Today's News

  • Relay for Life 2015 will move to Lincoln Square

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life 2015 is underway with six teams already signing on including Magnolia Bank, Circle of Friends, Freedom Angels, Veirs Crew Keeping the Faith, Becky’s Team, and Living Strong. To date, nearly $2,500 has been collected toward the new goal of $46,350.

  • Teen’s mission: Help Me Help Others

    How did you spend your time when you were 6 years old? If you were like most children, you probably spent it playing.

    Gatlin Constant was different. He enjoyed playing with his friends and toys – but he also raised money and collected food for the underprivileged. After hearing about areas of Africa that needed churches, Gatlin took it upon himself to raise the money. In the end, he was recognized by his church for the commitment and time it took to complete the goal he set for himself.

  • Cattleman’s Association to hold Nov. 11 referendum

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the LaRue County Extension office. The speaker will be Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, UK Beef Extension specialist. His topic will be “Winter Cattle Nutrition – LaRue County Style.”

    He will use analyses from 66 hay and haylage samples collected in the county as the basis for his discussion. All interested individuals are welcomed to attend the meeting and a free meal will be served

  • Co-op growing sweet potatoes

    Throughout Kentucky, there is a push to “buy local.” In LaRue County, this movement is in full force, with events like the upcoming Holiday Open House asking locals to do their Christmas shopping in town, instead of going to one of the surrounding counties.

    A local group is heading the charge in the agriculture arena.

    These LaRue Countians are working hard to provide one more locally grown crop: sweet potatoes.

  • Newspapers: You’ve got to start somewhere

    I’ve always said writing isn’t something I decided to do. It’s just something I did. Of course, there were teachers, professors, friends and mentors along the way to give me encouragement or advice. But no one ever had to force me to write.

  • Forget election, it’s Santa letter time!

    I had the privilege of speaking to four classes of first-graders last week at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Naughty or nice? Only Santa knows for sure – but the students were well behaved at school.

    And speaking of the Jolly Old Elf ... that was the subject we all wanted to talk about at HES.

    That’s right ... it’s time to start thinking about Santa letters. There is a lot to do before we publish our annual Christmas edition.

  • Governor announces Ky. 470 project

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear spent about an hour in LaRue County Thursday, as he announced a $300,000 construction project.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced days earlier that portions of Ky. 470 between Ky. 61 and Ky. 210 will be realigned. The contract is expected to be awarded by the end of the year.

  • Village Post Office to open in Magnolia

    A new branch of the post office, called a village post office (VPO) is opening this month at Decades restaurant in Magnolia Mall.

    VPOs are a relatively new installation, having started about two years ago. According to Kentuckiana VPO Coordinator Nick Walker, Kentucky and southern Indiana have the most VPOs of any region in the United States. Buffalo has a VPO in Y-Not-Stop as well as the main post office on Greensburg Road.

  • Killjoys existed in first century church

    People can rob us of our joy. A lack of unity in the church at Philippi was threatening to rob Paul of his joy. Epaphroditus had evidently brought news to Paul in Rome that two women in the church were not getting along.

    Paul says, “Make my joy complete by being of the same minds” (Philippians 2:2).

  • Community News


    By John R. Smith

    The First Baptist Missionary Society met at the Embassy Suite, Lexington, on Saturday.

    R.B. Smith was admitted to University of Kentucky Care Center, Lexington, last Tuesday. He’s slowly improving, but has a long way to go. Rennie Powell remains a patient at Jewish Hospital, Louisville.

    Marsha Handley, formerly of Hodgenville passed away last Saturday in Louisville. No funeral arrangements have been made at this time.