Today's News

  • Chamber hosts 18th golf scramble

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will host its 18th annual golf scramble on March 30 at LaRue County Golf Course outside Buffalo.
    Rain date is April 20.
    The fundraiser begins with lunch at 11 a.m. Play begins with a shotgun start at noon.
    Entry fees are $60 individual; $240 team. There is a $10 savings on a team entry if prepaid by March 16.
    Mulligans (do-overs) are limited to two per player and cost $5.
    The entry fee includes green fee, cart, beverages, all contests and lunch. A foursome must have a minimum handicap of 45.

  • Mat Hawks win 12th Regional Title in 14 years

    It was the 12th regional title in 14 years for the LaRue County Mat Hawks and the third in a row.
    Regional records fell and were tied on Saturday in Danville as LaRue’s grapplers won the Region 2 title by more than 70 points. They had eight regional champions which tied a regional record, went undefeated in their championship matches, which tied another regional record and had one Mat Hawk – senior Nick Paden – win his fifth consecutive regional championship tying another regional record.

  • Sunrise Volunteer’s hold board meeting

    The Sunrise Volunteers’ executive board meeting was Feb. 7. It was called to order by President Rita Smith.
    Minutes of the Nov. 1 meeting were read by Jim Kessler. Treasurer Wanda West reported ending balance with no outstanding bills to be paid.
    Historian Tickle Ragland said the scrapbook is almost up to date.  She needs pictures of activities, other than funerals and bake sales in which the volunteers have participated, to be placed in the scrapbook to be viewed.  

  • ECTC sponsors art contest

    A juried art contest is being sponsored by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s “The Heartland Review.”
    The exhibition theme is inspired by natural elements. Works of art in every media are invited: nature, environmentalism, the body, identity, urbanism and responses to modernity.
    First place is $250; second, $150; third, $75.
    Artists may submit up to three pieces for a tax-deductible contribution of $10 which will support the contest and the journal.
    Artwork should have been created no earlier than the summer of 2010.

  • United Way of Central Kentucky poised to break campaign record

    Although the United Way of Central Kentucky’s 2011 campaign goal of $1,025,000 is ambitious, local businesses and individuals have been stepping up to the challenge, raising more than $1,000,000 so far.

  • Deans List Transylvania University

    Two LaRue Countians have been named to the honor roll at Transylvania University.
    Curtis Puryear, a senior, and first-year student Valerie Whitlock were named to the Dean’s List for the 2011 fall term.
    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.
    Puryear, a philosophy and psychology double major, is the son of Carlton and Donna Puryear of Hodgenville.
    Whitlock is the daughter of Barry and Melanie Whitlock of Hodgenville.

  • Legal Aid Clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in February. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.
    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.
    •Foreclosure Clinic - 4 p.m. Feb. 16; 11 a.m. Feb. 21; 4 p.m. Feb. 23; 11 a.m. Feb. 28. Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

  • Classes help with diabetes and high blood pressure

       What is the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease? About 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart disease and stroke. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or suffer a stroke than people without diabetes.
    People with type 2 diabetes also have high rates of high blood pressure, lipid problems, and obesity, which contribute to their high rates of CVD. Smoking doubles the risk of CVD in people with diabetes.
    The ABC treatment goals for most people with diabetes are:

  • Kentucky schools to begin using new accountability model

    The mandates of 2009’s Senate Bill 1, along with state regulations, provide the blueprint for Kentucky’s public school accountability model.

  • Diabetes Coalition Meetings

    Managing meals
    The program “Managing Your Meals” is 10 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The initial class will cover how to follow a meal plan, and gather information to develop a meal plan for each individual.
    A follow-up class is 1:30-2:30 p.m. and reviews how individuals are doing with meal plans and teaches a new topic.
    The classes and meal plans will be conducted by a registered dietitian or nurse depending on topic and availability. Registration is required by calling 270-769-1601, Ext. 1035.