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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Amedisys staff makes donation to Warm Blessings

     Employees of Amedisys Home Health volunteered at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen serving and cleaned up for a recent Thursday meal. Amedisys staff also made a donation of $525 to the program. Front from left, presenting the donation to Warm Blessings Board Chair Linda Funk, are Elizabeth McNeil, Steve Vandorn, Billie Jo Lowrey and back row from left, Pam Littlejohn, Anna Kay Call, Lea McCartney, Linda Funk, Jessica Daugherty, Lisa Pullin and Diana Poynter.

  • PHOTO: Friendship youth lead service

  • PHOTO: ECTC hosts staff conference

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College hosted the 7th Annual Staff Conference for staff employees throughout the statewide Kentucky Community and Technical College System. About 140 people from nine different colleges, including Western Kentucky University, and the system office attended the day-long event. Front from left, Autumn O'Neal, Bonnie Elder, Rhonda Thompson, Dee Curl, Missy Milby; back, Patti Donahue, Sean O'Neal, Michelle Simpson, Kathy Shofner, Bill Wooden, Carla Allen, Kathryn Marsee and Adam Huddleston

  • Oil well operators in Hart County indicted

    A federal grand jury in Bowling Green returned a six count indictment last week, against Charles L. Stinson of Horse Cave, and Ralph Dowell of Edmonton, on charges of conspiracy to violate the Safe Drinking Water Act and violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to David J. Hale U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.  

  • Library announces new books, DVDs

    The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs:

    DVDs– Hugo; Puss in Boots; The Way; Tooth Fairy 2; Wyatt Earp's Revenge; Footloose; and Jack and Jill.

    Books– Living Trusts for Everyone by Ronald Farrin Sharp; Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith; Letters of Ernest Hemingway 1907-1922 by Ernest Hemingway; We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee; Small Business Start Up Kit by Peri H. Pakroo; Catch Me by Lisa Gardner; and Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb.

  • South Fork Homemakers agree to donate $150 to Project Graduation

     

     

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Feb. 21 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    The meeting was called to order by President Billie Shahayda. Thirteen other members were present: Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Julie Devore, Exie Elliott, Ann E. Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Mary Lois Hornback, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Della Thomas and Patsy Thomas.  Upcoming events discussed by Theresa Howard:

    • 2012 State Homemaker Meeting will be May 14-17 in Lexington at the Hyatt Regency

  • New website lets students send transcripts to colleges

    Kentucky high school students have a new resource to easily send their transcripts to colleges and universities in the Commonwealth.

    Through the website www.kytranscript.org, students can manage the release of their transcripts to participating Kentucky colleges and universities. The site is provided free by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. It is powered by the XAP Corporation.

  • Two roadside markets certified by Kentucky Farm Bureau

     LaRue County is home to two of the 106 markets accepted into the 2012 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.

    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Their acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Animal shelter's PetPoint system now live

     Taylor County Animal Shelter's PetPoint system went live on March 15.

    With the system, staff will be able to post information online about each animal available for adoption at the shelter. The shelter, located on Ky. 210 outside Campbellsville, handles LaRue County strays.

    And, with the program going live, every animal adopted will leave the shelter with a microchip implanted that contains electronic owner data. Magistrates voted in December to begin using the PetPoint program. A $500 deposit was required, though it will be returned after a year.

  • Upton man injured in crash

     An Upton man was injured Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash.

    Michael Campbell, 50, was driving a 2001 Hyundai Elantra east in the 1200 block of Upton-Talley Road just before 3 p.m., according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy. Campbell rounded a curve and crossed the centerline, almost striking another vehicle.

    The vehicle ran off the eastbound side of the roadway, flipped twice and landed in a fence row on its side, a witness reportedly told McCoy. A fencepost was driven through the windshield.