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Today's News

  • Tessie Cecil retires as New Haven mayor

    ­­After 20 years as New Haven mayor, Tessie Cecil has decided not to run for re-election. The decision was hard, she said, because being mayor is not something she takes lightly. And that is precisely the reason she feels she has to give it up.

    For the last couple of years, Cecil has been working the day shift at her full-time job, Heaven Hill Distilleries. That has kept her from being at City Hall during normal business hours, which she thinks is the most important time for a mayor to be available.

  • Church calendar

    Buffalo Baptist VBS

    Buffalo Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School 6-8:30 p.m. through July 1 for nursery age through adults. For more information or to arrange transportation in the Buffalo area, call 325-3820.

    Wesley Meadows VBS

    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School 6:15-8 p.m. July 1-2 and 10 a.m.-noon July 3 for preschool through sixth grade. A pizza party will be on July 3. For more information, call Bro. Andrew Singh at 325-3740 or Kim Strange at 325-4006.

  • Three departments battle barn fire

    LaRue, Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters were dispatched June 17 to a barn fire on Stiles Ford Road. The fire broke out about 4 p.m., destroying the barn, about 50 large hay rolls and several pieces of farm equipment.

    The owners, Nile and Ruth Riddle, were not home when the fire broke out.

    Among the debris was an older model truck that was given to their nephew, Dawson McDowell.

    “This is the barn that the boys played in … that old truck meant a lot to them,” Ruth Riddle said.

  • South Fork offers health fair Saturday

    South Fork Baptist Church’s Health Ministry will host a community-wide health fair Saturday. The fair will be free for the public and will include vendors from various services.

    Carolyn Saltsman, a registered nurse and the congregational nurse at South Fork Baptist Church, said that this is the second fair the ministry has held. The first fair was well received in 2007 and she hopes this year’s is just as successful.

  • KSP seeks driver in hit and run

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  • Sports Shorts

    Updated physical needed

    All student-athletes need to have an updated physical, parent permission and drug consent form. Packets can be picked up at the middle and high school offices. For more information, call David Dawson at 270-766-7419.

    Golf instruction

    LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center is sponsoring golf instruction for beginners to experienced, 6th-12th grades. One-on-one and group sessions available. To schedule a time, call Rip Collins at 358-5984 or Jorge Venegas at 358-2210. Golf clubs available upon request.

  • Sports Shorts

    Updated physical needed

    All student-athletes need to have an updated physical, parent permission and drug consent form. Packets can be picked up at the middle and high school offices. For more information, call David Dawson at 270-766-7419.

    Golf instruction

    LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center is sponsoring golf instruction for beginners to experienced, 6th-12th grades. One-on-one and group sessions available. To schedule a time, call Rip Collins at 358-5984 or Jorge Venegas at 358-2210. Golf clubs available upon request.

  • Sports Shorts

    Updated physical needed

    All student-athletes need to have an updated physical, parent permission and drug consent form. Packets can be picked up at the middle and high school offices. For more information, call David Dawson at 270-766-7419.

    Golf instruction

    LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center is sponsoring golf instruction for beginners to experienced, 6th-12th grades. One-on-one and group sessions available. To schedule a time, call Rip Collins at 358-5984 or Jorge Venegas at 358-2210. Golf clubs available upon request.

  • Farm calendar

    FSA loans

    Farmers in 90 counties, including LaRue County, are eligible for federal disaster assistance including low interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency provided eligibility requirements are met.

    On May 28, President Obama declared LaRue County a disaster area due to damages by severe storms and flooding that occurred May 1.

  • State's road plan eyes Ky. 222 improvements

    The two-year road plan recently presented by Kentucky’s General Assembly includes funding for highway planning and construction in LaRue County.

    The highway plan was passed earlier this month by the state’s legislature, and provides direction for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Mark Brown, representative for the cabinet, said that the plan is a crucial component in ensuring highway improvements throughout Kentucky.