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Today's News

  • Fire damages Mount Sherman house

    A Mount Sherman house owned by Glen Burba was damaged extensively by fire Monday about noon. Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters said the flames were in the ceiling when they arrived.

    It appeared the fire began near the water heater. No one was living in the home. Burba was readying it for a renter.

    No injuries were reported.

  • Every believer has the power to overcome

    “He who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”

  • Lady Hawks freshman team finishes week 2-2

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks freshman softball team finished the first week of the 2010 season with two close losses and two convincing wins.

    On March 24, the Lady Hawks traveled to Nelson County to face an experienced Cardinal team in doubleheader action, losing 3-1 and 10-8. March 27, the Lady Hawks hosted the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs and defended their home field in convincing fashion, winning 7-2 and 13-0 (three innings).

    Coach Dean R. Miller said he was very pleased with the effort both days.

  • Sports Shorts

    Umpires needed

    Youth girls’ softball is seeking umpires for the upcoming season. Those interested should call Regina Devers after 4 p.m. at 234-6217.

    Season passes available

    Season passes for softball and baseball are $20 students; $40 adults. See David Dawson at LaRue County High School or Melinda Rock at games for more information. Passes are good for varsity, JV and freshman home games.

    Sport schedules online

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    April 5-9 – Spring Break

    Kindergarten testing

    Kindergarten testing is April 30 or May 18. Kindergarten Launch is 9 a.m.-noon July 29. For more information, ALES at 358-4112 or HES at 3506.

    LCHS

    Speech team performs

  • FBLA competes at regional conference

    The Future Business Leaders of America Club at LCHS competed in Regional Conference at Western Kentucky University Feb. 25. The FBLA Regional Conference recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. At the FBLA Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Each event is governed by specific guidelines and rating sheets. Competitive events fall into three categories: individual, team and chapter. Twenty students from the LCHS FBLA Chapter competed in several business events.

  • Church calendar

    Gospel meeting

    Hodgenville Church of Christ will hold a gospel meeting 7:30 p.m. April 5-9. For more information, call 766-2725.

    Hope Food Pantry

    The Hope Food Pantry at Hodgenville United Methodist Church, 825 Tonieville Road, will distribute food at 5 p.m. April 14 for those in need. For more information, call 358-3028 or 358-9328.

  • Miller speaks on history of Valley Creek

    Ancestral Trails Historical Society met this month with guest speaker Joe Carroll Miller who spoke on the history of Valley Creek Church.

    Miller has been the clerk of the church for over 50 years. She displayed all the books containing the past minutes of the church back to the beginning in 1872 when it was formed. W.C. Rogers donated the land for the first church. The present church was built in 1995.

  • Doesn't understand board member's rationale

    As a LaRue County High School Site-Based Decision-Making Council parent member, I am troubled and saddened by the Laptops of LaRue dissension speech given by board member Norbert Skees during the Board meeting March 15. I must say the “Nay” vote was expected, but the justification for his vote would have been better left unsaid.

  • County’s recycling efforts pay off

    Last year, LaRue County’s Renaissance Recycling center, on East Water Street in Hodgenville, collected 1.2 million pounds of cardboard, plastic, paper, glass and other items for reuse that otherwise would have wound up in a landfill.

    “I am amazed how supportive the people have been,” said Jill Gray, the county’s solid waste coordinator who saw the center’s yearly collections grow from 150 tons its first year (2006) to 2009’s whopping 590 tons.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, also was impressed.