Today's Features

  • Mention the smells of Christmas and most people have little trouble ticking off their favorites: The perfume of evergreen, the citrusy smell of fruit in the Christmas stockings, cinnamon spice tea brewing, the aroma of gingerbread cookies and pumpkin bread baking.

    So popular are these smells that they’ve been packaged in Christmas aerosol sprays, candles and refresher oils.

    Not so with the New Year. 

  • Once upon a time there was a little girl who dreamed big dreams. She grew up on a farm in rural Kentucky but her dreams spread far across the stars.

    There were many things she dreamed of becoming and most of them were drawn from things she had seen in a film or read in a book. Oh, the dangers of reading a book, to believe in the impossible.

  • Crediting her work to a “servant’s heart,” Rebecca Farris Allen, executive director of Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties, believes there’s more to her role than just a job.

    “I feel it’s like an opportunity to be a missionary here at home,” Allen said.

    Several years ago, when her father-in-law was on a ventilator, Allen became aware of how important nurses were. She pursued that occupation and worked for a little more than 13 years at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • At 44, Hodgenville resident DeWayne Gibson has travelled on mission trips around the world, lost 120 pounds in seven months and helped troubled youth, all of which he ties to his faith.

    “I just really want to serve God,” Gibson said.

    Born at Hardin Memorial Hospital and raised in Glendale, Gibson, pastor at Parkway Baptist Church in Hodgenville, worked in student ministry for 24 years. Prior to his current role, he worked at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville and Buffalo Baptist Church.

  • Jan. 1 presents a new challenge each year. We feel compelled to set up resolutions, which sound so good and usually fall by the wayside very quickly.

    The problem with New Year’s resolutions is the process used to create them.

    Most people create them as a response to pressure other people put on them. It is one of those “should” things. We “should” make New Year’s resolutions. There is not much commitment to this style of goal setting.

  • South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 270-872-3223

    I would like to take a moment and tell everyone happy New Year.I hope this year brings each and every one of you happiness and joy.

    BIRTHDAYS. Happy birthday wishes go to Ellie Wardrip, Deaton Hagan, Lora Crewz, Brenda McDaniel, Connor Creekmore, Sue Akers, Melissa Burton, Jaimee Milligan, Mallory Burton, Marian Berry, Nancy Logsdon and Ronnie Ramsey.

  • Howevalley

    Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 270-735-7845

    KENTUCKY WEATHER.Well, we sure have had such a mixture of crazy Kentucky weather lately. Thunderstorms with lots of lightning, thunder and heavy rains and then back to cold weather. Some people’s homes were without electricity for awhile. Thank you to all the Kentucky Utility and Nolin employees for their prompt attention and long hours getting service back to everyone.

  • Rineyville

    Gail Pike, 270-737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays includes Dawn Childress, Tyler Brangers, Erin Riney, David Nall Jr., Corey Coogle, Jeff Ray, Tracey Powell, Carol Wathen, Audrina Brothers, Todd Riney, Sarah Wiseman, Greg Ray, Allie Laslie, Angela Carter, Natalie Nelson, Joey Brigman, Barbara York, Shannon Burba, Kaitlyn Davis, Walter Reed, Susie Sherrard, Walter Jackson, Lois Bell, Shirley Burnett, Samantha Ryan, Debbie Bennett and Maggie Blair.

    SPECIAL BIRTHDAY. Sara Kuhn will celebrate her 40th birthday Monday.

  • Stephensburg

    Betty Pullen, 270-862-4844

    Hello friends, I hope everyone had a great Christmas with all your family and friends. I now am looking forward to a great new year with all the blessings I hope it brings.

  • Cecilia

    Irene Dodson, 270-862-3808

    Here’s hoping everyone had a blessed Christmas. I hope the New Year will fulfill all your hopes and dreams, and be a healthy and prosperous and very happy year.

    HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. Edna Drane celebrated Christmas Sunday evening in Gosha with her daughter Diana and Ed Hunsinger along with approximately 25 other family members, including her great-grandson Lucas, who was there with his bride. I certainly wish them many years of wedded bliss.