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Today's News

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks whip Hart

    Senior guard Kyle Sheeran scored 24 points and hit 4-of-7 3-pointers as host LaRue County rolled to an 81-53 win over 18th District rival Hart County on Friday night.

    Sheeran also had five steals and four assists, while junior guard Kelton Ford added 19 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Senior guard Kyle Meredith chipped in with 10 points and senior forward Jonathon Firquin and junior guard Gabe Shirley each scored eight.

    LaRue County (4-0 overall, 1-0 district) led wire-to-wire, and began pulling away after a close first quarter.

  • No injuries reported in bus collision

    A LaRue County school bus was involved in a wreck the morning of Dec. 5.

    According to Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson, Faron Humphrey, 42, of Magnolia, was driving a 2004 Ford F-250 pickup on Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville.

    The pickup collided with a bus driven by Larry Miller, 61, of Hodgenville in front of Hardee’s.

    Johnson said neither of the drivers reported injuries.

  • Corvette Museum offers $1 admission in December

    The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green has named December “Dollar Days.”

    All month, Kentucky residents may tour the Museum for $1 admission per person and will need only show a Kentucky drivers license or other proof of residency.

    Children will be admitted at the $1 price with adults presenting proper identification.             

  • Apply early for FAFSA

     Kentucky students planning to attend an in-state college or university beginning in fall 2012 should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. Filing early increases a student’s chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.gov.

  • Proposed robo-caller bill could protect consumers

  • Lead poisoning is preventable

     Lead poisoning is one of the most preventable health problems affecting children today. The CDC reports that 250,000 children in the United States between the ages of one and five have elevated levels of lead in their blood. Lead is much more harmful to children because it damages their developing nerves and brains. The goal is to prevent lead exposure before children are harmed.

  • Sheep and Goat Development Office funded

     The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office for $40,000 in state Agricultural Development Funds to continue the services provided by the office to sheep and goat producers.

  • PHOTO: Bucket truck catches fire

     A bucket truck, owned by Nelson Tree Service, caught fire Thursday morning in the parking lot of Pamida in Hodgenville.

    Hodgenville, LaRue and Buffalo firefighters were dispatched to the scene.

  • EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: Herring honored by Nationwide

     Kathy Herring has been selected as the December Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    Herring has been employed with Nationwide since April 2002 and is under the supervision of Shirley Cobb in the trouser department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • COLUMN: The Whos knew the real joy of Christmas

     Christmas reminds us that joy is available to all of us through Jesus Christ.  The people in the inn 2,000 years ago were trying to bring some joy into their lives. They didn’t have much to be joyful about as a conquered people, oppressed and probably poor. The occupants of the inn had many reasons to be unhappy.

    Many guests in the inn were probably trying to dull their senses through alcohol in an attempt to forget their troubles.