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Today's News

  • Dining out? Order smart to cut calories and control weight

    Have a plan. Do some homework to find nutrition information about the restaurants that you go to the most. You can do some research online or ask for printed material at the restaurant. If you eat at a certain restaurant often, check their website for the nutrition facts and calories amounts of the dishes you order over and over again.

    Order the smallest portion. You usually eat about twice as many calories when you eat out than you would at home, so ordering the smallest size is a big step in the right direction.

  • Grandparents Day packs in proud grannies and papaws

    There’s something special about the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. Some have even said that no cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.

    Perhaps that’s the reason both district elementary schools and the middle school were packed with papaws and mammaws as they celebrated Grandparents’ Day last week. 

    “It creates a great atmosphere,” said Marsha Duncan, Youth Service Center coordinator whose office sponsored the two-day event at LaRue County Middle School.

  • Preaching politics from the pulpit

    Preaching politics from the pulpit is being done more and more by religious preachers. True Christianity is inspired by the apostles’ doctrine. Jesus instructed them to preach what they had heard him say. We, by secondary means, are to preach the inspired word from the New Testament. The Holy Spirit inspired men worked hard to make sure it was preserved for all generations.

  • 4-H Club members excel at State Fair

    Congratulations to all the 4-H members who competed at the Kentucky State Fair. Cloverville was filled with 4-H entries from across the state of Kentucky. Projects ranged from sewing to entomology to arts and crafts. 

    LaRue County 4-H members exhibited a total of 45 projects in Cloverville, as well as 26 rabbit entries. Results are:

    Stefan Cowley – Sr. Paper Crafts, Blue; Horticultural Photo Collection, Red; Sr. Jewelry Beadwork, Blue; 3-5 photos same subject, White; Horticultural Single Color Photo, Blue

    Benjamin Lope – Brownies, Blue

  • 4-H Points System record sheets due

    The 4-H year runs Sept. 1-Aug. 31. It’s time for members to submit their 4-H Awards Point System Record Sheets.

    Record sheets are simply a record of the 4-H activities or events a member has participated in during the past year. Points are assigned for various events, depending on the level of participation. 

    Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) are eligible to submit a record form as well in order to receive recognition.

  • Schools offer Family Fitness and Wellness Club

    Entire families are becoming fit together as they participate in the Family Resource Centers Family Fitness and Wellness Club.

    Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville Elementaries family resource centers, with added funding from Dow Corning Corporation, are sponsoring the fun-oriented workouts from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at one of three alternating locations – the two schools and First Baptist Church in Hodgenville.

  • Check out Hodgenville's beautiful signs

    If you haven’t already, I would encourage everyone to take notice of our new “Welcome to Hodgenville” signs, they are just so classy and beautiful.

    Thanks to Mayor Terry Cruse and the City of Hodgenville for the signs, new banners on the square, lights at Creekfront Park, and the free movies with refreshments.

    It is easy to be critical of our leadership, but it should be easier to say thanks.

    Thanks, Mayor and the City of Hodgenville, for your time and effort put into making our great city even greater.

    Pat Davis

    Hodgenville

  • Board taking sealed bids on Magnolia school

    The LaRue County School Board voted Aug. 16 to advertise for sealed bids to sell the Magnolia School building and property. 

    The bid opening will be Nov. 11 and the bid will be awarded at the regular board meeting Nov. 15.

    The elementary school closed when it and Buffalo Elementary School were consolidated to form Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in 2006.

  • Kentucky Stonehenge may result from a long history of gauming

    On Labor Day, my husband Bud and I drove to Munfordville and Cave City. We didn’t have a particular reason – just gauming around, as my dad used to say. (Gaum is a southern term used for “having no particular destination.” It may be used also to say “what an awful mess.” Some people spell it “gom.” Chances are, your dad said it too.)

    Anyway, while driving through Munfordville, we noticed a small sign that said “Kentucky Stonehenge.” Having no particular reason not to, we decided to follow the arrow.

  • Football: LaRue defeats E'town in homecoming

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