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Today's News

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Each day brings its own troubles

    Living life is not easy. Each day brings its own trouble. People's emotions are damaged by hurtful words or feelings of rejection.

    In this fallen sinful world, we all are born with an Adam nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot control other people, but we can control how they affect us. 

  • Nine-banded armadillo found in Kentucky

    The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) has been expanding its range in the U.S. since the mid-1800s, steadily moving north and eastward.

    Armadillos first appeared in western Kentucky more than 20 years ago.

    "I recall the first report was a road kill in Aurora," said Steve Bloemer, wildlife program manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

    Bloemer has worked as a biologist since 1982 on this area, bordered by Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Aurora lies at the western entrance to LBL on U.S. 68 in Marshall County.

  • Sandhill crane hunting season begins Dec. 17

    Kentucky's sandhill crane hunting season, which opens Dec. 17, will be the first modern-day opportunity in the state to hunt these migratory birds.

    A total of 332 hunters, 96 percent of whom are Kentucky residents, were selected by lottery drawing to participate in this inaugural season.

    Hunters are busy making last-minute preparations, deciding where to hunt, assembling decoys, building blinds and getting other gear ready.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks fall to Hart

    The Hart County Lady Raiders continued their string of success over the LaRue County Lady Hawks on Friday night.

    Senior guard Lexee Wilson scored 20 points and seniors Leah and Lindsey Burd each added 11 as the visiting Lady Raiders cruised to a 52-32 win over 18th District rival LaRue County.

    It was Hart County's 30th win over the Lady Hawks in the last 33 games.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks whip Hart

    Senior guard Kyle Sheeran scored 24 points and hit 4-of-7 3-pointers as host LaRue County rolled to an 81-53 win over 18th District rival Hart County on Friday night.

    Sheeran also had five steals and four assists, while junior guard Kelton Ford added 19 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Senior guard Kyle Meredith chipped in with 10 points and senior forward Jonathon Firquin and junior guard Gabe Shirley each scored eight.

    LaRue County (4-0 overall, 1-0 district) led wire-to-wire, and began pulling away after a close first quarter.

  • No injuries reported in bus collision

    A LaRue County school bus was involved in a wreck the morning of Dec. 5.

    According to Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson, Faron Humphrey, 42, of Magnolia, was driving a 2004 Ford F-250 pickup on Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville.

    The pickup collided with a bus driven by Larry Miller, 61, of Hodgenville in front of Hardee’s.

    Johnson said neither of the drivers reported injuries.

  • Corvette Museum offers $1 admission in December

    The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green has named December “Dollar Days.”

    All month, Kentucky residents may tour the Museum for $1 admission per person and will need only show a Kentucky drivers license or other proof of residency.

    Children will be admitted at the $1 price with adults presenting proper identification.             

  • Apply early for FAFSA

     Kentucky students planning to attend an in-state college or university beginning in fall 2012 should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. Filing early increases a student’s chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.gov.

  • Proposed robo-caller bill could protect consumers

  • Lead poisoning is preventable

     Lead poisoning is one of the most preventable health problems affecting children today. The CDC reports that 250,000 children in the United States between the ages of one and five have elevated levels of lead in their blood. Lead is much more harmful to children because it damages their developing nerves and brains. The goal is to prevent lead exposure before children are harmed.