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Today's News

  • Vittitoe and Warren to wed

    Candi Marie Vittitoe and Joseph Darrell Warren, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Brenda and Albert Vittitoe Jr. of Boston.

    The prospective groom is the son of Joe and Gerrie Warren of Hodgenville.

    The wedding will be 2 p.m. March 26, 2011, at LaRue County Church of Christ in Hodgenville.

    All family and friends are invited.

  • PHOTO: Kentucky Youth Angus Association Board
  • Window preservation seminar to be held in Paducah

    Bob Yapp of Preservation Resources, Inc. will lead two workshops in Paducah for those interested in learning more about historic window preservation. The workshops will demonstrate how preservation can be both environmentally responsible and economically sound. Workshops will be held April 14-16 at The Grand Lodge, 121 North 5th Street, Paducah.

  • City Council votes to increase fees for water and sewer deposits

    Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to increase water and sewer hookup deposits by $50. Non-property owners will be required to pay $150 for hookups.
    Mayor Terry Cruse said the city has lost almost $20,000 since 2007 on defaulted water bills. Renters move out without giving notice and the city is unable to collect.
    Homeowners are not required to pay a deposit. If they default on a bill, a lien may be placed on their property.

  • Sams pleads guilty to manslaughter

    BY JUSTIN STORY, BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS

  • Nominations sought for Community Education Awards

    LaRue County Community Education is accepting applications for the 2011 Community Education Service Award and the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award.
    The Community Education Service Award honors dedicated service, hard work and tireless effort in educating our community.
    The Judy Cox Community Spirit Award is an honor that demonstrates a local person who displays a true servant’s heart with enthusiasm and a desire to make the community a better place through service.

  • 'Brains for Bucks' offers reward for entrepreneurial ideas

    Area residents with ideas that could lead to a new business could win valuable assistance to help move their idea forward.
    The Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center http://www.cr-icc.com/ is accepting applications for the 2011 “Buck$ for Bright Ideas” http://www.bucksforbrightideas.com/ competition through April 15.

  • On-the-Job Training available for LaRue workers and employers

    The Lincoln Trail Area Development District has funding available for on the job training opportunities.
    On-the-Job Training is a training option designed for the highest skill occupations appropriate for the Workforce Investment Act client. It is not subsidized employment for low-skill occupations that need very little training time. OJT is only appropriate for the length of time necessary for the WIA client to be trained in the specific occupation, but not to exceed six months.

  • Public comment sought on Bacon Creek Watershed

    The Bacon Creek Watershed, which is located in Hart, Hardin and LaRue Counties, has a history of problems with fecal contamination, according to various news sources. Some residents use straight pipes to the creek to dispose of their waste, rather than a septic or sewer system.
    The high level of human and animal waste in the creeks makes it unsuitable for swimming or fishing.
    The Bacon Creek Watershed is situated in the Upper Green River Basin and predominantly lies in Hart County.

  • COLUMN: Stricter qualifications for political candidates are long overdue

    The requirements for running and holding a political office vary across the state.
    Generally speaking, little-to-no experience is needed to seek election. You have to be at least 24 years old and prove residency.
    The crazy thing is that some of the county offices requiring the most responsibility to the public have the fewest job requirements.
    On the other hand, it isn’t easy to run for Property Valuation Administrator – a state office. The candidate must first pass a test.