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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Take advantage of your free credit report

    You may know how important credit scores are to obtaining a mortgage, getting a car loan, leasing an apartment, even getting a job. Your score is just as important as the information contained in a credit report that reflects the way an individual manages credit.
    The Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore have developed an interactive quiz, www.creditscorequiz.org that includes the latest knowledge about an evolving credit score marketplace.

  • National Career Readiness Certificate now available

    The Lincoln Trail Career Centers announced last week that a new resource called the National Career Readiness Certificate is now available for job seekers and employers in Kentucky. The National Career Readiness Certificate is a work-related skills credential that provides objective documentation of an employee’s skills that can be accepted nationwide.

  • HEALTH: Asthma affects many Kentuckians

    Do you suffer from asthma?
    According to the Kentucky Asthma Surveillance Report 2009, asthma affects 8.6 percent of adults in Kentucky. Asthma is responsible for 6,000 hospitalizations per year, with approximately $62 million in inpatient hospital charges. A growing number of people are diagnosed with asthma each year. It isn’t clear why, though indoor and outdoor air pollution is known to be contributing factors.

  • ECTC auto/diesel program ranked in top 4 in nation by magazine

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s automotive/diesel program is ranked one of the top four in the nation by a popular trade publication, “Tomorrow’s Technician.”

  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Make dinner reservation by June 10

    The summer looks to be a very busy time for the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.
    We are finalizing our plans for the annual meeting on June 23. Since last month’s column, I learned that State Rep. Michael Meredith plans to attend our meeting. We are very excited about his attendance and look forward to hearing him speak.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: God provides relationship security

    One of the most fearful concepts in life is the utter termination of a cherished relationship. Whether we call it abandoning, forsaking, giving up on us or rejection, the portrait is of a sharp line drawn in a relationship. One of the greatest consequences of being abandoned is that it threatens our feeling of self-worth.

  • COLUMN: God forgives us when we stumble

    Relationships with people change. They may grow closer or they may grow further apart. This is also true of our relationship with God. When we have a strong, healthy relationship to Jesus, it must be maintained for no relationship will remain the same. Good relationships take work and time or we grow further apart.

  • COLUMN: Rahab was an unlikely woman of faith

    “And spare my father, my mother, my brother, my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.” Joshua 2:13
    Joshua sent two men to spy out Jericho because he was going to take it by force (At that time Joshua did not know that God was going to work a miracle, and Jericho would fall). The two men, hiding from the king of Jericho, sought shelter in the house of Rahab the prostitute. Because hers was a public house, it was common for people to be seen coming and going. It seemed the perfect place to stay.

  • Audit of sheriff's fee released by state

    Frankfort - State Auditor Crit Luallen last week released the audit of the Sheriff’s Settlement - 2009 Taxes for LaRue County Sheriff, Bobby Shoffner, for the period April 16, 2009 through April 15, 2010.
    State law requires the Auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the Auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Flags are available through Guthrie's office

    Do you need a flag to celebrate achievements of family or community?
    Congressman Brett Guthrie’s office can supply you with American flags that have been flown over the U.S. Capitol. Flags can be flown in honor of major achievements including graduations and military service, to recognize deserving community organizations, or for any worthy occasion.
    To order a flag, fill out an online order form available at http://guthrie.house.gov, print it out, and mail it along with your payment to: