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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Notes from Groundhog Hill (Man vs. Weeds)

     A new summer reality show premiered this week, but not on television. It's at Groundhog Hill. I call it, "Man vs. Weeds."

    The premise is simple yet complex: One man, clad in bib overalls and armed with a garden hoe, competes against a ferocious team of weeds for planting supremacy and personal glory. The weed team consists of four players: Johnson Grass (team captain), Cape Honeysuckle, Climbing Milkweed and something I like to call, Pain-in-the-Butt-Ivy (see photo).

  • COLUMN: Get away on what you can afford

    As the summer approaches, many people are looking forward to a family vacation. However, increasing prices for gasoline, airfare, lodging and entertainment may make this year’s summer getaway more difficult. Instead of canceling, there are several ways to trim the travel budget.

  • United Way of Central Kentucky honors volunteers and donors

    Outstanding volunteers and donors gathered May 7 to celebrate United Way of Central Kentucky's record-breaking 2011 campaign. This "thank you" event recognized the volunteers and leadership donors from their five-county region who provide the backbone for UWCK’s success.

    Sarah Miller, supply manager for Dow Corning Global Procurement and United Way employee campaign manager, won the Voice of LaRue County award.

  • COLUMN: Poison hemlock dangerous to humans, cattle

     Poison hemlock has been increasing locally during the past several years, and is very abundant this year. Although often seen along roadways and fence rows, it has expanded now into grazed pasture lands and hay fields.

    The concern not only comes from its invasive nature but the fact that it is one of the most toxic plants in the world. Throughout history, the toxicity of poison hemlock is well known for accidental deaths of humans and animals.

  • PHOTO: Mower mishap

    A contractor's tractor and mower slid down a slope near the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Tonieville Road about 8 p.m. Thursday. A wrecker was called to pull the tractor out of the ditch. Hodgenville City Police assisted with traffic control.

  • PHOTO: Big, big broccoli
  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks fall in District Tournament

     The Lady Hawks fell 4-0 Thursday to Green County in the 18th District Softball Tournament championship game.

    Both teams advance to next week's 5th Region Tournament in Marion County. 

  • FISCAL COURT: Ambulance service announces personnel changes

     LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting May 23 at the courthouse in Hodgenville,  appointed Dana Sprowles and Renee Skaggs to four-year terms on the county library’s board of trustees.

    They also reappointed Bobby Garrison to the water district board.

  • COLUMN: Summer reading programs abound

    Reading programs at LaRue County’s two elementary schools and LaRue County Public Library should provide students with bookshelves full of fun as well as learning this summer.

    Co-sponsored by their family resource centers, Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville elementaries’ program begins July 9 at ALES and continues there July 18, 23, and Aug. 1. Each session runs from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

  • Water plants honored for producing high quality product

     Forty-nine water treatment plants in Kentucky have been recognized by the Energy and Environment Cabinet for their demonstrated success in producing drinking water in 2011 that consistently met or exceeded state water quality standards.