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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Automotive industry becomes regional point of pride

    For more than a century, America has had a fascination – a love affair, some say – with automobiles.

    Cars and trucks are more than transportation for us. In fact, few things are so deeply rooted in our culture. After all, most of us can hum the tune of “Little Red Corvette,” or “409” and recognize celebrity cars from Steve McQueen’s Mustang to Herbie the Love Bug.

    But part of what gives cars and trucks such a place in our hearts, especially in Kentucky, is our hand in making these celebrated machines.

  • COLUMN: Breastfeeding, a winning goal for life

    The 2014 World Breastfeeding Week theme, “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life,” acknowledges that when mothers and babies succeed in their breastfeeding plans, they can enjoy a lifetime of benefits.

  • PHOTO: KPR speaker

     

  • Campbellsville University and Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders discuss new partnership

    Representatives from Campbellsville University met with Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders on Wednesday, Aug. 13, to report that the CU Board of Trustees voted to remove itself from its Covenant Agreement with the KBC and enter into discussions regarding a partnership agreement that will allow the university and Kentucky Baptists to work together on shared ministry and mission ventures in the future.

  • COLUMN: Grain Field Day planned for Aug. 28

    The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at Fresh Start Farms, operated by Ryan and Misty Bivens. The farm is located at 4109 Sonora Road (KY 84), Hodgenville.

    We will look at Extension’s corn and soybean variety plots on the farm. They include 25 Roundup Ready corn varieties (planted May 7) and 27 Roundup Ready Group IV soybean varieties, double cropped on June 21 after wheat.

  • COLUMN: Save $1,000 in 10 months

    Do you have $1,000 set aside for emergencies? If you already do, you could probably use another $1,000 in that account. Experts recommend keeping at least three months expenses in a reliable, liquid account.

    Get started with these four steps.

  • PHOTO: 4H AGSTRAVAGANZA

    The 4-H Livestock Club and Rabbit Club had animals at AGstravaganza. Alexis Grimes and Michaela Rock showed their rabbits to Braxton Thomas.

  • PHOTO: 4H Ham

    LaRue County was represented at the State Fair in the Country Ham Contest.  Almost 800 4-Hers from across the state participated in the contest. LaRue County 4-Hers Alexis Grimes, Kaleb Miller, Emily Pearman, William Pearman and Madison Wilmoth competed in the event. William Pearman received third-place in the 14-year-old division.

  • Great Outhouse Blowout is Sept. 13

    It’s off the races again for Penn’s Store’s Great Outhouse Blowout on Sept. 13.

    The Great Outhouse Blowout began in 1992 at the dedication of Penn’s Store’s first outhouse. To this day, the Gravel Switch store still does not have running water, and the annual blowout now serves as its primary fundraiser.

  • Three file for mayor

     The deadline for candidates to file for nonpartisan races was 4 p.m. Aug. 12.

    Three people have filed for mayor of Hodgenville: James Phelps Jr.; Kenny DeVore and Greg Harry.

    Two people have filed for school board: Farrah L. Pruitt in District 3 – Lincoln Farm and Buffalo; and Joanna Hinton in District 5 – Hodgenville, Otter, Atilla and Mount Sherman).