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Today's News

  • Mount Sherman post office could close

    Those who get their mail at Mount Sherman Post Office could soon have a change of address.

    The post office is one of about 3,700 being studied for possible closure by the U.S. Postal Service. More than 130 of the locations are in Kentucky.

    Last week, USPS announced in a press release that because more and more customers are conducting postal business online, on smart phones and at other retail stores, the need for post office locations, which is the largest retail network in the country, is declining.

  • Natalie Hope Farrar wins essay contest

    A LaRue County High School sophomore is among four high school students to earn scholarship dollars through the Secretary of State’s office.

    Natalie Hope Farrar’s winning essay addressed the rise in the number of voters who were registered as independents as compared to numbers of independents elected to office and how those numbers may be influenced by scant of media coverage.  

  • Former teacher pleads guilty to unlawful transaction with minor

    Jeremy Todd Blair, a former LaRue County High School teacher and coach, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Blair, 33, was charged with the Class A misdemeanor after being “told to stay away” from a 16-year-old girl, a LCHS student, by her parents earlier this year, according to Deputy Eric Williamson.

  • Traditional lightbulbs on the way out

    Federal regulations will soon change the way residents light up a room.

    Beginning next Jan. 1, the new regulations will prohibit the sale of standard 100-watt incandescent light bulbs.

    On Jan. 1, 2013, the traditional 75-watt bulb will no longer be available, and on Jan. 1, 2014, the traditional 60- and 45-watt bulbs will no longer be sold. California began the transition this year.

  • COLUMN: Loving God means loving each other

    God is love (I John 4:8). Love is part of the very being and nature of God. It is also a valid test of our sonship.

    If we are united to God through faith in Christ, we share his nature and that nature is love.

    A believer in Christ, who shares the nature of his father, will naturally practice love, because that is the nature of God. Our love for the brethren is proof that we are his children. Throughout the New Testament we are encouraged to love one another.

    Jesus said, “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples” (John 13:35).

  • 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.