Today's News

  • Zumba classes return, if 25 students sign up

    After a successful introduction in LaRue County last summer, Zumba (pronounced zoomba) exercise classes have returned.

    Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves that allow you to dance away the worries and calories.

    Jessi Clemons is the instructor.

    Hour-long classes will be held every Wednesday for six weeks Jan. 7 through Feb. 10 at LaRue County Board of Education All-Purpose Room on College Street. Classes begin at 6 p.m.

  • Church calendar

    Valley Creek marriage retreat

    Valley Creek Baptist Church will host a marriage retreat Jan. 9 and 10 at the Nolin RECC building led by Greg and Laurie Allen. For more information, call 737-9282.

    Sacred Community Choir

    The Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir will perform 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Ransdell Chapel, Campbellsville University, and at 3 p.m. March 1 at Elizabethtown Baptist Church. For more information, call (270) 765-7663.

  • Two indicted on federal narcotics charges

    A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment against Charles Lamont Moffitt, 32, of Lebanon, and Colby A. Barbour, 31, of Buffalo, on charges of possessing over 500 grams of cocaine with the intent to distribute.

  • Green County may pull prisoners from LaRue

    The Green County Fiscal Court is waiting to hear contract details presented by Taylor County to decide whether to change where local prisoners are held.

    Taylor County has built a new jail and wants to accommodate Green County prisoners. Currently most Green County adult prisoners are held at the LaRue County Jail.

    Green County Jailer James “Buck” Henderson is in favor of using Taylor County.

  • Museum directors looking for bicentennial replacement

    The local celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial birthday already has been planned.

    However, a recent cancellation has left The Lincoln Museum directors scrambling to find a Lincoln-themed program to replace the play “With Malice Toward None.”

  • UK winter wheat meeting coming

    After a boom year for grain prices and a surge in nitrogen costs, farmers might be wondering what 2009 has in store for them. The University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group is prepared to address those types of questions and more at their annual winter meeting in Bowling Green.

    The conference, which has sessions that should interest both new and long-time wheat producers, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST Tuesday at the Bowling Green Technical College’s Transpark Center, 221 Commonwealth Blvd.

  • Guthrie sworn into Congress

    Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green was sworn into Congress on Tuesday to serve Kentucky’s 2nd District, which includes LaRue County.

    Guthrie — who resigned as state senator just after noon — was one of 56 freshmen who took the oath to join the 111th Congress. The Republican replaces 14-year GOP incumbent Ron Lewis of Hardin County, who is a former pastor of Friendship No. 2 Baptist Church in LaRue County.

    During a conference call with reporters Tuesday afternoon, Guthrie said he is humbled and proud to serve the 2nd District.

  • Zsedenyi honored at Louisville presentation

    Campbellsville University received eight awards pertaining to publications, writing and photography at Kentucky’s Council for the Advancement and Support of Education  conference.

    Ashley Zsedenyi, staff writer in the Office of University Communications, won a grand award for a Kentucky Heartland Institute for Public Policy election story.

    Zsedenyi, who lives in Hodgenville, also won a merit award for a photo series on Kentucky Heartland Outreach.

    She is a correspondent and former staff writer for The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Youth wrestling registration is coming up

    Sign-ups for the LaRue County Youth Wrestling Club will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9 at the LaRue County High School cafeteria.

    LCYWC is open to all LaRue County boys 12 and younger as of Dec. 31. The cost is $60 per participant.

    For more information, call Chris Grimm at (502) 724-5953 or e-mail lcyouthwrestling@aol.com.

  • Baptists celebrate 400 years in spirit and song

    What is the common thread among Abraham Lincoln, Al Gore, Johnny Cash, Chuck Norris, Jessica Simpson, John Grisham, Ernie Fletcher and the author of this article?

    They are all Baptists. And the group is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year.

    According to baptisthistory.org, Baptists came into existence in England in the early 17th century. In 1609, a Puritan-Separatist group led by John Smyth encouraged believers to be immersed as a profession of faith in Christ. The name “Baptist” originally was coined by their opponents, but the name still stands.