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  • Community Calendar - August 28, 2013

    Shingles vaccine offered
    The LaRue County Health Department offers shingle vaccines for $10 for ages 60-64 who do not have health insurance or if insurance plan does not cover the vaccine. Call 358-3844 for more information.

    Hardin County Teen Court

  • Air Evac Lifeteam: 2013 Base of the Year

    Campbellsville’s Air Evac Lifeteam base and two of its employees were recently honored with regional awards. The base has been selected as the company’s 2013 Region 2 Base of the Year. Region 2 consists of Air Evac Lifeteam bases in Kentucky, Ohio, parts of Tennessee and West Virginia.

    In addition, Tom Lecompte was named Region 2 Pilot of the Year, and Lanny Thompson was named Region 2 Mechanic of the Year.

  • Obamacare discussed at town hall meeting

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie held a town hall meeting Aug. 20 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. Guthrie spent more than an hour answering questions from the audience of about 30 people.

    One of the first questions dealt with the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare,” the sweeping health reform act that goes into effect Oct. 1.
    Guthrie said the law is “unpopular, unworkable and it’s unraveling.”

    The employer mandate to offer workers coverage was delayed for a year because the Internal Revenue Service has not provided guidelines.

  • Second pipeline eyes central Kentucky

    On Friday, the Kentucky Senate addressed the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline.

    The pipeline, if built, will carry natural gas liquids from Pennsylvania to the Gulf of Mexico, cutting a swath through central Kentucky. Natural gas liquids are the byproduct of natural gas drilling, and contain flammable materials like propane and ethane.

    The Senate’s resolution, introduced by Senator Jimmy Higdon in special session, asks for two things:

  • Sports Shorts -August 28, 2013

    Little league girls’ basketball
    Little league girls’ basketball sign-ups are 5-7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the LaRue County High School cafeteria. The league is for grades K-6th grade. The cost is $30 for kindergarten through second-grade; and $40 ($60 for two in the same family) for third- to sixth-grade.

    Taking Care of Business 5K

  • Volley for the Cure is Sept. 5

    The Lady Hawks volleyball team will host the sixth annual Volley for the Cure on Sept. 5.

    The freshman Ladies will play Taylor County at 5:30 p.m. in the LaRue County High School gymnasium. Cancer survivors will be recognized and Mary Jane Stillwell, a breast cancer survivor, will speak immediately after the game.

    The jayvee and varsity teams play after the recognition.

    The event has generated between $700 and $1,500 in previous years for cancer research.

  • Lady Hawks open season with win over Caverna

    The Lady Hawks Volleyball Team got their season off to a good start with a 3-0 victory Aug. 22 over 18th District rival Caverna (25-7, 25-4, 25-8).

    The Lady Hawks were on their game from the service line as six players combined for 25 aces.

    Junior outside hitter Alyson Yingling led the way with nine aces, while senior middle hitter Allison Evans and sophomore outside hitter Chloe Owen chipped in with five apiece.

  • Hawks fall in season opener

    The LaRue County Hawks battled Washington County’s Commanders Saturday, falling 20-7 in the Don Franklin Auto Alumni Bowl.

    The Hawks had 20 brand new starters on the field – five sophomores and two freshmen on defense alone.

    The Hawks piled up 161 yards on the ground as sophomore Damarcus McCray, senior Kody Key-Close and junior Tyree Jones each had at least 37 rushing yards. The Commanders had 27 less rushing yards on just one fewer carry.

  • Office Hours -August 28, 2013

    Hodgenville City Hall
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Monday – Friday

    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday
    Closed for lunch
    Electrical permits sold 8-9:30 a.m.

    LaRue County Attorney
    7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday
    Closed noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday only

    LaRue County Board of Education
    7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday

    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Letters to the Editor -August 28, 2013

    PIPELINE: Speak up, LaRue County
    I read the results of last week’s LaRue County Herald News’ Internet poll with great interest. It indicated that, of 38 responses, 39 percent were in favor of the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline coming through the county and 61 percent were opposed. I realize that such a small sample does not provide the best statistical analysis of the situation, but it does raise a question or two and presents a challenge to those who stand in opposition to the project.