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Today's News

  • Trailblazers Day held at Fort Knox

     Archery, fly fishing, and target shooting were just three of the numerous outdoor activities that more than 7,000 youth and their families were able to experience at the recent Boy Scouts of America Patriot Games featuring the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation’s Trailblazer Adventure Program.

  • Applications being taken for sandhill crane hunt

     Applications for Kentucky's second sandhill crane hunting season will be accepted Nov. 15-30 at www.fw.ky.gov.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will issue permits to 400 hunters this year through a randomized computer drawing. Applicants drawn for a hunt must pass an online identification test before they can receive a permit.

    Applicants must have a valid Kentucky hunting license or be license exempt when they apply. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife charges a $3 fee for each application.

  • PHOTO: Jared Whitlock competes in FFA event

     Jared Whitlock of the LaRue County FFA Chapter was one of 27 participants in the National FFA Dairy Cattle Handlers' Activity. The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Whitlock was awarded a Silver emblem. He is pictured with advisor Tim Quiggins.

  • Team competes in Ag Communications

     Members of the LaRue County FFA were one of 30 teams participating in the National FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event at the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

    The team, led by advisor Misty Bivens, was awarded a Silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 87 other participants. Shea Elswick received a Silver emblem, Hayley Utter received a Gold emblem, and Kyle Edlin received a Silver emblem.

  • Boil Water Advisory issued for section of Hodgenville

     A boil water advisory has been issued by Hodgenville Water Works for customers on Polley Avenue, Vaughn Avenue, Kirkpatrick Avenue, Underwood Avenue and Williams Court.

    The advisory was issued due to a waterline break in that area.

    Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking. Bring water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

    The advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.

  • FFA team competes at National Convention

     Members of the LaRue County FFA Chapter in Kentucky were one of 37 teams participating in the National FFA Milk Quality and Products Career Development Event.

    The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The team, led by advisor Misty Bivens, was awarded a Silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 143 other participants. Brittney Corbin received a Silver emblem, Jacob Ovesen received a Silver emblem, Ashley Cottrell received a Gold emblem, and Kyle Devary received a Silver emblem.

  • FOCUS ON STUDENT WORK: Eastern disunion

     The European Union was created to unite Europe after experiences with World War I and World War II. European citizens faced the extreme destruction and violence brought on by the wars. The European Union wanted to bring citizens of Europe together to create a common friendship and bond economically, politically and culturally. However, the European Union has not really accomplished its goal in uniting Europe, but has really caused more division among European countries.

    Economic Division of the E.U.

  • PHOTO: Colgate Van

     Dr. Richard Hughes, a volunteer dentist from Elizabethtown, performed a dental screening on board the Colgate van during the Lincoln Days Festival. The LaRue County Health Department worked in partnership with Colgate to offer free dental screenings to children 12 years old and under.  

  • Obama re-elected

     President Barack Obama lost LaRue County and Kentucky but was declared the winner of the Nov. 6 election.

    His opponent, Republican Mitt Romney, received 60.51 percent or 1,087,128 votes in Kentucky; 3,911 votes in LaRue County.

    Obama received 37.81 percent or 679,341 votes in Kentucky; 1,733 votes in LaRue.

    Green candidate Jill Stein received 6,337 votes in the state; 16 in LaRue.

    Independent Randall A. Terry received 6,873 votes; 37 in LaRue.

    Libertarian Gary Johnson received 17,061 votes in the state; 67 in LaRue.

  • Guthrie wins another term

      Republican incumbent Rep. Brett Guthrie fended off three competitors Tuesday to win a third term as U.S. representative for the 2nd Congressional District.

    In an email, Guthrie said, “I am deeply honored the people of Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District have elected me to a third term to represent them in Congress. I will continue to fight for pro-job policies, the repeal of Obamacare, and for a balanced budget.”