Today's News

  • Sunrise Volunteers meet in April

     The semi-annual meeting of Sunrise Volunteers was held April 24 in Sunrise Manor's second floor chapel.

    Sunrise Manor provided a very pleasant meal of Alfredo lasagna, cheese cake, salad and drinks.

    LaDean Self introduced Steve Skaggs, a singer-musician from the Hodgenville area, as the evening's entertainment.

    Jim Kessler, secretary, read minutes of the Oct. 18, 2011, semi-annual meeting which were approved as read. 

  • COLUMN: Free cooking classes offered in conjunction with farmers market

     The opening day for the 2012 LaRue County Farmers Market is 2-5:30 p.m. May 4 at the LaRue County Extension Office parking area. This season the market will be open 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

    Anyone who wants to participate as a producer in the market may contact Extension Food & Nutrition Education Program assistant Abby Tate at the Extension Office at 358-3401 or email abigail.tate@uky.edu. This farmers market is for local producers.

    Free Cooking Classes

  • Bookmobile Schedule - May 2012

     May 2 – New Freedom, Magnolia Street, Westpoint Bank, Upton, Watch Me Grow, Upton, Maxine Road, Magnolia Mall, New Jackson Highway

    May 3 – Laugh & Learn, Kids Crew, Nationwide Uniform, North L&N Turnpike, Bardstown Road, Carter Brothers Road

    May 7 - Bullfrog & Butterflies, Learning Tree, Hodgenville Elementary School

    May 8 – LaRue County High School, Evenstart, Poplar Avenue, South L&N Turnpike, Sunrise Manor, Phillips Lane, Campbellsville Road

  • Lincoln National Bank employees speak to students

     Lincoln National Bank employees spoke to about 200 students from Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville Elementary Schools on April 24.

    Employees discussed the importance of saving as part of the ABA Education Foundation's Teach Children to Save program.

    The Teach Children to Save program uses lessons that bring together real life and classroom learning, incorporating hands-on scenarios and children's experiences to help them understand the basic principles of using money wisely. Lessons explore saving, budgeting, prioritizing and more.

  • COLUMN: Protect your online accounts

     In this time of electronic networking and online banking, your community bank should be committed to maintaining the privacy and security of your account information, whether accessed online, in person or via any other method. There are a few simple steps that can be taken to reduce your risk from cyber-criminals that are hard at work each day trying to steal your identity or account information.

  • Hannah Conner selected for Governor's Scholars Program

     Hannah Conner, a student at Warren East High School, has been selected for the prestigious Governor’s Scholars Program.

    She is among 13 juniors from the four high schools in the Warren County school system to participate in the five-week summer residential program on a college campus in Kentucky. Students are selected based on academics, extracurricular activities and community involvement.

  • Woman escapes serious injury in Knob Schoolhouse crash

     A Sonora woman escaped serious injury in a single-vehicle crash last week, but may be facing charges.

    Tina Thompson, 39, formerly of Buffalo, was driving a 1996 Ford Thunderbird on Knob Schoolhouse Road just after 2 p.m. Wednesday when she lost control of the vehicle, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

    “She came around a curve and the car spun around and struck a large tree, smashing the trunk area,” said McCoy.

    Thompson complained of leg pain but refused medical transport, McCoy said.

  • COLD CASE: 20 years later, sister seeks brother's killer

     George Lollis was known as a man who loved nothing more than spending time with nature. Described as a loner, he was interested in planting gardens and living an eco-friendly life on his farm in New Hope.

    “(George) was a person who didn’t fit a description,” George’s sister, Eleanor Lollis-Rose, said. “He was more comfortable being out of the mainstream.”

  • Future Hawks Basketball Camp planned for end of May

     The LaRue County High School basketball coaching staff will conduct its annual summer basketball camp May 29-June 1. Boys in grades 1-8 as of August 2012 may attend the camp which will include instruction from Head Coach Paul Childress and his coaching staff.

  • BIRTH: Hacks welcome Kinzleigh Brooke

     Jamie and Heather Hack of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Kinzleigh Brooke Hack.

    Kinzleigh Brooke was born 11:57 a.m. Oct. 29, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.

    She is welcomed home by a sister, Kaitlin, 11, and brothers Caleb, 7, and Caden, 3.

    Grandparents are William and Shelia Beams and Jim and Vicki Hack, all of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandparents are Minnie Walsh and the late Dale Walsh; and the late Finis and Pauline Hack.