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Today's News

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Emily DeWitt wins Bluegrass Cellular scholarship

    Bluegrass Cellular will lighten the burden of paying for college tuition for a student from LaRue County this fall. Emily Dewitt from Hodgenville, a graduate of LaRue County High School, has been named a recipient of the 2011 Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship.

  • COLUMN: Jericho's walls came tumbling down

    Joshua had commanded the people, saying, “You shall not shout or make any noise with your voice, nor shall a word proceed out of your mouth until the day I say unto you, ‘Shout.’ Then you shall shout.” Joshua 1:10

    God gave Joshua specific instructions about how to conquer Jericho. It was a supernatural strategy which consisted of waiting, walking and no talking. The children of Israel had to march by faith day after day with no apparent results. The faith-walk was a test of their obedience and trust. (Psalm 37:34)

  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

  • Mark B. Carter named CEO of Passport Health Plan

    University Health Care, Inc. which does business as Passport Health Plan announced July 7 that Mark B. Carter has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer. Carter has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since December.

  • White Hall Historic Site offering ghost tours

    Do you love a good ghost story or a bit of juicy gossip?  White Hall State Historic Site will be hosting special tours as part of the “Scandals and Ghost Stories” for two weekends in July.
     
    The tours will be open the evenings of July 15, 16, 22 and 23 and will be at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. each night. The ticket price is $7. Reservations can be made by calling 859-623-9178.
     

  • Smoking cessation classes to be offered

    Cooper/Clayton Smoking Cessation classes will be offered by the LaRue County Health Department beginning Aug. 2.

    This method was created more than 20 years ago by Dr. Thomas Cooper, a dentist and former heavy smoker, and Dr. Richard Clayton, an expert on drug addictions.  The method consists of one-hour weekly sessions that will provide education and support, with the use of nicotine replacement products.

    If you are ready to improve your health by quitting smoking, call the LaRue County Health Department at 270-358-3844 to register.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Try these summer staples

    Summer is here. The kids are home from school and convincing them to sit down for even five minutes can sometimes be a struggle. For the most part, hot dogs are the regular lunch because 20 seconds in the microwave is all it takes.  Instead of mystery meat encased in phosphates and who knows what else, try stocking the fridge with a few ready to eat healthy options. With about 20-30 minutes of prep time, you can be prepared with quick and easy healthy foods for the whole week with these summer staples.

  • 'Wizard of Oz' premieres at J. Talbott Amphitheatre, Bardstown

    “The Wizard of Oz,” produced by Stephen Foster Productions and presented by Salt River Electric, will premiere Thursday at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre

    “It is a show that millions of people know and love,” Managing Director Johnny Warren said. “The show will feature the songs that everyone knows and loves.”

    “The Wizard of Oz” was originally a book by L. Frank Baum but the production is based on the 1939 motion picture with Judy Garland and will feature the music originally composed for the film.

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers 'texting only'

    Bluegrass Cellular, a cellular service provider and pioneer in the wireless industry in rural Kentucky, is launching a text only service plan for customers who, because of a disability, are unable to communicate over a voice network. 

  • Pauly Zarb performs in free concert

    Pauly Zarb and guest musicians will perform a free concert 7 p.m. July 9 at Farmers Market in Bardstown. For more information, call 800-638-4877.