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Today's News

  • Meredith files pair of farm bills

     Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District) announced Thursday he is filing two bills that if passed in the 2012 Legislative Session would provide tax exemptions to Kentucky's equine and agricultural animal industries.

    House Bill 285 would extend sales tax exemptions to any horse farms and equine operations in the Commonwealth on feed, building supplies and other items.  Joining Rep. Meredith as primary co-sponsors on the bill are Rep. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello, and Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown.

  • R. Brent Wright, M.D. named to KMA board of trustees

     R. Brent Wright, M.D., formerly of LaRue County, was elected to the Kentucky Medical Association Board of Trustees during the 2011 KMA Annual Meeting in September.

    Wright will represent the KMA 6th District, which includes 11 counties: Adair, Allen, Barren, Butler, Cumberland, Edmonson, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers Jan. 2012

     The South Fork Area Homemakers met Jan. 17 at the County Extension Office.

    The meeting was called to order by President Billie Shahayda. Present were 13 members Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Exie Elliott, Ann E. Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Mary Lois Hornback, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Shahayda, Linda Simmons, Della Thomas and Patsy Thomas.

    Upcoming events were discussed by Theresa Howard. They include:

    • Area Homemaker Council Meeting, 10 a.m. Feb. 7 at Marion County Extension Office.

  • Gaddie completes basic training

     Air Force Airman Breanna L. Gaddie graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    Gaddie completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Better Business Bureau: Watch out for new wave of fake BBB.org emails

     Businesses and consumers across the country have been hit by an on-going email scam that appears to be from a bbb.org address. Now, a new wave of fake BBB emails is using a different strategy to scam recipients into downloading a virus.

  • WEDDING: Randy and Angela Price

     Randy Price and Angela Harmon were married Jan. 14, 2012.

    The ceremony took place at Union Band Baptist Church in Howardstown and performed by Bro. Ronnie Ramsey. 

  • ANNIVERSARY: Burdens celebrate 50 years

     W.D. and Mae Burden of Hodgenville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 2, 2012.

    They were married Feb. 2, 1962, in Greensburg Baptist Church.

    W.D. retired after 10 years as a teacher and 27 years in social work. Mae retired after 31 years as a teacher.

    They have four children, Andy, Troy, Jayme and Tami; and five grandsons.

    A reception in their honor will be 2-4 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club on Lincoln Square.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks lose to Barren County

     The LaRue County Hawks fell to Barren County 56-66 Jan. 17.

    Hawks Coach Paul Childress called it a “tale of two halves.”

    LaRue played “decent defense in the first half and especially finished strong at the end of the second quarter,” he said.

    The Trojans were down by seven points (28-21) at intermission but, unfortunately for the Hawks, rallied in the second half. They outscored LaRue 22-12 in the third period.

  • PHOTO: Visit with The Turtleman

     Ernie Brown Jr., also known as The Turtleman, visited with Cale Tharp, left, and Blake Bault at The Wulf 94.3 Thursday. Brown, who hails from Lebanon, appears on “Call of the Wildman” on the Animal Planet.

  • Campbellsville University announces honor students

     Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors’ list for the fall 2011 semester.

    The academic honors' list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours. The fall 2011 academic honors’ list includes 518 students, with 352 students who achieved a grade point average of 3.5-3.99 and have been named to the Dean's List. Others with a 4.0 grade point average have been named to the President’s List; 166 students were named to that list.