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Today's News

  • Better Business Bureau warns of phishing scam

     Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a new twist in the ongoing BBB phishing scam. Consumers now are reporting receiving phone calls – in addition to emails – from scammers claiming to be from BBB.

  • Gilbert to appear on 'The Rest of the News'

    Adrienne Gilbert of Hodgenville will appear next week on Dr. Frank Simon’s show “The Rest of the News” on WBNA TV.

    Gilbert will speak on civic duty and getting involved in the party process.

    The show will be available 6:30 p.m. on WBNA 21.3 and Insight Cable digital 285 and boxless 74.6 Jan. 31 and Feb. 2 and online for one week at http://wbna.rbm.tv/.

  • Former owners of Sonora Market hit with civil suit

    The former owners of Sammy’s Market in Sonora are the subject of a civil suit filed earlier this month after allegedly falling behind on credit payments.

    Owned by Sammy and Nelda Wooten, Sammy’s Market closed its doors in October after 35 years in business. The locally owned market consisted of a store and gas station.

    In an interview with The News-Enterprise last October, the couple said they were trying to sell the property at 490 E. Western Ave.

    They have retained an attorney, Nelda Wooten said, but she declined to comment further.

  • COLUMN: Gov. Steve Beshear comments on suit against Cabinet for Health and Family Services

     You teach in a small community and suspect a student is being abused.

    You want to report it, but you fear retaliation.

    Can you come forward without the newspaper naming you as the accuser?

    Or maybe you're a grandmother. You worry about the man your daughter is living with, in fact you're afraid of him. But you love your grandchildren, and you think they're being neglected.

    Will you be able to report your suspicion without alerting your daughter's volatile and unstable boyfriend and jeopardizing your own safety?

  • Bryan plans run for House

     Kendrick Bryan, 24, of Elizabethtown, has announced his plans to run for the State House of Representatives in the May primary.

    Bryan lives in the 25th House District currently represented by Democrat Jimmie Lee.

    Bryan is a graduate student at Western Kentucky University and a substitute teacher at LaRue County High School.

  • PHOTO: Diana Leathers speaks to Rotary Club

     Diana Leathers, left, with the LaRue County Health Department spoke to the Hodgenville Rotary Club Jan. 26. She is pictured with Rotarian Adam Gordon. 

  • Bellarmine University names students to Dean's List

     Bellarmine University has named students to its dean's list for the fall 2011 semester.

    The dean's list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

    The following New Hope residents were named to the dean's list:

    • Lindsey Davis, a junior majoring in psychology, and a graduate of Nelson County High School

    • Angela Musk, a senior majoring in art, and a graduate of Bethlehem High School

  • Senior Activities - LaRue County Senior Citizens Center

     Senior activities

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville

    Feb. 1 – Bingo, exercising, walking

    Feb. 2 – stretching, exercise at 10:30 a.m., educational session, chair massages

    Feb. 3 – Bingo, music

    Feb. 6 – walking, exercise, skipbo, sewing

    Feb. 7 – manicures, chair massages, exercising

    Feb. 8 – Bingo, Senior of the Month, birthday celebration, bookmobile

  • Sonora Days Festival canceled for 2012

    The Sonora Days Festival, which over the years has featured a road race, parades, street vendors and entertainment, has been canceled for this year.

    Event organizers say the cost of staging the three-day event and the need for more volunteers prompted them to call off this year’s event.

    Martha Cruse, former president of the Sonora Merchants Association, said it was a difficult decision to make.

    “Money is an issue,’’ she said. “And it takes a lot of manpower to have it.’’

  • Two named to Transy's Dean's List

     Two LaRue Countians have been named to the honor roll at Transylvania University.

    Curtis Puryear, a senior, and first-year student Valerie Whitlock were named to the Dean’s List for the 2011 fall term.

    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.

    Puryear, a philosophy and psychology double major, is the son of Carlton and Donna Puryear of Hodgenville.

    Whitlock is the daughter of Barry and Melanie Whitlock of Hodgenville.