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Today's News

  • Ramseys celebrate 50 years

    Randall “Showboat” and Shirley Ramsey of Sonora celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 12, 2011, at their residence.

    They were married Aug. 12, 1961, by the Rev. Earl Sanders at his residence.

    They have three children, Lettie Lamkin and Sharon Crewz of Sonora and Samra Larrison of Hodgenville, who were raised at various fast pitch ball parks around the area.

    They have 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    Shirley Ramsey is the daughter of the late Johnny Botts and Birdie Hornback.

  • Sonora women charged with trafficking

    A Sonora woman who received a probated sentence for drug manufacturing and welfare fraud in June has now been charged with trafficking.
    Angel Irene Montgomery, 35, is accused of selling 1/2 gram of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in July in the parking lot of a Magnolia store, according to court documents. She faces an additional charge of possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine).

  • Brewer and Myrks compete in Florida tourny

    Jordan Brewer and Anthony Myrks, starters on Bardstown High School’s 2011 5th Region basketball championship squad, added to their trophy case earlier this week when their AAU team, the BA Hoyas, won the 11th Grade (U17) AAU Classic Division I tournament in Orlando, Fla.

  • LG&E awards scholarship to Andrew Skaggs

    The 14th Annual LG&E and KU Foundation Scholarship Program awarded $1,200 in financial assistance for up to four years to 10 outstanding college-bound students.
    The program is available to the children of employees of LG&E and KU Energy LLC to be used toward tuition, books, fees, supplies and classroom equipment.  
    Andrew Skaggs of Hodgenville is a recipient of one of this year’s scholarships and is the son of John, who works at the LG&E and KU Magnolia Natural Gas Compressor Station, and Lisa Skaggs.    

  • COLUMN: Acidify those tomatoes when canning

    Because tomatoes may be borderline in the amount of acid they contain, or even slightly low-acid for canning purposes, some precautions must be taken to can them safely. To ensure the safety of whole, crushed or juiced tomatoes they must be acidified, whether processed in a boiling water bath or pressure canner.
    To acidify tomatoes, add 1 tablespoon of bottled lemon juice or 1/4 teaspoon citric acid per pint of tomatoes. For quart jars, use 2 tablespoons of bottled lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon citric acid.

  • Pvt. Juan Rojas graduates from basic training

    Pvt. Juan Pablo Rojas Jr. graduated from U.S. Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on Aug. 4. He will continue his advanced training at Fort Leonard Wood.
    He is the son of Juan and Teri Rojas of Hodgenville.

  • COLUMN: Chamber luncheon, Leadership LaRue and State Fair on agenda

    August is here! And you know what that means: It is time to start our monthly membership luncheons again.
    Make sure to attend our August membership luncheon at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. Our guest speaker is Col. Mark Needham, special assistant to the Governor for base realignment and executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs. Our luncheon sponsor is Childress Insurance. Please RSVP no later than noon Tuesday, Aug. 16. Cost to attend is $8.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR - AUG. 10-17

    Karaoke on Friday
    Karaoke will be held 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 for ages 18 and older at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center. Free admission. For more information, call Steve Vincent at 270-900-0652 or 270-735-5077.

    Volunteers needed for Kentucky State Fair
    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers for the Pride of the Counties booth at the Kentucky State Fair Aug. 18-28. All volunteers that help with the booth will have free admission to the fair. For more information, call the Chamber at 358-3411.

  • City Council hears reports on restroom, cemetery

    Mayor Terry Cruse presented several updates to City Council members at Monday’s meeting.
    Cruse said the restroom at Creekfront Park is almost completed. Workers are waiting for sinks and commodes to be delivered. The units have been placed twice on backorder, he said.
    His goal is to have the restroom operational by Lincoln Days.
    Truck being replaced
    Cruse said the sewage tanker truck was totaled in a crash July 27. Driver John Thurman was injured when the truck overturned.

  • Three indicted by Nelson grand jury

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They were arraigned in Nelson Circuit Court Aug. 4.