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Today's News

  • LCHS Band advances to state quarterfinals

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks ended their regular season competition schedule Saturday with a win at the Barren County Marching Invitational.  
    The band members put their best foot forward to beat the reigning Class AA State champion, earning first place in the class along with Best Color Guard in Class AA.  

  • Marksbury family recovering from crash

    Nine weeks ago, three members of the Marksbury family were involved in a small plane crash outside Hodgenville.
    Many prayers, surgeries and physical therapy sessions later, they are on their way to recovery.
    Four-year-old Jacob Marksbury returned to school last week, according to his uncle Jim Shaw.
    “All braces and casts are off; he’s 100 percent,” Shaw said.
    His parents, Joshua and Jamie, received more severe injuries, but the last four weeks have brought “a lot of progress,” Shaw said.

  • Prescription 'Take-Back Day' is Oct. 29

    Many medicine cabinets contain outdated or unused prescription drugs. Maybe it’s the last dose of an antibiotic – or someone suffered an adverse reaction from the medication and stopped taking it, but never disposed of the pills.
    When taken as prescribed, the pills or capsules provide health benefits. If misused, they can contribute to accidental poisonings or overdoses. If disposed of improperly, they can lead to environmental problems.

  • PHOTO: Seven-pound largemouth bass
  • 19th District may change due to population trends

    LaRue County’s voting districts will remain the same for the next 10 years – but the state’s districts could change.
    Every 10 years, after the census is compiled, state legislators begin the redistricting process. Discussions began in July.
    The state did not gain or lose a congressional seat but there was some population shift to the central part of the state which could mean changes for LaRue County.
    Overall, the more populous central districts are expected to become smaller while the eastern and western districts will become larger.

  • PHOTO: Melton harvests first deer
  • PHOTO: Skaggs harvests buck
  • ELECTION: Polling places to change

    If you’re a registered LaRue County voter, chances are your polling place has changed for the Nov. 8 General Election.
    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said a representative of the Kentucky Disabilities Coalition found that some of the local polling places were not fully handicapped accessible. Requirements regarding  van accessibility in parking lots, ramps and handrails were too stringent for some of the older buildings.
    There were other problems as well. Most of the polls were located inside the LaRue County Courthouse and at times, were overly crowded.

  • Landowners, farmers, producers encouraged to apply for assistance through NRCS

    The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit the local Conservation Service office to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible funding opportunities.
    The application process is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year. The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds is Nov. 15.

  • Meredith visits LaRue Cattlemen’s Association

    The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association hosted Kentucky’s 19th House District Representative Michael Lee Meredith Oct. 11. Meredith’s district comprises Edmonson, Hart and LaRue Counties.  
    Meredith updated the Association on recent activities in Frankfort.  Various issues that were discussed were the fuel conversion experiments, animal and disease traceability, tobacco moisture density issues and state budget issues.