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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • PHOTO: Dobson visits Rotary

    Dale Dobson, left, safety administrator for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, was the guest speaker at last week’s meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club. He is pictured with Rotarian Nathan Highbaugh.

  • Novelist discusses slavery in Kentucky

    Marse Williams stepped away from the carriage, held up an official-looking paper with facing markings on it. “All this talk about the Emancipation Proclamation.” He wadded up the paper as if it were garbage and threw it on the ground. “This is the first day of 1863, but it’s still Kentucky. It doesn’t free any of you.”

    “It doesn’t free you,” he pointed toward Joe while he ground the paper beneath his boot heel. “Or you.” He pointed toward Rachel.

  • Bethlehem High School News - April 2015

     January-April 2015

    Winter hit with a vengeance this year. Thanks to online classes, our students were able to keep up with their work, did not miss many snow days, and will graduate on time.

    Alumni weekend will be 6:30 p.m. July 31 in the Bethlehem cafeteria. All classes ending in a 5 or a 0 will be attending and the Class of 1965 will celebrate their 50th graduation year. The Class of 1965 will be honored with a luncheon at noon Aug. 1. Invitations will be out soon.

  • Unemployment rate falls from 2014

    Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between March 2014 and March 2015, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s jobless rate was 5.6 percent in March 2015, compared to 7.7 percent a year ago.

  • Personnel changes at LaRue County Schools

    The following personnel recommendations were heard April 20 by the LaRue County School Board:

    Employment of:

    • Maggie Mather as assistant speech coach for LaRue County Schools

    • Patty Chaudoin as club coordinator at Hodgenville Elementary School

    Resignation of:

    • David Edwards as club coordinator at HES, and as cadre leader at HES

    • Megan Willard as assistant cheer coach for LaRue County Schools

    • David K. Barr, Rose Cottrell, Kelly H. Jaggers, as bus driver

  • SOFTBALL: Ladies beat Bethlehem

     LARUE COUNTY 4, BETHLEHEM 3. Freshman Presley Brown’s two-run double in the top of the first helped the visiting Lady Hawks (9-7) hold off the Banshees (11-5) for their fifth win in seven games.

    Sophomore Chasity Bryant’s RBI single in the sixth extended LaRue County’s lead to 4-0.

    Bethlehem cut it to 4-3 in its half of the sixth, but LaRue County senior Emillee Cundiff ended the comeback attempt with a strikeout. Cundiff struck out seven and gave up four hits, two walks and one earned run.