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Today's News

  • Paramedic scholarships available

    The Brian Jennemann Memorial Scholarship Fund awards four scholarship grants annually of up to $1,500 each to the most qualified applicants who demonstrate a desire and commitment to being a paramedic. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and accepted into a certified paramedic training program. Selections will be based on the applicant’s passion for paramedic training and commitment to serving the public.

  • LaRue educators honored for Excellence in Teaching

    Campbellsville University awarded Excellence in Teaching Awards to 169 educators from across Kentucky during the 24th annual awards program May 15 on the Campbellsville University campus.

    “Teaching is the profession that creates all others,” Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, dean of the School of Education, said was printed on a wall in the School of Education building.

    “You are the very best teachers in the Commonwealth,” she told the award recipients. “Teachers, you have shaped the lives of those who serve others.”

  • Railway Museum receives $75,000

    Landmark News Service

    As the New Haven community continues to recover from the damage wrought by the flood in early May, Nelson Fiscal Court approved an advancement of $75,000 to the Kentucky Railway Museum last week.

  • Preservation trust donates 54 acres to the state

    At a land transfer ceremony June 1, the Civil War Preservation Trust, the nation’s largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, formally donated 54 acres of hallowed ground associated with the October 1862 Battle of Perryville to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for integration into the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met May 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Emogene Gardner presiding. Hostess for the meeting was Billie Shahayda.

    Present were Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Ann Flanders, Gardner, Amanda Gatewood, Louise Graber, Mary Lois Hornback, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Clovis Johnson, Shahayda and Della Thomas

    The secretary and treasurer’s reports were read and approved as presented. 

    The club will cater the LCHS Class of 1960 reunion July 10 at Buffalo Baptist Church.

  • Public meeting Tuesday to discuss Mesonet's future

    Two years ago, LaRue County was on the verge of building its very own local weather station when plans fell apart. Now, county officials are hopeful that the county will be given a second chance and they want LaRue Countians to speak out on the matter.

    In 2008, the county was working with Western Kentucky University to build a weather station as part of a project called The Kentucky Mesonet. A network of weather stations capable of monitoring temperatures, wind speed, precipitation and humidity was installed across the state.

  • Pressure canner must be used with green beans

    Green beans are a low acid food. To safely preserve them, a pressure canner must be used rather than a boiling water canner. 

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  • Changes abound at Fort Knox

    BRAC is out and transformation is in.

    That was the message Col. Eric Schwartz, garrison commander at Fort Knox, had for members of the Leadership LaRue County class last week.

    The group toured the post Wednesday and got a glimpse of the new $280 million, 883,000-square-feet Human Resource Center of Excellence.

    Last month, Fort Knox’s Base Realignment and Closure process neared completion as the Armor Center, training school for tank soldiers for 70 years, moved to Fort Benning in Georgia while Accessions Command moved to Fort Knox.

  • City Council hears Main Street and Creekfront Park concerns

    Monday, Hodgenville City Council debated the effect a $3,000 annual cut would have on the Hodgenville Main Street organization.

    Council member Rita T. Williams, who serves also on the Main Street Board and is a candidate for mayor, asked if “there was any way possible to adjust any of these other items in the budget to put back into Main Street.”

    Main Street has “lost $7,000 (annually) in funding over the last three years,” she said.

  • 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.