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Today's News

  • Potential scammer reported

    Hodgenville City Hall was notified last week of a potential scam artist.

    A man approached two women in the Save-A-Lot parking lot Wednesday and asked for gas money.

    The woman offered to call City Hall to ask about finding “benevolent help.”

  • Extension Board not raising taxes

    The District Extension Board met Sept. 9 to discuss the tax rate for the 2014-15 year. Any institution which receives federal monies must vote to either raise the tax rate, keep the same rate, or take a compensating rate which would alter the rate enough to keep the same amount of yearly revenue for the institution.

  • Bethel Church Cemetery in need of funds

    For Gary Bell, closing the doors of his home church for the final time was a lot like losing a member of his family.

    Bethel Baptist Church, in many ways, was a second family to him. The Bell family had attended that church in the Levelwoods section of LaRue County for generations. He joined the church at the age of 9, and attended faithfully.

    “I can remember our averaging about 50 people at Sunday morning service,” the 57-year-old said. “We had Sunday School and preaching, Sunday night and Wednesday night services.”

  • Kudos to the orchestra

    Kudos: The Louisville Civic Orchestra performed Saturday for an audience of about 600 at First Baptist Church. There was no charge to attend – and we appreciate the efforts of the planning committee, sponsors and patrons as they worked many months to bring quality entertainment to LaRue County. Thank you for a job well done. 

  • NFL lesson: Be careful who you idolize

    Professional football is my favorite sport. I play fantasy football religiously with friends in California and keep up with league news in an up-to-the-minute fashion. My Sundays (and Thursday and Monday nights) are consumed by football. Often, I watch two games at once, one on my TV and one on my laptop.

    I say all that to impress upon you how much I care about the NFL. During the six months that the NFL is playing, I am always up to date with it. So the recent debacle about domestic violence in the league is something I’ve been very invested in.

  • Column: Is college still worrth it?

     

    You may have heard that student loans now top a trillion dollars or that the total amount of student loan debt surpasses the total amount of credit card debt. These numbers can be off-putting and may have you questioning whether college is still a good investment.

    But it’s not all bad news. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York agrees that attending college is still a good investment for your financial future. Over their lifetime, workers with a bachelor’s degree earn over $1 million more than those with only a high school degree.

  • LaRue man charged with sex crimes

    Hart County deputies arrested a Larue County man Tuesday charged with dozens of sex crimes.

    James Turner, 41, of Magnolia, was arrested on a warrant charging him with 52 counts of third-degree sodomy.

    He was placed in Hart County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 unsecured bond.

    Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley said Turner came to the attention of law enforcement through a complaint.

    The 52 counts involve one juvenile, and the conduct is alleged to have occurred over a two-year period, Hensley said.

  • COLUMN: Get ready to share the road

    Grain harvest equipment is much larger than it used to be. Combines are much bigger, grain carts have increased in size tremendously, and semi-trucks and trailers haul hundreds of bushels of grain away from high capacity combines.

    This equipment has to travel from field to field to harvest our corn and soybean crops. As a result, large farm equipment is on our rural roads that were not designed or suited for them.

    Both farmers and the general public should share in the responsibility of safe travel during the harvest season.

  • Conference: Kentucky Women in Agriculture

    Kentucky Women in Agriculture Inc. will hold its 15th annual conference and tour Nov. 5-6 at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City. The theme is “Faith, Family and Farming.” Registration is $65 for the one-day conference ($55 for students), which includes all meals, materials and membership dues. The pre-conference tour is $25. Registration is due by Oct. 24.

  • COLUMN: Sign up now for 4-H sewing classes

    A series of four sewing classes will be offered in October and November for beginning sewers. No sewing experience is necessary. 

    The class is open to 4-H age youth, ages 9 to 18. Participants will be making a variety of items that can be used as holiday presents. The classes will be taught by Master Clothing Volunteer Judy Greenwell.  Class size is limited. Participants must call the Extension office at 270-358-3401 to register to participate.