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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Seminar for gifted students Oct. 26-27

    The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University is hosting the 2009 Berta Seminar for Excellence in Education on Oct. 26-27.

    An evening session for parents is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. CDT Oct. 26 followed by an all-day professional development workshop for educators and administrators from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT Oct. 27.

    Both events will be held at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center on Nashville Road in Bowling Green.

    Thanks to the generosity of the Berta family, these events are free and open to the public.

  • Put Christ at the center of life

    The Apostle Paul said, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). Paul said, “If I live, I will witness; if I die, I will witness; regardless, to be in the center of God’s will means I will lift Jesus up.”

  • Davis graduates from Army training

    Army Pfc. Charles E. Davis II has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.

    Davis is a 2000 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • Two LaRue Countians participate in tennis league

    Two LaRue County High School athletes are competing in a fall tennis league.

    Sophomore Michelle Seymour and junior Dylan Parr are part of the Heartland Great 8 Fall Tennis League, which debuted last week in Elizabethtown’s University Drive Park.

    Mike McCune, coach of the boys’ and girls’ teams at John Hardin High School, organized the 24-player league. Each player competes in one singles match per week.