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Today's News

  • Hour of Prayer

    Fellow Christians: Please join us in one hour of prayer, Oct. 24, for nursing homes, various types of care centers and their residents around the world. This is the hour we can all come together as a like-minded body of believers. Though we are far apart in location, we can become united in spirit.

    The time for this prayer will be at 7 p.m. Other locales around the country and world will be different in time, but will coincide with our time.

    Pray, also, for people to feel the desire to volunteer services.

  • Kids Crew trike-a-thon raises funds for St. Jude’s

    Although their modes of transportation varied from tricycles to Big Wheels, their purpose was the same as Kids Crew members rode Friday in a trike-a-thon to help fund St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

    “It’s a win-win situation because our kids learned about bike safety and got exercise while they raised money to go toward cancer research,” said Stephanie Ash, the child enrichment center’s coordinator.        

  • Campbellsville University to host high school students

    Campbellsville University will host Tiger Round-Up Nov. 19-20 and Preview Days will take place Oct. 24 and Nov. 7.

    Tiger Round-Up is an overnight event exclusively for high school seniors to experience life as a college student at Campbellsville University. Prospective students spend the night with a CU student in the residence halls, attend classes the following morning, hang out with students, see the campus and participate in campus events.

  • Bullitt East blanks LaRue 10-0

    Bullitt East shutout LaRue County in Class 4A district football action Friday night. The Chargers won 10-0.

    The Hawks' offense never sniffed the end zone in the loss at Mt. Washington.

    LaRue completed the district portion of its schedule with a 1-2 record, which is good for third place. Marion County was unbeaten in three head-to-head district contests to win the title. Bullitt East finished second.

    The top two teams play at home in the opening round of playoffs. The Hawks will be going on the road to play Valley.

  • Kid’s Consignments opens

    Jenee Burd of Hodgenville recently opened Kid’s Consignments just off the square in Hodgenville.

    Burd, the daughter of Pat and Linda Burd of Hodgenville, said her mom’s store, Lincoln Square Consignments had so many items that it was hard to find anything. So they found a store and moved all the children’s items to the new location. They are taking winter consignments on a 50/50 basis and pay customers on the first of each month.

    Just in time for Halloween, the store has a supply of costumes.

  • High school graduation requirements could change

    LaRue County school officials are considering updates to high school graduation requirements, policies and procedures.  The proposed changes would require a senior project, in place of a writing portfolio. The proposed changes will benefit seniors, according to some. It will require seniors to create a resume and cover letter.

    It will also assess technology skills.

    The LaRue County School Board heard a first reading of the proposed changes Monday night and are expected to vote on the issue at a future date.

  • Man gets 16 years in child sex abuse case

    A LaRue Circuit Court judge Monday sentenced Christopher E. Miller to 16 years in prisons for sexually abusing a minor.

    The ruling, delivered by Judge Charles Simms, requires him to register as a lifetime sex offender.

    Miller, 35, pleaded guilty last month to 722 felony charges of sexual contact with a minor.

  • H1N1 deceptions: Alive and well

    The Kentucky Pharmacists Association and its 1,400 member pharmacists are urging people to exercise caution regarding questionable retailers selling so-called “swine flu treatment” via the Internet.

  • More grandparents are taking on the roles of parents

    Chances are each of us reading this article grew up with some interaction with a grandparent. The grandparents from our childhoods or memories probably are similar; we tend to know them as older or elderly, gentle but hard working, perhaps not in good health, maybe retired with leisure time, probably “spoilers,” people you visited after church on Sunday or on special days.

  • Community Calendar

    Food Pantry

    The Food Pantry at the LaRue County Church of Christ will be giving food to people who qualify 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28. It serves residents in the 42748 ZIP code. For information, call 358-9220.

    Prime Time Band

    Prime Time band will be at the Hodgenville Senior Center 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Free admission and snacks. For more information call Jim Walters at 737-5655.

    Trick-or-Treat

    Trick-or-Treat on the Square begins at 5 p.m. Oct. 31 with costume contests. It will be followed by citywide Trick-or-Treat 6-8 p.m.