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Today's News

  • Relay for Life a success

    The 2010 Relay For Life of LaRue County was a huge success. We had 11 sponsors and 16 teams to participate in the overnight event. We were also blessed with wonderful weather all night for the first time in a few years. The total in monies through donations, sponsorships and team efforts was just over $59,000. This community is so loving, caring and dedicated. I truly am blessed to be able to work directly with the community in which I have grown up. I am humbled by actions and dedication of the citizens and businesses in our county.

  • Gilbert's story has another side

    If you’ve been on a jury, you’ll understand evidence in a trial. Each attorney tells you what they think the evidence will prove. However, the evidence usually needs a lot of prop-up support by the attorneys to make any sense at all.

    The article last week about the tax evasion trial explained the one-sided assumption of what the evidence showed.

    I was there and I saw the evidence differently. In closing argument, the government explained what the witnesses had proven, when in fact they had never said such things. Did the jury notice?

  • Rotary exchange brings Brits to Hodgenville

    The Hodgenville Rotary Club is looking beyond borders and building relationships with other Rotarians overseas this month.

    As participants in Rotary International’s annual exchange program, the Hodgenville Rotary Club is hosting a team of representatives from Rotary Clubs in the East Midlands Region of the United Kingdom. As acting hosts, the Hodgenville chapter will provide experiences in both professional growth and tourism.

  • 'Jaden's Day' to benefit Ronald McDonald House

    When Jaden McBride was born with multiple heart defects and underwent several major surgeries, his parents were surrounded by the love and support of the community and beyond. Now, two years later, James and Kacey McBride want to give back.

    Jaden was born on March 18, 2008, and it was discovered that he had five heart defects. On the same day, he was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville for open-heart surgery. This was the beginning a long road of surgeries and treatments for the little boy.

  • Boldly question without fear

    On May 19, a front-page article covered Dr. Richard Gilbert’s recent tax case in which he was found guilty of tax evasion. We all pay our income taxes thinking it is our civic duty to do so because, while we hate parting with our money, we know it is going to pay our fair share. I want to clarify what I believe Dr. Gilbert is guilty of by giving a few examples first from the Supreme Court.

  • Gilberts fight the good fight

    Concerning the Gilbert-IRS trial: I have known Richard Gilbert and his family for the past three years and am amazed by the integrity and high moral standards within the family and the way the family works together so harmoniously. There is a love within that family that every home in America should be so fortunate to have.

    They share a spirit of gentleness, kindness, hard work and a willingness to learn. They fight the good fights for freedom and we all should admire them for doing that.

  • Conservation plans available to interested woodland owners

    USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service is accepting applications from woodland owners interested in having a conservation activity plan for forest management developed for their lands. Owners of woodland who have never had a forest management plan developed, or have a plan needing revision (older than five years), are applying for the Conservation Activity Plan for Forest Management through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

  • Library announces extended hours

    The LaRue County Public Library is extending its hours on a trial basis.

    For  three months, the library will stay open longer "to explore the benefit of changing our hours long term," Director Niki Carter said.

    The library is now pen from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

  • Mark these Main Street dates on your calendar

    We have set the following dates for Main Street events. We hope you will make note of them, too. June 15 is our annual board meeting; July 15 we will sponsor a STAR workshop; Aug. 7 will be Family Fun Day; Sept. 11 is the date for the annual Main Street dinner/concert/auction; Lincoln Days is Oct. 2-3; Nov. 15-17, will be setup time for Festival of Trees; Nov. 18-20 the festival is open; Nov. 20 is Christmas on the Square. Another workshop is not yet scheduled but will teach participants how to preserve photos, documents and scrapbooks for the family and community history.

  • Review storage options to reduce hay losses

    With hay season under way, now is the time for farmers to think about ways to store the hay they produce this year to reduce storage losses.

    The most common storage method is leaving large round bales stored outside on the ground. This method requires no investment but leaves hay out in the weather resulting in the largest possible dry matter loss. Storage losses can run up to 30 percent or more during a normal year.