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Today's News

  • New Haven ambulance station to move

    New Haven will be getting a new location for its Nelson County EMS station.

    Last week, after hearing EMS Director Joe Prewitt’s report on the EMS Committee meeting held earlier that morning, the Nelson County Fiscal Court authorized County Judge-Executive Dean Watts to enter into a lease agreement with property owner Keith Carter for a building on the north side of town.

    Prewitt said the new ambulance service facility will be north of the stop light on New Haven Road inside the city limits.

  • PHOTO: Rotary Guest

     Jason Hodge from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture was the guest speaker at last week’s meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club. He and Rotarian DeWayne Murray are standing in front of the Mobile Science Center trailer, one of two constructed last year as part of an initiative to involve children with agricultural science and learning.

  • FISCAL COURT: County orders 196 tons of salt

    LaRue County ambulance runs are up 129 transits since last year and almost 500 more than two years ago, Mike Cottrell, emergency medical services director, told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 28.

    The local service showed 193 runs in December, bringing 2014’s total to 1,963 compared to 1,834 in 2012 and 1,453 in 2011.

    “Our service has been working very closely with Sunrise Manor and other medical providers in the county, which accounts in part for the increase,” said Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive.

  • PHOTO: Kentucky Public Retirees
  • Bucksnort Longhunters present Century Market Fair

    This weekend, Pritchard Community Center will look more like 1814 than 2014.

    For 17 years, the Bucksnort Longhunters have presented an 18th Century Market Fair.

    The event brings those with interest from as far away as St. Louis, organizer and club member Danny Hill said.

    At the market, patrons can purchase items made in the same way they were in the 1800s, Hill said.

    Tanned leather, hides, blacksmith wares, clothing and many other items representing Kentucky’s frontier days will be for sale, he said.

  • PHOTO: Smith family reunion
  • SCHOOL CALENDAR - FEB. 5, 2013

    ALES
    ALES site-based council
    The ALES site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:35 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the school’s conference room. Future dates are Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    LCMS
    LCMS site-based council

    The LCMS site-based council meets at 4:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For more information, call the school at 270-358-3196.

    OTHER

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Turner's travels bring foreign lands to life

    Thanks to collaboration between local businesswoman Beth Turner and LaRue County teachers, students view photos and accompanying information about other countries that stimulate classroom instruction.
    Turner’s position as global procurement operations manager with Dow Corning Corporation often necessitates her traveling to foreign lands.   

  • Steve Duncan takes football helm at Logan County

     Steve Duncan, formerly of Buffalo, has been hired as head football coach at Logan County High School.

  • Sports Shorts - Feb. 5, 2014

     LCHS Softball Boosters chili supper