Community News

  • Library offers 40 Acres and No Mule and Men in Black

     The LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, has several new books and DVDs.

    Books are George Keats of Kentucky by Lawrence Crutcher; Kentucky's Frontier Highway by Karl Raitz; Love That Multiplies by Michelle Duggar; 40 Acres and No Mule by Janice Holt Giles; Appalachian Home Cooking by Mark Sohn; Private London by James Patterson; Cross Roads by William Paul Young; and Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.

  • Jewell completes basic training

     Army Pvt. Brandon R. Jewell graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • COLUMN: 25 ways to eat better in the New Year

     The LaRue County Extension Office offers 25 tips to eat better in the New Year:

    • To help with portion control, use the smallest plate that will hold your food.

    • At mealtime, serve from the stove instead of putting a serving bowl on the table.

    • Make double vegetables and serve them first, to take the focus off meat.

    • Switch to whole wheat pasta.

    • Eat vegetarian one night a week.

    • Cut back on butter or margarine – newer whole grain breads are tasty on their own.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: A food diary can help you lose weight

     The top three New Year’s resolutions are:

    • Spend more time with family and friends;

    • Exercise more/get in shape;

    • Lose weight.

  • COLUMN: Vaccines can help prevent cervical cancer

     Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women worldwide. In the United States, 30 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 11 women die from it every day.

    Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to develop and multiply on the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that connects to the vagina in females. Cervical cancer usually has no symptoms, and is not hereditary like some other cancers. It typically develops very slowly and patients usually do not have any problems until the cancer is advanced and has spread.

  • PHOTO: Donation to Santa Project

     2012 Miss Teen LaRue County Fair, Adrienne Poole, collected and donated 150 toys to Ann “Snookie” Morrison for the Santa's Helpers Bus toy give-away. 

  • Capt. Turner visits during holiday

     U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Duell Turner, M.D., his wife, Sybil, and Grace Turner of Yokosuka, Japan, and Charles Turner, a student at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, spent Christmas with his mother, Pauline D. Turner, of Hodgenville, and other relatives and friends.

  • PHOTO: Snowy Manger

     LaRue County's first accumulating snow of the season made for a snowy Nativity scene at one Hodgenville home. The local area received anywhere from a dusting to about an inch of snow Dec. 28.

  • Shrek the Musical comes to Bardstown

    The Stephen Foster Drama Association received a $25,000 grant to present “Shrek the Musical,” and Bardstown is one of the first locations that presented the musical off of its national tour.

    The grant came from the Community Project and Development Fund, said Dawn Pryzstal, vice president of tourism expansion and marketing.

    “The Stephen Foster Drama Association receives a grant every July, but based on the scope of this project, the board wanted to be supportive of them off-cycle,” she said.

  • KSP offers tips for safe winter driving

    With the onset of winter and the possibility that motorists may have to drive in inclement weather, the Kentucky State Police are offering safe driving tips.

    The weather in Kentucky is unpredictable and this time of year you never know when to expect black ice, snow, icy roads or a mixture of road conditions. KSP is asking motorists to prepare in advance for the winter driving months ahead.