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Today's News

  • ‘When I am on that road I am in the heart of myself’

    The title? That’s a quote from one of my favorite short stories – “Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut” by Stephen King.

    Re-reading that story, combined with something I saw at the side of the road brought back a few memories.

    It was a pair of tire tracks in the ditch beside the intersection of Old E’town Road and Phillips Lane. Someone did some fancy driving to avoid rear-ending another vehicle.

    And that reminded me of my dad.

  • Ag funding is approved by Congress

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced earlier this month that both chambers of Congress approved his request of $8.57 million for agriculture research and development projects at several of Kentucky’s universities. The funding is included in the FY 2010 Agriculture Appropriations conference report, which awaits the president’s signature.

    “With this funding, students, faculty, and farmers from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky can continue to make strides in agricultural innovation and research,” McConnell said.

  • School Board considers early release Fridays

    A shorter school week may be in store for LaRue County students next fall.

    The LaRue County School Board meets Dec. 21 to consider dismissing classes two hours early each Friday in order to provide teachers with more planning time.

    The curriculum coordinating committee will recommend early release days be built into next year’s calendar, according to Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • State grant may be available for downtown businesses

    Hodgenville residents and businesses within the area served by the local Main Street/Renaissance Association may be eligible for matching funds to do external repairs to improve their buildings.

    The Kentucky Department for Local Government has set aside $200,000 in recovered funds from the previous round of facade grants, money which was allocated but not used the first time, and will make that amount available statewide in a small grant program.

  • Sharing a slice of Shepherd’s Pie

    I would like to thank Brother Andrew Singh, president of the LaRue County Ministerial Association, for the invitation to attend the Thanksgiving service at First Baptist Church. It was a wonderful service. I would especially like to thank all the people who brought canned goods to contribute to our Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry. That was a great idea and that gift will help make it possible for our church to continue serving families in our community.

  • Courage was shown that first Christmas

    Have you seen or been a part of an act of courage? It may have been rushing into a burning building to rescue a child or lifting a weight off a pinned individual that would have crushed the life out of them. Courage is seen in many forms all around us daily.

    Courage was present that first Christmas. Although we probably miss it, because we are focusing on Mary and the baby, Joseph certainly displayed courage and we can learn from him valuable life lessons.

  • Feeding America

    With the winter months upon us, many people will be confronted with difficult choices such as paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel. More than 49 million Americans are food insecure; meaning they lack consistent access to enough food at some point during the year.

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, a member of Feeding America, has been serving Central Kentucky for 27 years, helping 63,000 people every year.

  • Brooks completes Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute

    Denise Brooks has graduated from the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute. Brooks and 26 other entrepreneurial leaders, advocates and coaches completed the 18-month course Nov. 12.

    Brooks is a local entrepreneur who has launched a State Farm Agency in Hodgenville. She has served as president of the Hart County Chamber, is involved in Rotary, is a member of the Extension Board and previously served as a funeral home director in her family’s business. 

  • Hawks outhustle Breckinridge, Hart

    The LaRue County Hawks basketball team came out hitting on all cylinders this past week beating Breckinridge County 76-54 and district rivals, the Hart County Raiders 80-56.

    Breckinridge bounced

    Jordan Brewer and Anthony Myrks led the way with 14 and 13 points respectively leading the Hawks to a 76-54 victory over Breckinridge County Dec. 8. Myrks also had seven rebounds and six assists at his point guard position.

  • BBB warns about e-mail attachments

    The Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers to a holiday e-mail scam that’s popping up just in time for holiday shopping. The email appears to be a legitimate e-mail from DHL Services, a shipping company, but it actually contains an attachment that if opened, will infect your computer with a virus.