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Today's News

  • FISCAL COURT: LaRue EMS applies to become a teaching facility

    Mike Cottrell, director of LaRue County’s emergency medical service, informed LaRue County Fiscal Court that his department has applied with the Kentucky EMS board to be a teaching educational institute.
    “This lets us hold first-responder, EMT and continuing education classes right here at our facility,” Cottrell told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 27.
    He said the application has passed and his facility is awaiting inspection in April.  

  • Coffey to walk in Survivors Parade

    Ramona Coffey of Hodgenville is one of 138 cancer survivors who will walk in the May 4 Survivors Parade on Kentucky Oaks Day.
    Those honored were selected through an online nomination and selection process. Three hundred sixty women from around the country were nominated.
    Coffey, circulation manager/office manager for The LaRue County Herald News, is battling ovarian cancer.
    She will receive two tickets to the Kentucky Oaks and a lunch sponsored by Churchill Downs, then participate in a parade of pink at the Churchill Downs main track prior to the Oaks race.

  • Donald McDowell honored by Mahindra

     Donald McDowell, middle, of McDowell Farm Machinery Sales, was honored for 15 years of Mahindra sales at the company’s convention. 

    He is one of only three dealers nationwide to receive the honor. 

    He is pictured with Cleo Franklin, left, vice president of marketing and strategic development, and Mani Lyer, president, Mahindra USA.

  • ExCEL winner honored by peers, students, community

     Students, teachers, community leaders and past ExCEL award recipients gathered last Wednesday to honor the 2012 ExCEL Teacher of the Year, Heather Sutherland.

  • Hamilton selected to lead Sunrise Manor

     Crystal Hamilton, Sunrise Manor’s new administrator, knows long-term care because she has worked at so many aspects of it.

  • Home burglarized during man's funeral

       While family and friends last week attended the funeral for Richard “Lanny” Skees, his home on Nolin Road in Sonora was burglarized of thousands of dollars worth of items ranging from pocket watches to firearms.

    “I felt like my husband had died all over again,’’ Normaline Skees said. “I felt very violated that someone had been in our house.’’

  • Pelicans in Hodgenville?

    A few visitors at Sportsman’s Lake outside Hodgenville were surprised early Wednesday by an unusual sight.
    About 15 American white pelicans floated on the lake for at least an hour before taking flight. No one saw their arrival but their exit was quite impressive as they caught a breeze and headed north.
    Charlie Hart, caretaker at the Lake, said he first noticed the big white birds swimming or floating peaceably in the middle of the 40-acre lake about 8:30 a.m. He watched them through binoculars and thought a couple of them might be asleep.

  • Synthetic marijuana crops up in county

    A synthetic form of marijuana that is banned in a handful of states has found its way to LaRue County.
    Two men, one from Upton, the other from Louisville, have been charged with possession of synthetic cannabinoids this year.
    Cannabinoid, also called spice or K2, is in high demand and can be purchased online, according to Kentucky State Police. It’s sold in brightly colored bags by some cigarette shops, gas stations and convenience stores. It does not look harmful and is designed to emulate the sensations produced by illicit substances.

  • COLUMN: Are you a distracted driver?

    Are you a distracted driver?

    Driving is an everyday event for most people. Whether we are going to work or school, the grocery store or just to visit a friend, we usually get in our vehicles without giving a second thought to the possibility that our actions may cause us to become distracted drivers.

    Distracted driving occurs any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off the task of driving safely.

    The following are just a few types of driving distractions:

    • Texting

  • Central Kentucky Art Guild exhibits at local businesses

    Art exhibits by local Kentucky juried artists are being displayed through June 18 at these locations:

    • Radcliff-Fort Knox Tourism Center, 562 N Dixie Ave., Radcliff, is exhibiting photographs by lucia beeler. Artwork on display 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 352-1204.

    • Cobbler’s Café, 125 E Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, is exhibiting paintings by Mary Lou Hall. Artwork on display 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 982-2233.