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Today's News

  • Absentee voting under way

    Absentee voting machines are now open for LaRue County.

    The clerk's office is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday and Saturday. The machines will be available through 4:30 p.m. May 17, the day before Primary.

    A paper absentee ballot can be requested in person, by phone or by fax.

  • Skin check a priority for farmers

    Farming has plenty of challenges, but probably one of the hazards that farmers worry about least are the dangers from working in the sun year-round. Farmers should pay attention to the condition of their skin.

  • Reunion calendar

    LCHS Class of 1995

    LaRue County High School Class of 1995 will have a 15-year reunion beginning at 5 p.m. June 5 at Sportsman Lake. Cost is $15 per person.

  • Senior activities

    Dance at Senior Center

    There will be a dance at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center 7 p.m. May 21. Prime Time Band and others will perform. For more information, contact Jim Walters at 737-5655 or jmarwalt@windstream.net.

    NARFE to meet

  • Two injured on Lincoln Parkway


    Two women were injured when their vehicles collided at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and W. Main St. Tuesday afternoon. Alma Borders, 68, of Sonora, driver of a Ford Ranger pickup, was flown to University of Louisville Hospital where she remains a patient.

     

  • Relay for Life under way

    LaRue County’s annual Relay for Life – a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society – begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Sixteen teams will set up campsites Friday afternoon and participants will begin registration at 5 p.m. Opening ceremony is at 6 p.m. with a medallion presentation to cancer survivors, a performance by the HES chorus and opening lap by cancer survivors.

    Relay organizers will accept silent auction items in the school cafeteria at 6 p.m. Bidding for the auction begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 4 a.m.

  • Use caution during severe spring weather

    As many LaRue Countians experienced last week, there can be major damage from spring thunderstorms.

    Tornadoes form thousands of feet above the earth’s surface usually during warm, humid, unsettled weather and in conjunction with a severe thunderstorm.  Along with rain, dust and debris sucked into the center of the air column form the distinct funnel shape. Wind speeds, ranging from 40 to more than 300 mph (categories 1-5), can be extremely destructive.

  • Lose weight and lower risk for type 2 Diabetes

    With so many weight loss programs available, it is easy to become confused about what works and what does not when it comes to losing weight to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. The National Diabetes Education Program wants you to know that you don’t have to knock yourself out to lower your risk. In fact, the findings of a major study show that modest weight loss can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half. Here are some proven small steps developed by NDEP to help you make gradual lifestyle changes to lose weight safely and keep it off.

  • LaRue among counties to receive housing funds

    From the Kentucky Housing Corporation, Community Ventures Corporation has received $199,500 from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and $500,000 from the HOME Investment Partnership. These funds will be used to construct or acquire and rehab seven units of affordable housing in 28 rural Kentucky counties including LaRue. Funding will used for acquisition and construction with a portion converted to permanent financing (down payment and closing cost assistance) for the homebuyer. Eligible homebuyers must have incomes at or below 80 percent average median income.

  • Reding named to Dean’s List

    Mary Elizabeth Reding, of Howardstown, has been named to the dean’s list at Murray State University for the spring 2010 semester. Students must have a grade-point average ranging from 3.5 to a perfect 4.0 to be eligible for dean’s list status. Reding is majoring in music education and is the daughter of Mark and Barb Reding.