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Today's News

  • Carl Brashear: a true ‘man of honor’

    “It is not a sin to get knocked down. It’s a sin to stay down.”

    Those are the words that run along the top of carlbrashear.org, a website for the Carl Brashear Foundation. And they’re words Carl Brashear lived by. As the first African American Master Diver in the U.S. Navy, Brashear opened doors to the military for the rest of the black population.

  • Relay for Life moving to Lincoln Square

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life Committee is changing things up a bit this year with the May 30 event not only moving locations, but changing the time and entertainment focus.

  • Discovery of headstone may cause revisionist Lincoln history

    DECATUR – A recently uncovered headstone at Greenwood Cemetery in Decatur could rewrite part of the family history of Illinois' most famous figure.

    That headstone belongs to Mary Hanks, who was the second cousin of Abraham Lincoln. While history books say she was born in 1824 and was buried in 1843, the headstone suggests she was instead buried in 1813, which would make her the oldest recorded burial in Decatur and perhaps the oldest in the entire state of Illinois.

  • Check on school's progress with one click

    Just as parents examine their child’s report card to see how well he is doing, so, too, can anyone with Internet access look at each Kentucky public school’s or district’s report card to see how it is performing.

    Each year, School and District Report Cards are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) website. These Report Cards provide information including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • COLUMN: Sunrise Volunteers, March 4, 2015

    The Red Hat Society of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home – a group of residents who raise funds for diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease – held a Valentine’s Day indoor yard sale Feb. 13 at the nursing home.

    The president of the Red Hat Society said the proceeds went to the heart disease foundation. Items were donated by Sunrise employees and volunteers.

    Sunrise Volunteers assisted in set-up and sales.

  • COLUMN: Understanding food labels

    Concerns among consumers about food origin, safety and quality continue to increase. Here is a list of terms found on food labels and their definition as defined by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture or the Food and Drug Administration. The USDA makes no claims about one type of food being more nutritious or safer than another.

  • COLUMN: Farm Safety Symposium addresses childhood accidents

    There are two great things you can do for youth in upcoming weeks.

    The first thing you can do is attend the annual Farm Safety Symposium associated with the Dixie Fire School 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the RPC building, Room 212 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The topic is “A Parent’s Worst Nightmare.” Losing a child or loved one to an accident is a nightmare shared by many. A few courageous people, from all over the country, will tell their story of how this nightmare became a reality for them.

  • Man to serve life for fatal crash

    Kyle Thompson, who called June’s fatal crash that killed Ashlee Nicole Berry “an accident,” was handed a heavy sentence by a Hardin County jury — a term of life plus 70 years.

    “I think they were trying to send a message,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Shane Young, adding Kentucky statutes do not allow consecutive sentences added to a life sentence.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 4, 2015

    Poetry contest deadline extended

    The 4-H Poetry Contest deadline has been extended until Friday, March 6. Turn in poetry entries to the Extension office.

     

    Making dog treats

    A class, “Making Dog Treats,” will be held for 4-H members 2-4 p.m. March 6 at the Extension office. Call 270-358-3401 for more information.

     

    Livestock Club meeting canceled

    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will not meet in March.