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Today's News

  • BIRTH-Grimes

    Chris and Christa Grimes of Lexington, announce the birth of a son, James Braxton Grimes.

    James Braxton was born Sept. 17, 2014, at Baptist East in Lexington. He weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Paternal grandparents are Gordon Grimes of Magnolia, and Judy Grimes of Hodgenville.

    Maternal grandparents are Dougie and Barbara Miles, and Lisa and Tony Lands, all of New Haven.

    Great-grandparents are Elmer and Ruth Chelf of Hodgenville, and Bobby and Joann Miles of New Haven.

  • Local studio offers ‘Photo with Santa’ for the price of a toy

    Photographer Melanie Wells is using her skills with a camera to assist a community charity during the holidays.

    Wells is participating in the LaRue County Holiday Open House promotion with several other businesses. During that time, Nov. 21 and 22, she will offer customers the chance to have their photo taken with Santa – for the price of a toy.

    The gifts should be unwrapped and can be for a boy or girl, from toddler to pre-teen. All items will be donated to Snookie Morrison’s Santa Bus program.

  • Village Post Office opens in Magnolia

    Magnolia Mall has added a new service. The Magnolia Village Post Office (VPO) opened Nov. 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration.

    The VPO, located in Decades Restaurant, offers basic services, such as selling stamps and flat-rate packaging. Customers can also ship from the VPO, as it will now be at the end of every mail route in that part of the county.

    VPO Coordinator Nick Walker said he is excited to bring post office customers in Magnolia a convenient, quick-stop way of shipping packages and purchasing basic postal services.

  • News of Record

    Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.

    Stephanie Louann West, 27, and Mark Allen Koenig, 29, both of Hodgenville

    Megan Elizabeth Culver, 25, and Andrew Moore Bell, 30, both of Hodgenville

    Deanna Jo Bright, 40, and Johnny Mike Brown, 44, both of Hodgenville

    Nedra Ann Jurcak, 32, and Darvin Harold Cundiff Jr., 38, both of Magnolia

    Brittany Lee Carder, 24, and Kyle Reece Freeman, 28, both of Hodgenville

  • Lincoln Park requests comments from public

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace is creating a new Foundation Document for the park.

    The National Park Service is soliciting comments from the public on the purpose and significance of the park. Those wishing to make comments can make them at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/ABLIFoundation by Nov. 28.

  • Sanford named director of development for Hosparus

    Hosparus recently named Lisa Sanford, a Hardin County resident, as its director of development.

    Since joining Hosparus in 2004, Sanford has served in various leadership roles within fundraising and volunteer management. She was most recently senior manager of advancement and community relations. Prior to joining Hosparus, Sanford was branch director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana.

  • Paden joins Alpha Lambda Delta

    The Cumberland University Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, the Honor Society that recognizes academic excellence for students during the first year of college, recently initiated Kara Elizabeth Paden, of Hodgenville, into its 2014 class.

    Members of the honor society represent the top students at the University and join an elite group of top students from around the country. At Cumberland students must earn membership during the freshman year with a grade point average of 3.50 or better during one or both semesters of the first year.

  • Natural gas costs to increase

    Natural gas costs at the start of the 2014-15 heating season will be only slightly higher than last year, according to the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

    Gas prices remain well below the peak reached in 2008, the PSC said.

    On average, Kentucky customers can expect to pay about 4.58 percent more this November than last, based on consumption of 10,000 cubic feet of natural gas. The average total bill for 10,000 cubic feet, including base rates, is projected to be about $106.48.

  • WKU Forensics team excels at four tournaments

    Members of the Western Kentucky University forensics team traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, and Bowling Green, Ohio, to compete in four tournaments the weekend of Nov. 15-16.

    At Bowling Green State University, the team won the overall team sweepstakes championship, beating 19 schools, which included Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan and Ohio State University. Additionally, sophomore Jackson Sanders won the top prize in individual sweepstakes, a measure of personal success across an entire tournament.

  • LCHS Speech wins big at Murray

    The LaRue County Speech Hawks continued their season in Murray on Nov. 15, competing in the Murray High School Tiger Invitational. The team advanced many students into the final rounds of competition and placed first overall out of 16 schools.

    “The students have been working so hard the last few weeks, and they were so excited to get this win,” said Head Coach Katy Cecil. “Taking a team championship is always so exciting, and their faces really said it all. We truly had a great day.”