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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Thank you Dads, for all you've given

    My husband and my dad are polar opposites.

    Dad is a sun up to sun down worker and Shane is what I call a “nine-to-fiver.” Dad’s hands are rough from manual labor; Shane’s are soft from washing dishes. Dad’s advice is short and sweet while Shane’s never ends. Despite every difference you can think of, the two share a common factor. They are both fathers, excellent fathers, who deserve more recognition than I can give.

  • Senior Choir celebrates 101 years at First Baptist

    The First Baptist Senior Choir was organized in 1912 by Addie Wheeler, wife of Rev. W.W. Wheeler, who was the first president. Carrie Bell Williams was the first organist.

    The Senior Choir was the first choir at First Baptist. During that time, the choir members consisted of the deacons and their wives. Some of the past and dedicated and long members of the choir were Alice Garrett, Rissie Cox, Gus Thurman and Nellie Dorsey.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Jessica Rachel Stanley and Watson Ryan Wafford

    Jessica Rachel Stanley and Watson Ryan Wafford, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Jackey and Geri Bland Stanley.

    The prospective groom is the son of Tony Wafford and Rebecca Wafford.

    Both are students at Campbellsville University.

    The wedding is 4:30 p.m. June 18 at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church in Campbellsville with a reception to follow at Badgett Academic Support Center (Banquet Hall) on Campbellsville University’s campus.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Janet L. Jones and Ronald Dale Peppers Jr.

    Janet L. Jones and Ronald Dale Peppers Jr., both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is a CNA at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She is the daughter of Shirley Jones of Howardstown and the late Jackie Jones Sr. and Sharon Copeland Brashear of Texas; the granddaughter of Katheryn Jones and the late Raymond Jones and the late Eugene and Maedell Gribbons; and the step-granddaughter of Sarah and Clarance Gardner.

  • Gardner retiring as E'town Chief of Police

    A job opening for chief of police was posted Friday on Elizabethtown's city government website.

    Chief Ruben Gardner, a LaRue County native, is retiring effective July 31, Mayor Tim Walker said. Gardner has held the position for 21 years and has been a member of the Elizabethtown Police Department for 41 years.

    According to EPD's website, Gardner has been a resident of Hardin County since 1965. He began working as a patrolman in 1970, and by 1977, was lieutenant of investigations.

  • COLUMN: Throw off the old and put on the new

    God intends that we grow spiritually. He gave us his saving grace to get us started in the Christian life but he gives us his daily grace to help us in our Christian walk and our spiritual growth. God desires that our lives be changed and that we grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior (II Peter 3:18).

    How do we grow spiritually? For some insights, read Ephesians 4:22-24. Paul says there is a two-step process in our Christian growth … throw off the old and put on the new. That is simple but yet powerful.

  • Hodgenville Elementary searching for new principal

    The LaRue County School District is searching for a principal at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Penny Cecil has resigned the position she has held for the past six years to accept another job within the district.

    The HES site-based council has taken training on principal search techniques and has scheduled special meetings next week to begin the process.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Andrew Skaggs wins Leadership LaRue award

    Andrew Skaggs, a 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School, was selected as winner of the Leadership LaRue County scholarship.

    Skaggs, the son of John and Lisa Skaggs, was named valedictorian and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He intends on going to the University of Louisville Speed School to pursue a master’s degree in chemical engineering. His high school activities were varsity soccer, speech and debate, academic team, Future Problem Solving Team and youth group.

  • Ohio man extradited from LaRue on murder charge

    An Ohio man, accused of murdering his neighbor, was extradited from Kentucky June 1 to stand trial.

    Shawn Kortz, 39, of Moraine, Ohio, was housed in the LaRue County Detention Center in March awaiting extradition. Kortz, according to the Dayton Daily News, is accused of beating and strangling to death Michael Hollon, 48, on Sept. 19, then attempting to elude police in a high speed chase before his arrest near Georgetown, Ky.

    Before the extradition, Kortz was serving a three-year prison term for fleeing and eluding, and reckless endangerment in Kentucky.

  • Detre to attend executive-level leadership training

    Jason Detre, principal of the New Haven School, is among 48 Kentucky school leaders who will receive executive-level leadership training at an institute funded by the state’s business community through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation and a grant from the AT&T Foundation.

    Detre’s participation in the Leadership Institute for School Principals pilot program is sponsored by a contribution from Ann-Michelle and Bill Tatum.