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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Padgett’s 400-meter tops time

    Fourteen teams competed April 11 at the LaRue County Invitational Track and Field Meet. Some of the best athletes in the state of Kentucky gathered for some friendly, yet fierce competition. Teams came from as far as Jefferson County to the north and Warren County to the south. 

    “We like to come up here to LaRue County and compete,” said Will West of Bowling Green High School. “The people here are real friendly and the competition is excellent. This allows us to determine how we measure up to other teams around the state.” 

  • Spears to oversee regional campuses for CU

    Campbellsville University has employed Dr. Keith Spears, director of special programs with the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, as the new vice president for regional and professional education.

    Spears, who began work April 13, will have the oversight of CU’s expanding off-campus centers and will assist in the development of new professional programs in conjunction with the other vice presidents, deans and faculty. CU has off-campus offerings at the Louisville Campus, and in Elizabethtown, Somerset and the new Hodgenville site.