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Today's News

  • 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.

  • McFarland to serve 18 years for manslaughter

    A murder trial scheduled for Monday was canceled after a last-minute settlement was reached in LaRue Circuit Court.

    David McFarland, 45, of Magnolia admitted to a charge of first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of 22-year-old Sabrina Shirley of Greensburg. He accepted an 18-year prison sentence with a requirement that he serve at least 85 percent of that term behind bars. The commonwealth’s attorney opposes probation. Final sentencing will be conducted Oct. 5.

  • LaRue Grain Field Day is Sept. 1 at Duell farm

    The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will be 5 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Duell Creekside Farm, 5960 Sonora Road between Hodgenville and Sonora.

    The grower cooperator again this year is Carlos Tucker. The farm is owned by Reba Duell and is about five miles from the intersection of  the Lincoln Parkway and KY 84/357 near Hodgenville, and about 3.5 miles from the KY 84 and U.S. 31W intersection near the Interstate 65 Sonora exit. This is the same farm as last year’s grain field day.

  • No trouble yet in case of mistaken identity

    There are some people, perhaps those too much into science fiction who believe that everyone has an exact double somewhere in the world. I think I may have found mine in far-off Hardin County.

    A few years ago, I went in a barber shop in Elizabethtown. The lone barber invited me to a chair and asked, “Will that be the usual?”

    I explained that I’d never been in before and the barber answered, “I’m sorry, I thought you were a teacher from over at Central. You look just like him.” Mistaken identity, no big deal.