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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Be a peacemaker for God's blessing

    Blessed are the peacemakers. Matthew 5:9

    If you want God’s blessing, become a peacemaker. Jesus didn’t say, “Blessed are the peace-lovers,” because everyone loves peace. Nor did he say, “Blessed are the peaceable,” who are never disturbed by anything. No, he said, “Blessed are those who work for peace.”

    Peacemakers are rare because peace-making is hard work. But it’s worth it. Relationships are always worth restoring.

  • Suzanne Stillwell named employee of the month

    Suzanne Stillwell has been selected as August Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since April 1979 and is under the supervision of Linda Hisel in the trousers department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Martinez named employee of the month

    Sherriell Martinez has been selected as the July Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since May 1984 and is under the supervision of Debra Coursey in the re-cuts department.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

  • School board approves personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Aug. 15:

    Employment of:
    • Glenda Coy, Susan Patterson, Kim Rucker, Kristy Stillwell and Mary Jane Stillwell, part-time literacy assistants at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
    • Rachel Smith, preschool teacher at LaRue County Preschool
    • Andrea Greene, teacher at LaRue County Middle School
    • Jamie Hines as school administrative manager at Hodgenville Elementary School
    • Jaime Keith as teacher at HES

  • MyPlate: A new icon and suggestions for eating healthy

    The new MyPlate icon is a simplified dietary plan from the U. S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services and covers balancing calories, increasing certain foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains) and decreasing others (items with high sodium, solid fats, added sugar and sugary drinks). The message also covers eating the correct number of calories and increasing activity.
    Here are highlights of the new MyPlate suggestions:

  • Teen injured in Bardstown Road crash

    A Hodgenville teen was injured Friday in a near head-on vehicle collision on Bardstown Road.
    Warren P. Banks, 22, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2000 Dodge Neon south on U.S. 31E in the Ovesen Heights community about 4:10 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.
    Banks was attempting to make a left turn into a driveway and failed to yield right-of-way to a 2001 Mitsubishi passenger car driven by Dakota R. White, 17.
    White’s vehicle traveled through two yards and struck some rocks before coming to rest in a yard, Darst said.

  • COLUMN: You know you grew up in LaRue County when ...

    I’m not a big fan of Facebook, but I do enjoy playing “Gardens of Time” and looking at photos of my grandchildren and that seems to be the fastest way of doing that.
    Last week, though, I noticed a new group called “You’re probably from LaRue County if ...” I had to check it out.
    Actually, it says “Larue” which is just wrong, but that’s beside the point.
    There’s another one “You know you grew up in LaRue County, KY, if …”

  • COLUMN: I'll retire some day ... really, I will

    Forty years, four months and one day – the countdown is on. That’s the day I’m eligible for retirement.
    I have plans of sitting on a beach somewhere (preferably in Gulf Shores, Ala.) and soaking up the warm rays of sunshine – just as I did a few years back.
     I can’t wait to read a book without interruption, nap whenever I please, take a boat out for some deep-sea fishing and do all the things that I want to do, when I want to do it.

  • COLUMN: Facebook, tractor pull writer back home

    If you are on Facebook, you might have seen the page “If you grew up in ...” that has become a big talking point around town. I grew up in the western part of the state, so over the past week or so, I’ve found myself glued to the “If you grew up in Crittenden County” page where many have been reliving days gone by.

  • Fiscal court sets tax rate, approves 2 percent raise

    LaRue County Fiscal Court voted the compensatory rate for taxes for the 2011-12 year which means the county will be taking in the same amount of revenue from taxes as it did the prior year.
    “Everybody’s going through some hard economic times now and I believe we can get by on the same amount as last year, so I recommend the compensatory rate,” Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 9.
    The court approved a raise of up to 2 percent for full-time employees for the next year.