LaRue County recorded the 10th lowest jobless rate in the state at 8.2 percent. It was an increase from 7.5 percent the previous month but down from 9.8 percent a year ago.
    Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate at 7.3 percent.

  • Middle schoolers donate 705 pairs of sandals overseas

    Even a pair of flip flops can make a difference in the quality of someone’s life.
    That’s a lesson LaRue County Middle School students received when they, with the guidance of teacher Seronia Hudson, collected 705 pairs of the inexpensive sandals to ship to Afghanistan.
    A Fort Knox battalion in the war-torn country will distribute the shoes as a part of an international goodwill effort to the Afghan children. Temperatures can reach well over 100 degrees, making walking in the harsh climate and rocky terrain extremely difficult without shoes.

  • PHOTO: Fire at sawmill

    Buffalo and LaRue County Firefighters extinguished a fire Wednesday beside the former Thompson’s sawmill on Jericho Road. The fire spread around a large building and charred an electrical pole. Firefighters said they were called also to the scene Monday to extinguish a sawdust fire. It appeared that someone had been cutting up the equipment inside the building for scrap; however, no one was at the scene when firefighters arrived. The property is owned by Kentucky Tie and Lumber.

  • Howell's vintage art lends hometown touch to new Sunrise Manor

    About 1,000 people toured the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home at its Aug. 28 open house.
    Many noticed and commented on the impressive Lincoln-LaRue artwork in each hallway. Most of the framed prints denote an important place or person in the county’s history, whether it be a presidential visit to the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln or Hodgenville street scenes.

  • LCMS Site-Based Council Meeting Dates

    Site-based Decision Making Council will meet 4:30 p.m. in the middle school library on the following dates:
    Sept. 20
    Oct. 18
    Nov. 15
    Dec. 13
    Jan. 17
    Feb. 21
    March 20
    April 7
    May 15
    June 19