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Today's News

  • LCMS beats Campbellsville for conference championship

    LaRue County Middle School won the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference Bowl on Oct. 5.

    The Hawks defeated Campbellsville Middle School 14-12 in overtime.

    The Eagles took a 6-0 lead in the second quarter on a 7-yard pass from Tyrion Taylor to Tristan Johnson. However, the visiting Hawks knotted the score two minutes later and the game stayed tied throughout regulation.

  • You can lower your risk

    Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, second only to lung cancer. One in eight women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and a recent survey by the Society for Women’s Health Research found that 22 percent of women named breast cancer as the disease they fear most. The specter of breast cancer makes it no surprise that women are eager to seek various ways to reduce their risks of developing this potentially deadly disease.

  • Young women can get breast cancer, too

    At the age of 12 to 15, many young women are experiencing the body and life changes that accompany adolescence. It can be difficult to imagine that breasts that are just beginning to develop may contain cancer. But such is the reality for some girls.

  • Lobb dives into 99 years of memories

    Nearly a century ago, a baby boy was born to Attie Mae Parker Lobb and “Tom” Anthony Lobb in Green County. They named him “Earl.”

    Last month, Tom and Addie Mae’s son celebrated his 99th birthday. He shared a few memories of growing up during the Great Depression, his marriage and local businesses.

    Lobb attended a one-room schoolhouse as a child in Green County.

  • Planning and Zoning Permits - October 16, 2013

    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning permits for June 2013:

    David Despain, Skaggs Road, Buffalo, singlewide residence

    Justin Ward, Murrieltown Road, Sonora, frame residence

    Jason Barrett, Ferrill Hill Road, Buffalo, frame addition

    Murrell Smith, Sunset Avenue, Hodgenville, enclose carport

    Adam Wooldridge, Gunning Lane, New Haven, singlewide residence

    Patricia Harris, Harned-McCubbin Road, Hodgenville, frame garage

    Tim Altman, Levelwoods Road, Campbellsville, land division

  • Several families, including Tharp, recognized at tractor pull

    The second annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor pull was Oct. 12-13 at the Hardin County Fairgrounds. The event was held in conjunction with the Battle of the Bluegrass Truck and Tractor series championship, hosting participants from as far away as Wisconsin and Michigan. The event was held as a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation, but the total amount raised was not available at press time.

  • Course serves as guide for LCHS students

    Freshman year of high school can be an intimidating transition for students.

    Besides the social navigation, there is an increase in responsibility and learning academic and life skills.

    A new course offered to ninth grade students at LaRue County High School promotes learning about responsible ways for students to take care of their bodies.

    The course, “Reducing the Risk,” which began this month, focuses on sexually transmitted diseases and infections, human immunodeficiency virus and pregnancy prevention methods.

  • Fiscal Court approves alternate health insurance plan

    LaRue County Fiscal Court has approved an alternate health insurance plan with the current provider, Anthem, that Judge-executive Tommy Turner said will save both employees and the county money.

    “About the only things that will be higher are $5 more for an office call to the doctor and for tier two and three prescription medicines, but the plan also contains a health reimbursement account to offset those,” Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Oct. 8. The judge said the plan also includes a vision component.

  • McMillion among those earning National Board certifications

    Ten of LaRue County’s teachers have achieved National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ certification. We’ll take a look at their philosophy and the hard work required to become ‘the best.’

    Reflection, or taking a close look at what one is doing in order to improve, will be a component of the new evaluation system for Kentucky teachers beginning next school year.

    For those teachers who have achieved national board certification, however, it is a continuation of what they were required to do during that process.

  • Cut Above celebrates 25 years of style

    Remember big bangs, rattails and hair picks?

    Mullets, Farrah Fawcett, crimps and funky side ponytails?

    Those hairstyles were all the rage when Cut Above opened its doors 25 years ago.

    The styles come and go – and recycle. But the four stylists and co-owners at the Hodgenville salon –Phillip and LaDona Childress, Rick Linder, and Cindy Smith – have remained the same through the years.