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Today's News

  • Bethlehem, Campbellsville fall to LaRue's ladies

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks won two games over the weekend, beating Bardstown Bethlehem, 33-30 in the Nelson County Panarama on Saturday and homestanding Campbellsville, 51-37 on Friday.

    Eighth-grade forward Ivy Brown scored 13 points and had five rebounds and three steals to lead LaRue County past Bethlehem.

    Junior guard Valerie Whitlock chipped in with five points, while her sister Lyndsay Whitlock added four points, three steals and two assists.

  • Lady Hawks: Young but experienced

    Young but experienced: On the surface, it appears to be a contradiction. But it could be the best way to describe LaRue County High School’s girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Hawks have no seniors on the roster. The only two juniors are twin sisters Lyndsay and Valerie Whitlock.

    But as Coach Travis Wootton points out the team returns 95 percent of its rebounding and scoring from last season’s team which finished 14-12.

  • Compassionate Friends to hold candlelight ceremony for bereaved parents

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will take part in a worldwide candle lighting program at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Hospice of Nelson County office, 111 N. Third St., Bardstown. The entrance is at the rear of the building.

    The event will honor the loss of children of any age and consists of readings and special music. Candles will be provided for the ceremony.

    Those attending are encouraged to bring photos or other remembrances of the child for the memory table.

    Light refreshments and sharing time will follow the candle lighting.

  • Tri-sport athlete dons mascot suit

    Not only is Bo Haun a LaRue County High School athlete who plays soccer, football and tennis, he also goes “undercover” as the LaRue County Hawk — the school’s mascot.

    Haun, a junior, describes his time in the Hawk outfit in two words – fun and hot.

    “The old suit was actually a little hotter than the new one which has a small fan that at least blows air on my head,” Haun said. “But I’m soon drenched in sweat after I put the suit on, and sometimes I step outside to take off the Hawk head and cool off.”

  • Locals compete in Ultimate Magic Showdown

    French Lick Resort and Casino in Indiana held auditions to find the “best of the best” magicians in the country. Auditions were held in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

    Out of 40 magicians, eight made the cut to appear Oct. 10 at the French Lick Resort.

    Dinky Gowen and his partner, Jennifer Wheat, placed third in the Ultimate Magic Showdown.

  • H1N1 clinics held at schools

    A vaccination clinic for the H1N1 virus was held Thursday evening at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    HES Principal Penny Cecil said 133 shots or mists were provided to enrolled students as well as preschoolers.

    Eight-year-old Taylor Newton was first in line for a vaccination. She listened, wide-eyed, as Joyce Walsh, R.N. explained the procedure. She didn’t flinch when the needle entered her arm. Shots are nothing new to Taylor, according to her mother Lisa Newton. She receives allergy injections twice a week and had the first course of H1N1 vaccine in October.

  • Cowboys for Christ

    A new Christian ministry, Cowboy Church, rode into town in June and pastor Eric Page is rounding up more members in Tuesday night services at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. “Cowboy church is for anyone who wants to come, but it is especially convenient for those people whose schedules won’t allow them to attend regular church, or who don’t feel comfortable in a traditional church setting,” said Page, who lives near Sonora.

    His invitation to prospective attendees is, “Bring your horse, bring your dog or bring your friend.”

  • Trip planned to Amish Country

    A trip to Montgomery, Ind., Amish Country, is being planned for Dec. 11.

    Hodgenville resident Stephen A. Brown is organizing the all-day bus trip. An Amish or Mennonite guide will offer insight to the community. Four or five farms will be visited to see furniture making, quilt making and preserving and canning. A sit-down meal with a local family is included.

    The bus fare and lunch expense is $60. If you are interested in making the trip, contact Brown at 270-307-0150.

  • Cub Scouts fill Hope Food Pantry

    Cub Scout Pack 151 got into the holiday spirit last week when it collected and distributed dozens of canned goods to help needy families.

    The pack donated the goods to the Hope Food Pantry at Hodgenville United Methodist Church.

    Food pantry coordinator Susan Phelps said the food will be put to good use. The pantry opened in October providing assistance to 29 families. In November, 46 families requested help.

    “This fills a need in the community,” Phelps said of the pantry. “People are having a hard time financially.”

  • Reading is an important building block for kids

    One of the most basic skills your child needs to learn in order to be successful in school and in life is reading.  Every parent wants that for his or her child, so the following points are some ways that you can help your child build a reading foundation, as well as develop vocabulary skills that will supplement the reading.

    Label things in the home such as the table, refrigerator, doors, etc. Collect the labels and have your child put them back on the correct objects.

    While in the car, walking, or riding the bus, have the child look for and read familiar signs.