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Today's News

  • TENNIS: REGION

    The LaRue County High School tennis teams competed last week in the 5th Region Tennis Tournament at the Freeman Lake Tennis Complex.

    Doubles

    The LaRue County duo of freshman Bella Garcia and eighth-grader Karrington Donahue  fell in the first round to Campbellsville senior Emily Haley and sophomore Brittany Ford, 6-3, 1-6, 11-9.

    LaRue’s Cayleigh Allen and Caitlin Lewis defeated Kara Girdley and Abby McKim of Nelson County, 6-4, 6-4.

  • BIRTH: Welcome, Tate Brisco

     Joe and Fawn Stults of Hodgenville announce the birth of a son, Tate Brisco Stults, on March 28, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Grandparents are Truman and Mary Lou Strader and Charles and Mechel Stults, all of Sonora.

    Great-grandparents are Virgie Tedder and Emogene Gardner, both of Hodgenville.

  • PHOTO: First turkey
  • FRANKFORT FOCUS: Rep. Terry Mills - May 2014

    FRANKFORT – When it comes to getting from points A to B, few states can match Kentucky.  That’s not too surprising, given that we’re home to the country’s population center east of the Rockies, but the numbers behind our transportation systems are impressive nonetheless.

  • SUNRISE VOLUNTEERS: Outing planned to Creekfront Park

     Sunrise Volunteers

    On Friday, May 16, Sunrise Manor residents are going to visit Creekfront Park.

    Many residents are looking forward to this outdoor outing. Sunrise Manor Nursing Home is encouraging residents to attend.

    About 1:15 p.m., residents will be wheel-chaired on Lincoln Boulevard – with a police escort – from the nursing home to the park by Sunrise Volunteers, activity department employees, off-duty Sunrise employees and family members.

  • COLUMN: Let life kick you forward

    None of us are immune to discouragement. Even the prophet Elijah got discouraged. He had boldness, faith and power when he faced the false worshippers of Baal in I Kings 18, but in the very next chapter, fear has replaced faith, his power is drained by self-pity and disobedience replaced obedience.

    Discouragement brought changes to Elijah. He saw himself as less than he was. Fear brought misery and caused him to evade his responsibilities. He even began to blame God for his situation and he felt that he was the only faithful servant left.

  • COLUMN: Time to sign up for 4-H Camp

      If you haven’t yet signed your child up for 4-H Camp, now is the time to do so.  Generally, camp is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 14 years old or fourth through eighth grades. New this year, current third-graders may attend.

  • COLUMN: Use herbs to shake the salt habit

    One of the most common ways we tend to make food taste good is by adding salt. Unfortunately, most American diets are too high in sodium which can raise blood pressure and lead to major health issues including heart disease. Herbs provide a great way for us to limit our sodium intake while still consuming flavorful foods.

  • East Hardin teacher visits with Jill Biden

    On Wednesday, East Hardin Middle School technology education teacher Brooke Whitlow ate lunch with Jill Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C.

    The social was part of a Teacher’s Appreciation Week honor for a selection of 20 educators from across the country.

    To be considered, Whitlow and the other 19 educators had to fill out an online application and include their social media URLs. Whitlow applied to be a part of the social weeks ago, but didn’t put much stock in her odds of being selected.

  • Selling safety through magic

     FRANKFORT – Long before the days of email, smart phones and social media, one Kentucky State Police pioneer was blazing a trail using innovation and outside-the-box thinking to spread safety messages throughout Kentucky.

    As a member of the Fayette County Patrol in the 1930s, Lee Allen Estes watched children fidget and yawn during safety lectures presented by police officers. Feeling that a lesson must be “heard” to be “learned,” he had an idea. He would “make the words stick by illustrating them with a trick.”