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Today's News

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  • Blood donors needed, local drive is Aug. 12

     The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. 

    Donations through the Red Cross are down about 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks. 

  • 95th celebration for Allean Skaggs
  • Welcome, teachers, to LaRue County Schools

    As the 2014-15 school year begins, several new teachers will greet students in LaRue County Schools.

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    Nancy Lane, a reading intervention/reading recovery teacher who grew up in New Haven resides in Buffalo.

    One interesting fact about her is, “I love to be crafty.” She is looking forward to “working closely with the students and staff to meet the needs in the area of early literacy instruction.”

  • Staying cool at the pool
  • Skeleton in a Jeep
  • Multiple break-ins plague Park

    Hodgenville City Police continue to investigate a break-in that occurred last weekend at LaRue County Park and Recreation.

    Groundskeeper Brience Willian said someone entered a storage building and took some of his Craftsman tools and a string trimmer. It appeared they purposely took only items belonging to him, he added.

    Last month, his 6X12-foot lawnmower trailer was stolen from Park and Rec.

    In all, he has lost about $1,600 worth of items to thieves in the last two months, he said.

  • Brewer’s choice: Family more important than trophies

    When school begins today in LaRue County, one familiar face will be missing in the halls of LaRue County High School.

    Alexis Brewer, 17-year-old Lady Hawks basketball standout, confirmed Sunday, she has enrolled in Bardstown High School, in lieu of finishing her senior year at LaRue County schools.

    Brewer is reported to be one of the top-10 recruits in the state, and has broken numerous records in her career at LaRue. A contender for Miss Kentucky Basketball, Brewer said “I just want to have a good senior year, and enjoy the time with my dad.”

  • Sheep and goats on the rise in LaRue

    The farm landscape has changed in LaRue County in the past few years. The fastest growing herds are goats and sheep, rather than beef or dairy cattle, according to Gil Myers of Magnolia.

    Myers, a goat and sheep producer himself, said there are many reasons to start your own flock.

    “Many people, like myself, got into goats for clearing brush,” he said. “Goats can eat up to six-feet off the ground.”

    They complement cattle because they eat weeds that cattle won’t touch.

  • Chiggers, what an itch!

    There was a little chigger that wasn’t any bigger than the point of a very fine pen.… is the beginning of a youth camping song.

    Just thinking about chiggers makes me itch.

    You’ll find chiggers in the good old summertime in overgrown bushy areas, in shady humid areas near stream banks, and under or around shade trees or in berry thickets.