Today's News

  • Pamida accepts FSA cards

    All Pamida retail stores and Pamida pharmacies now accept Flexible Spending Account cards from their customers. FSA cards offer a convenient payment option for eligible medical and wellness items in their stores.

    An FSA account, also referred to as a flex plan or reimbursement account is an employer-sponsored program that allows individuals to set aside pre-tax money for eligible medical expenses.

  • LaRue schools installing emergency devices

    LaRue County Schools are installing devices – automated external defibrillators – that might prove to be lifesavers in case of a health emergency.

    “Several lives have been saved at schools, athletic events and practices in other parts of the country where these are in place,” said Mike Brown, director of pupil personnel and district health coordinator. 

  • ACT will benefit students now and in the future

    The ACT, which all Kentucky high school juniors are required to take, is important not only because it is a predictor of success in college, but also because the data gleaned from it can help strengthen students in academic areas while they’re still in high school.

    Ruth Sorace, curriculum specialist with the LaRue County School System, explained its value:

  • Learn to let go of things you can’t control

    “Stop allowing yourselves to be ... unsettled” John 14:27

    Some kids at summer camp were discussing creation. One asked, “If everything has a purpose, how come God made poison ivy?”

    Another replied, “Because he knows there are some things we should keep our hands off.”

    Keeping your hands off certain things isn’t easy, especially when you’re insecure or controlling by nature.

    “But sometimes my partner drives me crazy.” Maybe you drive them crazy too.

  • Horticulture Club offers students first-hand learning

    Some students at Hodgenville Elementary School are learning botany and some biology firsthand as members of the school’s horticulture club.

    The students have a small garden outside adviser Ashley Puckett’s classroom where they have grown several types of vegetables – tomatoes, squash, zucchini, as well as several varieties of flowers including sunflowers.

    “I began leading the club last year,” Puckett said. “Becky Hawkins (a teaching colleague) led the club about three years before me.”

  • High school speech team coaching ‘Little Leagues’

    Just as successful high school varsity sports teams have feeder leagues supplying them with skilled and experienced new faces, so Katy Cecil, speech coach for both LaRue County high and middle schools, has begun a Little League complete with teams – Speakin’ Lincolns, Jabber Jawz and Awesome Os.

    “We started the program to educate the younger grades about what speech and debate actually is,” said Cecil who teaches English at LaRue County High School.

  • Cox takes fourth in golf tourney

    Last week, 70 amateurs and 16 professionals teed it up at Richmond’s Gibson Bay in the 2009 PGA National Resort Kentucky Senior Open.

    In the Pro Division, Steve Cox of Hodgenville tied for fourth with a total score of 142. He won $275.

  • Two women indicted for flagrant non-support

    Two Hodgenville women were indicted on charges of flagrant non-support by a LaRue County grand jury Sept. 14.

    Alleasha L. Knox, 24, is charged with owing $1,269.10 child support between Dec. 1, 2008, and Sept. 10.

    Bail was set at $5,000 cash only. She will be arraigned Oct. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Kari Garner, 33, faces two counts of flagrant non-support. From February 2002 to Sept. 10, 2009, she is charged with owing $6,474.50 child support. From Aug. 1, 2002, to Sept. 10, 2009, she is charged with owing $11,292.91 child support.

  • It’s time to say ‘whoa’ in Washington

    My husband Bud can’t distinguish black from navy.

    Every Sunday morning before church, he asks me whether his suit jacket matches his pants. Since my eyes are nearly as bad as his, I have him take the ensemble to the sun porch where the light is better.

    I’ll spend several minutes trying to figure out whether the navy is actually dark blue or a faded black. And if both the pants and the jacket are navy, are they the same navy?

    Finally, Sunday, I gave up and shared one of my grandmother Vada’s tidbits of wisdom with him.

  • Buffalo man sentenced to 37 months for possession

    Colby A. Barbour, 31, of Buffalo was sentenced to three years and one month imprisonment for possessing over 500 grams of cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced Monday. 

    U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn also sentenced Barbour to four years supervised release following incarceration. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.