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Today's News

  • Community calendar

    Diabetes Coalition to meet

    The Hardin and LaRue Diabetes Coalition is open to anyone with interest in improving the lives of people that are affected by diabetes through promotion of early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention, and elimination of diabetes. The group will meet 6-7:30 p.m. July 7 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. For more information, call Melissa Conder at 769-1604, Ext. 1035.

    Mother of the Year

  • Red Cross appreciation

    The 23rd annual Cooking for Life Blood Drive was June 12 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Blood donors were treated to a delicious meal, entertainment and free child care services.

    A total of 68 units of blood was collected, which exceeded last year’s total by 14.

    Sincere thanks to all the area businesses who donated food and to those who provided entertainment throughout the day.

  • Twyman appointed to appeal board

    LaRue County magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 23, appointed William Twyman to the Board of Assessment Appeals.

    Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, said the three-member board hears any case where someone appeals the assessment of his property. The two other board members are Ann Miller and Floyd Skaggs.

    Twyman, former superintendent of LaRue County Schools, will serve a three-year term beginning in July.

  • It’s time to take a serious look at America

    Few if any would argue that the church’s influence is waning in our secular society. We have been witness to a generation reared with very few moral absolutes in the home, schools and even churches.

    Go back through history and you will find that when the home collapses, and there is an accompanying loss of moral values, a nation will not last past one or two generations, unless there is a spiritual renewal. Many would say that we are witnessing the disintegration of a culture in our lifetime. We have lost the concept of personal responsibility for our own transgressions.

  • LaRue County youth attend State 4-H Teen Conference

    LaRue County was represented at the State 4-H Teen Conference in June with five delegates attending. Jessica Wells was a returning delegate. Kaity Skaggs, Maria Durham, Kelsey Sallee and Kaylin Perkins attended for their first time.

  • Bourbon City Go-Kart racing results

    June 20

    OHV LITE

    First-#10 Lee Gray

    Second-#4 Lucas Chaudoin

    Third-#21 Kevin Lee

    Fourth-#23 Carter Bergin

    Fifth-#664 Matt Henon

    Sixth-#66 Tanner Wimsett

    Seventh-#84 Mary York

    Eighth-#UR2 Theresa Bellah

    Ninth-#11 Melissa Arnett

     

    OHV SUPER HEAVY

    First-#155 Cadillac Bland

    Second-#20 Tyler Lee

    Third-#99 Chris Pendleton

    Fourth-#38 Casey Payton

    Fifth-#1 Anthony Arnett

    Sixth-#007 Brandon Lewis

    Seventh-#14X Chris Howell

  • Poison hemlock increasing in grazed pasturelands

    Poison hemlock has been increasing locally during the past several years.  Although this plant often was seen along roadways and fencerows, it has expanded into grazed pasturelands and hay fields.

    The concern not only comes from its invasive nature, but the fact that it is one of the most toxic plants in the world. Throughout history, the toxicity of poison hemlock is well known for accidental deaths of humans and animals. It was the toxin used to poison the philosopher Socrates.

  • Police cruiser crashes

    Deputy Larry Clopton planned to serve an emergency protective order Thursday. Clopton, 59, who was driving a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria cruiser, spotted the person driving on Lincoln Farm Road and pulled into the emergency lane to turn around and follow.

    However when he pulled back onto the roadway, the cruiser struck a 2002 Dodge Intrepid driven by Lenesia Osborne, 45, of Indiana, according to Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

  • Complaints may have led to OEA investigation

    Complaints about the LaRue County High School band program are thought to have triggered an Office of Education Accountability investigation of a school board member.

    School board member Norbert Skees, who has a child in band, said he was among parents raising issues about first-year band director Jaime Smith with school administrators.

    He said concerns with Smith developed because he is a parent, not because of his service as a school board member.

    “On two different occasions, I was treated with total disrespect by the band director,” Skees said.

  • Chamber presents three awards at banquet

    A civic organization, a federal employee and a local businessman were honored Thursday night as the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual awards banquet at First Baptist Church.