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Today's News

  • New ag marketing director named

    Mac Stone, a longtime educator and sustainable agriculture leader in Ken­tucky, will be executive director of the Kentucky Depart­­ment of Agri­culture’s marketing office effective March 1.

    Stone will replace Michael Judge, who will resign effective Feb. 29 after four years with the department. Stone currently is director of the KDA’s Division of Value-Added Plant Production.

    Stone joined the department in October 2004 after 19 years as manager of the Research and Demonstration Farm at Kentucky State University,

  • Community calendar

    Hodgenville Post Office announces holiday hours

    The Hodgenville Post Office service window will close at noon Dec. 31. Customers may pick up packages at the back dock until 4:30 p.m. that day. Collection times remain at 5 p.m. both dates. There is a doorbell by the rear cargo doors.

    LaRue County Reads volunteer session

  • Community calendar

    Hodgenville Post Office announces holiday hours

    The Hodgenville Post Office service window will close at noon Dec. 31. Customers may pick up packages at the back dock until 4:30 p.m. that day. Collection times remain at 5 p.m. both dates. There is a doorbell by the rear cargo doors.

    LaRue County Reads volunteer session

  • Community calendar

    Hodgenville Post Office announces holiday hours

    The Hodgenville Post Office service window will close at noon Dec. 31. Customers may pick up packages at the back dock until 4:30 p.m. that day. Collection times remain at 5 p.m. both dates. There is a doorbell by the rear cargo doors.

    LaRue County Reads volunteer session

  • Personnel updates

    The LaRue County School Board reviewed the following personnel changes at its meeting Dec. 21:

    Accepted resignation of:

    •Lisa Lewis, instructional assistant at Kids Crew effective Nov. 30.

    • Paul Richardson, TRT at LaRue County Middle School, effective Jan. 3.

    •Amy Adams as instructional assistant at Kids Crew effective Dec. 11.

    Accepted extended-employment resignation of:

    Eric Hughes as freshman baseball coach at LaRue County High School effective Nov. 19.

    Accepted recommendation for employment of:

  • Lady Hawks win tournament title

    The Lady Hawks, now 6-3, recorded a tournament title Tuesday night by defeating the host team in the Lady Colonel Christmas Classic.

    LaRue County defeated Caverna 57-39 in the championship game.

    In earlier tournament action, Coach Travis Wootton's team beat Warren East, 66-44 on Saturday in the Caverna Christmas Classic and outplayed Red Boiling Springs, Tenn. Monday.

  • Accept greetings in the spirit they're given

    Every year about this time, great debates arise about keeping “Christ in Christmas” and whether it is proper for stores to use “Merry X-mas” or the more generic “Seasons Greetings” in advertising or for clerks to greet customers with “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.”

    I think we should be grateful for clerks who are polite enough to offer any greeting, much less pick apart how they say it. Friendly clerks are a blessing.

  • Rep. Guthrie files for re-election

    Landmark News Service

    First-term Congressman Brett Guthrie has filed to run for re-election in the 2nd Congressional District that includes  LaRue County.

    The Bowling Green Republican is the first candidate to file for the U.S. House seat. The deadline is Jan. 26.

    Guthrie defeated state Sen. David Boswell, an Owensboro Democrat, in the 2008 general election. The congressman has about $600,000 in the bank for the campaign. That is more than half what he spent last time, he said.

  • Tradition provides focus for holiday

    Christmas traditions vary from household to household.

    Growing up, Santa delivered his gifts directly to our bedroom ... and he never wrapped.

    When my sisters and I would leap out of bed in the dead of night, it was like a toy store exploded in our bedrooms.

    My parents worked long hours, maintained a Christmas Club account and sacrificed year round for the joy that the holiday brings.

    Of course as kids, we had little appreciation of their efforts. We were consumed by our greed.

  • Lincoln Cabinet honorees named for November

    The faculty and staff of Abraham Lincoln Elementary announce the November recipients of the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet. Representing the certified staff is Sara Mullins who teaches in the Highly Structured Classroom and from the classified staff, Jamie Hines, an instructional assistant.