Today's News

  • Hardin County reports H1N1 death

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department are reporting the first H1N1 influenza-associated death in a Hardin County resident. The victim was a male in his 30s with no apparent underlying medical conditions.

    “We are truly saddened about the death of this young man and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family,” said Linda Sims, director of the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. “It is a tragedy to lose anyone to illness.”

  • LaRue alumni honored

    The 2009 LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni honorees were recognized at a luncheon in their honor Oct. 2. Those who attended were R. Brent Wright, M.D., A. Glenn Catlett, M.D., Mary Tim Cravens Griffith and Sue Brockman, representing recipient Britt Brockman, M.D.

  • Learning Tree recognized

    The Learning Tree Child Development Center has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The local business received an award of excellence Sept. 2 from the department’s Division of Nutrition and Health Services. Learning Tree participates in the state’s nutrition program.

    Stacy Griner and Linda Estes are co-owners of Learning Tree.

  • Newborn kittens find unlikely mom

    A litter of abandoned kittens found their way into Lenore Hoover’s home and into the heart of her Australian shepherd, Sheba.

    The dog attentively licks the rat-size kittens clean each time that Hoover, Liz Fary and her other helpers feed the brood from tiny bottles. It’s an essential job that momma cats normally perform to stimulate a bowel movement for the babies.

    Sheba also gives the six kittens a thorough tongue bath once a day, Hoover said.

    “She always wanted to be a mother but couldn’t,” Mrs. Hoover says of her dog.

  • Reunion calendar

    Buffalo Class of 1955

    The Buffalo High School Class of 1955 will have its 54th reunion at 6 pm. Nov. 14 at Paula’s Hot Biscuit Restaurant, 311 Water St., Hodgenville. For more information, call Lila Kirk at 358-8537, Gene Richards t 358-4759 or Mary Poteet at 358-4571.

    Class of 1985

    The LCHS Class of 1985 is planning its 25-year reunion. If you would like to help, call Susan Phipps Holt at 502-549-5226 or Paula McDowell-Wood at 270-735-3825.

  • Vigil against violence

    Deanna Kapp shared the story of how she escaped from an abusive relationship Monday night, at a candlelight vigil to raise awareness for domestic violence, at the LaRue County Courthouse. Kapp said she was held captive by an abusive husband for nearly 20 days, before she was able to leave him and break the cycle of violence.

  • Central Kentucky Arts Series announces schedule

    The Central Kentucky Arts Series offers several entertainment options this fall and next spring.

    The 43rd CKAS season opens with The Golden Dragon Acrobats (www.goldendragonacrobats.com) at Powell Auditorium on the campus of Campbellsville University 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Door admission is $15 adult; $5 children.

    The Wood and Strings Theatre (www.woodandstrings.net) will perform “Out of the Mist ... A Dragon” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Campbellsville High School in Hamilton Auditorium. Door admission is $10 adult; $3 children.

  • Some electric bills will be going up

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has accepted a settlement that permits Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. to raise its rates in order to increase its annual revenue by $3.69 million, or about 9.8 percent.

    Farmers negotiated the settlement – which gives the rural electric cooperative about $350,000 less in annual revenue than it requested – with the Office of Attorney General.

  • Blood drive thanks

    I want to say thank you to the 32 individuals who volunteered to donate blood at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club this past week. Many thanks to the volunteers who worked: Cecil Druen, Lois Whelen and Rob Brown. Also, thanks to Lawson’s Florist for the support of the blood drive. The Community Blood Drive will return Dec. 8.

    Faye Puyear


  • LCMS wins blackout battle

    With a pair of regular season championships secured, both of LaRue County Middle School’s basketball teams will host their conference tournament games that begin next month.

    The Lady Hawk seventh- and eighth-graders will be at home in the postseason as long as they win thanks to their regular-season success, Coach James “Boo” Brewer said.

    The teams secured their titles in the Cen­tral Kentucky Middle School Athletic Associa­tion with wins Thursday over Adair County.