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Today's News

  • WKU offers program to veterans

    Veterans Upward Bound at Western Kentucky University has openings for more veterans who wish to prepare to enter college or vocational/technical school.  

    Veterans who do not have a dishonorable discharge are welcome to join the program to attend these free classes.

    Prior participants do not have to reapply.

    Those interested can contact (270) 745-5310 or veterans.upward.bound@wku.edus.

  • Three students excel in speech

    Good things are said to come in threes and a trio of juniors on LaRue County High School’s speech team appear to be proving that maxim to be true.

    Timmy Gibson, Jeshua Logsdon and Ian Mather have each added their individual talents to boost the team to an exceptionally productive and successful season.

    Gibson

    Gibson has been traveling with the speech team since seventh grade. Public speaking seems to run in the Tim and Edie Gibson family. 

  • 4-H Talent Show champions announced

    The 4-H Talent Show was held at the LaRue County High School Auditorium March 26. 4-H members in two age divisions - 9-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds –  showcased their talents.

    Winners were selected in vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical.  The champions advance May 15 to the Lincoln Trail Area Talent Show in Hardin County. The LaRue County 4-H Council sponsored prize money for the talent show.  The first-place winner in each category received $15; the second-place winner received $10.

    Michael Large provided the sound.

  • 4-H Talent Show champions announced

    The 4-H Talent Show was held at the LaRue County High School Auditorium March 26. 4-H members in two age divisions - 9-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds –  showcased their talents.

    Winners were selected in vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical.  The champions advance May 15 to the Lincoln Trail Area Talent Show in Hardin County. The LaRue County 4-H Council sponsored prize money for the talent show.  The first-place winner in each category received $15; the second-place winner received $10.

    Michael Large provided the sound.

  • 4-H Talent Show champions announced

    The 4-H Talent Show was held at the LaRue County High School Auditorium March 26. 4-H members in two age divisions - 9-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds –  showcased their talents.

    Winners were selected in vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical.  The champions advance May 15 to the Lincoln Trail Area Talent Show in Hardin County. The LaRue County 4-H Council sponsored prize money for the talent show.  The first-place winner in each category received $15; the second-place winner received $10.

    Michael Large provided the sound.

  • Our Lady of Mercy statue replaced

    A new statue was delivered last week to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.

    The old statue of the Virgin Mary was damaged Jan. 5 when it was struck by a car that hopped the curb in a parking space. The driver was not injured, but Mary suffered several chips and scuffs.

    The church decided to use insurance proceeds to purchase a new base and statue, according to Father Mike Tobin who pastors the Hodgenville church.

  • Shopping: The key to a teen's heart

    About 17 1/2 years ago, we were blessed with our first grandchild, Austin Lee, affectionately called “Little A.” We thought we had died and gone to Heaven with love over-flowing in our hearts for this dear baby. We have since been blessed with four more grandchildren, Brittney, 16, Brianna, 14, Autumn, 7, and Jonah, 2 and they’re all very dear to our hearts.

  • Relay for Life: Newly diagnosed cancer patient shares her fears, hopes

    This cancer journey is a very new one to me as I was diagnosed Feb. 17. My prayer is that it will make a difference to someone; a positive in their life, a hope.

  • Unemployment rate down in LaRue

    Unemployment rates rose in 102 Kentucky counties between February 2009 and February 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County bucked the trend as the unemployment rate was 12.2 percent in February 2010, down from 12.9 percent in 2009. It was an increase over the January 2010 rate of 11.4 percent.

    Of 7,234 civilian labor force, 886 are unemployed.

  • 'They just don't quit, no matter what the score is'

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity baseball team had four big games last week and finished the week with a 2-2 record. They started out with an incredible comeback against a good North Bullitt team winning 8-6 in eight innings April 12. They were down 6-2 in the seventh inning but yet came out with a victory.