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Today's News

  • KSP accepting trooper cadet applications

    The Kentucky State Police is now taking applications for its 93rd Academy Class scheduled to begin May 24, 2015. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/career.html

    Information available on the website includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of supporting documents required, a downloadable study guide for the written test, physical standards requirements and a list of testing dates, times and locations.

  • Blood donations go mobile with new app

    Donating blood has long been a respected use of free time. The Red Cross receives donations from people all over the world during their blood drives. These donations are used by hospitals and clinics to replenish supply for those who have lost blood or need transfusions.

    And now, you can do it all (except for the actual donation) from the palm of your hand.

  • Kentucky Utilities seeks base rate adjustment

    Kentucky Utilities Company submitted a request for a base rate adjustment Nov. 26 with the Kentucky Public Service Commission, in large part, to recover costs associated with Kentucky’s first natural gas combined-cycle generating unit as well as other infrastructure projects to continue to improve reliability.

  • Another pipeline eyes central Kentucky

    Last year, two companies announced a joint project that would convert 900 miles of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline — including 19.7 miles in Marion County — to carry up to 200,000 barrels of natural gas liquids daily.

    At this time, the Tennessee Gas Pipeline carries natural gas, but Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and MarkWest Utica EMG have plans to close down part of that pipeline so it can be switched to carry NGLs instead.

    Marion County officials are aware of the situation, although it’s not yet clear what can be done in response.

  • Longstanding Meetings

    Monday

    Hodgenville City Council

    Hodgenville City Council meets 7 p.m. the second Monday at Hodgenville Civic Center (city hall).

    Creative Corner

    The group meets the first Monday each month at 10 a.m. at the Buffalo Baptist Church Annex.

    LaRue County Board of Adjustments

    LaRue County Board of Adjustments meets 6 p.m. Monday, quarterly. Applications must be received in advance for meetings. Call Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning at 270-358-0830 for more information.

    LaRue County Board of Education

  • Speech team travels to Chicago

    Five members of the LaRue County Speech team traveled to Chicago on Nov. 21-23 to compete in the prestigious Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament hosted by several area high schools in North Chicago.

    The students included seniors Brian Anderson and sophomores Jacob Thomas, Trevor Mather, Zoie Webb and Symone Whalin.

    Anderson advanced to semi-finals in extemporaneous speech and prose/poetry and several of the others just missed advancing to quarterfinals in their events by a small margin.

  • PHOTO: Chugging along
  • Outdoors Woman program celebrates 20th anniversary

    Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the acclaimed Becoming an Outdoors Woman program in Kentucky.

    A series of special events in 2015 will commemorate this milestone, beginning with a Beyond BOW workshop scheduled for Jan. 16-18 at Kenlake State Resort Park. The workshop is open to women ages 18 and over.

    “I hope women interested in wildlife-related activities in Kentucky will join us for this special event, and come celebrate the BOW Program’s 20th year at the workshops planned for 2015,” said Beth Spivey-Minch, BOW volunteer coordinator.

  • Requiem for a Ford Ranger

    Since early 1993 my transportation as I visited farms around LaRue County has been a Ford Ranger pickup. It was brand new when I drove it off the dealer’s lot in February 1993.

    The truck was bright (UK like) blue, my favorite color. Zero miles, stick shift, AM/FM radio with cassette player and air conditioning.

    Now almost 22 years later, it has 239,144 (mostly LaRue County) miles. It has experienced a lot over that period of time, as I have.

  • FFA goes to nationals

    LaRue County FFA continues to grow, as the program has now seen three students take home victories at the National Convention.

    Lane Meredith, a prospective engineer who won a trip to Costa Rica for his work in the proficiency contest, is one of the students, along with Lindsey Shelton and Christine Shive. Shelton and Shive took home 11th in the nation for their agriscience project, making them the first LaRue County students to ever place nationally in this category.