Today's News

  • The cost of raising a child is rising

    In 2009, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report estimating the annual expenses associated with raising children in two-parent and single-parent households. On average, households in the lowest income group spent 25 percent of their before-tax income on a child; those in the middle-income group, 16 percent; and those in the highest group, 12 percent.

    Total family expenditures on a child (for a total of 18 years), by single-parent and two-parent households:

    • $149,760 for single parent households

    • $160,410 for two-parent households

  • Hawk football returns Friday

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  • Reimbursement is condition of felony dismissal

    A felony charge against a Hodgenville man was dismissed Aug. 13 in LaRue Circuit Court – if he reimburses the complainant.

    Raymond Fancher, 40, was indicted of theft by unlawful taking in May based on accusations of a neighbor, Steve Druen. He was charged with junking Druen’s pulling tractor, valued at $950, without permission.

  • Patriotism conflicts with ‘content neutral’ territory

    Truism: It’s OK to sing the National Anthem at any place, any time, in the United States.

    This truism is not true.

    There are always exceptions. Sometimes it’s inappropriate to sing period. Please do not ever sit behind me and sing in a movie theater. You may end up wearing a box of popcorn.

    Besides that – if you thought, like me, that your freedom to express patriotism is unlimited in our country, you would be wrong.

    You cannot sing the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

  • Volley for the Cure raises $1,462.07

    The Lady Hawks’ second home volleyball match Thursday was a resounding success. The ladies defeated Marion County 25-18, 25-21 and raised almost $1,500 for breast cancer research.

    The team participated in the third annual Volley for the Cure with proceeds from admissions and concessions going to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. The team also sold T-shirts to raise money.

    According to booster co-president Lisa DeWitt, the total raised was $1,462.07 " almost 50 percent more than the $1,000 goal.

  • 4-H calendar

    Shooting Sports

    4-H Shooting Sports meeting and practice will be held 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the New Haven Gun Club. Practices are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month with the meeting held on the first Thursday before practice. For more information or to join, contact the Extension Service at 270-358-3401.

  • Free prostate screenings available at State Fair

    An unprecedented 11 consecutive days of free prostate cancer screenings will be offered in the South Wing Health Horizons during the Kentucky State Fair between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

  • Love those volunteers

    I urge you to find and highlight the individuals who volunteered to beautify the downtown area Aug. 18. They were planting flowers and cleaning up.

    They appeared to consist mainly of “The Gang,” a local group of retirees that meet for lunch and fellowship regularly, plus some others. I hesitate to mention names for fear of leaving someone out, although Paul Orr did threaten me with potting soil when I asked if he had any supervision.

    I appreciate them taking their time to perform this service.

  • Magnolia millstone moved

    Magnolia Elementary School may be sold in upcoming months – but the old millstone that adorned the grounds for decades won’t be a selling point.

    MES has not been used for classes since it consolidated with Buffalo Elementary School four years ago to form Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. The millstone stayed behind, under a Magnolia tree near the playground.

  • Community Calendar

    County Clerk announces hours

    The LaRue County Clerk’s office will be open half day Sept. 1 and all day Sept. 2. The office will close Sept. 4 and 6 to honor Labor Day.  

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