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Today's News

  • Bond reduced for shooting suspects

    At a bond hearing Feb. 23, Nelson Circuit Court Judge Charles Simms reduced the $1 million cash-only bail for two of the three men accused of murdering Donald C. Marshall of Hodgenville.

    Stephen Austin Howard and Maurice Greenwell had their bonds reduced to $300,000 cash or property. The amount represented a middle ground after lawyers for the defendants argued that they should be released on their own recognizance while the commonwealth said it should stay at $1 million.

  • Church calendar

    Middle Creek Baptist holds revival

    Middle Creek Baptist Church will have revival 7 p.m. March 12-14 with Bro. Billy Curle preaching.

    Faithful Citizenship Luncheon to be held in Bardstown

  • Lincoln Trail offers training opportunities

    Lincoln Trail Career Centers encourage dislocated and unemployed workers in LaRue County to register for short-term training opportunities. Financial assistance is available for LaRue County residents who qualify. The Centers work with local agencies, learning centers and universities to provide affordable education for people wishing to boost their current skills or re-train for a new career. Partners include the Department for Adult Education and Literacy, the Office of Employment and Training, Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges and St. Catharine College.

  • Teenager enters guilty plea

     

  • Leadership opportunities exist for 4-Hers

    Our young people are the future leaders and decision makers of the nation. 4-H offers youth a prime opportunity to explore and engage in leadership roles. By participating in a leadership role in organizations like 4-H, young people have the opportunity to develop critical thinking, communication and life skills that will aid them in making crucial future decisions.

    Many leadership experiences are geared toward older youth, but younger youth also have the opportunity to become leaders early in their 4-H career.

  • Senior activities

    Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@ windstream.net.

    Daily events

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville has walking, exercise Skipbo and sewing each Monday; bingo each Wednesday and Friday; and line dancing and chair massages each Thursday. For more information, call Katie Carter at 358-4235.

  • Diabetes on the rise - are you at risk?

    In 2005, about 8.9 percent of Kentucky’s adult population had been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is the number one cause of disability for Kentuckians and the fifth leading cause of death by disease. Among the 50 states, Kentucky ranks seventh for having the highest number in the adult population diagnosed with diabetes.

    The cost of diabetes in both life and medical care is alarming. In 2002 about 2.9 billion dollars was spent on treating diabetes in Kentucky. Preventing this catastrophic disease is a priority.

  • Training offered to review changes to food code

    Lincoln Trail District Health Department will provide training sessions to review changes to Kentucky’s Food Code in Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. The target audience will include facilities holding food permits.

    “We want to make sure all of the restaurants, grocers, and food suppliers in our area understand the changes to the state’s food code before they take effect," said Sara Jo Best, environmental director at Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Community bids farewell to hero

    Lance Cpl. Matthias “Matt” Hanson was laid to rest Saturday.

    About 1,000 people attended the young marine’s funeral in LaRue County High School’s gymnasium.

    Hanson, the 20-year-old son of Mary and Larry Huff of Hodgenville and Lowell R. and Cynthia Hanson Jr. of Buffalo, died Feb. 21 of combat-related injuries in Afghanistan. He was hit by enemy fire and died while being airlifted to a military medical facility.

    His deployment to Afghanistan was his first assignment outside the country. He had been overseas about 40 days.

  • Jail car used in escape

    A LaRue County inmate enjoyed about eight hours of freedom last week after escaping from the detention center in a car owned by the jail.

    George Richard Gaunt III, 21, of Ludlow in northern Kentucky was serving a three-year sentence at the facility on charges of third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

    According to Chief Deputy Travis Strader, Gaunt attended a religious service at the jail about 7 p.m. Feb. 9 and left through a back door sometime later.