• LETTER: County Attorney provides more information about parking case

    While I believe it is unnecessary for me to respond to the ongoing dispute between Mayor Terry Cruse and Greg Harry, I do believe there are several facts omitted from the news article and the written comments of both Mayor Cruse and Mr. Harry that need to be clarified concerning the dismissal of the citation.

  • LETTER: Chorus put on a great show

    The American Red Cross thanks The Heart of Kentucky Men’s Chorus for its generous donation to the Disaster Services Program at the Hardin/LaRue Service Center. Their “Rock N Roll” Christmas Show contribution will benefit many in need in our community.

    The concert, held Dec. 10 at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, was thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting. Our thanks to all involved, including co-sponsor Knight’s Mechanical and special guests Max Q, acoUstiKats and the Heartland Fillies.

  • LETTER: Student thanks community

    I want to thank everyone for your support for “Help Me to Help Others.” It was really nice that you have helped others who needed it.
    I want to thank all the people who gave me canned goods or put money in my box to buy groceries while I set up at IGA lobby. I want to thank Curtis from IGA, Lincoln Way, Carl Howell, Ronald Wright, Taylor Durham, Wrolen Pin Restaurant, Mrs. Pearman, Mrs. Akridge, Mrs. Cecil at my School and all the children at Hodgenville Elementary School for bringing all the stuff in.

  • LETTER: Hawks rule the holidays

    Hawks rule the holidays
    All three LaRue County High School winter sports programs won a holiday tourney within a one-week period.
    The Lady Hawks are KME Christmas Tourney champs. The Hawks won the National Guard Holiday Classic. And the Hawk wrestlers won the Fayette County, Ga. Tournament (38 teams).
    I feel confident in saying that very few schools across the state and country have accomplished that. I’m very proud of each program.
    David Dawson
    LCHS Athletic Director

  • LETTER: Baby Jesus grew up

    A family took their children to the park one Christmas. As they were looking at all the pretty lights on the trees they come upon the nativity scene. The mother says, "Look everybody, there's the manger with the baby Jesus." As she turned to look at her children she noticed her daughter was looking out of the other side of the window.

    The mother asks, "Honey what's wrong? Don't you want to see the baby Jesus?"

  • Searching for family of Earl and Barbara Thompson

    When I was in the U.S. Air Force and stationed in Ogden, Utah in 1955, I met  Earl Thompson Jr. from Hodgenville. Earl and I became friends.

    Later in about April 1956, our unit was shipped to Blytheville, Ark.

    I have been to Earl’s home in Hodgenville and met his family. He had a brother but I don't remember his name.

    Earl’s wife Barbara was from Utah. Earl re-enlisted and went back to Utah to Hill Air Force base.

  • Continue to support the Chamber of Commerce

    A very special thank you to the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the leadership and members for the recognition luncheon on Dec. 15. I appreciate the confidence and faith you placed in my ability to serve the county as executive director. You are the great volunteers who make all of us very successful.

    Please continue your support of Jessica Davis, our new director, and the work of the Chamber.

  • Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial fundraiser was a success

    On behalf of the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial fund, I want to thank the community for your generous support of the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund. 

    While this fund helps needy children all year, the holiday season is one of our main fundraising times.

  • LETTER: There is a need for adoptive families

    November is National Adoption Month, a time set aside each year to raise awareness about the adoption of children and youth from foster care. This is also an ideal time to highlight the tremendous efforts put forth to improve the lives of children in foster care and to stress the growing need for quality foster parents in our community.

    More than 6,800 children in the state of Kentucky are in foster care. The reasons why vary.

    Some biological parents aren’t able to give appropriate physical and emotional care or supervision.

  • LETTER: Ensure your pets have adequate shelter

    Winter, with its bitter wind, rain and snow, is rapidly approaching. Now is the time to check our doghouses, patching and repairing all cracks and leaks. It is also time for new, clean bedding, whether it is straw, blankets or carpeting, this bedding will need to be replaced often; putting a board along the bottom of the door opening will help keep the bedding inside the house. Also, turning the door away from the wind helps protect your dog from the cold.