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Today's News

  • 4-H Calendar - April 29, 2015

     Wranglers meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. May 5. at the Extension office.

     

    4-H Camp

    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet 6:30 p.m. May 7 at the New Haven Gun Club.

     

    Teen Leadership Academy

  • Win an iPad from KHEAA

     Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in May. The contest runs from 12 a.m. on May 1 through 12 a.m. on June 1.

    To enter, a Kentuckian must click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page, answer one question about college, and “like” KHEAA on Facebook. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • Students participate in APES

     Congratulations to the participants in the American Private Enterprise Seminar program held April 13-14. Twenty-three LaRue County High School juniors participated and learned about American economics.

    They are Matthew Crain, Sara Devers, JC Dunn, Allison Firquin, Jesse Gehr, Ryan Henning, Jillian Hughes, Chloe Owen, Kaitlyn Paden, Cameron Pellegrino, Elizabeth Ross, Autumn Roten, Audry Schaefer, Calea Tharp, Hunter Thomas, Nichole Thomas, Paxton Thompson, Matthew Warren, Shayne Wathen, Chase Watson and Randy Young.

  • COLUMN: God's word is sharper than a knife

     Recently I attended a meeting in which Dr. Woodrow Kroll was speaker. In the past you may have heard him on the radio program “Back to the Bible,” where he taught the Bible daily for 23 years. I came away from that meeting with a renewed commitment to sharing God’s word as he gives opportunities because without his word, all is to no avail.

    Billy Graham always said, “The Bible says ….” There is a great need today for God’s word.

  • PHOTO: Arbor Day at Little Mount

     

    4-Hers Richard Pike and Anthony Pike planted shrubs Friday beside the new sign for historic Little Mount Baptist Church on Leafdale Road. Their service was in honor of Arbor Day.

  • COLUMN: Carpenter bees are boring

     Male and female carpenter bees are active. They resemble bumblebees but have shiny, bare abdomens; bumblebee abdomens are “hairy.”

    Females have black faces. They are not aggressive but can give a painful sting if antagonized. Males have a yellow spot on their faces and hang out near nesting sites. While intimidating, they do not have stingers.

  • COLUMN: Walking is beneficial – indoors or outdoors

      Are you thinking of starting to walk for exercise?

    You may be concerned that if you walk on a treadmill it will not be as good a workout as walking outside. The truth is they both provide great benefits to your body, but there are some small differences. Here are some considerations when comparing walking outside versus the treadmill.

  • Relay Committee previews Personal Health Manager kit

     LaRue County’s Relay for Life County Committee took time out from Relay planning to preview the newest resource from the American Cancer Society, the Personal Health Manager folder. This valuable tool is a must for all cancer patients as they begin their cancer journey as it assists the patient in not only organizing their medical needs, but empowers them to make educated health decisions and connects them to local resources and services.

  • PHOTO: Miss Virginia visits

     

    Ms. Virginia Napier from the LaRue County Public Library visits Hodgenville Elementary kindergarten classes each month. The children enjoy singing along and learning new songs. Pictured are Dereyon Harris, Kanaan Hillard, Tiana Franklin and Emely Cisneros-Velazquez. 

  • Sheriff looking for campers

     Applications are being accepted for children interested in attending the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch summer camp in Gilbertsville.

    Five boys, ages 8-11, will be selected to attend July 12-17. Five girls will be selected to attend June 21-26.

    Programs include swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, horseback riding, sports, camp fires and archery.

    Applicants must qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. Registration and health form are a few of the documents needed to attend.