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Today's News

  • Two residents featured on TV this month

    Two LaRue Countians will be featured on national TV programs this month.

    Thursday night, LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner will be a guest on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” He was interviewed last week by correspondent Jason Jones on county and state rights. (Check TV listings for show times.)

  • Waldo search ends July 31

    Time is of essence if you are looking for “Waldo.”

    Waldo, a little fellow in big glasses and a red and white striped shirt, is featured in numerous “Where’s Waldo” books. He turns 25 this year.

    The “Where’s Waldo” scavenger hunt, hosted by Lincolns Loft Bookstore in Hodgenville, will end with a drawing at 5 p.m. July 31.

  • Reunions

    Class of 1973
    LaRue County High School Class of 1973 will have a 40th reunion on July 27 in Elizabethtown. Call Becky Tedder at 270-358-4032 if you have not been contacted.

    Howardstown Homecoming
    Howardstown Homecoming is 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Howardstown.

    Class of 1993

  • Dr. Johnson joins Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic

    Dr. Joshua Ryan Johnson of Lexington, completed his medical training in the sports medicine field at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

    Johnson graduated from LaRue County High School in May 2000 and earned his bachelor of science degree in agricultural biotechnology from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2008. He then served a four-year residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Louisville. He has now completed a one-year sports medicine fellowship at the University of Kentucky.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Kee - Daulbaugh

    Bo and Angie Kee are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Kee, to Aaron Daulbaugh.

    The wedding will take place at Lost River Cave in Bowling Green on Aug. 3, 2013. The couple will honeymoon in St. Lucia.

    Formal invitations have been sent.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Roten -Pullin

    Kayla Shae Roten of Magnolia, and James Dean “J.D.” Pullin Jr. of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Traci Denham of Magnolia and Marty Roten of Louisville. She earned an associate in arts and applied science degree from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and is pursing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at Western Kentucky University. She is employed at Dow Corning.

  • Haselwood's home featured in national magazine

    Sheila Haselwood of Hodgenville was shocked when she received the news that her home would be featured in Country Sampler magazine.

    The nationally distributed magazine, published seven times a year, includes country lifestyle and decorating articles.

    Haselwood’s photos of her home on Facebook caught the eye of CS staff.

    Two representatives from the magazine – based in Illinois – scouted her home last spring. Their photos were sent to the editor, Donna Marcel, for approval.

  • City Hall buys new computer for training, Free Movie Night

    There have been few updates since a group of Kentucky State Troopers seized records and equipment June 28 at Hodgenville City Hall.

    The investigators, part of the state’s special integrity unit, turned away residents from the door, informing them City Hall would reopen later that day. The officers, acting on a search warrant signed by LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Sims III, took several computers, financial records, ordinance books, minute books and a Rolodex (list of names and phone numbers).

  • Buffalo Post Office remains closed while spiders roam

    The Buffalo Post Office has been closed since July 5 due to a brown recluse spider infestation. It’s unclear how long the office will be closed as the landlord attempts to eradicate the spiders.

    The spider, also called the violin or fiddleback because of the violin-shaped marking on its back, is not aggressive, but has a nasty bite. Its venom can cause serious wounds.

    The Fairdale Post Office closed for four months last year, due to the same type of infestation.

  • Contract renewed: Superintendent scores $130,000

    The LaRue County School Board renewed Superintendent Sam Sanders’ contract at its July 15 meeting.

    Sanders will receive at least $130,000 salary for each of the next four years, four weeks of vacation, health and dental insurance, family plan, professional and civic dues and a vehicle.

    The board will pay for “all reasonable maintenance, fuel, repairs, insurance and travel expenses incurred by the superintendent,” according to the contract.