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Today's News

  • Jobless rate down in February

     Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties between February 2012 and February 2013, while 26 county rates increased and three stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 8 percent in February, down from 8.3 percent in January. It was down a full point from the February 2012 rate of 9 percent.

    Of a workforce of 6,872 people, 550 were seeking employment.

  • JUST ASK: Flea market

     Are they planning to have “flea market days” at the LaRue County Fairgrounds again this summer?

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    Marie Riggs, a recent addition to the LaRue County Fair Board, has taken over this project.

    Riggs said the flea market will be open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays beginning April 13.

    Call her at 325-3041. She will provide information about costs and set-ups. 

  • PHOTO: Lady Hawk coach visits Rotary

    Aaron Howell, head coach of the Lady Hawks softball team, was a guest at Thursday’s meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club. He is pictured with Rotarian Dewayne Murray, left.

  • PHOTO: Rotary guests

    Kayla Skaggs and Ryan Hornback visited the Hodgenville Rotary Club as guests of Rotarian and Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • Numerous agencies assisted in hunt for missing juvenile

    Several agencies were out in force Friday night in an attempt to locate a teenager reported missing from The Life Connection near Sonora.

    Kentucky State Police and volunteers from the Buffalo Fire Department spent about five hours looking for the boy.

    A K-9 unit and helicopter assisted with the search.

    KSP Trooper Norman Chaffins said the teen “did run away from Life Connection but was located a short time later without incident. He was returned to the facility.”

  • Timothy Gibson named to dean's list

     Timothy Gibson of Hodgenville has been named to the Dean's List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter 2012.

    Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean's List.

  • Camp Invention returns to ALES

    Invent Now, Inc., a non-profit organization will bring its nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention summer program to Hodgenville this summer. Camp Invention is a weeklong summer day program for children entering grades one through six, created in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The program engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math content.

  • COLUMN: It didn't end on Good Friday

     In the 1982 NBA championship series between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers, the Lakers won the first three games. One more game and the Lakers would be the champions. But the 76ers refused to give up. A sports writer interviewed Julius Erwin (Dr. J) and asked if the 76ers were going to concede the series. Dr. J showed optimism when he said, “It is not over until it’s over.”

  • Hinton's, Lee's named Certified Roadside Markets

     LaRue County is home to two of the 103 markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program: Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.

    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers.

  • PHOTO: LCHS Boys' Track Team

    Members of the LaRue County High School boys track team are front from left, Parker Anderson, Austin Parrish, Jeremiah Bush, Kendrik Weathers, Russell Young, Jordan Hodges, Masyn Cobb; second row, Jacob Cecil, Dmontrell Trumbo, Tyree Jones, Saul Marin, Marquis Franklin, Raymundo Perez, Hunter Griffin, Hunter Harrison, Hunter Thomas; back, Dylan Goodin, Adam Sandidge, Matthew Senesi, Damarcus McCray, Trevor Wallace, Randy Young, Jataivian Powell, Jeremy Luttrell, Michael Geffre, Wesley Akers and Josef Martin.