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Today's News

  • Stroke symptoms should be treated quickly

    I was at my grandmother’s recently for my weekly visit when something strange happened. We were talking about how silly one of my dogs was acting, and I noticed Mamaw was having trouble saying the dog’s name. It’s Bree — not very difficult — so I knew something was wrong. I looked up at Mamaw and saw that the right side of her face was drooping. Her mouth formed a half frown and didn’t move on that side when she tried to speak.

  • Mat Hawks take fifth in Smoky Mountain Duals

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks took fifth in the 18-team Smoky Mountain Duals Dec. 22-23.

    The team went 4-0 on the first day of competition, defeating Beech, Tenn. 65-5; Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. 36-25; All-Stars 84-0; and Gibbs, Tenn. 63-6. The Hawks lost to Gilmer, Ga. 43-14.

    Jefferson, Ga. (9-0) beat Gilmer 34-20 to win the title.

    Results from the first day of the Smoky Mountain Duals:

    LARUE COUNTY (4-1)

    103: Spencer Hines – 4-1

    112: Nick Paden – 5-0

    119: Raymundo Perez – 1-3

    125: Caleb Canter – 4-1

  • UK provides services for LaRue County

    When he became the University of Kentucky’s 11th president in 2001, Lee T. Todd Jr. said he envisioned UK’s campus “stretching from Pikeville to Paducah.”

    It’s a vision that UK has taken to heart, as evidenced by the fact that the university’s scientists are conducting research in every one of Kentucky’s 120 counties.

    That includes LaRue County, where the College of Agriculture is helping farmers become more productive through no-till methods.    

  • Wise men still seek him

    The story of the Wise Men is shrouded in mystery. How many were there? Where did they come from? How long did the journey take? They show mysteriously, and just as mysteriously, they are gone. What do we learn from their story?

    “Where is he that is born King of the Jews?” Their journey seems to be one of faith. They had faith that he was alive and they needed to find him. They were willing to risk everything to find him. The Wise Men were men of faith, and the fact is God’s journeys always involve faith.

  • Snap Fitness opens in Lincoln Plaza

    A new fitness franchise has opened in Hodgenville – just in time to help residents meet New Year’s resolutions to get in shape.

    Snap Fitness, located in Lincoln Plaza, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has no contracts to sign and offers fitness tips through its Web site http://www.snapfitness.com/.

  • Billy Howell named to Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame

    Billy Howell, owner of Billy Howell Funeral Chapel in Hodgenville, has been named the newest inductee into the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame.

    “It was a complete surprise to me,” said Howell. “I didn’t even know there was such a thing.”

    His induction is no surprise, however, to others who watched him race in the ASA, ARCA and NASCAR short track circuits.

    Dave Huber, with Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame, called Howell a “smart driver.”

  • Church calendar

    Watch Night at Freedom Way

    Freedom Way Church in Cecilia will have its watch night service at 8 p.m. Thursday. Various singing groups will be followed by a sermon by the Rev. Ronnie McCowan. Dinner will follow at 10 p.m. with host pastor, the Rev. Billy Curle.

  • Pamida donations to communities increase

    The Pamida Foundation announces this year’s donations to communities have increased 30 percent. Contributions to local food banks and gift-tree programs total over half a million dollars.

    This year’s contributions to local food banks will be used to help stock shelves with food for families in need this holiday season. In addition, numerous Pamida stores across the Midwest are organizing local food drives to coordinate with the Foundation donations.

  • Indictments provide insight into murder investigation

    Landmark News Service

    According to information in grand jury indictments and interviews with officers, the death of Donald Marshall appears to have been sparked by the drug-related burglary of Kenneth Craig Mattingly’s residence, who is one of the suspects accused of Marshall’s murder.

  • Administrator clarifies statement made at board meeting

    Amanda Reed, instructional supervisor for LaRue County Schools, offers a clarification to last week’s article about early release days.

    Reed wrote in an e-mail: