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Today's News

  • We'll always need Miss Congeniality

    Kathy Morningside: New Jersey, as you know, there are people who consider the Miss United States Pageant outdated and anti-feminist. What would you say to them?

  • Laura visits LaRue

    Laura Bush posed with schoolchildren, praised their knowledge of Abraham Lincoln and emphasized “the next generation of stewardship of our national parks” as a legacy for future generations.

    The first lady spent Tuesday morning in Hodgenville to help launch a fundraising campaign on behalf of six national parks that honor Abe.

  • Schools stress traffic safety

    Traffic tangled a part of Monday night’s LaRue County School Board meeting as concerns about congestion and the safety of students and police officers at the district’s two elementary schools.

    Steve Hall, engineer with the Kentucky Department of Transportation, was on hand to offer an assessment about traffic at Hodgenville Elementary School and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and to suggest possible solutions.

  • McConnell re-elected to Senate leadership

    The U.S. Senate Republican Conference held leadership elections Tuesday for the 111th Congress and Kentucky's Mitch McConnell was unanimously re-elected by his colleagues to serve as Republican Leader.

    “I am honored that my colleagues re-elected me to serve as the Republican Leader in the 111th Congress,” McConnell said. “As Republican leader, I will continue to use my clout to advance Kentucky’s interests and to ensure that our voice is heard.”

  • Catholic school raises money for tuition

    Lights, Camera, Auction! — the premier tuition assistance fundraiser for Bethlehem High School in Bardstown — is Saturday. Each year the auction has a theme and the school’s gymnasium is decorated to fit. This year is Pirates of the Caribbean.

    Doors open at 6 p.m. with an open bar. Auction items will be displayed. Dinner, catered by Ladyfingers of Louisville, begins at 7:30 p.m. Some tickets still are available for $60 and can be purchased by calling (502) 348-4685.

  • Mt. Sherman woman injured in wreck

    A Mt. Sherman woman was injured Monday in Green County after her vehicle was struck by pickup truck driven by a Campbellsville man, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Fiscal Court in support of U.S. 31-E becoming national scenic byway

    LaRue County magistrates passed a resolution in support of U.S. 31-E, from Bardstown to Hodgenville, becoming part of the National Scenic Byways.

    “The road is already a state scenic highway, but this declaration should help in opening the door for more federal grant money to, among other things, make that section of 31-E safer, by, for instance, installing more guardrails,” Judge-Executive Tommy Turner said during the Nov. 11 meeting of Fiscal Court.

    The area also will be included in any federally funded tourist promotions, he added.

  • Blue-White Night features basketball introductions

    The 2008-09 Hawks and Lady Hawks will kickoff the upcoming basketball season Friday with a Blue/White Night at LaRue County High School gym.

    A chili supper will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria followed by the Blue/White activities in the gym.

    Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball programs will introduce their middle school teams as well as the freshmen through varsity squads. The boys’ varsity team will have an intrasquad scrimmage.

  • Ryan Durbin finishes 66th at state

    LaRue County High School junior cross country runner Ryan Durbin finished the Class AA boys' state cross country meet Saturday in 66th in the field of 237.

    His time in the five-kilometer race at the Kentucky Horse Park was 18:14.78.

    Durbin recorded his best time ever the previous Saturday to take third in the Class AA, Region 2 championship at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville. His time in the regional meet was 18:09:57.

    “It was on my home course, so I pulled away from the pack right at the very beginning,” Durbin said.

  • Bowling Green downtown stadium takes shape

    It was a busy week for construction crews in Bowling Green’s new downtown ballpark. After months of trucks and concrete dominating the scene, it finally started to look like a baseball field inside the stadium.