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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Tara Warren wins 4-H Camp scholarship

    Tara Warren was the winner for the free trip to 4-H Camp that was given away at the annual Extension Expo March 19.

  • Easter season activities

    Middle Creek egg hunt
    Middle Creek Baptist Church will have an egg hunt 6 p.m. April 20. Children from preschool to sixth grade are invited to participate. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m. following a story about Easter. For more information, contact Brenda Buchanan at 358-4947.

    Easter programs at Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian

  • Harvestland Community Church offers 'Single Mom's Oil Change'

    Harvestland Community Church, located at 4761 Lincoln Parkway, will host its annual Single Mom’s Oil Change and Car Wash 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30.
    Volunteers will change oil and wash cars of single mothers – for free.
    The event includes free brunch and childcare.
    For more information, call Debbie at 270-735-6454 or Sandy at 270-317-4007.
    The church is located across from Commerce Blvd.

  • PHOTO: KY. 84 bridge repair

    A bridge on Ky. 84 between Sonora and Hodgenville has been reduced to one lane as state road crews make repairs. A stop light has been installed at the site.

  • Heavy rain creates pain for LaRue County Road Crews

    Torrential rains washed down three tandem truck loads of gravel onto Peake Road near Knob Creek, county road supervisor Clyde Veirs told members of fiscal court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 13.
    “And we’re not done hauling gravel off the road yet,” said Veirs. “Mainly, we’ve been cleaning up the mess from floodwaters.”

  • County Clerk's office receives grant to buy plat cabinet

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter has received a $3,305 grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The grant funds will be used to purchase and install a plat cabinet for the storage of permanent plats recorded in the county clerk’s office.
    The Local Records Program is dedicated to the preservation and management of Kentucky’s local government records of enduring value.

  • PHOTO: Watching the clouds

    An unusual cloud formation was spotted over the LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center on Leafdale Road last week.