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Today's News

  • Hawks begin basketball season Saturday at Casey County

    The 2009-10 basketball season promises to be an unpredictable, yet exciting season for the LaRue County Hawks.

    Having lost three starters, Christian Seymour, Bryan Bault and Tyler Hornback to graduation, Coach Paul Childress has some holes to fill. 

  • Rhinehart benefit auction to include ‘Twilight’ items

    A benefit for Tayler Rhinehart will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Lutheran House of Prayer, 904 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

    Tayler was born with spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal canal and backbone do not close, and has required several surgeries.

    The 8-year-old needs another surgery.

    The fundraiser will include a barbecue pork meal 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for $5.50, delivery available; auction at 3 p.m.; and gospel singing at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken during the gospel singing.

  • LCMS wrestling holds cornhole benefit

    A cornhole tournament and chili supper will be Dec. 4 in the LCMS cafeteria with proceeds going to the LaRue County Middle School wrestling program. Sign up is 6-7 p.m. Tournament begins at 7:30 p.m.

    Supper costs $5 and begins at 6 p.m. Includes drink and dessert. Awards and 30 percent payback.

    For more information, call 234-4920 or 358-9014.

  • Bonds to be issued for nursing home project

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a resolution Nov. 24 authorizing bonds to be issued for the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home expansion project.

    “Fiscal Court has not had involvement in the design or building of the project,” Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, explained to magistrates meeting at the courthouse. “The county becomes the vehicle to allow the issuance of the bonds, but Sunrise Manor property will secure them.”

  • Judge attends fall college

    District Court Judge C. Derek Reed, who serves LaRue and Hart counties, participated in the 2009 District Judges Fall College at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz. The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college Oct. 18-21 for district court judges throughout the state.

    The judges attended courses about managing extradition proceedings,  admissibility of evidence at trial and sentencing for enhanceable offenses.

  • Pest-proof and conserve energy in your home with three helpful tips

    Various spiders, boxelder bugs, cluster flies, and lady beetles are entering homes as the temperatures cool. Pest-proofing or cutting down on entry ways can reduce problems with them indoors. Let’s consider six useful tips for pest-proofing. The first three will also conserve energy in your home.

  • Wellness on Wheels will return in spring

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s mobile health unit, Wellness on Wheels, will begin a short “hibernation” for the winter, according to the hospital.

    The WOW unit, which provides cholesterol  and blood pressure checks and finger sticks, will not make its regular monthly site visits to Hodgenville during December, January and February.

    The unit is expected to return in March.

    For more informationm call 737-4464.

  • Chili cook-off to be held Nov. 21

    Satisfy your hunger and support a good cause this fall at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Heartland service center is planning their second annual Heartland Chili Cook-Off 11 a.m. Nov. 21.

    Teams of cooks from the Heartland community will bring their best chili recipe to compete for the prestigious prize of Best Chili, voted on by professional local judges. There will also be refreshments, a silent auction, games and more. For $5, participants can get all this entertainment plus all-you-can-eat chili.

  • Job seeker's seminar set for Dec. 7 in Hodgenville

    To assist the jobless with their employment quest, the Office of Employment and Training will hold a free employment seminar Dec. 7 in LaRue County. Facilitators will offer advice on interviewing skills, cover letter writing, resume writing and filling out applications.

    The seminar will be 6:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Adult Education Center in the Board of Education building, 208 College St., Hodgenville.

    The meeting will begin as a group setting and depending on attendance, will progress to one-on-one.

  • Local author to have book signing Nov. 21

    LaRue County native Michael A. Crain will have a book signing at Lincoln’s Loft 1-3 p.m. Nov. 21.

    He is the son of the late George H. Crain Sr. and Agnes Crain of Buffalo where he was raised with his 10 siblings and learned family values, hard work and spun countless characters and adventures in his young mind.

    Crain’s book called “Babbott and Babboo” is for young readers about two fun-loving monkeys trying to stay out of trouble. What happens when a snake’s tail is mistaken for a nice, big banana?