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Today's News

  • Help cattle beat the summer heat

    Periods of heat stress call for cattle producers to be vigilant in making sure their animals are adequately prepared. One of the most important things producers can do is provide cool, clean drinking water. Providing an adequate source of drinking water helps to keep animals’ internal body temperatures within normal limits. Above-ground water lines need to be shaded so they do not act as solar water heaters and make the water too hot to drink.

  • Outdoor burning restricted

    Be aware of the following precautionary measures to prevent wildfires:

    • Outdoor burning is illegal between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland during forest fire hazard seasons.

    • Debris burning should be avoided altogether during fire hazard seasons.

    • In addition to forest fire laws, outdoor burning laws include air pollution regulations and restrictions imposed by local ordinances. 

  • Honor our heroes

    I am Matt Hanson’s aunt from Michigan and I am sad to hear that this community is arguing over whether a park should be named after my nephew.

    (Editor’s note: Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson died of combat-related injury in Afghanistan in February.)

    Until Matt’s death, I didn’t understand what all military service men, women and their families signify until now. I took my freedom for granted and I am sorry for the lack of respect I showed. All military deserve to be called “heroes” for the commitments they make to protect our country.

  • Mayor tackles suspect

    A suspected drug dealer’s flight from police ended when he was tackled by Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse.

    Officers obtained a search warrant Thursday for the residence of Brett Alan Decker at Lot 9, Fairview Drive, Hodgenville. Police Chief John Cottrill said a tip led them to suspect the presence of drugs and handguns in the trailer.

  • Kid Spot needs online votes

    Throughout our combined 13 years of educational experiences working with children in Taylor County we have become increasingly aware of the great need for therapy services in ours and surrounding communities. We have worked directly with kids with disabilities and have always had a desire to meet their needs on a more personal level. In response to this need, we are going to launch an outpatient pediatric therapy clinic in Campbellsville, The Kid Spot Center.  To open this clinic we are attempting to secure grant funding.

  • CU-Hodgenville will hold open house June 29

    Campbellsville University’s Office of Regional and Professional Education will hold an open house/fall registration event at the Brockman Center, 813 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville 6-8 p.m. June 29.

    Registration will be conducted for fall classes, late summer/fall Technology Training Center courses and Kids College which is July 19-22.

  • Farm calendar

    Kentucky Joe to speak at Beef Cattle Association meeting

  • School calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Aug. 5 – First day of school

    LCHS

    Registration

    Registration for all LCHS students is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22 at the LCHS media center. Be prepared to pay textbook fees of $60 and laptop fees of $20.

    Freshman orientation

    LCHS freshman orientation is 6-7:30 p.m. July 29 in the auditorium.

    Open House

    Open house for all LCHS students is 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 17. For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    ALES

    Registration

  • Upton man charged with wrecking stolen truck

    An Upton man faces numerous charges after he allegedly took his neighbor’s truck and wrecked it July 1.

    Christopher Ray Decker, 27, was charged with theft by unlawful taking/auto; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; first-degree criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident by Kentucky State Police.

    The neighbor’s truck was found overturned along U.S. 31W south of Ky. 84 about 1:30 a.m., according to court documents.

    Decker’s breathalyzer result was .145. The legal limit is .08.

  • Main Street Association elects new officers, board members

    The Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance Association Inc. announces the following officers for the 2010-11 year: President Kenny Rambo; Vice President Anita Laha; Treasurer Paula Gearon; Secretary David Harrison; Past President Larry Davis. New board members voted in at last week’s annual meeting of the board of directors include Kenny Rambo, Curtis Jackson and Bill Gehr. Megan Smith joins the board as a youth member.

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