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Today's News

  • Pamida Foundation raises funds for back-to-school

    Pamida Foundation is holding the Back-to-School Pinup Program to benefit local schools. Funds are raised through customer donations and distributed to schools for the purchase of school supplies for underprivileged children.

    Customers may purchase pin-ups for $1 each in any Pamida store through Aug. 21.

    Each donation will go to a local school designated by the store. The Pamida Foundation will match up to $250 per community during the program.

  • Mitchell named band director at Marion County

    The 2009-10 Marion County High School Band’s marching season kicked off with a meet and greet introduction of their new band director, Shane Mitchell, on July 10.

    “The transition to our new director has been very smooth,” field commander Siana Dunn said. “I am excited about the direction the band is going this year. Even if we do not win finals, I know this year will be very successful.”

  • University begins classes in LaRue

    LaRue County is home to the Hawks. This fall it will also be home to the Tigers, as Campbellsville University will hold post secondary classes in Hodgenville for the first time.

  • New director shares vision for library

    Niki Carter, the new director of the LaRue County Public Library, sees the place as a community center where “people are encouraged to benefit themselves and the community.”

    “Our popular collections will always be here for the people, but we’re a source that focuses on the people’s needs; that’s where libraries have their staying power,” said Carter, who finished her master’s in library science from the University of Kentucky this semester. 

  • Kentucky Court of Appeals meets in LaRue County Courthouse

    A three-judge panel of the Kentucky Court of Appeals will conduct oral arguments in Hodgenville at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    The oral arguments will be held in the circuit courtroom of the LaRue County Courthouse.

    The judges are Jeff S. Taylor from Owensboro; Glenn Acree from Lexington; and Kelly Thompson of Bowling Green.

  • Volleyball team supports cause

    The LaRue County High School volleyball team will host the Volley for the Cure game Tuesday, Sept. 1. The team will raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness through concessions, sale of pink ribbons and requesting donations that night.

    LCHS plays Central Hardin at 6 p.m.

    For more information, see Lisa DeWitt at LaRue Insurance or Deena Bradley at Magnolia Bank.

  • Insect pests have been detected in tobacco fields

    Growers may be seeing a lot of aphids in some tobacco fields. At this point in the season, the time left until topping is the major factor to consider when making a decision on aphid control. Yield and quality losses to aphids occur gradually – from the onset of infestation, about six weeks after transplant, until topping. Most of the loss is due to reduced leaf size and weight from heavy infestations. There is little chance for return from attempting to control heavy infestations just before harvest. The loss has already occurred.

  • Embracing paleness may lower risk of cancer

    Sophomore year - Marion County High School’s Valentine’s Day dance - that’s when it started.

    “It” being my obsession with being tan.

    I remember asking my mom if I could go to the tanning bed so that I could be tan in the little black number I bought for the dance. She hesitantly said yes, but tried to get one of her friends, Mary Lou Marrett, to talk me out of it. Mary Lou warned me of how bad it was for my skin, how it caused premature wrinkles and how it was highly addictive for some people.

  • God sometimes tells us ‘what not to wear’

    Lately I’ve been hooked on watching “What Not to Wear” on TLC, hosted by style gurus Stacy London and Clinton Kelly.

    How the show works: Friends and relatives nominate a chronically fashion-challenged friend who’s ambushed by Stacy and Clinton who hand her a Visa card worth $5,000 with her name on it to spend on a new wardrobe in New York City.

  • Assault charge may be dismissed

    Tracy Lynn Dotson, 32, of Buffalo appeared Wednesday, Aug. 21, in LaRue District Court to answer a charge of first-degree assault.

    She is accused of shooting her husband, Anthony Dale Dotson, 44, in the shoulder with a .357 Magnum handgun during a domestic dispute Aug. 1.

    The couple sat together in court, chatting and smiling at each other before Tracy’s name was called to approach the bench.