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Today's News

  • Circuit judges attend college

    Chief Circuit Judge Charles C. Simms III and Circuit Judge John David “Jack” Seay, who serve Hart, LaRue and Nelson counties, participated in the 2009 Circuit Judges Fall College Sept. 20-24 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the training for Circuit Court judges and Family Court judges throughout the state.

  • Man dies after Ky. 210 crash

    A Magnolia man died Sunday as a result of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Carter Brothers Road and Old Elizabethtown Road.

    A 2000 Dodge Ram operated by Joshua Burks, 23, of Hodgenville was traveling south on Carter Brothers Road around 9 a.m. Sunday.

    In a news release, Kentucky State Police said the pickup failed to stop at the intersection with Old Elizabethtown Road, which is also Ky. 210.

    Burk’s truck was struck by an eastbound 1998 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Geneva Taylor, 67, of Magnolia.

  • Birthplace Park featured on KET special

    This fall, Ken Burns and PBS thrilled America with a compelling documentary showcasing the history and beauty of the country’s national parks. Now viewers can learn how five sites in Kentucky came to be protected by the National Park Service in the new high-definition KET production Kentucky’s National Parks: A Kentucky Life Special, premiering 8 p.m. Dec. 1 on KET.

  • Control your weight during the holidays

    Here are a few tips for holiday calorie control:

    Keep a weight journal

    Write down your weight now. Record the time of day and what clothes you are wearing. During the holidays, it helps to be aware of how much you weigh each week so you can keep track and make adjustments before the problem gets out of hand.

    500 calories per week

  • Rissel named Oustanding Executive

    William J. Rissel, president and chief executive officer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, has been named the Outstanding Executive for 2009 by the Credit Union Executive Society. The national award was announced at a special banquet during the group’s CEO Network meeting Nov. 1 in Orlando, Fla.

    Recipients of the CUES Executive of the Year award must show exceptional leadership skills, be committed to professional development and contribute to their credit union’s success.

  • Sports Shorts

    Cornhole fundraiser for wrestling

    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.

    Sport schedules online

    LaRue County High School schedules are available on the sports Web page. Go to www.larue.kyschools.us and click on athletics.

     

  • ALES honors veterans

    About 50 veterans were honored for their service to our country Nov. 9 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. It was the second year the school held the ceremony. Twenty-nine veterans were in attendance as they were recognized for their individual efforts and accomplishments by retired Lt. Col. Garry Ross.

  • Beginners' wrestling clinic scheduled

    Youth wrestling sign-ups and a beginners' clinic for first-year wrestlers (ages 5-12) will be noon-4 p.m. Nov. 28 at the LaRue County High School wrestling room. The clinic begins at  12:30 p.m. Wrestlers should bring shorts and T-shirt, wrestling shoes (if you have them), a towel and water bottle. 

    Returning wrestlers may sign up that day.

  • Mat Hawks win first tournament

    The LaRue County Middle School Mat Hawks hosted a preview tournament Saturday. The team had top score (232 points) over second place North Hardin (224 points). Trinity Shamrock Wrestling Club took third; Bluegrass Middle was fourth. They were followed by University Heights Academy, Meade County, Caldwell County, Barren County and Central Hardin.

    It was first year head coach Dan Heady’s first tournament and many of his Mat Hawks are first year wrestlers.

  • Crash sends one to hospital

    A Hodgenville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Nov. 17.

    Loretta Miller, 75, was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile on Lincoln Boulevard when it was struck from behind by a 1991 Buick Regal driven by Stephanie Brescan, 17, of Hodgenville.

    Neither Brescan nor her passenger, Casilda Haynes, 16, of Hodgenville were injured.

    Miller complained of chest pain, possibly related to seatbelt use, and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS, according to investigator Lt. Steve Johnson. She was treated and released.