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Today's News

  • Guthrie to visit Hodgenville Monday

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  • Former presidential entertainer plays for a higher purpose

    David Barr once traveled the world as a percussionist in the United States Army’s band. Today, he’s playing for what he claims is an even larger purpose.

    Barr, now a resident of LaRue County, was born in Ohio and grew up in southern California. He began playing the drums in middle school and found that he had a passion for music and percussion.

  • Lady Hawks plan 'Volley for the Cure'

    On Aug. 19, the Lady Hawks volleyball team will host the third annual Volley for the Cure.

    The Ladies will add pink – the color symbolic of breast cancer awareness – to their traditional blue and white uniforms and play with a pink volleyball when they host the Marion County Lady Knights.

    Booster co-president Lisa DeWitt is hopeful the Lady Knights, as well as fans for both teams, will join them in wearing pink.

  • Lady Hawks to 'Volley for the Cure'

    The Lady Hawks volleyball team will host the annual Volley for the Cure Aug. 19 in a home game against Marion County.

    The team will sell “Volley for the Cure” T-shirts at $10 each to raise funds for breast cancer research. Larger size shirts are $12.

    For more information, call Lisa DeWitt at 358-3101 or 358-4034.

  • Community calendar

    Chamber luncheon

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon is noon Aug. 18 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. State Rep. Dottie Sims will be guest speaker. LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins will be recognized with a Chamber resolution for winning School Administrator of the Year. Cost of the luncheon is $6 per person. The public is invited and chamber members are encouraged to attend and bring a friend.

    Workers needed

  • Guthrie holds local meetings Aug. 23

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will meet with LaRue County farmers and constituents interested in agriculture 9 a.m. Aug. 23 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. The meeting should last about one hour.

    Guthrie will hold a second meeting 11 a.m.-noon at the LaRue County Courthouse to answer questions from the public. The meeting will be in the small courtroom.

     

  • Officer Jazz joins sheriff's department

    The newest addition to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department has arrived and is ready to work.

    A 10-year-old German shepherd Jazzlyn or “Jazz” is the department’s new drug dog. She was donated by the Metcalf County Sheriff’s Department about two months ago.

  • Electric rate increase approved

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission granted revenue adjustments Friday that increase the base electric rates for customers of Kentucky Utilities Co. and the base electric and natural gas rates for customers of Louisville Gas and Electric Co.

    With Friday’s changes, a typical KU residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month (a kilowatt-hour is the amount of electricity used by a 100-watt light bulb in 10 hours) will see a $7.31 increase in the monthly bill.

  • New Haven teen dies in crash

    A much-awaited homecoming turned to tragedy for a New Haven family last week.

    Ray and Margie Hines were expecting their grandson Cpl. James Dillon Shoffner to arrive from Afghanistan Aug. 5. However, the trip was hurried through military channels so he could comfort and be comforted by family.

    His younger brother, Joseph David Ray Shoffner, 19, who still lived in New Haven, died Aug. 3 from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle crash.

  • Coffey concentrates on healing after retirement

    Tom Coffey figures that since he became manager in 1987, LaRue County Water District Number 1 has laid enough water lines to reach from his office in Buffalo all the way to Birmingham, Ala.

    “It would take you a long way down the road,” said Coffey who was recognized for his 27 years of service Aug. 9 at a retirement cookout in his honor at the water district office.

    Born within a half mile of where the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum now stands at Renfro Valley, Coffey began working for the water district in 1981.