Today's News

  • Central Kentucky Arts Series announces schedule

    The Central Kentucky Arts Series offers several entertainment options this fall and next spring.

    The 43rd CKAS season opens with The Golden Dragon Acrobats (www.goldendragonacrobats.com) at Powell Auditorium on the campus of Campbellsville University 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Door admission is $15 adult; $5 children.

    The Wood and Strings Theatre (www.woodandstrings.net) will perform “Out of the Mist ... A Dragon” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Campbellsville High School in Hamilton Auditorium. Door admission is $10 adult; $3 children.

  • Some electric bills will be going up

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has accepted a settlement that permits Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. to raise its rates in order to increase its annual revenue by $3.69 million, or about 9.8 percent.

    Farmers negotiated the settlement – which gives the rural electric cooperative about $350,000 less in annual revenue than it requested – with the Office of Attorney General.

  • Blood drive thanks

    I want to say thank you to the 32 individuals who volunteered to donate blood at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club this past week. Many thanks to the volunteers who worked: Cecil Druen, Lois Whelen and Rob Brown. Also, thanks to Lawson’s Florist for the support of the blood drive. The Community Blood Drive will return Dec. 8.

    Faye Puyear


  • LCMS wins blackout battle

    With a pair of regular season championships secured, both of LaRue County Middle School’s basketball teams will host their conference tournament games that begin next month.

    The Lady Hawk seventh- and eighth-graders will be at home in the postseason as long as they win thanks to their regular-season success, Coach James “Boo” Brewer said.

    The teams secured their titles in the Cen­tral Kentucky Middle School Athletic Associa­tion with wins Thursday over Adair County.

  • LaRue County one of three finalists for Cowherd award

    LaRue County Schools’ Youth Service Center is one of three finalists chosen from among 823 centers statewide for the Harry J. Cowherd Award.

    Cowherd, former secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources, was instrumental in establishing Family Resource and Youth Service centers through the Kentucky Education Reform Act.

  • Walsh named Kentucky music educator of the year

    Patrick Walsh is continuing what is becoming a tradition among LaRue County Schools’ music teachers — being named the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s Fourth District Music Educator of the Year.

    Walsh, who teaches at Hodgenville Elementary School, said he was shocked and excited on hearing that he had been named to that honor.

     “I didn’t realize you could receive this at my age and level of experience,” he acknowledged.

  • Adequate nutrition is critical to breeding success

    Late fall and early winter is an optimum time to prepare spring-calving beef herds for reproductive success. Adequate nutrition from about 50 to 80 days prior to calving is critical to maximizing a cow’s ability to rebreed and maintain a 365-day calving interval. If a cow gets inadequate nutrition or is thin at calving and breeding, she will take longer to come into heat and will require more services to conceive.

  • Hour of Prayer

    Fellow Christians: Please join us in one hour of prayer, Oct. 24, for nursing homes, various types of care centers and their residents around the world. This is the hour we can all come together as a like-minded body of believers. Though we are far apart in location, we can become united in spirit.

    The time for this prayer will be at 7 p.m. Other locales around the country and world will be different in time, but will coincide with our time.

    Pray, also, for people to feel the desire to volunteer services.

  • Kids Crew trike-a-thon raises funds for St. Jude’s

    Although their modes of transportation varied from tricycles to Big Wheels, their purpose was the same as Kids Crew members rode Friday in a trike-a-thon to help fund St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

    “It’s a win-win situation because our kids learned about bike safety and got exercise while they raised money to go toward cancer research,” said Stephanie Ash, the child enrichment center’s coordinator.        

  • Campbellsville University to host high school students

    Campbellsville University will host Tiger Round-Up Nov. 19-20 and Preview Days will take place Oct. 24 and Nov. 7.

    Tiger Round-Up is an overnight event exclusively for high school seniors to experience life as a college student at Campbellsville University. Prospective students spend the night with a CU student in the residence halls, attend classes the following morning, hang out with students, see the campus and participate in campus events.