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Today's News

  • City's sewer lines smokin' clean

    Workers with Insituform Technologies, LLC, have hit the streets in Hodgenville, as part of the city’s stormwater/sewer rehabilitation project.
    Some streets have been blocked or limited to one lane while workers steam and clean lines. After the lines are cleared, a blue sealer is inserted to prevent stormwater from entering cracks in the pipes.

  • LCHS principal chosen as Garrard superintendent of schools

    Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, will be the new superintendent of Garrard County Public Schools.
    Mullins’ appointment was announced about 5 p.m. Thursday by the Garrard (pronounced “Garrett”) County Board of Education.
    Mullins informed his staff of his decision Thursday. He sent out a mass email and spoke to others individually.

  • LCHS graduation moves outdoors

    For the first time in more than 50 years, LaRue County High School commencement is scheduled to be held outside this year.
    The 160 graduates are scheduled to receive their diplomas at Hawks’ Football Stadium in an 8 p.m. ceremony on May 24.  
    “This year’s senior class has been an advocate all year long for this move,” said LCHS Principal Paul Mullins. “The last couple of years we have experienced extreme heat in the gym. In fact, last year it was so hot the walls and even the floor on the stage were sweating.”

  • Relay brings in $57,847.31

    LaRue County Relay for Life teams raised $57,847.31 this past year for cancer research and education – which exceeded the county goal of $57,000.

    The annual Relay was held May 17-18 at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Members of the community joined together on the track of Hodgenville Elementary School, to walk in honor of those who have been diagnosed, those who are still fighting, those who survived and for those who have passed on due to cancer.

  • Garden Club hosting tour and tea

    The Garden Club of Elizabethtown will host its annual Garden Tour & Tea 1-5 p.m. June 9.
    Several gardens will be toured and an old-fashioned tea will be held in the ballroom of the historic Brown Pusey House at the corner of Main and Poplar Streets in Elizabethtown.
    A display of horticulture specimens is set up in the tearoom, with a member available to answer questions. New to this year’s event will be a fairy garden display. With admission to the tea, a map is provided to the individual gardens on tour.

  • 4-H Teen Leadership Academy

    The 4-H Teen Leadership Academy held graduation May 16 at the LaRue County Extension Office. LaRue County graduates, Delaina White, Darian White, Kristina Durbin and Michaela Rock, are pictured with 4-H Agent, Misty Wilmoth.
     

  • Be creative: Increase your fruit and vegetable intake

    We all know that we should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but many of us don’t get the recommended servings. Fruits and vegetables are important to our diet, because they provide necessary nutrients and are high in dietary fiber and low in calories, fat and cholesterol. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that you make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

  • Class begins for arthritis sufferers

    Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
    Osteoarthritis is usually caused by normal wear and tear, while rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder. Other types of arthritis can be caused by uric acid crystals, infections or even an underlying disease, such as psoriasis or lupus.

  • Local police participate in 'Click It or Ticket' campaign

    Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. The national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicked off May 20.

    “Too many drivers and passengers on the road at night are not wearing their seat belts, and it all too often ends in tragedy,” said Hodgenville Police Chief Steven Johnson. “Our goal is to save more lives, so Hodgenville Police Department will be out enforcing seat belt laws – day and night.”

  • Fallen officers honored at two services

    As heavy clouds loomed overhead, hundreds gathered at the 14th annual Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony to honor the sacrifice of eight Kentucky law enforcement officers who gave their lives in service to the Commonwealth.  
    “The Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial monument now contains 509 names,” Gov. Steve Beshear said. “Behind those 509 names are 509 stories of heroic action, 509 examples of duty and courage that inspire all who wear the badge.