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Today's News

  • 'Old Toad Guitar Duo' to play at ECTC

     The “Old Toad Guitar Duo” will perform at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Science Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

    The Old Toad Guitar Duo is Steve Mattingly and Matt Cochran, longtime musical collaborators who first met at the Eastman School of Music in 1995. Their group is named after a pub in Rochester, NY they frequented during their student days.

  • Library: Pay down overdue fines by donating peanut butter

     If you have an overdue library book and have been worried about paying a fine, why not give peanut butter instead?

    The LaRue County Public Library, as part of Have a Heart, Give Food for Fines Month in February, will be accepting jars of peanut butter or canned vegetables for overdue fines.

    Library customers will receive $5 in current fines waived for each unexpired jar of peanut butter and $1 in current fines waived for each unexpired can of vegetables donated.

  • COURT BRIEFS - JAN. 2012

     Trial, acquitted

    Dominique M. Tisher and Heather A. Tisher of Hodgenville were acquitted by trial on charges of owner permitting vicious dog to run at large and violation of local county ordinance Jan. 20 in LaRue District Court.

     

    Trial, acquitted

    Keith W. Roark and Shannon S. Roark of Hodgenville were acquitted by trial of charges of fourth-degree assault Jan. 20 in LaRue District Court. The case will be resolved in juvenile court.

     

  • Fugitive located on Shepherdsville Road

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 arrested Timothy Gibson Jr., 25, over the weekend.

    Gibson had escaped from a half-way house in South Dakota, according to Trooper Norman Chaffins. He then stole a vehicle and fled to Illinois. 

    Gibson stole a Pontiac Grand Am in Illinois and drove it to his mother's residence on Shepherdsville Road in Hardin County. 

    After KSP located the vehicle, Gibson turned himself in a short time later.

  • PHOTO: Problem Solving team advances to region

    The LaRue County High School Future Problem Solving team placed second at Governor's Cup district competition and qualified for regional competition. The FPS team is Kylie Rogers, Cody McDowell Brandon Henning and Tyler Skaggs. James Reding placed third in the Social Studies written assessment and Skaggs placed fourth in Mathematics written assessment. Both qualified for regional competition. Governor's Cup Regional competition will be held at LaRue County High School on Feb. 14 and 18. 

  • COLUMN: Class is all about cooking fish

     A fish cookery class will be at the Extension Office 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Feb. 2. You will view a 45-minute DVD demonstrating six different healthy fish recipes. You will also receive a recipe booklet and get to taste one of the recipes.

    The class is free and open to everyone, no registration required. It is sponsored by the County Homemaker organization. If weather is bad enough to cancel school on Feb. 2, the class will be canceled.

  • American Pickers may film in Kentucky

     A popular show from The History Channel, American Pickers, may be coming to Kentucky this spring, according to Jake Bandman on cineflix.com.

    The show is looking for leads of “great characters with interesting, unique, rare items and lots of 'em!”

    Only private collections of “rusty gold” stored in barns, garages and sheds are considered. The show does not go into antique shops and flea markets.

    To suggest a subject for the show, contact jbandman@cineflix.comor 646-873-6257.

  • Relay for Life close to goal for May 11-12 finale

     The LaRue County Relay for Life effort continues to grow with each month. With 11 participating teams and more expected in the days ahead, the county committee is thrilled to report the progress toward the 2012 goal of $49,500 and 16 teams by the May 11-12 event at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • Warm Blessings hopes to raise funds through 'Empty Bowls'

    Warm Blessings ”Empty Bowls” soup dinner and fundraiser will be 4-7 p.m. Feb. 11. The soup kitchen is located at 609 E. Dixie Ave. with parking across the street at Caldwell Banker.

  • Hodgenville woman targeted in Reader's Digest scam

     Reader’s Digest has been a mainstay in American homes for decades. More than 5.5 million of the magazines are sold each month, according to the company’s web site.

    The sweepstakes held by Reader’s Digest offers generous prizes – including a million dollar payday. Many of us believe all our problems would be solved if we could be chosen as the lucky winner.

    Unfortunately, the odds of winning the contest are slim. The odds of being hit by a Reader’s Digest scam are much greater.