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Today's News

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    Call before burning

    The LaRue County Fire Department requests notification of controlled burns to avoid unnecessary runs. If you plan to burn wood or brush piles, call 358-3122 or 358-9876, Ext. 6, first.

    Blood drive training

    American Red Cross blood drive volunteer training will be 9 a.m. March 16 at the Red Cross office, 405 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown. Volunteers must be at least 18. Call 765-4979 to register or for more information.

    Woman’s Club to meet

  • Workshop on Kentucky historic preservation tax credit set

    We often get questions about the Kentucky Historic Preservation Tax Credit available to owners of historic properties that are investing in the rehabilitation of those historic buildings. Now there is a workshop offering information about the matter.

  • ‘Amish Country’ tour planned for March 19

    Stephen Brown of Hodgenville is planning a group tour to “Amish Country” Montgomery, Ind. March 19. The cost is $60 and includes a home-cooked sit-down meal with an Amish or Mennonite family.

    The bus departs from First Baptist Church of Hodgenville at 7 a.m. Tour includes farms where they are making furniture the traditional way, fabric and quilting, jams and jellies, and traditional farming methods. Return about 6 p.m.

    For more information, contact the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce at 358-3411 or Brown at 270-307-0150.

    Payment is due by March 12.

  • Cheerleaders take sixth at KAPOS

    LaRue County High School cheerleaders ended their season with a sixth-place finish at the state KAPOS (Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors) competition Saturday at Diddle Arena, Bowling Green.

    The squad won the 5th Region large varsity division for the second consecutive year to advance to state.

    Cheer sponsor Tara Wooden said the squad is “on Cloud 9.”

  • Avoid ID theft during the census

    The Census will be mailed to 134 million households by mid March. The Census counts everyone in the place where they live and sleep most of the time. So, for each person, the form asks for their name, gender, age, race, ethnicity and relationship. It also asks whether you rent or own a home. The 2010 Census does not ask for your immigration status, income, or tax information and will never ask for your social security number or bank account.

  • Hawks fall in second game of Region Tourney

    The LaRue County High School Hawks were unable to overcome a strong first half by North Hardin High School and dropped the second game of the 5th Region Tournament 61-44 on Sunday.

    The Trojans, who won the championship two days later, scored the first six points of the game and never looked back, at one time leading 26-7. The Trojans shot 46 percent for the game leading 31-13 at the half. LaRue County hit only four of 20 shots in the first half. 

  • Many ties that bind a community make it strong

    The idea of community has been one that has long been of interest to me.

    One of the definitions I found was: “A group of interacting organisms sharing an environment. In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risk and other conditions may be present, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness.

  • Land named music professor of the year

    Dr. Reese Land, assistant professor of trumpet and music at Campbellsville University, recently received the award for College/University Professor of the Year from the Kentucky Music Educators Association in the fourth district.

    Land has worked at CU for three years now, and on top of being a trumpet instructor he also teaches courses in music appreciation and brass methodology.

  • Veterans Upward Bound has openings

    Veterans Upward Bound at Western Kentucky University has openings in its free veteran education program.

    Veterans who have better than a dishonorable discharge are welcome to join the program to attend these free classes.

    An application is required before attending. Prior participants do not have to reapply but should call to reactivate their membership. Contact (270) 745-5310 or veterans.upward.bound@wku.edu for more details.

    All Veterans Upward Bound classes are free and are designed to help veterans prepare to college or vocational/technical school.

  • Jolly replaces Ovesen with Pork Producers

    The Kentucky Pork Producers Association has appointed a new CEO to succeed Mike Ovesen, who died earlier this month.

    Bonnie Jolly, who served as secretary for 20 years, now heads the Elizabethtown-based group, which is a liaison between producers and government agencies.

    The 58-year-old Sonora woman said the KPPA will continue to make sure farmers’ voices are heard in all the right places, including Frankfort.

    One issue is that hog producers are under attack by some animal rights activists. Jolly said there is no advantage for them to abuse animals.