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Today's News

  • High school junior can win $500 scholarship

    Juniors at Kentucky’s public and private high schools may enter to win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

  • Flaget is part of health care systems merger

    By Erin McCoy, Landmark News Service

    The University of Louisville Hospital/James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville-based Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's HealthCare, and the Saint Joseph Health System, which includes Flaget Memorial Hospital, announced an agreement to form a unified health care delivery system Tuesday. The network will include 91 hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, physician groups and satellite primary care centers.

  • ECTC hosts diesel traning for automotive/diesel instructors

  • COLUMN: Make Christ your autopilot

    Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it is springs the issue of life. Proverbs 4:23

    Behind everything you do, there’s a thought. So if you want to change your life, you have to change your thinking.

  • Library begins summer reading program

    School may be out for the summer but the LaRue County Public Library is offering several activities to keep the whole family busy.
    The summer reading program, offered 1-2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the library, allows children the chance to “travel around the world” through stories, games and crafts. Saturdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m., children 6 months and up can explore through play activities at “Tater Tots.” Tuesday is family night, offering movies and popcorn 5-7 p.m. for families who want to attend.

  • COLUMN: Child's play should be outdoor play

    Did you know that children today are in danger of having shorter life spans than their parents? And did you know that danger exists at least partially because of children’s unhealthy daily activities? We need to pay attention and redirect our children firmly toward daily physical activity and if possible, outdoor interaction with nature.

  • City Council agrees to pay Main Street's final bills

    Hodgenville City Councilman Jim Phelps ended a standoff between the City and Hodgenville Main Street Monday by making a motion that the City pay the outstanding bills of the volunteer group.
    Main Street was dissolved by Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse earlier this year after its contract expired. The volunteers were ordered to settle debts and make other restitutions “as required by law.”

  • Creekfront restrooms under construction

    Construction of restrooms at Creekfront Park began last week.
    General contractor Joe Pearman said the plumbing inspection was completed Wednesday. The concrete foundation has been poured also.
    The original plan made last fall was for a pre-fab restroom that came ready to set on a foundation. Mayor Terry Cruse decided to have a concrete block structure constructed on site.
    “We found we could build it for less than a pre-fab would cost,” said Cruse.

  • Shanklin indicted for tobacco store burglary

    A man accused of a string of burglaries of tobacco retail stores has been indicted by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Tracy Shanklin, 44, was charged with third-degree burglary and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.
    Shanklin is accused of breaking into Smoketown II on South Lincoln Boulevard Dec. 23, 2009, and cleaning out the stock of Marlboro cigarettes.
    Shanklin and an accomplice were implicated in similar burglaries in Louisville. The crime wave began in November 2009 at the Cox’s Smoker’s Outlet on Hubbards Lane in Louisville.

  • PHOTO: Good luck to the Singhs

    Rev. Andrew Singh and his wife Arpita stand beside a quilt signed by the members of Wesley Meadows Methodist Church as a departing gift for the minister who is going to be an associate pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown. A reception was held June 12 for the couple.