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Today's News

  • Reading is the foundation of learning

    Every parent wants his or her child to be a successful reader. Reading, after all, provides the foundation for a great education as well as a lifelong skill that brings not only knowledge, but pleasure.

  • Wee Time: Fun for preschoolers

    Hodgenville and Abraham Lincoln Elementary Schools will have Wee Time 9-10:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at ALES. The letter is X, the shape is triangle and the color is orange. Wee Time is a free preschool program for ages 2-4. For more information, call Melissa Pearman at 358-3506 or Machelle Durham at 358-4112.  
     

  • HEALTH: Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans

  • PHOTO: 4-H Livestock Club

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  • It's possible to find more money to save

     Feb. 20-27 is Kentucky Saves Week. The recent economic situation has many people trying to save more money. In 2005, the personal savings rate had fallen to below 1 percent, indicating that many Americans were spending either all or even more than they were earning. The current personal savings rate, nearly 6 percent, shows that more Americans are saving. Savings provides many people with a feeling of financial security —  to be able to pay off debt, prepare for retirement or purchase a large ticket item such as a house or car.  

  • DUI charges dropped after witnesses deploy overseas

    Several charges against a Hodgenville were dismissed because the arresting officer was deployed overseas.
    Bryan Nicholas Robbins, 25, was charged Sept. 5 with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second-degree wanton endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, reckless driving and possession of open alcoholic container in motor vehicle.
    The charges were dismissed in January in LaRue District Court, according to court records.

  • Judge denies Decker's attempt to withdraw guilty plea

    A Hodgenville man will serve 10 years after pleading guilty to trafficking charges in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Brett Alan Decker, 25, of Fairview Drive, was arrested July 1 after he fled from officers serving a search warrant at his residence. Officers said they found “a large amount of marijuana and cash,” pills, “white residue,” scales and a pair of firearms during the search of Decker’s home, according to court records.

  • SKYPE brings world of learning to students

    Those who have been out of the classroom at LaRue County High School for a few years need to visit a class to see how technology has changed the face of instruction.
    For example, when teacher Jorge Venegas had two guests, Larry Paden and his friend Nestor Sanchez, to speak to his Spanish class and field questions about Chile last week, Paden was in the classroom, but Sanchez was thousands of miles away in South America.     

  • FRANKFORT: Session ends March 22

    Legislative leaders have gaveled the 2011 Kentucky General Assembly into session, kicking off a session scheduled to last 30 days. The session is scheduled to conclude on March 22.
    Citizens have numerous ways to follow legislative action throughout the session, including seeing legislative action in person in the State Capitol’s legislative chambers and committee meeting rooms, which are open to the public.

  • COLUMN: Teens have brought the 'good kind' of attention to LaRue

    LaRue County has produced a splendid crop of young people. It’s difficult to keep up with all their accomplishments.
    Here are a few of the most recent:
    Bright-eyed, sweet-toned Kenzi Lewis has accomplished at age 15 what many people only dream of  – performing on a Hollywood stage on American Idol. She lasted a couple of weeks on the TV show and we were sorry to see her leave.  I have a feeling she’ll be back on that stage in the future.