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Today's News

  • Main Street offers $uper $timulus $aturday

    Get in the swing of spring and the spirit of stimulus by getting some inspiration on making things better about the house at a series of mini-seminars, all free of charge and no pre-registration required.

    The April 25 program starts at 9:30 a.m. with Eddie Black talking about home restoration, updating, and improvements.

    Next on the agenda is Lee’s Nursery, talking about what to plant, when, where and how, from 11 a.m. until noon.

    From 1 to 2 p.m., Martha Lenardon will focus on junk restoration, turning trash into treasure.

  • Area women invited to retreat

    Plans for the second annual Mind, Body, Soul ... and Chocolate Women’s Ministry Event are in the final stages. The mini-retreat is 6:30-9 p.m. April 17 at First Baptist Church.

    Described as a night designated for the mind, body and soul, the event begins with string music by The Gibson Girls followed by a devotional time with Joan Clagett of Elizabethtown. There will be break out sessions with free manicures or massages, a mission project for Sunrise Manor, and a quiet time to visit with friends. The women’s quartet Joyride will top off the event.

  • Caven succeeds in college tennis

    Kyle Caven is using a youth movement in an effort to put Campbellsville University on the tennis map. With 80 percent of his men’s and women’s rosters speckled with freshmen and sophomores, Caven has his women at 2-7 and his men at 6-3 at this point in the season.

    “We’re really young,” Caven said. “The guys have done really well and our women are coming around.”

    Both teams won matches April 8 against Brescia, with the women winning 6-3 and the men 7-2.

  • City Council notes

    On April 13, Hodgenville City Council held a short meeting.

    The council:

    •Held first reading of an annexation ordinance to update the city’s maps. The following property was annexed: Howell property 1 and 2; property on 1607-210; Lincoln Hills 1 and 2; Newton property; Northridge Subdivision; Bakkcreek; Woodpark; Meredith property; and Rock properties.

    •Held final reading to amend zoning ordinances.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Relay for Life Bunco

    The Family Matters Relay for Life team will host Bunco 6:30-8:30p.m. April 16 at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 766-7834.

    LaRue Baptist auction and chili cook-off

    LaRue Baptist School will hold an auction and chili cook-off at 5 p.m. April 17 to benefit the LaRue Baptist School Athletic Booster Club. For more information, call 358-4673.

    Relay for Life bake sale

  • Lincoln statue to be unveiled today in Springfield

    A community-wide celebration is planned Wednesday in Springfield in conjunction with the dedication and unveiling ceremonies of a sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln.

    The bronze sculpture was created as part of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration. It is being placed in front of the new Washington County Judicial Center on Main Street in downtown Springfield.

  • Foster parents charged with drug possession

    Two foster parents are facing charges after becoming implicated in a drug investigation at Landmark Apartments.

    Shawn Russelburg, 31, and her husband Jason Russelburg, 32, of 6360 Campbellsville Road, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, first degree, on April 10 by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Glendale chosen for new battery company

    Underscoring a commitment to positioning the Commonwealth as the center of the nation’s automotive industry of the future, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Kentucky has been selected as the site for a proposed domestic battery manufacturing and headquarters facility.

  • ECTC holds koto concert

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting a Japanese koto concert by Tomoko at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the college’s Science Auditorium.

  • Triplets a blessing ... and a challenge

    To Mike and Angela Rock, the birth of triplets in October 2007 was a blessing – and a challenge.

    After Angela gave birth to sons Gabriel, Kagan and Devin, she intended to return to work as soon as possible. Day care, however, proved to be an insurmountable challenge.

    “If I’d gone back to work,” Angela said, “all I’d have been working for was day care and gas. It would be like paying to be gone. I’d rather be with them.”