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Today's News

  • Series of storms prompts alerts

    A recent series of storms has prompted several flood watches and warnings over the past week with rainfall amounts totaling a foot or more since the beginning of the month.
    Heavy rains and multiple rounds of severe weather occurred over several parts of Kentucky. The daily storms are expected to continue through today.
    Debris and rising water have kept road crews busy and residents on high alert. The Kentucky Mesonet weather reporting stations in nearby Hardin and Taylor counties both are reporting rainfall amounts in excess of 12 inches for the month.

  • Men sentenced for church break-ins

    Two men, accused of break-ins of several churches last summer, received diverted sentences in LaRue Circuit Court.

    In each instance, a small amount of cash was taken and damage to the building reported.

    Cullen Thomas Logsdon, 19, of Hodgenville, Logsdon pleaded guilty to several counts of third-degree burglary and complicity. He was sentenced to six months, diverted for five years, and fined $555. He was credited with seven days served.

  • Akers to celebrate 50th anniversary

    Larry and Alice Jenkins Akers of Sonora will celebrate their 50th anniversary April 30, 2011.

    The couple married April 29, 1961 at First Baptist Church of Sonora. They have three children, Ryan Akers, Alicia Reeves and Jay Akers, and five grandchildren.

    The celebration will be 2:4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Sonora, 709 Main St., Sonora.

    Family and friends are invited.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks defeat John Hardin

    For the second time in a span of five days, John Hardin senior pitcher Olivia Greenwell had a tough outing.

    And for the second time in that same span, the opposing team took full advantage.

    The homestanding LaRue County Lady Hawks exploded for 12 runs in the first three innings and finished with 14 hits en route to a 13-6 win Monday night.

  • PHOTO: State fishes debris from under bridge

    High water created some issues for the Lincoln Blvd. bridge. Tuesday, state workers removed some of the debris clogging the waterway.

  • PHOTO: State fishes debris from under bridge

    High water created some issues for the Lincoln Blvd. bridge. Tuesday, state workers removed some of the debris clogging the waterway.

  • Weber honored in music competition

    Campbellsville University’s School of Music students competed in this year’s National Association of Teachers of Singing Mid-South Regional Auditions. The auditions were held April 8-9 with five students competing; two of them advancing to the final round.
    The competition was held at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. The Mid-South region includes colleges and universities from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana.

  • Short school board meeting: Consent agenda approved

    Monday’s school board meeting went off without a hitch – all 10 minutes of it. Before the meeting was called to order, board members chuckled at the fact that the agenda had no items listed under the action agenda.
    “I thought my computer messed up,” said board member Ronnie Chelf with a laugh. However, there was no error and the meeting carried on.

  • Earth Day: Make changes to help the environment

    On April 22, 1970, 20 million people celebrated the first Earth Day. Since then our planet has faced many environmental challenges, but has also made great strides in protecting and preserving our natural resources. This year Earth Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 22.
    You can Pick Five for the Environment by taking action today.
    Conserve water:
    · Turn the water off when brushing your teeth or washing your hands or face.
    · When shaving, fill the basin with water and dip your razor in the basin as needed.

  • Sunrise Volunteers to meet

    Sunrise Manor Volunteers’ semi-annual meeting will be 6 p.m. April 26 in the activities room. Mark Henderson, the nursing home’s interim administrator, will be present to answer questions about the new nursing home. The agenda will also include election of officers for two-year terms.