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Today's News

  • Lady Hawks win two before heading to Florida

    At the beginning of the season, the Lady Hawks listed a few goals: To protect the home field, concentrate for the full game and dominate when the opportunity arises. 

    The team took care of business March 29 when the Lady Commanderettes visited Hodgenville. The Lady Hawks overwhelmed Washington County 16-3 in five innings.

  • Ursuline Sisters celebrate religious profession jubilees

    Eighteen Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are celebrating jubilees of religious profession this summer, including two who ministered in LaRue County.

    Sister Frances Miriam Spalding is celebrating her 70th year of religious life. She taught at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hodgenville 1954-57. She also ministered elsewhere in the Archdiocese of Louisville, the Diocese of Owensboro, and in Missouri.

  • ECTC and Campbellsville U sign agreements for credit transfer

    Officials from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Campbellsville University crossed paths Wednesday at Hodgenville’s new Brockman Center to sign four agreements of cooperation.

    After negotiations, the institutions created seamless transfers in four programs: business administration, criminal justice, interdisciplinary early childhood education and organizational management.

    Representatives of both schools said in economic times when budgets are tightened, cooperation seems natural.

  • Community calendar

    Community Blood Drive

    The community blood drive will be noon-5 p.m. April 13 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. All blood types are needed and the procedure takes about an hour. Bring an I.D. card.

    Library closed

    LaRue County Public Library will be closed April 13.

    Hobby Mania

  • Personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its Feb. 18 meeting:

    Extended-employment

    •Ben Schell as volleyball coach at LaRue County Middle School effective Jan. 15.

    •Jennifer Adams as Youth Service Center Technology Club sponsor effective Jan. 27.

    Employment

    Susan Lord as special education instructional assistant at Hodgenville Elementary School effective Feb. 5

    Resignation

    •Francis DiStefano as assistant softball coach at LCHS effective Feb. 8

  • Science fair answers some burning questions

    Which kills germs better – liquid hand soap or hand sanitizer?

    What brand of bubble gum retains its taste the longest?

    Which toilet paper is stronger – Angel Soft or Charmin Ultra Strong?

    These questions show the range of topics that elementary students covered through experiments during LaRue County Schools’ District Science Fair at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School last weekend. 

  • Citizens Union Bank CEO steps down

    Landmark News Service

    Citizens Union Bank announced that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991, retired from that position and as a member of the bank’s board of directors.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

    The announcement was delivered in a press release. It is not known if Wade’s decision is related to those examinations.

  • Internet safety program held for LCHSee^students

    Retired Kentucky State Trooper James Johnson spends his days traveling to schools all over Kentucky warning students about Internet safety. Johnson, now with the Attorney General’s Office, tells of grim stories where young people have lost their lives because of the Internet.

  • Opinions differ about the Rapture and Tribulation

    “Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”

    Revelation 4:1;

    I Thessalonians 4:13-18

    The words “caught up” together with “them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air” refers to what has more recently become known as the Rapture. Although no one knows exactly when this event will take place, the time is coming when believers will be caught up in the air to meet the Lord.

  • Thompson chosen for prestigious summer program

    Kristin Thompson, a LaRue County High School senior, has been selected to participate in a summer program for aspiring doctors or dentists.

    The Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) was established to assist students from medically under-served areas of Kentucky who plan to pursue a career as a physician or dentist and who hope to return to their home county or similar area to practice.

    The program offers an opportunity to experience a college environment, clinical and hospital activities, and an exploration of careers in medicine and dentistry.