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Today's News

  • Ignore these common myths about exercise

    There is a lot of information about exercise available. It can be found on TV, in magazines or newspapers, on the Internet and even on the radio. With so much information out there, it can sometimes be hard to tell the fact from the fiction.

    Here are 10 common exercise myths and why they are not true:

  • Child safety seats save lives

    LaRue County Health Department

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the number one killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.

  • Youth league basketball
  • Four generations of farmers work land

    A few hundred feet down Hall-Gaddie Road, about a mile south of Lincoln Farm, is an attention-getting sign nailed onto a utility pole.

    “Welcome to Gaddieville. Bobbie Gaddie, Mayor,” the sign states.

    Although the “town” isn’t officially incorporated, the residents certainly have a legitimate claim to it, for the Gaddie family has owned that land through four generations, more than 100 years.

  • Animal shelter seeks land, volunteers

    The small puppy, cupped in the hands of Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris, looks around at his new home. In the background, a chorus of barks erupts and the puppy’s ears perk up.

    He may have a new home, but he’s not alone. This animal shelter is full.

    And, according to Harris, the shelter is applying for grant funding to expand for a third time.

  • More snow predicted

    A winter storm hit LaRue County about 9 p.m. Monday, making driving treacherous and canceling LaRue County Schools on Tuesday.

    State, county and city crews worked throughout the night and by Tuesday morning, main roads were passable and generally clear. The snow increased mid-morning and emergency responders were called out several times to assist stranded motorists.

    Forecasters expect light snow Wednesday as well.

  • Hawks outfly Eagles 69-52

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity basketball team defeated for the second time this season the North Bullitt Eagles in convincing fashion Jan. 26. The Hawks played one of their better games of the year shooting almost 50 percent from the floor on 27 of 55 attempts and placing four players in double figures. 

  • Heartland Flyers perform at Super Nationals

    The Heartland Flyer Junior Cheerleading squad performed at Jamfest Super Nationals in Indianapolis Jan. 16-17. They took first in their Small Gym Level 2, Small Junior division. The Junior squad is composed of girls 8-15 years old.  Emily Miller, fourth-grader at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, is a member of this squad.

  • Lincoln luncheon tickets on sale

    The annual Lincoln’s Birthday Commemorative Luncheon will be noon Feb. 12 at the LaRue County Extension Service office, Old E’town Road, Hodgenville.

    Tickets for the catered luncheon are $15 and available at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce/Lincoln Days office and The Lincoln Museum. Tickets are limited. 

    All proceeds from the luncheon are used in production of the Lincoln Days festival in October and the scholarship program.

  • Family Dollar break-in was 'professional'

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating a break-in and burglary at Family Dollar Store in Lincoln Plaza.

    Someone made entry through the back door early Sunday, according to Lt. Steve Johnson. The crime was discovered by an employee later that day.

    “They knew where the safe was, broke in it and got the cash,” Johnson said.

    Johnson described the break-in as a “professional job” as the perpetrator cut the phone lines so the alarm would not sound. The back door remained latched so patrolling officers did not notice anything wrong.