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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Trooper Heller promoted

     Kentucky State Police Sgt. James Heller, center, a resident of Magnolia and native of Louisville, received his promotion certificate from Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown, left, and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, right. Heller was promoted to lieutenant on Aug. 16 and transferred from KSP Post 15 in Columbia to Post 7 in Richmond. A 17-year veteran of the agency, Heller is a graduate of DeSales High School and the University of Louisville. He is the son of John and Sheri Heller of Louisville.

  • PHOTO: Counting Lincoln's steps

     Hodgenville Elementary School students attended the “Walk Through Lincoln’s Life” program Thursday at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. Gabriel Wright, a student in David Edwards’ first grade class and his assistant, Mary Gomer, counted the steps leading to the Memorial Building.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Park field trip

     Tracy Tharp and Ms. Carol’s Hodgenville Elementary School kindergarten class enjoyed their field trip Thursday to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. The students enjoyed watching Terry Ovesen and his family splitting logs. From left, Rori Cornett, Leah Morrow, Ariel Hernandez, Kristina Wilson, Cody Love and Daniel Duarte.

  • Rezoning approved for MVP Nursery

     The Nelson County Fiscal Court has approved a zone change request by the MVP Garden Center to expand its operation on New Haven Road.

    The owners, Charles Richard Bryan, Thomas Frederick Newton and MVP requested a zone change from B-1 (neighborhood business district) to B-3 (regional retail business district).

    The Planning Commission recommended approval for the zone change and a conditional use permit for the property at 5749 New Haven Road (US 31 E) because a nursery and greenhouse are not conditional uses in a B-3 zone.

  • Essay contest sponsored by Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts

     With a new school year now underway, the search for Kentucky’s finest youth writers and artists also begins. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • 'Squeal Out Cancer' a successful fundraiser for Relay for Life

     With 16 teams having already committed to the 2013 Relay for Life, the LaRue County Relay Committee began its annual planning for the event at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    A fall Relay roadblock is planned for Saturday, Oct. 13 with the annual kickoff slated for 7 that night. Any teams registering by the Sept. 25 County Committee meeting may participate in the roadblock. Information regarding the roadblock and kickoff will be given at this meeting which will be held at HES at 6 p.m.

  • Six named Jeff Green Scholars

     Six students from LaRue County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for their outstanding academic performance in high school. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • Financial Aid Tips

     If you’re planning on going to college, following these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help you receive more scholarship dollars.

    · Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. The FAFSA is used to apply for state and federal student aid. File online at www.fafsa.gov for the fastest response.

    · Look for local scholarships in your newspaper. Community organizations and businesses may have scholarships reserved for local students.

  • COLUMN: Stop your boasting - It's my turn

     One of my favorite stories is the one where my friend Mike announced that he had given up pride for Lent.

    He was so proud of his decision, couldn’t wait to start. Just knew he’d nail it.

    That was about seven or so years ago and we still laugh about it.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Hawks defeat Caverna

     LARUE COUNTY3, CAVERNA 0 (25-4, 25-3, 25-7).

    Junior middle hitter Ivy Brown had nine kills, two aces, two blocks and two digs as the host Lady Hawks routed 18th District rival Caverna (0-11, 0-5 district) for the second time this season.

    Senior outside hitter Miranda Hornback chipped in with seven aces and four kills for LaRue County (9-3, 3-0), while senior middle hitter Haley Holt had eight aces, three kills and two digs.

    Junior outside hitter Melika Menard had four kills and junior defensive specialist Sadie Peters had four aces.