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Today's News

  • Public meeting Tuesday to discuss Mesonet's future

    Two years ago, LaRue County was on the verge of building its very own local weather station when plans fell apart. Now, county officials are hopeful that the county will be given a second chance and they want LaRue Countians to speak out on the matter.

    In 2008, the county was working with Western Kentucky University to build a weather station as part of a project called The Kentucky Mesonet. A network of weather stations capable of monitoring temperatures, wind speed, precipitation and humidity was installed across the state.

  • Pressure canner must be used with green beans

    Green beans are a low acid food. To safely preserve them, a pressure canner must be used rather than a boiling water canner. 

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  • Changes abound at Fort Knox

    BRAC is out and transformation is in.

    That was the message Col. Eric Schwartz, garrison commander at Fort Knox, had for members of the Leadership LaRue County class last week.

    The group toured the post Wednesday and got a glimpse of the new $280 million, 883,000-square-feet Human Resource Center of Excellence.

    Last month, Fort Knox’s Base Realignment and Closure process neared completion as the Armor Center, training school for tank soldiers for 70 years, moved to Fort Benning in Georgia while Accessions Command moved to Fort Knox.

  • City Council hears Main Street and Creekfront Park concerns

    Monday, Hodgenville City Council debated the effect a $3,000 annual cut would have on the Hodgenville Main Street organization.

    Council member Rita T. Williams, who serves also on the Main Street Board and is a candidate for mayor, asked if “there was any way possible to adjust any of these other items in the budget to put back into Main Street.”

    Main Street has “lost $7,000 (annually) in funding over the last three years,” she said.

  • Sports Shorts

    Updated physical needed

    All student-athletes need to have an updated physical, parent permission and drug consent form. Packets can be picked up at the middle and high school offices. For more information, call David Dawson at 270-766-7419.

    Golf instruction

    LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center is sponsoring golf instruction for beginners to experienced, 6th-12th grades. One-on-one and group sessions available. To schedule a time, call Rip Collins at 358-5984 or Jorge Venegas at 358-2210. Golf clubs available upon request.

  • Church calendar

    ‘Kidz Daze at Ovesen Heights

    Ovesen Heights Baptist Church will hold Kidz Daze 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July. Activities include games, Bible stories, music, snacks and field trips. Transportation provided. For more information, call the church office at 358-8041.

    Magnolia Baptist Vacation Bible School

    Magnolia Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. June 20-25. Call 324-3535 for more information.

    Lane Lincoln CME Vacation Bible School

  • Two injured in intersection crash

    A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Campbellsville Road and Ky. 470 Monday afternoon sent two local women to the hospital.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Marcus Jackson, a 1997 Jeep Cherokee driven by Sherie Tinnell, 37, of Buffalo was eastbound on Campbellsville Road (Ky. 210) about 4 p.m. when it was struck by a 2003 Kia Sedona driven by Gary Bailey, 62, of Hodgenville.

    Bailey’s vehicle was on Ky. 470 and made a turn into the westbound lane of Campbellsville Road. It struck the front and right side of Tinnell’s Jeep.

  • Additional median barriers considered for Interstate 65

    Kentucky’s General Assembly just gave the state’s Transportation Cabinet the go-ahead to begin consideration for additional median barriers along Interstate 65 including a mile-long stretch in LaRue County.

    The newly passed Transportation budget will allow the cabinet to research where concrete barriers will be most effective along the interstate and then place them in these locations as a temporary fix. These barriers would help to fill in the gaps where no median cable or concrete barriers already exist, officials said.

  • Brewer, Myrks play at State AAU Tourney

    Next Level claimed the 16s title in the State Basketball AAU Tournament.

    The team defeated Hoop Dreams, Derek Smith All-Stars and The Ville at the KBA facility in Lexington.

    LaRue County High School basketball standouts Jordan Brewer and Anthony “Smurf” Myrks play for Next Level.

    The two are sons of former University of Louisville player James “Boo” Brewer.

    Brewer has accepted the head coaching job at Bardstown and his children plan to follow him there, he told the Herald in a recent interview.

  • 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' plays Saturday

    The next installment of Free Movie Night is the computer-animated comedy “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.”

    The 90-minute film will be shown on large screen 7 p.m. June 19 at Hodgenville City Hall.

    The 2009 movie is based on a children’s book by the same name. The plot revolves around inventor Flint Lockwood whose inventions are a bust until he develops a machine that can turn water into food. At first, when it begins raining food, everyone is thrilled. Chaos eventually ensues.

    The movie is rated PG.