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  • Unemployment rate up in LaRue

    Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between September 2008 and September 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Fayette County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the commonwealth at 7.7 percent. It was followed by Calloway County, 8 percent; Boyd and Woodford counties, 8.3 percent each.

  • Score improves but LaRue misses shot at state finals

    LaRue County fell short of qualifying for the state marching band finals Saturday.

    The Band of Hawks finished sixth in the Class 3A preliminaries held at Meade County High School. The top four teams — Adair County, Bourbon County, Boyle County and Russell County — advanced to the finals Saturday night at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

    LaRue was the second of 16 bands to compete Saturday in Brandenburg. The judges’ tally sheets gave LaRue a rating of 85.75 out of a possible 100.

  • Glen Rice headlines concert

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert will be 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

    Besides Rice, performers include Ron Ben­ning­field, Eddie Black, Ricky and Tiffany Puc­kett, Camille Turner, Heidi Baldwin and The Magic Hands Ministry Team. 

    Advance tickets cost $15 and are available at Bank of Buffalo, Gen­eva’s Florist, Glenda’s Kor­ner Kurl, Rock and Rogers, Lincoln Mu­seum and West Point Bank in Upton. The price at the the door is $20.

    For more information, call 325-3256.

  • More drugs found at LaRue jail

    Two inmates at the LaRue County Jail will face a preliminary hearing Wednesday after officials reportedly found them passing a package containing prescription drugs, marijuana and a cell phone.

    Gregory Wayne Smithson, 43, and Keith Wayne Sisco, 53, were both charged Oct. 26 with promoting contraband in the first- and second-degrees and possession of a controlled substance. Both are state inmates at the Hodgenville facility.

  • Two home break-ins reported in Athertonville

    Two homes were broken into Oct. 27 in Athertonville, according to reports from the Kentucky State Police. A number of weapons, including firearms were stolen from the residences, police said.

    This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case should contact Kentucky State Police at 270-766-5078.

  • Veterans, today's military honored at ceremony

    After 23 years in the Army, the military career of Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Mitchell of the 16th Cavalry Regiment brought him to Hodgenville on Sunday.

    As featured speaker at Hodgenville's tribute to veterans, he urged the crowd to offer "a simple and heartfelt" word of thanks to those who performed selflessly in military service.

  • Lower heating costs expected

    Home heating costs could be down this winter, according to projections from the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

    Sharply lower wholesale natural gas prices will likely translate to smaller bills for customers.

    “Natural gas prices have come down considerably from the artificially high levels of last year,” PSC Chairman David Armstrong said. “Furthermore, there is reason to think that we may see relatively stable prices for the next several years.”

  • Christmas Blessings accepting applications

    The LaRue County Christmas Blessings  Program, formerly known as the Angel Tree, will be accepting applications through Oct. 31.

    This community program is coordinated by First Baptist Church of Hodgenville, the LaRue County Ministerial Association, LaRue County Schools and various community agencies. It is designed for needy families to receive some assistance at Christmas for children age 18 and younger. 

  • Christmas Blessings accepting applications

    The LaRue County Christmas Blessings  Program, formerly known as the Angel Tree, will be accepting applications through Oct. 31.

    This community program is coordinated by First Baptist Church of Hodgenville, the LaRue County Ministerial Association, LaRue County Schools and various community agencies. It is designed for needy families to receive some assistance at Christmas for children age 18 and younger. 

  • Christmas Blessings accepting applications

    The LaRue County Christmas Blessings  Program, formerly known as the Angel Tree, will be accepting applications through Oct. 31.

    This community program is coordinated by First Baptist Church of Hodgenville, the LaRue County Ministerial Association, LaRue County Schools and various community agencies. It is designed for needy families to receive some assistance at Christmas for children age 18 and younger.