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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts

    Updated physical needed

    All student-athletes need to have an updated physical, parent permission and drug consent form. Packets can be picked up at the middle and high school offices. For more information, call David Dawson at 270-766-7419.

    Golf instruction

    LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center is sponsoring golf instruction for beginners to experienced, 6th-12th grades. One-on-one and group sessions available. To schedule a time, call Rip Collins at 358-5984 or Jorge Venegas at 358-2210. Golf clubs available upon request.

  • Sports Shorts

    Updated physical needed

    All student-athletes need to have an updated physical, parent permission and drug consent form. Packets can be picked up at the middle and high school offices. For more information, call David Dawson at 270-766-7419.

    Golf instruction

    LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center is sponsoring golf instruction for beginners to experienced, 6th-12th grades. One-on-one and group sessions available. To schedule a time, call Rip Collins at 358-5984 or Jorge Venegas at 358-2210. Golf clubs available upon request.

  • Farm calendar

    FSA loans

    Farmers in 90 counties, including LaRue County, are eligible for federal disaster assistance including low interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency provided eligibility requirements are met.

    On May 28, President Obama declared LaRue County a disaster area due to damages by severe storms and flooding that occurred May 1.

  • State's road plan eyes Ky. 222 improvements

    The two-year road plan recently presented by Kentucky’s General Assembly includes funding for highway planning and construction in LaRue County.

    The highway plan was passed earlier this month by the state’s legislature, and provides direction for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Mark Brown, representative for the cabinet, said that the plan is a crucial component in ensuring highway improvements throughout Kentucky.

  • Inmate escapes from Nelson County Jail

    For the first time in nearly two decades, an inmate in the Nelson County Jail has  escaped from the facility.  

  • LaRue juniors participate in APES program

    Congratulations to the participants in the American Private Enterprise Seminar program held May 20-21. Twenty-five LaRue County High School juniors participated and learned about American economics. They are Leah Carter, Brittany Carman, Cassady Crim, Emily Dewitt, Robert Gatton, Brent Gozzard, Bo Haun, Britney Heinbaugh, Kellise Hoefer, Ryan Howell, Michael Huff, Breanna Huhn, Molly Kennedy, Michelle Meredith, Nathaniel Nash, Lauren Patterson, Danielle Peeler, Ryan Ramsey, Tonya Riggs, Shelby Rogers, Andrew Skaggs, Abby Sullivan, Lexi Uhl, Lyndsay Whitlock and Valerie Whitlock.

  • Bell is a great coach

    I want to thank Coach Derek Bell for his extraordinary dedication with our youth soccer players and association.

    We are truly fortunate that you are willing to share your time and knowledge with our children. You are such an inspirational mentor to all.

    And for those who ask, who is Coach Bell?

    He is a British soccer enthusiast with a great love and knowledge of soccer.

    He is a devoted coach that gives all of himself from the kindness of his heart to all who will listen.

  • The 'father wound' can be healed

    A dear friend recently lost his father and another friend commented that the “father thing” is huge, no matter the relationship.

    Those with good fathers mourn the goodness of the relationship and the sweet memories of good days gone by.

    Those with fathers who caused pain and turmoil in the family by their presence (or by their absence or indifference) mourn the relationship that neveIr was but might have been.

    The father thing, indeed, is huge.

  • Wild goose chase turns into mooch-fest

    A couple of weeks ago, a pair of Canadian geese took up residence in a pond in the field behind our house.

    They appeared to be happy, squawking and swimming and trying to avoid the four longhorns who were there first.

    The longhorns do not like company – save for a few birds and my husband Bud when he feeds them. We once had a problem with stray dogs and coyotes prowling the field. Those cows – with their frightfully long horns and attitude to match – have taken care of the situation.

  • Blood drive collects 34 units

    Thank you to the 29 individuals who donated blood June 8 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. A double thanks to Pam Baker, Jr. Puyear, Donnie Propes, Nick Boone and Blake Bault for donating using the double red procedure.

    We collected 34 units of blood.

    Many thanks to the volunteers who worked – Cecil Druen and Rob Brown.

    The community blood drive will return Aug. 10.

    Faye Puyear

    Volunteer coordinator