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Today's News

  • Wellness on Wheels offers low cost screenings

    Elizabethtown resident Jo Nell Lee admits she needs a push to visit her doctor regularly.

    Lee rose early Wednesday to climb into Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit at Kroger on Dolphin Drive in Elizabethtown. The visit served as a motivational self-starter.

    The mobile medical unit has become a staple in Hardin and surrounding counties, including LaRue, pulling into local parking lots and setting up shop on the spot from 7 a.m. to noon.

  • Family Fun Day is this Saturday

    A free concert by Edgewood offers a chance for you to enjoy music under the stars at Creekfront on this Saturday night. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Bring blankets or chairs. Edgewood most recently was a headliner on 4th Street Live’s Hot Country Nights in Louisville and has lots of fans. We hope you’ll join them.

  • Applications being accepted for 4-H Teen Leadership Academy

    The 4-H Teen Leadership Academy soon will start with its third class of participants. The leadership program is a combined program with teens from LaRue, Hardin, Meade, Breckinridge and Grayson counties. Up to five participants from each county will be selected based on their applications.

  • Wolverines play to raise funds for BackPack Program

    Two local organizations are teaming up for the second time to help prevent LaRue County kids from going hungry on the weekends.

    This August, the Kentucky Wolverines, a minor league football team from Hardin County, will reform a partnership with the LaRue County BackPack Program, a non-profit organization for local kids in need. The Wolverines, who first collaborated with the BackPack Program in 2008, will host the Wolverine Classic, a charity football game, at LaRue County High School to raise money for the backpacks. The team will play the Miami Valley Warriors.

  • It's easy to pour on the pounds when you don't think your drink

    There is no other single food or beverage that promotes weight gain as much as sugary drinks do. Drinking one can of soda a day can add up to 10 extra pounds a year. The link between sweetened beverage intake and obesity is undeniable.  People who drink more soda, take in more calories and are heavier. Cutting back on sweet drinks and drinking more water is one of the easiest ways to lose weight.

  • State grant provides for courthouse improvements

    LaRue County has been awarded one of 19 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants to make improvements to the county courthouse.

    The state grant of $68,000 is part of $1,172,265 earmarked for energy advancements in each community. Improvements include retrofitting light fixtures to decrease energy costs, installing programmable thermostats to better regulate temperature and energy use, replacing doors and windows to enhance insulation and purchasing bins for recycled materials.

  • Church calendar

    Trail Ride for Christ At Mammoth Cave

    The annual Trail Ride for Christ will be held Aug. 14-15 at Double J Stables and Horseman's Camp at Mammoth Cave. The trail ride begins at 1 p.m. (all times CDT). Bring a horse or pay to ride on one of the guided tours at the stables. A free evening meal will be at 4 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Special music and testimony are at 5 p.m. with a message by the Rev. Billy Curle at 6 p.m.

  • Mayor's presence at drug bust spurs civil suit

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse accompanied city officers to serve a search warrant July 1 at a Fairview Drive residence. The evening ended with Cruse tackling a suspected drug dealer who was running from police.

    A district judge found probable cause to send numerous charges, including trafficking, against Brett Alan Decker, 25, to a grand jury. 

    However, Cruse, along with the City of Hodgenville, is facing fallout from the incident.

    A Hodgenville couple has filed a civil suit in LaRue Circuit Court claiming they were detained and searched unlawfully by Cruse.

  • School calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Aug. 5 ee" First day of school

    Early release Fridays

    Elementary school students will be released at 1:15 p.m. Fridays; middle and high school students will be released at 1:30 p.m. Fridays.

    LCHS

    Open House

    Open house for all LaRue County High School students is 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 17. For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    Information online

    For information, visit www.larue.kyschools.us.

  • Whitlocks score at Bellarmine Classic

    On July 17, the 5th and 6th Region (West) All-Stars defeated the 7th and 8th Region team (East), 82-78 in overtime.

    Lady Hawks Lyndsay Whitlock and Valerie Whitlock, both seniors, were chosen by 5th Region coaches to play in the 24th annual Bellarmine Roundball Classic.

    The game, sponsored by the Kentucky High School Coaches Association, matched the top players in the Class of 2011.

    Valerie Whitlock scored two points; Lyndsay Whitlock scored one point.