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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Senior cheerleaders honored

     LaRue County High School senior cheerleaders and their families were honored at the last home basketball game. From left, Brigitte Skaggs, Kristen Kells, Haley Dragoo, Taylor Dawson and Emily Armes.

  • PHOTO: Hawk seniors honored

     Hawk seniors and their families were honored at the team’s final home basketball game of the season. From left, Kody Key-Close, Tyler Howell, Thomas Harman, Dylan Cardin, Sirussapol “Sunny” Kuntavong, and Mike Neal.

  • KentuckyOne Health announces layoffs

    KentuckyOne Health, the parent organization of Flaget Memorial Hospital, announced this week it will lay off employees but didn’t release many details.

    “The process is under way, and we will be reaching out to those employees affected first through the end of the month,” KentuckyOne Health spokeswoman Barbara Mackovic said in an email Tuesday.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline delayed until 2016

    Developers’ plans to complete the Bluegrass Pipeline have been postponed.

    The same day the Kentucky House of Representatives held its first hearing on legislation that would prohibit builders of natural gas liquids pipelines from acquiring easements through condemnation, and Gov. Steve Beshear said he favors such limits, the Tulsa, Okla., energy company Williams announced it has delayed its deadline for finishing the project from late 2015 to mid-to-late 2016.

  • Students honored by Cumberland University

     Two local students have been named to the Cumberland University Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester. The honor is reserved for students who have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted.

    They are: Kara Paden, biochemistry major, Hodgenville; and Nicholas Paden, mathematics, secondary education major, Hodgenville.

  • Wide load slowing traffic through Kentucky

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is alerting motorists to an oversized load slowly traveling from Tennessee to Ohio.

    Diamond Heavy Haul, of Shandon, Ohio, is transporting a 480,000 pound boiler. It entered the Commonwealth from Tennessee on Wednesday on Interstate 24 and headed east toward Barren County via U.S. 68, William H. Natcher Parkway and I-65.

    The load is to continue along the following Kentucky routes:

     

    ·        I-65 north to Martha Layne Collins/Bluegrass Parkway east

  • Winter taking a toll on trees

     It’s been a hard winter on Kentucky’s trees. Though the state hasn’t suffered a catastrophic ice storm this year, there has been enough ice to cause significant damage to both woodland and urban trees in some areas.

    “It was particularly onerous on some of the pines, particularly Eastern white pine,” said Jeff Stringer, referring to an icy storm that struck the Bluegrass a couple of weeks ago. Stringer is an extension professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry, part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

  • GRACE NOTES: I love him but ...

     I’ve always said motherhood is easy when you don’t have kids.

    Likewise, it’s easy to be married when you’re not. When you’re not married and you’re only dreaming about it, you imagine the ideal. In your imagination, you and your spouse say and do all the right things, and even your arguments are sweet and making up is rosy.

    In real life, however, marriage gets thorny, and sometimes bloody.

    Mostly, it’s just regular, with a few blips and annoyances along the way.

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  • PHOTO: Empty bowls fundraiser