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Today's News

  • Win an iPad through KHEAA

    Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in August. The contest runs through 12 a.m. Sept. 1.

    To enter, a Kentuckian must click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page, answer one question about college, and “like” KHEAA on Facebook. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Back-to-school policy change

    As students enter LaRue County schools to begin a new year of instruction Aug. 8, a few reminders and schedules might be helpful.

    The school district strives to provide equitable opportunities for all students in a safe environment. To help ensure that safety and to inform parents and students of what conduct is expected of them, the district has for several years published a code of pupil conduct which is disseminated each year to school employees and parents of enrolled students.

  • BIRTH: Zoey Christine Hunt

    Meagan Williams and Christopher Hunt of Scottsville announce the birth of a daughter, Zoey Christine Hunt.

    Zoey Christine was born July 19, 2012. She weighed 9 pounds and was 21-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Lisa Williams of Hodgenville and the late Lisa Smith of Morristown, Tenn.

    Paternal grandparents are Terry and Beth Hunt of Radisson, Wis.

    Maternal great-grandparents are Gary Jones and Patsy Quinton of Tennessee and the late Sherley and Ann Williams of Hodgenville.

  • NOTES FROM GROUNDHOG HILL: Leave the weeds alone

     

    Should you see a very angry-looking gardener with flared nostrils and blood-red pupils staggering around town this week and muttering expletives to himself, don’t be alarmed. It’s just me.

    A few days ago, Dad and I drove over to Groundhog Hill to check on the storm damage where I had expected to find lots of downed sunflowers.  Instead, I found something much worse and far more disturbing: Someone had weeded or mowed my pumpkin patch.

  • Robbery suspect shot by officer

    A Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer shot a suspect in a Sonora truck stop robbery early Sunday morning in Jefferson County after police said the man displayed a firearm.

  • War of 1812 hero honored

    War of 1812 hero honored
    Ceremony recognizes veteran, 200th anniversary of 19th-century conflict
    By Amber Coulter

    Cassandra Carroll solemnly accepted the folded flag last Monday honoring Capt. Christopher Miller, a distant ancestor who served in the War of 1812.
    Cassandra, a seventh-grader at Bluegrass Middle School, said it was special to accept the flag during the grave-marking ceremony at Miller’s burial site in Freeman Lake Park in Hardin County.

  • COLUMN: Run the race for Christ

     The Apostle Paul ran a race for the Lord Jesus Christ. He explained to the Philippians (3:10-16) some of the things involved in his race.

    First, he said, “I must know Him.” 

  • PHOTO: Storm strikes Magnolia

    A strong storm passed through LaRue County Thursday evening, dropping up to 4-inches of rain in some areas. The Tonieville section was without power for a couple of hours. A few people lost trees and limbs. Above, a large tree narrowly missed two homes on Old L&N Turnpike in Magnolia.

  • Tesha Paysen honored for academics

    The University of Louisville had an impressive 246 student-athletes named to the 2011-12 Big East All-Academic Team, the conference announced Friday from Providence, R.I.

    Among those honored was former LaRue County High School player Tesha Paysen for women’s softball. Paysen is a senior at UL.

    The Cardinals had the fourth-most selections in the conference, checking in behind Georgetown (340), Notre Dame (321) and Villanova (314).

  • COLUMN: EHD is possible in deer and cattle

    Epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHD) in deer and cattle is another potential drought problem and can cause significant death loss in deer.  Usually, however, the strain of EHD virus in cattle is uncommon, rarely fatal and usually associated with an epidemic in deer.

    The virus is transmitted by a specific biting midge but some gnats and mosquitoes may transmit it as well. EHD in deer has been correlated with droughts because the deer tend to concentrate around the few wet areas available and these are where the gnats breed.