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Today's News

  • COLUMN: More holiday fun can be found for less

     Have you started the holiday shopping countdown yet? To avoid the end-of-the-year holiday crunch on your wallet, it is important to plan for holiday expenses through the year. Also, it is important to realize that Christmas is not the only expensive holiday within the next three months.

    Halloween ranks as the third most expensive holiday, following Christmas and Valentine's Day. This might surprise some people, since typically the holiday does not involve large gift-giving or family events. Nonetheless, the price of costumes, candy and decorations can add up.

  • Applications accepted for ECTC board

     Applications are being accepted for the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Board of Directors.

    Two positions have been created due to term expirations.

    Information from all applicants will be presented to the Elizabethtown

    Community and Technical College Nominating Commission.

  • Woman dies following crash

    A Hodgenville woman died Tuesday, Oct. 16, from injuries sustained in a vehicle crash.

    Misshi Larimore, 34, lost control of the 2004 pickup she was driving just before 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 on Bardstown Road just outside Hodgenville city limits. The pickup struck a tree on the right side of the roadway.

    LaRue County EMS transported her to University Hospital in Louisville, according to officers. She died at the hospital.

  • Man charged with three DUIs

     A Hodgenville man has been lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center for more than a month after being charged with three DUIs in a short timeframe.

    Benjamin Henry Burba, 58, was charged July 24, Aug. 4 and Sept. 17 with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    In July, Officer Mark Taulbee, who is now deceased, cited Burba after he allegedly drove a 1993 blue Chevrolet into a stop sign at the intersection of Springdale and Lincoln Boulevard. The citation said Burba failed a field sobriety test.

  • Flaget Memorial has groundbreaking for new medical office building

     Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, a part of KentuckyOne Health, broke ground Oct. 2 on a $7.8 million medical office building dedicated to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who founded the hospital in 1951. When finished, the SCN Medical Office Building will be a two-story structure that contains about 32,000 square feet.

    Tentative plans call for locating the Flaget Center for Orthopedics on the first floor, along with outpatient rehabilitation services. The top floor will house physician offices.

  • Durham joins Joe Guy Hagan auction team

     Patrick H. Durham has joined the newly formed Joe Guy Hagan auction team as an apprentice auctioneer and will be working under auctioneer Neil Cook out of the Bardstown area to provide  auction services to all of Central Kentucky.

    He is a graduate of LaRue County High School and Western Kentucky University with a degree in agriculture. Durham resides in Hodgenville with his wife Jennifer Durham and two sons, Thomas and Lucas.  

  • COLUMN: Walk with the Lord

     Who would be better to turn to for advice on living the Christian life than the Apostle Paul?

    Paul told the Corinthians, “Be an imitator of me, just as I am an imitator of Christ” (I Corinthians 11:1).

    He said in Philippians 1:21, “For me to live is Christ ….”

    In II Timothy 4:7 he says as he comes to the end of his life, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.”

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Flu and pneumonia shots can be lifesavers

     Having the flu can be hard for anyone but it is extra risky for people with diabetes. Diabetes can weaken your body’s ability to fight the flu virus.

    Being sick can raise your blood glucose and keep you from eating properly. You are also at risk of flu-related problems like pneumonia. So for people with diabetes, the flu can mean longer illness. It can mean being put in the hospital or even death.

    Ways to prevent the flu

    • Get a flu shot every year as soon as it is offered each fall.

  • SCHOOL: Employment recommendations approved

     The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Oct. 15:

    Accepted the recommendation of employment of:

    • Rejonia Maynor as substitute bus monitor at the LaRue County Bus Garage

    • Peggy Newton as part-time instructional assistant at Hodgenville Elementary School

    • Laura Kudrna as the Archery Club sponsor at HES

    • Kathy Milby as the Drama Club sponsor at HES

    • Eric Hughes the Jumping Hawks Club sponsor at HES

  • PHOTO: Homecoming Court

     Members of the LaRue County High School Homecoming Court are front from left, Sheridan Myers, Lauren Meredith, Kayla Skaggs, Courtney Heath; back, Mariah Wiseman, Savannah Brooks, Maddie Lee, Bethany Akin, Sadie Peters and Sarah Stults.