Today's News

  • Our Lady of Mercy statue replaced

    A new statue was delivered last week to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.

    The old statue of the Virgin Mary was damaged Jan. 5 when it was struck by a car that hopped the curb in a parking space. The driver was not injured, but Mary suffered several chips and scuffs.

    The church decided to use insurance proceeds to purchase a new base and statue, according to Father Mike Tobin who pastors the Hodgenville church.

  • Shopping: The key to a teen's heart

    About 17 1/2 years ago, we were blessed with our first grandchild, Austin Lee, affectionately called “Little A.” We thought we had died and gone to Heaven with love over-flowing in our hearts for this dear baby. We have since been blessed with four more grandchildren, Brittney, 16, Brianna, 14, Autumn, 7, and Jonah, 2 and they’re all very dear to our hearts.

  • Relay for Life: Newly diagnosed cancer patient shares her fears, hopes

    This cancer journey is a very new one to me as I was diagnosed Feb. 17. My prayer is that it will make a difference to someone; a positive in their life, a hope.

  • Unemployment rate down in LaRue

    Unemployment rates rose in 102 Kentucky counties between February 2009 and February 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County bucked the trend as the unemployment rate was 12.2 percent in February 2010, down from 12.9 percent in 2009. It was an increase over the January 2010 rate of 11.4 percent.

    Of 7,234 civilian labor force, 886 are unemployed.

  • 'They just don't quit, no matter what the score is'

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity baseball team had four big games last week and finished the week with a 2-2 record. They started out with an incredible comeback against a good North Bullitt team winning 8-6 in eight innings April 12. They were down 6-2 in the seventh inning but yet came out with a victory. 

  • Sports Shorts

    Saddle Club events

    The LaRue County Saddle Club will have a general membership meeting 7 p.m. April 22 at the Club. The group will meet for a work day at the Club 1 p.m. April 24. The first fun show of the season begins at 1 p.m. April 25. For more information, call Jennifer Warner at 358-9695.

    Weiner League sign-up

  • Fiscal Court receives $10,779.51

    Rob Brown with the Kentucky Association of Counties presented LaRue County Fiscal Court with a $10,779.51 check at its meeting April 13 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “This is the first time we have been able to pay a dividend, and we are pleased to present this as LaRue County’s portion,” Brown said.

    Since its creation in 1974, KACo has been representing the needs of county government in legislative matters and offering a variety of services to promote the progress of county government.

  • Hosparus hosts L.O.S.S. in E’town and Campbellsville

    Hosparus – Hospice of Central Kentucky will host free L.O.S.S. (Loss of Someone Special) support groups in Elizabethtown and Campbellsville. The group is open to family members of former Hosparus patients and others in the community grieving the loss of a loved one.

    •Elizabethtown; 6-7:30 p.m.; first and third Mondays of each month; 105 Diecks Drive.

    •Campbellsville; 6-7:30 p.m.; second Monday of each month; Green River Plaza, Suite 5.

    For more information, contact Carlton Puryear at 270-789-4247 or 800-859-8782.

  • Smoke detectors dramatically increase home safety

    There should be at least one smoke detector outside of each sleeping area and on every floor of your home. For increased protection, it is recommended that a smoke detector be installed in each bedroom. All smoke detectors should be inspected and tested on a monthly basis. Properly installed and working smoke detectors will provide an early warning and nearly double the chance of surviving a fire.

    The National Fire Protection Association advises consumers to:

  • Community chips in to send foster children to concert

    Six local girls, ranging from 11 to 17 years of age, experienced what likely was the thrill of their young lives Friday as they enjoyed free tickets to country superstar Tim McGraw’s Lexington Southern Voice Tour concert.

    “I’m so excited for them,” said Kay Upton, Adoption Support for Kentucky liaison. Upton and others in the area were instrumental in arranging the trip for the girls, five of whom are in foster homes and one is seeking adoptive parents.