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Today's News

  • Avis indicted by grand jury, charged with wanton murder

    A Vine Grove man charged with leading a Hodgenville police officer on a fatal vehicle pursuit was indicted Monday with a charge of wanton murder.

    Jason L. Avis, 29, originally was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police when Kentucky State Police arrested him Sept. 16.

    In addition to those charges, the LaRue County grand jury indicted him on charges of wanton murder, leaving the scene of an accident and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Rice plans Christmas concert

     Former educator Glen Rice will perform a Christmas concert “A Lost and Found Christmas” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    The event will highlight songs that are everyone’s favorites, both traditional and gospel.

    Other performers include Amber Martin, Pat Portman, Roger Conley, Glenn Williams, Camille Turner, Mike Ash, Lou Bingham, Ron Benningfield and Eddie Black.

  • Columnist asks 'What would Mr. Hoggard do?'

     Joseph Eugene “Gene” Hoggard, who many consider to be the father of the LaRue County High School Band of Hawks, passed away Monday, Nov. 19.

    One of his former students recalled a column about him, published March 27, 1991, and asked for a reprint.

    Columnist Sarah Bennett-Booker described the impact Hoggard had on her life in “The look was band teacher’s powerful disciplinary tool.”

    Bennett-Booker wrote:

  • Senior Menu

     Nov. 28 – Hamburger, relish, potato salad, pork and beans, banana and wheat bun.

    Nov. 29 – Baked boneless Italian chicken, pasta salad, green peas, grapes and wheat roll.

    Nov. 30 – Vegetable soup, beef sandwich with wheat bread, pimento cheese, mandarin oranges, yellow sheet cake and whipped topping.

    Dec. 3 – chicken cacciatore, noodles, green beans, whole wheat roll, mixed fruit

    Dec. 4 – chicken fried beef steak, mashed potatoes, lima beans, pear halves, whole wheat bread

  • Scammers pretend to work for LG&E

     Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company want to alert customers of a new telephone scam whereby a caller claims to be a utility  employee and asks for bill payment over the phone or in person, and threatens to disconnect electric or natural gas service if the targeted customer does not cooperate.

    The companies have alerted authorities and offer the following advice to residential and business customers in the wake of this new scam:

  • COLUMN: Pay attention to winter weather terminology

     It’s important to closely follow local weather forecasts and warnings and be familiar with seasonal weather terminology.

    An all-hazards weather radio is one way to monitor severe winter weather notices. These radios broadcast National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24/7. Most of these radios can be programmed to receive weather alerts for a specific county or counties.

  • LCMS holds pajama drive

     LaRue County Middle School is holding a pajama drive through Dec. 14. Bring pajamas for ages newborn through adult to the LCMS front office lobby.

    Pajamas must be new and a complete set – either a top and bottom, onesie or appropriate nightgown. Donated pajamas will be distributed to local children in need and those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

  • Library staff receive scholarships

     Virginia LaMuth, Lisa Jo Williams and Sarah Graff, employees of the LaRue County Public Library, have been named recipients of a Library Science Tuition Scholarship.

    Each employee received a $500 scholarship and all three are attending Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

  • Comments sought about Cox Creek watershed

     The Energy and Environment Cabinet is seeking public comment until Dec. 21 on a draft report addressing bacteria impairments in nine stream segments within the Cox Creek watershed located in the Salt River Basin in Nelson, Bullitt and Spencer counties.

  • 4-H Calendar - Nov. 7

     Explorers meet

    The 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 28 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

     

    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Extension Office. No dogs at this meeting.

     

    Awards banquet