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Today's News

  • Magnolia time capsule to be moved, not opened

    The Magnolia Elementary School time capsule will be opened in 2025 as originally planned.

    The time capsule will be dug up from the old school grounds this week and reburied at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    MES third- and fourth- graders buried the capsule in 2000, prior to the consolidation of MES and Buffalo Elementary School.

    Students planned to open the capsule in 25 years but since the old school is for sale, staff decided to open it early.

  • Calling all hummingbirds: Meet the Bird Woman of Ball Hollow

    You’ve perhaps heard of the Bird Man of Alcatraz. Dotty Coleman is fast becoming the Bird Woman of Ball Hollow.

    Coleman, who lives off Pleasant Church Road, is into hummingbirds – really into them.

    “Most nights in the early evening, I’ll see 25 of them or so at one time, but that isn’t even the busiest time,” she said.

    She has 10 feeders from which the birds sip the homemade nectar of one part sugar to three parts water.

  • Cowboy mounted shooting club starting in Nelson County

    Clay Greenwell regularly watches “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza.” The 10-year-old New Haven boy has always had an interest in guns and horses, and he recently found a way to combine the two into a challenging hobby.

    Greenwell will be a member of the still-forming Kentucky Cowboy Mounted Shooters, which became a club   Sept. 8 at the Nelson County Public Library. 

  • HVAC issues discussed at school board meeting

    Engineers from AU & Associates, the company that installed the HVAC and windows at LaRue County Middle School, were on hand at the Sept. 20 school board meeting to discuss issues with air conditioning in the gymnasium, specifically during graduation.

    At several past meetings, all of the board members noted that the gym was extremely hot during the May 2010 graduation.

  • Six indicted by grand jury on meth charges

    Six people were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury Sept. 20 on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

    James Edmond “Homer” Joiner, 39; James Larence Johnson, 48; and Rose A. Muncy, 40; all of River Road, New Haven, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense and complicity; cultivating marijuana, five or more plants and complicity; and possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

    The alleged offenses occurred July 22.

    Bond was set at $50,000 cash only plus conditions.

  • Local poet's work to benefit cancer research

    The late Margaret Naomi Curle’s faith and poems have touched her daughter, Sue Curle Percell, so much that she has created a website, www.nanswords.com, to share them with the world.

  • Schools shine in NCLB scores

    For the fourth consecutive year, the LaRue County School District met all No Child Left Behind goals according to results released by the state department of education last week. All four LaRue County schools also met their targets this year.

    “We do have some ups and downs in the data, but the final result is we met everything,” said Amanda Reed, district instructional supervisor.

    The results are based on Kentucky Core Content Tests that public school students across the state took last spring in reading, math, science, social studies and on-demand writing.

  • Understanding your cholesterol numbers

    Laboratory tests play an important role in your health care. One reason lab tests are done is to screen for diseases or risks for developing a specific disease or condition. For example, a leading risk factor for heart disease is having elevated cholesterol levels. It is important to not only know your cholesterol levels, but to understand the results and the factors that can affect the results and what you can do to improve them. Understanding your condition can give you confidence to improve or maintain your current health status. 

  • Lincoln Days Festival attracts thousands to downtown

    “A perfect fall day.”

    That’s the way several of the Lincoln Days organizers described Saturday as thousands descended on the town for the 38th annual festival.

    “The weather is great – a lot better than usual,” Jimmy Rogers, emcee for the Lincoln Lookalike Contest, told the crowd.

    The morning was cool – a boon for the participants of the Fun Run and Railsplitter Run and the competitors in the Lookalike Contests. By noon, visitors had started peeling off jackets and rolling up shirt sleeves.

  • City sets tax rate and Trick-or-Treat times

    Citing a poor economy and stagnant property assessments, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse recommended taking the compensating rate for property taxes. Basically, residents will see little or no increase in the city’s tax bill.

    Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to accept the recommendation which will bring in $166 more in revenue than last year’s rate.

    “Normally, we’ve taken the 4 percent (allowed tax rate) but with the economy the way it is …I feel if we take the compensating rate, that will keep us from going backward,” Cruse said.