Today's News

  • COLUMN: Beautiful feet carry God's word

     How beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince's daughter!  Song of Songs 7:1a

    How beautiful ... are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, Your God reigns! Isaiah 52:7

    Summertime is the time for sandals and flip-flops. Every year stores are full of cute styles of cool, barely-there shoes to be worn on hot sultry days. I do not indulge in many toeless shoes, however, because I have such ugly feet!

  • COLUMN: Search for hidden treasure in the scriptures

     As a child, I can remember my cousin, Jackie, and I would dream of finding buried treasure. We would even dig under trees and rocks in hopes of finding a box of jewels or money.

    Needless to say, we were never successful in our quest.

    But we all have a treasure trove that we can "dig" into. Proverbs 2:4-5 says if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. 

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Our bodies will be changed at resurrection

     What I am about to write may sound morbid to some, but I am speaking from my heart.

    When I was a child, and there was a death in the community, someone would ring a bell which was placed on a high post behind the church where my family attended. The bell signaled there was a death and a grave needed to be dug. Men would come with their picks and shovels and begin digging.


     1. Beware of the Microsoft Scam. Local consumers tell BBB they are getting calls from people who say they are with Microsoft. These scammers are telling consumers they could be hacked then they offer extra security for a fee. That’s when they steal the victim’s personal information.

  • MONEY TIPS FOR STUDENTS: Identity theft

     Identity theft can affect anyone — including students. In fact, students under age 18 are often targeted because they often have no reason to check their credit scores to see if someone has been using their Social Security number. There are several measures you can take to help protect yourself and your identity, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Gibsons celebrate 61 years

     Kenneth and Rita Gibson will celebrate their 61st anniversary on June 16, 2012.

    They plan a trip to Tennessee to celebrate.

    Kenneth retired from Crucible Steel in 1992. Rita is a housewife.

    They were married June 16, 1951, at St. Ann’s Church in Howardstown.

    They have six children, Joseph Kenny Ray Gibson, Eugenia Butler, Dorman Gibson, Joey Gibson, Venita Hawkins and Viola Hawkins; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

  • Reed completes Navy basic training

    REED.Navy Seaman Elizabeth P. Reed, daughter of Dara B. and Derek C. Reed of Magnolia, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.  Reed is a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • Puryear inducted into Holleian Society

     LaRue County High School graduate and Transylvania University senior Curtis Puryear was inducted into the Holleian Society at the university’s annual awards program. 

    The Holleian Society was established in 1960 for the encouragement and recognition of superior achievement in liberal arts studies. Faculty select students on the basis of academic achievement. The society is named for Horace Holley, president of Transylvania from 1818-27.

  • New Haven man to serve 180 days

     A New Haven man is serving 180 days in the Marion County Detention Center in Lebanon after being convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting a victim between 2002 and 2007.  

    Bobby Lee Hudson, 67, formerly of Washington County, pleaded guilty last December in circuit-court-conducted mediation to two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12. He had faced as many as 20 years in prison, but accepted a much more modest sentence May 23, after his young victim urged leniency in the case, according to the victim's mother.

  • COLUMN: Summer fun can be spoiled by food borne illness

     Summer is here, and that means time for family reunions, pool parties and grill outs. Don't let your gatherings be darkened by food borne illnesses or food poisoning. Keep your food safe from the time of purchase to leftover storage and everywhere in between.