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Today's News

  • LaRue County wins Abraham Slam Jam

  • Schools being ‘proactive’ against H1N1

    The H1N1 virus, sometimes referred to as swine flu, reached Kentucky several weeks ago.

    The disease, so far, is a “not any more dangerous than regular seasonal flu,” Department for Public Health Commissioner William Hacker, M.D., said Wednesday in a telephone briefing.

    “… but still that’s a concern because seasonal flu can be quite serious. I’m concerned, but I’m not alarmed.”

  • LaRue’s unemployment rate hits 14.3 percent

    Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between July 2008 and July 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate rose from 12 percent to 14.3 percent in that timeframe. In July 2008, the unemployment rate was 7.5 percent.

    Fayette County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the state at 8.2 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 8.6 percent; and Boyd and Calloway counties, 8.8 percent.

  • Officials stress prevention, hygiene during flu season

    On June 11, the World Health Organization announced the first pandemic in 41 years. The causative agent? The Novel A H1N1 Influenza virus, also known as the swine flu. This virus has quickly spread worldwide as countries from across the globe are preparing to protect their population from a potential devastating illness. Since the media has stated that the H1N1 Influenza is predicted to cause more than normal flu-related deaths, the cause for pandemic concern is legitimate.

  • LCHS passes on sale

    Season passes are available for sporting events at LaRue County High School.

    Football passes are $10 for students and  $20 for adults. All-sports passes cost $50 for students and  $100 for adults. Family passes are $150.

    For more information, contact David Dawson at 358-2210.

  • Lincoln Days cutting expenses after loss of corporate sponsor

    The loss of a $2,500 corporate sponsorship means cutbacks for the Lincoln Days festival.

    For the last four years, Rumpke, the city’s trash hauler, has donated $2,500 to the annual festival in partial sponsorship of the pioneer games on Creekfront. That funding ended when Rumpke negotiated and signed a new contract with the city Aug. 26.

  • Church calendar

    Barren Run celebration

    Barren Run Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary Sept. 11-13. The Rev. John Walker will lead the Friday service at 7 p.m., special music will be provided by David and Deanna Catlett. There will be a cookout at 4 p.m. Saturday followed by bluegrass music at 5:30 p.m. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m. A church-provided meal will follow the service. Music and games for children begin at 2:30 p.m.

    Revival at God’s House

  • Men's 3-on-3 tournament planned in New Haven

  • Girls' youth basketball signups are Tuesday

    Little league girls’ basketball sign-ups will be 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the high school cafeteria. Teams will be formed for kindergarten through sixth graders.

    Cost is $35 per player. A family discount is available.

    For more information, call Travis Wootton at 734-1475 or James Brewer at 735-5994.

  • Monique's novel nominated for national award

    Debut novel “Suicide Diaries” has brought author Ebonee Monique recognition from the African American Literary Show. The group nominated her as Breakout Author of the Year.

    Monique, the granddaughter of the late Howard and Margaret Curle of Hodgenville, released the book in February.

    “My initial reaction, of course, was disbelief,” said Monique. “I couldn’t wrap my mind around being nominated for a national award and being on a roster with such experienced and respected veterans – all for doing something I love.”