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Today's News

  • Donate blood

    There is no substitute for human blood. The need for blood is constant and the gratification of donating is instant. That is why the American Red Cross will proudly join in the fifth anniversary and worldwide celebration of World Blood Donor Day on June 14. This is the day the world honors blood donors for their priceless contributions to their communities. Blood donors speak a universal language of giving. The very gesture of holding out one’s arm in order to give blood is a strong symbol of solidarity around the world. Our common humanity is expressed in blood donations.

  • Juveniles busted for marijuana at Creekfront

    Two juveniles were charged with possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia Monday night.

    Sheriff Bobby Shoffner and his wife were walking at Creekfront Park in Hodgenville when he noticed the two boys sitting on the creek bank.

    The 17-year-olds were using a soft drink can to smoke marijuana, Shoffner said.

    The sheriff approached the pair, identified himself and showed his badge.

    “It kind of went downhill for them after that,” Shoffner said.

  • 4-H calendar

    Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. June 8 at the LaRue County Extension Service office.

    4-H camp registration

    4-H camp registration is under way for LaRue County youth ages 9-13. Camp will be June 29-July 2 at Lake Cumberland. Registration forms are available at the Extension Service office. Cost is $140 per camper. A $75 deposit is due with registration form to hold the child’s spot. Full payment is due by May 22.

     

     

  • Nominations taken for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission

    A meeting to nominate candidates for the Fourth District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will be held at 7:30 p.m. CDT June 16 at Green County High School gym.

    Counties within the Fourth District are Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Taylor and Washington.

  • Volunteers building church in days

    On Saturday, 200 volunteers arrived at the building site of Gospel of Grace Baptist Church on Old E’town Road. A flurry of activity followed as the mission group constructed the new building from the basement up – at no charge to the church.

    By Thursday, the church plans to have its first service in the new building at 7 p.m., preceded by a meal at 6 p.m.

  • Luallen releases audit of LaRue County Clerk’s fee account

    State Auditor Crit Luallen released the audit of the 2008 financial statement of LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

    The audit found that the clerk’s financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures, and excess fees of the LaRue County Clerk in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

  • Agricultural Development Council changes meeting date

    The LaRue County Agricultural Development Council has been rescheduled for June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.  

     

  • 14 attend Lady Hawks volleyball camp

    Summer vacation got off to a good start for 14 third to seventh graders attending volleyball camp.

    Coach Ben Schell said the participants worked very hard, yet had a lot of fun at the camp learning to play volleyball. Schell is looking forward to the start of volleyball season next fall.

    He’ll have an experienced team since he lost only two students to graduation. The team’s record last year was 20-12 and the coach is looking to improve that record with the addition of a transfer from Green County and Valerie Whitlock, a multi-sport athlete.

  • Christian Writers Conference will be June 19-20 in E’town

    Kentucky native Terry Whalin will be the keynote speaker at the 13th annual Kentucky Christian Writers Conference June 19-20 at Northside Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. Details on registration and workshops can be found at www.kychristianwriters.com. Participants are encouraged to pre-register as early as possible through the Web site or through the mail, and an early-bird discount and first priority for faculty appointments will be given to those who register by May 10.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Russell Cooke fundraiser

    Modern woodmen are holding a “Matching Funds Benefit” for Russell Cooke 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Magnolia Firehouse. There will be a bake sale and silent auction to help purchase handicap-accessible equipment. For more information, call 270-528-3017 or 270-763-3937.