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  • Turkey time in LaRue

    Drive down almost any country road in LaRue County and in time you’re likely to see wild turkeys nonchalantly foraging in a grain field and seemingly oblivious to your vehicle, which may be within a few yards of them.

    “They seem to realize they’re not in danger,” explained Reggie McCubbin, a longtime hunter and fisherman who lives in Magnolia. “But you hunt for them in woods or field and you’ll soon see it’s a completely different situation.”

  • Brass Quintet earns distinguished ratings

    The LaRue County High School Quintet performed two sections and earned two distinguished ratings at the KMEA solo/ensemble competition last Saturday at North Hardin High School.

    In January, quintet leader Larry Davis began rehearsals with the members of the quintet with two goals in mind, the first to compete at this year’s Solo/Ensemble Contest and the second to earn distinguished ratings on the two pieces they played for the judge.

    “I am pleased to report we achieved both of those goals,” Davis said.

  • Living Strong continuing legacy

    In 2004-2005, Jim Rogers was fighting a battle like no other, a battle for his life. Given only a small chance of survival from his cancer, he and his family refused to give up and sought out medical treatments and expertise in other states. During the treatments, Janis was approached by fellow First Baptist Church member Emma Cox about starting a Relay for Life team to support Jim and his family. Janis and Jim soon had several family members and fellow church members step up and the rest is history.

  • Relay for Life luminaries now available

    With Relay for Life just around the corner on June 4, many people are scrambling to honor and remember past cancer victims with luminaries, which are a main part of the annual event.

    The lighted bags which line the perimeter of the square can be obtained from any Relay team and advanced notice is encouraged due to the volume of luminaries at the LaRue County event. The lighting ceremony is slated for 10:30 p.m. on June 4.

    Contact any of the following teams for more information about obtaining a luminary:

  • Accident on Walnut Street
  • Single vehicle accident on Greensburg Road
  • Single vehicle accident on Bardstown Road
  • Semi-truck causes road closure
  • Vehicle accident damages fence
  • Helicopter transfers discussed by fiscal court

    Mike Cottrell, LaRue County Emergency Medical Services Director, discussed with magistrates meeting at the LaRue County Courthouse in Hodgenville Tuesday his disagreement with a recent article in an area paper that focused on the high patient cost of medical helicopter transfers.

    The article, which ran in the News-Enterprise last week, focused on one patient’s $41,000 transport bill for what turned out to be a concussion and bruises.