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Today's News

  • Lights attract customers to downtown

    When I drive through a community that I don’t know at night, if there are no lights in the holidays or any time I get the impression that the place is dead at dark - and maybe during the day, too. But if the shops all look inviting I make a note to return in daytime.

    Savvy retailers everywhere use lights to draw attention to their wares, to draw people in. The cost in most cases is minimal but equivalent to having a round-the-clock advertisement working for you, which makes it a pretty good investment.

  • Runaways found after two-hour search near lake

    Four Kentucky state troopers, two LaRue County deputies, volunteers from four fire departments and several other volunteers spent a couple of hours searching for three young runaways Thursday night.

    According to dispatch records, The Life Connection, a group home for teen boys, notified KSP that three children had left the Bud’s Lake Road facility outside Sonora. The juveniles were wearing shorts, short-sleeve shirts and no shoes, according to the report.

  • United Way of Central Kentucky seeking new executive director

    Landmark News Service

    United Way of Central Kentucky expects to fill its executive director's post before April.

    The agency, which reported having received 24 resumes in its search last week, will have qualified candidates to choose from, said Greg Schreacke, chairman of the board of directors. Those wishing to apply should do so before Dec. 31. A search committee set up by the board will help with the effort.

    The position became open this fall when Susan Asher stepped down after serving almost a dozen years.

  • Mat Hawks aim for team glory

    They are young, accomplished and hungry for a state championship. The top four returning wrestlers for the Mat Hawks are all ranked second in the state in their weight classes, have accomplished a lot in their young careers and are hungry for a team state title.

    There is little doubt junior Shaquille Cox and sophomores Nick Paden, Bernard Ray and Drew Newberry will be relied upon to help this team win early and late.

  • Locke inducted into Softball Hall of Fame

    LaRue County’s own Tommy Locke was inducted into the Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame and Honor during a banquet ceremony Oct. 17 at Applebee’s Park in Lexington.

    Locke, who was inducted in the Manager category, was elected to the Hall of Fame almost a year ago, causing him to have some fun with some of his former players who first announced his accomplishment at a Hawks’ football game in 2008.

  • Land of Lincoln P&Z meets Thursday

    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission will hold its December agenda meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10.

    Commission business to be discussed includes the schedule for 2010 meeting dates and rezoning.

    The first rezoning plan: Danny T. Rock of 428 Slack Road is requesting the rezoning of 0.4964 acres at 209 S. Lincoln Blvd. from R-1A (single-family residential) to R-3 (multiple-family residential) to allow existing garage to be converted into one or two apartments.

  • HES assisting family with medical expenses

    Hodgenville Elementary School is collecting donations to assist the family of an ill student.

    Second-grader Ashley Long, the daughter of Todd and Linda Long, has been diagnosed with leukemia and faces a long recovery period.

    The family has requested prayers and the school staff has decided to help them financially as well.

    A collection will be taken through Friday. Money can be sent to the school with students or dropped at the office.

  • High school juniors hear from freshman Congressman

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie spoke to the LaRue County High School Leadership students Monday morning.

    Eleven of the 16 juniors in the group were present to hear the congressman’s views on the economy, the war on terrorism, education, the environment and leadership.

  • Veirs' family carries on after loss of loved one

    Roy Leo Veirs died a fighter on Nov. 10.

    The 47-year-old dairy farmer battled a rare and painful cancer for three years. And during those years of treatments, tests and hospitalizations, he maintained a smile on his face, a great faith in God and no trace of self-pity.

    The way he led his life – during the good years and the bad – left an impact on many people, as evidenced by the large crowd that converged on the funeral home after his death.

  • Pre-trial date set for former deputy jailer

    A pre-trial conference date has been set for a former LaRue County deputy jailer facing 11 counts of felony theft in Indiana.

    Jennie McGee, 46, of Falls of Rough, was arrested on fugitive charges by Kentucky State Police at her workplace Feb. 8.

    She pleaded not guilty to the charges and was to be tried by jury Oct. 12, according to Perry County, Ind., court documents. McGee’s attorney withdrew from the case in October and a new one took over her defense. She returns to court Jan. 20.