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Today's News

  • School Board member asked to resign by audience member

    Monday’s meeting of the LaRue County School Board turned heated when an audience member asked one of the board members to resign.

    Donna Miles and Penny Van Dyke, both of Hodgenville, addressed the board during the “audience comments” portion of the meeting.

    Van Dyke voiced her support for board member Norbert Skees. She said she is “very proud he is trying to address issues that have been a problem.”

  • Praise for Senior Center

    My husband and I moved here to Hodgenville last October. We have found that we like this little town very much. One of the things we found here is the Senior Citizens Center. It is a very beautiful building, but it takes more than a building to make people feel like they belong.

    This may be the best-kept secret in LaRue County but I want to tell you about it. Monday through Friday, we are served a delicious hot meal at noon just for a donation. We have met some wonderful friends there, people we would not have come to know had it not been for the center.

  • Recycling event a success

    I would like to thank the newspaper for showing my story. I would also like to thank all the businesses that let me place my fliers. Finally, I would like to thank all the people who donated devices. We had a great turnout. Thanks to you, many pounds of harmful chemicals will be kept out of landfills.

    Stephen McKellep

     

  • WWII veterans honored for service

    Two area World War II veterans received French Legion of Honor medals for helping defeat Germany.

    Blond H. Puckett and James Calvin Sarver received the honors May 14 before a group of family and fellow vets gathered at Pritchard Community Center.

    Dave Jarrett, a veteran service officer for Disabled American Veterans, worked with the French Consulate in Chicago on the presentation. Those who receive the award – which Napoleon established – are considered knights of the French Republic.

  • Cardinal Caravan stops in area today

    University of Louisville coaches and athletics staff members will make six regional stops, including a visit Wednesday evening in Elizabethtown, as part of the annual Cardinal Caravan.

    "This eighth annual event allows us to reach out and show our appreciation to those that support our programs throughout the year," said Tom Jurich, director of athletics at U of L. "Our staff enjoys the opportunity to share some time up close with so many loyal Cardinal fans around the region."

  • 4-H calendar

    4-H camp registration

    4-H camp registration is under way for LaRue County youth ages 9-13. Camp will be June 29-July 2 at Lake Cumberland. Registration forms are available at the Extension Service office. Cost is $140 per camper. A $75 deposit is due with registration form to hold the child’s spot. Full payment is due by May 22.

    Shooting sports

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will practice at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at the New Haven Gun Club. For more information, call 358-3401.

     

    Dog club

  • School Board meeting centers on transportation, safety

    Monday night’s school board meeting gave board members, minus chairman Ronnie Chelf, a chance to review and discuss in detail the bus routes for the county.

    Phil Fulkerson, transportation director, and Ron Whitlock, area director of transportation, presented a detailed overview of the bus routes displayed on a map of the county, and discussed some possible alternatives to certain routes.

  • Atwell earns funeral directors license

    Dave Ross Atwell of Hodgenville, affiliated with Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville and Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia, has passed the Kentucky State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers examination and received his Funeral Directors License.

    The native of Green County is the son of Denny and Debbie Atwell of Greensburg and is an active member of the Christian Fellowship Church in Upton.

    Atwell attended Elizabethtown Community College and plans to attend mortuary college to receive his embalmers license.

  • Remember loved ones on Memorial Day

    Recently we received an e-mail titled, “Preparing for Memorial Day,” which was a series of thought-provoking serious cartoons about this event. 

    One depicted a young boy giving thanks at a meal with the caption, “Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we have; Memorial Day is a day when we pause to give thanks for the people who fought for the things we have.”

  • Ag investment program is changing

    The Kentucky Agri­cul­tural Development Board approved the County Agricultural Investment Program in March.

    The program provides farmers with incentives to improve and diversify current production practices.

    CAIP combines what were known previously as County Model Cost-share Programs into one, in which each model program becomes an investment area.

    This change, along with a 12-month term for all investment areas, will provide better uniformity and continuity, which will enhance accountability.