Today's News

  • Prayer requested as child continues battle against cancer

    Eli Marcum, 5, was diagnosed with a brain tumor on Sept. 11, 2014, and since then has had multiple rounds of chemotherapy and brain surgeries. A port was installed to drain fluid off of Eli’s brain, caused by a cyst that formed around the tumor.

    After hearing about his struggle, the family’s neighbor, Tabitha Smith felt moved to do something “more than just pray.” She decided to form a group, called Heroes for Eli to conduct fundraisers for the family and provide updates to people who care for Eli.

  • PHOTO: To the rescue
  • Local students named to UK’s Dean’s List

    For the first time, more than 6,000 students have made the University of Kentucky Dean’s List. UK has released its Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester.

    A record high 6,366 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance. That’s an increase of nearly 500 since Fall 2013 and nearly 900 more than Spring 2014.

  • Reception opens quilt display on CU campus

    Katie Mynette Speer, born and raised in Campbellsville, has an exhibit of her quilts in the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery on Campbellsville University’s campus, 205 University Drive. The exhibit is open to the public until Feb. 20, with a reception on Feb. 12 from 3:30-5 p.m.

    “These quilts are comforting to lie under, or when you are not using it, you can put it across the back of the chair and enjoy the beauty of it,” Speer said.

    One of Speer’s quilts was the first quilt ever accepted by the Coca-Cola Art Show in Elizabethtown.

  • 1914 fire reshaped Hodgenville

    I completely missed it.

    Last week, as I was doing a little research on the history of Hodgenville (remember, three years until the bicentennial), I came across a clipping of an event that occurred 100 years ago.

    A fire destroyed much of downtown Hodgenville on April 28, 1914. Twenty-six businesses in the northwest quadrant of Lincoln Square turned to ashes that night. The event put a damper on the City’s 100th year celebration.

    Most of the businesses that were rebuilt can be seen on the square today.

  • Scholarships

    John Deere Scholarship applicants sought

    Southern States Cooperative and John Deere Financial established a $2,000 scholarship available to rising college sophomores pursuing an associate’s degree with a focus on agriculture. Applications for the 2015 academic year are being accepted through Feb. 13. For more information, visit southernstates.com/scholarship or scholarship@sscoop.com.

    Picture Freedom

  • School Calendar


    School in session

    Students will attend class on Monday, Feb. 16, to make up a snow day. Schools will be closed March 16.

    School out

    Spring break is April 6-10.

    School board dates

    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School on the following dates: Feb. 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 (LaRue County Middle School) and Dec. 21 (Abraham Lincoln Elementary School).


    ALES Advisory Council Meeting

  • Launch into a career

    LaRue County Schools are launching a program this month that underscores how important planning is to students choosing a career path.

    Called Career Launch, the college and career readiness program for the district’s eighth and ninth graders includes a career fair on Feb. 24 before students select courses for the 2015-16 school year.

  • Fundrai$ers

     RELAY FOR LIFE: Adopt-A-Pig

    Living Strong’s Adopt-A-Pig Project is going on through April 25. Adopt a plastic pig and enter a variety of contests to support Relay. For more information, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    RELAY FOR LIFE: Famous Recipe Night

    The Living Strong team will have Relay for Life Day at Lee’s Famous Recipe, 11 a.m. to closing Feb. 17.

    RELAY FOR LIFE: Gatti’s

  • On the road to spiritual renewal

    A spiritual change is the greatest change that can take place in any of us. Paul tells the Romans, “There is no one righteous, not even one” (3:10-12). So a spiritual renewal is needed for all of us.

    We are renewed when Christ comes into our hearts and lives for the old is gone and the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17).

    But what about down the road? Is it possible to experience even more renewal later? Yes. Paul in Philippians 4:10-13 is talking to Christians who have already met Christ and now he gives three areas of renewal needed.