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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Gov. Steve Beshear comments on suit against Cabinet for Health and Family Services

     You teach in a small community and suspect a student is being abused.

    You want to report it, but you fear retaliation.

    Can you come forward without the newspaper naming you as the accuser?

    Or maybe you're a grandmother. You worry about the man your daughter is living with, in fact you're afraid of him. But you love your grandchildren, and you think they're being neglected.

    Will you be able to report your suspicion without alerting your daughter's volatile and unstable boyfriend and jeopardizing your own safety?

  • Bryan plans run for House

     Kendrick Bryan, 24, of Elizabethtown, has announced his plans to run for the State House of Representatives in the May primary.

    Bryan lives in the 25th House District currently represented by Democrat Jimmie Lee.

    Bryan is a graduate student at Western Kentucky University and a substitute teacher at LaRue County High School.

  • PHOTO: Diana Leathers speaks to Rotary Club

     Diana Leathers, left, with the LaRue County Health Department spoke to the Hodgenville Rotary Club Jan. 26. She is pictured with Rotarian Adam Gordon. 

  • Bellarmine University names students to Dean's List

     Bellarmine University has named students to its dean's list for the fall 2011 semester.

    The dean's list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

    The following New Hope residents were named to the dean's list:

    • Lindsey Davis, a junior majoring in psychology, and a graduate of Nelson County High School

    • Angela Musk, a senior majoring in art, and a graduate of Bethlehem High School

  • Senior Activities - LaRue County Senior Citizens Center

     Senior activities

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville

    Feb. 1 – Bingo, exercising, walking

    Feb. 2 – stretching, exercise at 10:30 a.m., educational session, chair massages

    Feb. 3 – Bingo, music

    Feb. 6 – walking, exercise, skipbo, sewing

    Feb. 7 – manicures, chair massages, exercising

    Feb. 8 – Bingo, Senior of the Month, birthday celebration, bookmobile

  • Sonora Days Festival canceled for 2012

    The Sonora Days Festival, which over the years has featured a road race, parades, street vendors and entertainment, has been canceled for this year.

    Event organizers say the cost of staging the three-day event and the need for more volunteers prompted them to call off this year’s event.

    Martha Cruse, former president of the Sonora Merchants Association, said it was a difficult decision to make.

    “Money is an issue,’’ she said. “And it takes a lot of manpower to have it.’’

  • Two named to Transy's Dean's List

     Two LaRue Countians have been named to the honor roll at Transylvania University.

    Curtis Puryear, a senior, and first-year student Valerie Whitlock were named to the Dean’s List for the 2011 fall term.

    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.

    Puryear, a philosophy and psychology double major, is the son of Carlton and Donna Puryear of Hodgenville.

    Whitlock is the daughter of Barry and Melanie Whitlock of Hodgenville.

  • Jobless rate down in LaRue for Dec. 2011

     Unemployment rates fell in 114 Kentucky counties between December 2010 and December 2011, while six county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  

    LaRue County’s rate was 7.2 percent in December down from 7.4 percent in November and down from 8.4 percent a year ago.

    In the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area, the rate was 8.6 percent in December, down from 8.7 percent in November and down from 8.9 percent a year ago.

  • Senior menu - Feb. 2012

    Menu LaRue County Senior Center

    All meals served with 8 ounces skimmed milk

    Feb. 1 – hamburger, baked potato, pork and beans, relish plate, banana

    Feb. 2 – baked Italian chicken, pasta salad, green peas, grapes, whole wheat roll

    Feb. 3 – vegetable beef soup, sandwich on wheat bread, ham or turkey, mixed fruit, peanut butter cookie

    Feb. 6 – chicken cacciatore, noodles, spaghetti, green beans, fruit cup, whole wheat roll

  • Project Graduation needs donations of gifts, cash

     Project Graduation, the drug- and alcohol-free post-graduation celebration, is seeking donations from the community.

    LaRue County parents, businesses and civic groups have provided the chaperoned celebration for new grads for 20 years.

    This year, more than $20,000 is needed for games, gifts, cash drawings and scholarships for seniors. Prizes and gift certificates appropriate for 17 to 19 year old students are needed.