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Today's News

  • Gaddie completes basic training

     Air Force Airman Breanna L. Gaddie graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    Gaddie completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Better Business Bureau: Watch out for new wave of fake BBB.org emails

     Businesses and consumers across the country have been hit by an on-going email scam that appears to be from a bbb.org address. Now, a new wave of fake BBB emails is using a different strategy to scam recipients into downloading a virus.

  • WEDDING: Randy and Angela Price

     Randy Price and Angela Harmon were married Jan. 14, 2012.

    The ceremony took place at Union Band Baptist Church in Howardstown and performed by Bro. Ronnie Ramsey. 

  • ANNIVERSARY: Burdens celebrate 50 years

     W.D. and Mae Burden of Hodgenville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 2, 2012.

    They were married Feb. 2, 1962, in Greensburg Baptist Church.

    W.D. retired after 10 years as a teacher and 27 years in social work. Mae retired after 31 years as a teacher.

    They have four children, Andy, Troy, Jayme and Tami; and five grandsons.

    A reception in their honor will be 2-4 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club on Lincoln Square.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks lose to Barren County

     The LaRue County Hawks fell to Barren County 56-66 Jan. 17.

    Hawks Coach Paul Childress called it a “tale of two halves.”

    LaRue played “decent defense in the first half and especially finished strong at the end of the second quarter,” he said.

    The Trojans were down by seven points (28-21) at intermission but, unfortunately for the Hawks, rallied in the second half. They outscored LaRue 22-12 in the third period.

  • PHOTO: Visit with The Turtleman

     Ernie Brown Jr., also known as The Turtleman, visited with Cale Tharp, left, and Blake Bault at The Wulf 94.3 Thursday. Brown, who hails from Lebanon, appears on “Call of the Wildman” on the Animal Planet.

  • Campbellsville University announces honor students

     Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors’ list for the fall 2011 semester.

    The academic honors' list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours. The fall 2011 academic honors’ list includes 518 students, with 352 students who achieved a grade point average of 3.5-3.99 and have been named to the Dean's List. Others with a 4.0 grade point average have been named to the President’s List; 166 students were named to that list.

  • COLUMN: Start a savings plan

     Many people start the New Year with a financial resolution: to reduce debt, save money, spend money more wisely, increase their retirement savings or something similar. But despite good intentions, New Year’s resolutions often get abandoned. To stay on track, consider the following tips:

    Write down the goals and post them in a visible place to serve as a daily reminder. The fridge, bedroom mirror or your computer are good places to keep your goals in sight.

  • WorkOne training assists employers

     Area employers who are expanding their workforce can take advantage of a WorkOne training program that can help reduce the cost of hiring and new employees.

    The WorkOne On-the-Job Training Program provides reimbursements to participating employers that helps to compensate for the costs associated with skills upgrade training and loss of production for new employees.

    Employers receive up to 50 percent of the wage rate of the new trainee to help defray training costs.

  • FALL HUNTING: Deer Telechek

     Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources provides names of hunters taking deer during the fall hunting season.

    Those from LaRue County include:

    (Unless otherwise noted, game was taken during modern firearm season)