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Today's News

  • SOCCER: Hawks fall in region opener

    BARDSTOWN - Looking across the Cardinal Stadium sideline Sunday evening
    at host Nelson County High School, it was hard to determine who won the
    Boys' 5th Region Soccer Tournament's late quarterfinal.

    The winning team, eight-time defending 19th District Tournament champion
    Bardstown Bethlehem, looked like it had lost and the losing team, the
    18th District runner-up LaRue County Hawks, was smiling and beaming and

  • Car vs. deer: It's the season

     Kentucky drivers entering peak season for deer collisions

     

    If asked to identify the most dangerous animal in the United States, most people, depending on where they live, would likely point first to a bear, mountain lion, alligator or even a shark. While those all seem like logical choices, statistics from the Insurance Information Institute reveal that the deadliest animal roaming the countryside is actually the white-tailed deer.

  • COLUMN: Christ promises hope and pardon

     Life is tough.

    It seems to hit you all at one time. Someone said, “It is like getting the hope kicked out of you.” 

    But the Christian has a reason for hope for we are “in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:12-13) and we always have hope because of what God has promised us (Romans 8).

  • Veterans may take AARP driving safety course for free

     Bob Geiger, AARP certified instructor, is offering a driver safety course class at the LaRue County Extension Office 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9. The class is for ages 50 and older. The fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. In November, all veterans and their families can take the course for free.

    In Kentucky, those 55 and older having a certificate from attending this class can get a discount on their auto insurance for a minimum of three years.

  • PHOTO: 4-H CLUB OFFICERS
  • ENGAGEMENT: Samantha Ray and Marty Skaggs

     Samantha Ray and Marty Skaggs announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Gary Ray and Ann Skaggs.

    The prospective groom is the son of Junior and Sybil Skaggs.

    A private wedding ceremony will be held Oct. 21, 2012.

    A reception for the couple will be 3-5 p.m. Oct. 21 at Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare, Phillips Lane, Hodgenville.

    All friends and family are invited to the reception. No gifts requested.

  • COLUMN: Small change can lead to an emergency savings account

     Maintaining an emergency savings account may be the most important difference between those who manage to stay afloat and those who sink in debt. An emergency savings fund consists of a small amount of money, usually in a savings account that you do not have easy access to.

    5 ways to save $500 to $1,000 for emergencies

    1. Save automatically. Have part of your paycheck automatically deposited into a savings account or set up regular transfers from your checking to your savings account.

  • COLUMN: Corn variety plot results ready

     The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator this year was Carlos Tucker. Seed companies supply seed, assist at planting and harvest and sponsor a field day. Farmers use the yield information, along with other plot data and information to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • LaRue Water District receives permission to refinance bonds

     The LaRue County Water District No. 1 has applied to the Public Service Commission for authorization to enter into an assistance agreement with Kentucky Rural Water Finance Corporation to borrow about $2.83 million to refund certain outstanding waterworks revenue bonds.

    The Water District made application to the Commission on Aug. 29. On Sept. 17, the Commission accepted the application for filing.

    The loan will have a 28-year term with interest rates that vary from 3.25 percent to 4.4 percent per annum.

  • Soccer teams fall in district final

     The Marion County Knights held prolific scorer Alex Cook and the LaRue County Hawks in check Thursday night as they won the championship of the Boys’ 18th District Soccer Tournament, 3-1 in Lebanon.

    Cook, a senior striker, scored twice in the teams’ regular-season meeting and had the Hawks’ goal Thursday night, but the Knights had built a 3-0 lead before he found the back of the net with 4 minutes left in the first half. Senior Marshall Metcalf had the assist.