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Today's News

  • LaRue's jobless rate down

    Unemployment rates fell in 107 Kentucky counties, including LaRue County, between June 2009 and June 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 8.9 percent in June, down from 12 percent a year ago. It dropped from 9.5 percent in May 2010. Of a 7,166 labor force, 6,525 were employed.

  • Corn grill planned Friday at Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will have a corn grill 2-5:30 p.m. Friday, July 30. The market is at the Extension Service's parking lot on Old E’town Road.

    To keep the best quality in taste and appearance in fresh vegetables when you freeze them, take the time to blanch them in boiling water. Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is a must for almost all vegetables to be frozen. It stops enzyme actions which can cause loss of flavor, color and texture. Quickly cool vegetables after blanching by plunging them into ice water.

  • Project Salute aids veterans

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Project Salute is visiting Louisville in partnership with the Legal Aid Society to develope a program to recruit and train volunteer attorneys to help veterans. Project Salute will be at the Legal Aid Society at 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9-10. Project Salute students and faculty will provide individual consultations for veterans with VA benefit appeals. 

  • Soccer league appreciates use of fields

    The LaRue County Youth Soccer Association would like to thank First Baptist Church and the Methodist Church for letting LCYSA use their grounds during the spring soccer season.

    Stephanie Matherly

    LCYSA secretary

  • Use herbs to flavor foods and cut down on sodium intake

    Celebrity chefs say people eat with their eyes first. It may be true, but most of us use our senses of smell and taste to satisfy hunger.

  • Fort Knox veterans service office assists vets with paperwork

    The Veteran Service Office at Fort Knox wants to assist veterans from around the state to find and apply for benefits to which they are entitled.

    The office’s purpose is to assist veterans and survivors of veterans with claims to the Department of Veteran Affairs and to help with applying for benefits and special compensation based on injury. The office also lobbies congressmen and senators on issues concerning veterans and veteran benefits.

  • Main Street offers Family Fun Day

    Get set for Family Fun Day, Aug. 7

    Fun for all ages is on the agenda for Hodgenville Main Street’s Family Fun Day, to be held at Creekfront Park. The games begin at 5 p.m. and will be followed at 8 p.m. by a free concert by the popular country music group, Edgewood. Bring your chairs or blankets to enjoy music under the stars. Entrance to the festival is free.

  • What type of budgeter are you?

    Based on your financial personality there is at least one budget that should work for you. However, some budgeters are likely to retire with enough money while others are likely to always have to deal with financial emergencies. What is your budget personality? Below is one type and more will follow in the next two columns.

  • It's time to bust farm subsidies

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced government farm subsidies in the 1930s. At the time, Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace called them “a temporary solution to deal with an emergency.”

    That emergency – plummeting farm-household incomes and massive farm failures – impacted 25 percent of the U.S. population.

  • School open houses tonight offer opportunity for soccer registration

    Signups for LaRue County Youth Soccer continue during the open house events from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Hodgenville and Abraham Lincoln elementary schools.

    A final registration also is set from 10 a.m. until noon Aug. 7 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    Games will be played at ALES.

    No signups will be accepted after 5 p.m. Aug. 13. Penalty of $10 for late registration after Aug. 7.

    For more information, call Heather Cook at 358-5720 or 270-766-8959, Michelle Milford at 324-4484 or Stephanie Matherly at 502-264-1928.