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Today's News

  • Knowing asthma symptoms help control the disease

    Asthma. This is probably a diagnosis that someone in your family has heard at some point. Approximately 30 million people in the country have asthma and it continues to be an ongoing and growing problem. It is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States, affecting 8.3 percent of adults and 10.9 percent of children and is a common reason for excessive absences from school.  Annually, asthma accounts for 14.7 million missed school days for children and 24.5 million missed work days for adults. 

  • Knowing asthma symptoms help control the disease

    Asthma. This is probably a diagnosis that someone in your family has heard at some point. Approximately 30 million people in the country have asthma and it continues to be an ongoing and growing problem. It is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States, affecting 8.3 percent of adults and 10.9 percent of children and is a common reason for excessive absences from school.  Annually, asthma accounts for 14.7 million missed school days for children and 24.5 million missed work days for adults. 

  • Local educators graduate

    Casey Whitlock Sidebottom and Katy Blair Cecil graduated from Western Kentucky University on May 15.

    Sidebottom serves as an instructional assistant at LaRue County High School and received her Master’s Degree in exceptional education from WKU.

    Cecil, who teaches 10th and 12th grade English at LCHS, received her Master’s Degree in English literature.

  • Residents reminded to lock vehicles

    Hodgenville City Police remind residents to keep their cars locked when unattended.

    Three or four unlocked cars were ransacked on Woebegona Lane early Monday, according to Lt. Steve Johnson. Glove boxes were rummaged through and a variety of items taken.

    “Everything from medication to a purse was taken,” Johnson said.

    It’s better to remove all valuables from a parked car, Johnson said. But if they are left inside, they should be out of sight and the car doors locked.

    Some of the items were found in a nearby dumpster Monday afternoon.

  • Underwood receives numerous FFA awards

    Lucas Wade Underwood, a recent Adair County High School graduate, received several agriculture awards, including Lake Cumberland Regional FFA superior first forage production, Lake Cumberland Region Superior small power and equipment, FFA Star Chapter Farmer, Adair FFA small engine and ag mechanics, Shop IV spirit award, Ag IV scholastic award, Forage Production Entrepreneurship and State FFA Degree.

    He is the son of Darrell Underwood of Buffalo and Renetta Underwood of Greensburg and the grandson of Bessie C. Underwood of Buffalo and the late Bruce Underwood.

  • Akin receives Kersenbaum scholarship at Western

    Aleshia Pearl Akin, recipient of the Sylvia Kersenbaum Scholarship, was recognized as an outstanding student at Western Kentucky University’s Potter College of Arts and Letters.

    The student awards ceremony is held each spring to recognize students who have excelled academically or who have demonstrated exceptional leadership or service.

    Akin will be a senior this fall continuing to work toward a degree in music education.

  • Tax credits for home energy updates

    Warm weather is a time when homeowners work on home improvement projects. If you have been contemplating improving your home’s energy efficiency, this year could be a good time to do it. Not only can these improvements benefit the environment and your wallet through cost and energy savings, but many state and federal tax credits are available to individuals who make energy efficiency improvements to their homes this year. These tax credits would apply to your 2009 tax return due next year.

  • Soccer Boosters plan fundraisers

    The LaRue County Soccer Boosters will have several fundraisers scheduled for Saturday, July 11. The events are a yard sale at Ruthie’s Lincoln Freeze 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; bake sale at Geneva’s Florist 9 a.m.-noon; and car wash at Save-A-Lot 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    For more information, contact Rhonda Metcalf at 325-3676.

  • Acronyms can save a lot of time, space and ink

    It has long fascinated me that many (but not all) languages use but 26 letters to do all our written communicating. Such instills new appreciation of the power of repetition.

    We use those just 26 symbols in various combinations to form words, sentences, books and libraries. Some words get shortened into abbreviations (as in those for our 50 U.S. states) and acronyms usually composed of initials of each word in the name.

  • Anthrax hoax mailed to congressional offices

    Landmark News Service

    At least three congressional offices in Kentucky — including Brett Guthrie’s 2nd District office in Bowling Green — received threatening letters that purported to contain anthrax, a lethal disease spread by spore