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Today's News

  • It isn't easy to control the tongue

    We love to talk. Many radio stations have a 24/7 talk format. Everybody seems to have something to say.

    I read that the average American has 30 conversations a day. If you take our conversations for a year they would fill 123 books of 400 pages each or 52,800 pages per year. The average man speaks 20,000 words a day, while a woman speaks 30,000 words a day. Talking that much – there is no wonder our mouths get us into trouble.

  • Several cases held to LaRue grand jury

    Several LaRue District Court cases will be heard by a grand jury after District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause.

    They include:

    • Jason Ronald Davis, 33, of Magnolia, was charged June 30 with prescription (controlled substance) not in original container, first offense; possession of defaced handgun; possession of handgun by convicted felon; possession of marijuana; and unlawful possession of meth precursor, first offense.

  • Volunteer sewing project offers comfort to cancer patients

    A dozen women gathered last week to make a difference with simple needle and thread.

    During Open Sew Days at the LaRue County Extension Service office last Monday, women of various ages and from different walks of life came together to take part in a project that would benefit women undergoing cancer treatment. These volunteers used brightly colored fabrics to make comfort caps and heart-shaped pillows.

  • Wetherbee returns: Lincoln Bicentennial basket set grows

    Twenty-five students with varying degrees of skill spent two days with nationally known basket maker Martha Wetherbee last week. They came away with greater knowledge of the craft and a one-of-a-kind souvenir of the Lincoln Bicentennial.

    Wetherbee and husband Alan Litchfield returned to Hodgenville Friday for the second workshop in a series of four that provided materials and instruction in creation of the “Lincoln Bicentennial Penny Basket” set.

  • Fundraiser planned for Community Health Clinic

    Last year, The Community Health Clinic of Hardin & LaRue Counties provided almost 2,500 free office visits to residents who cannot afford basic health care. It provided more than $2 million worth of health services including patient visits, pharmacy, laboratory and dental services.

    Twelve percent of the patients seen at the clinic ee" which opened in 2002 ee" are from LaRue County.

  • Cardboard Nation to raise funds for missionary

    This weekend, LaRue Countians will give up the comfort of their own homes. They’ll trade in air conditioned bedrooms and fluffy pillows for a starry sky and cardboard walls.

    Cardboard Nation, a nightlong event, will be held Friday in hopes of raising awareness about the realities of homelessness and raising money for a local missionary and his family. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Creekfront Park and will last through the night.

  • LaRue County Fair runs through Saturday

    The LaRue County Fair got off to a wet start last week as rain canceled Thursday’s horse show.

    High temperatures took care of the puddles and by Monday, the fairgrounds were in top condition for the tractor pull.

    Monday marked also the crowning of a new Miss LaRue County Fair. Tessie Jo Embry, the 18-year-old daughter of Billy and Jill Embry, received the honor and was named Miss Congeniality by the other contestants.

    Cassie Danielle Bright, the daughter of Connie Maxwell and Timmy Bright, was first runner-up and selected as “Most Photogenic.”

  • Judge to review gun charges

    Charges against a man accused of dealing drugs will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Brett Alan Decker, 25, of Fairview Drive, Hodgenville, was arrested July 1 after he fled from officers serving a search warrant at his residence.

    At a preliminary hearing Wednesday, District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause to send several charges against Decker to the grand jury after hearing testimony of Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

  • Senior activities

    Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music with the Charlie Riggs Band at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

    Daily events

  • Personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Monday:

    Employment of:

    • Bob Bright as principal at LaRue County Middle School effective June 21.

    • Heather Ratliff as language arts teacher at LaRue County High School effective July 1.

    • Vicky Wright and Andrea Gribbons as language arts teachers at LCMS effective July 1.

    • Eric Marcum as instructional assistant at LCHS and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.