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Today's News

  • Lady Hawks to 'Volley for the Cure'

    The Lady Hawks volleyball team will host the annual Volley for the Cure Aug. 19 in a home game against Marion County.

    The team will sell “Volley for the Cure” T-shirts at $10 each to raise funds for breast cancer research. Larger size shirts are $12.

    For more information, call Lisa DeWitt at 358-3101 or 358-4034.

  • Community calendar

    Chamber luncheon

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon is noon Aug. 18 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. State Rep. Dottie Sims will be guest speaker. LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins will be recognized with a Chamber resolution for winning School Administrator of the Year. Cost of the luncheon is $6 per person. The public is invited and chamber members are encouraged to attend and bring a friend.

    Workers needed

  • Guthrie holds local meetings Aug. 23

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will meet with LaRue County farmers and constituents interested in agriculture 9 a.m. Aug. 23 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. The meeting should last about one hour.

    Guthrie will hold a second meeting 11 a.m.-noon at the LaRue County Courthouse to answer questions from the public. The meeting will be in the small courtroom.

     

  • Officer Jazz joins sheriff's department

    The newest addition to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department has arrived and is ready to work.

    A 10-year-old German shepherd Jazzlyn or “Jazz” is the department’s new drug dog. She was donated by the Metcalf County Sheriff’s Department about two months ago.

  • Electric rate increase approved

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission granted revenue adjustments Friday that increase the base electric rates for customers of Kentucky Utilities Co. and the base electric and natural gas rates for customers of Louisville Gas and Electric Co.

    With Friday’s changes, a typical KU residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month (a kilowatt-hour is the amount of electricity used by a 100-watt light bulb in 10 hours) will see a $7.31 increase in the monthly bill.

  • New Haven teen dies in crash

    A much-awaited homecoming turned to tragedy for a New Haven family last week.

    Ray and Margie Hines were expecting their grandson Cpl. James Dillon Shoffner to arrive from Afghanistan Aug. 5. However, the trip was hurried through military channels so he could comfort and be comforted by family.

    His younger brother, Joseph David Ray Shoffner, 19, who still lived in New Haven, died Aug. 3 from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle crash.

  • Coffey concentrates on healing after retirement

    Tom Coffey figures that since he became manager in 1987, LaRue County Water District Number 1 has laid enough water lines to reach from his office in Buffalo all the way to Birmingham, Ala.

    “It would take you a long way down the road,” said Coffey who was recognized for his 27 years of service Aug. 9 at a retirement cookout in his honor at the water district office.

    Born within a half mile of where the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum now stands at Renfro Valley, Coffey began working for the water district in 1981.

  • Reunion calendar

    Powers-Arnett

    The Powers-Arnett reunion will be noon-6 p.m. Aug. 21, rain or shine, at Leonard and Brenda Arnett’s house, 2641 Burns Road, Rineyville. Bring a dish for potluck, lawn chairs, swimsuit, towel and photos to share. For more information, call 270-766-1938 or 270-234-3978.

    Druen, Druin family reunion

    The Druen, Druin family reunion will be Aug. 22 at Three Forks Bacon Creek Church fellowship building (behind the church). A potluck will be served at noon. For more information, call 502-366-9393.

  • Hole in one nets $10,000 for local man and baseball league

    Larry Howell may not have known that the odds of his making a hole in one at LaRue County Country Club’s Hole Number Four were 13,600 to one, but it didn’t matter after his ball rolled in.

    The ace on the 142-yard Par 3 hole was worth $10,000, half of which went to Howell and half to the LaRue County Youth Baseball League that sponsored the scramble April 17.

  • Library Landing

    Story Time

    Story time with stories, activities and nursery rhymes for preschool children is 11-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the LaRue Public Library.

    AR tutoring

    Accelerated Reading tutoring is 4-4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the LaRue Public Library. Find the right books with the right grade level.

    Homeschool program

    A program for homeschoolers is 1-2 p.m. every Wednesday at the LaRue Public Library. Support group and unit study. All ages welcome.

    After school program