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Today's News

  • ANNIVERSARY: Burdens celebrate 50 years

     W.D. and Mae Burden of Hodgenville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 2, 2012.

    They were married Feb. 2, 1962, in Greensburg Baptist Church.

    W.D. retired after 10 years as a teacher and 27 years in social work. Mae retired after 31 years as a teacher.

    They have four children, Andy, Troy, Jayme and Tami; and five grandsons.

    A reception in their honor will be 2-4 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club on Lincoln Square.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks lose to Barren County

     The LaRue County Hawks fell to Barren County 56-66 Jan. 17.

    Hawks Coach Paul Childress called it a “tale of two halves.”

    LaRue played “decent defense in the first half and especially finished strong at the end of the second quarter,” he said.

    The Trojans were down by seven points (28-21) at intermission but, unfortunately for the Hawks, rallied in the second half. They outscored LaRue 22-12 in the third period.

  • PHOTO: Visit with The Turtleman

     Ernie Brown Jr., also known as The Turtleman, visited with Cale Tharp, left, and Blake Bault at The Wulf 94.3 Thursday. Brown, who hails from Lebanon, appears on “Call of the Wildman” on the Animal Planet.

  • Campbellsville University announces honor students

     Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors’ list for the fall 2011 semester.

    The academic honors' list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours. The fall 2011 academic honors’ list includes 518 students, with 352 students who achieved a grade point average of 3.5-3.99 and have been named to the Dean's List. Others with a 4.0 grade point average have been named to the President’s List; 166 students were named to that list.

  • COLUMN: Start a savings plan

     Many people start the New Year with a financial resolution: to reduce debt, save money, spend money more wisely, increase their retirement savings or something similar. But despite good intentions, New Year’s resolutions often get abandoned. To stay on track, consider the following tips:

    Write down the goals and post them in a visible place to serve as a daily reminder. The fridge, bedroom mirror or your computer are good places to keep your goals in sight.

  • WorkOne training assists employers

     Area employers who are expanding their workforce can take advantage of a WorkOne training program that can help reduce the cost of hiring and new employees.

    The WorkOne On-the-Job Training Program provides reimbursements to participating employers that helps to compensate for the costs associated with skills upgrade training and loss of production for new employees.

    Employers receive up to 50 percent of the wage rate of the new trainee to help defray training costs.

  • FALL HUNTING: Deer Telechek

     Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources provides names of hunters taking deer during the fall hunting season.

    Those from LaRue County include:

    (Unless otherwise noted, game was taken during modern firearm season)

  • Hodgenville woman reports possible sweepstakes scam

     Jeannette Benningfield of Hodgenville recently received a large, official-looking envelope from the "Award Notification Commission."

    The enclosed letter said it was sent from the "Office of the President" and described her "provisional payment schedule." She could take a 30-year distribution, receiving $66,667 each month or a lump sum of $1.25 million.

    Her only requirements were to verify her name, that she is over 18, and that she is not an employee of the Award Notification Commission.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks defeat Barren County

     The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks defeated Barren County 56-48 Jan. 17.

    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown joined the Lady Hawks' 1,000-point club as the team won their fourth straight.

    Brown finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and four steals.

    “We are all real proud of Ivy,” said Lady Hawks’ Coach Travis Wootton, who added that three of Brown’s teammates also were in double digits for the game.

    It was the first time this season that four of LaRue’s Ladies were in double figures in the same game.

  • Better Business Bureau: Businesses with large number of complaints

     The Better Business Bureau, serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky has named its top area businesses producing the most unanswered/unresolved complaints and serious complaints - to the BBB in 2011.

    This is a distinction no business should want.