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Today's News

  • Fall break extended for Head Start

    Federal employees are working again after the government shutdown was resolved, but the LaRue County Head Start pre-school program for low-income families will remain on hiatus a couple more weeks.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline facts presented to fiscal court

    LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates listened as Sonya Mouser-Unoppet spoke to them about her research on the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline that could be laid across parts of LaRue County.
    Mouser-Unoppet asked to be on the agenda for the Oct. 25 meeting.
    She said Boardwalk Pipeline Partners and Williams have announced the intent to form a joint venture that would develop a pipeline system, known as the Bluegrass Pipeline, to transport natural gas liquids from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to the Gulf Coast.  

  • Man pleads guilty to filming girl

    An Adair County man pleaded guilty last week to multiple counts of voyeurism and promoting a minor in a sexual performance.
    James Orley Absher, 50, admitted to videotaping an underage girl at his LaRue County home in 2011.
    According to court records, Absher moved to Elizabethtown from Hodgenville in December 2011.
    On Oct. 10, 2012, a juvenile in the home found a camera hidden in a tissue box on the bathroom sink. The camera was turned over to Kentucky State Police.

  • Fair board shakeup

    Last week’s meeting of the LaRue County Fair Board and stockholders was marked by a change in officers.
    Terry Cruse, mayor of Hodgenville, who was named acting president in September, will continue as president for the next year.
    He replaces Jimmie Engle, who stepped away from duties after having serious medical problems with his eyes.
    Vice president is Steve Johnson, who is Hodgenville police chief. He and Ann “Snookie” Morrison served in that capacity last year.
    Kim Morrison will serve another year as secretary.

  • AGstravaganza earns national recognition

    LaRue County’s celebration of agriculture, AGstravaganza, is one of 24 programs nationwide to be recognized by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
    It is among the most “innovative program ideas” to be highlighted during AFBF’s 95th annual convention in January in San Antonio, Texas.
    Price Smith, agency manager of LaRue County Farm Bureau, said the organization is “very honored and pleased to have been nominated and to have received this recognition.”

  • Coaches kickstart new careers

    Within the past four years, three former LaRue County veteran school educators and coaches –Rodney Armes, Chris Estes and Dee Hutchins Jr. – have made the difficult decision to leave the classroom in order to focus on their careers as independent distributors of Zija, a worldwide marketer of health and wellness products.
    Estes, a former middle school physical education teacher with eight years experience in the county, resigned from the school system in 2010.

  • PHOTO: Tickle Me Princess

    Carey Lynn Coffey and her mare Tickle Me Princess received the Chris Jewell Memorial Plaque for winning the open barrels at the Larue County Saddle Club's annual memorial horse show. The award was presented by Pam Meredith, left.

  • Mini horses a new rein for retired educator

    When Fred Wells decided to raise and breed horses, he started small – as in miniature.
    “I was retired, and started with my horses about 12 years ago as kind of a hobby that I found I really enjoyed,” said the 1964 LaRue County High School graduate, former teacher, and LaRue County Middle School principal who lives with his wife Karen off Hawkins Road. “I love to watch them play, romping around and flashing their tails and manes in the air.”

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Diorama

    A diorama, “A Legacy of Lincoln,” was debuted during October’s Lincoln Days Celebration at Creekfront Park. The triangular structures contain historical images of the 16th President’s tenure. Megan Kelley, a 2003 graduate of LaRue County High School and art curator in Nashville, Tenn., designed the art project.

  • Slim & Trim adds SilverSneakers program

    Slim & Trim Fitness, located at 217B S. Maple Street in Sonora, has become a certified SilverSneakers facility.
    SilverSneakers offers free basic fitness membership to members of participating Medicare health plans.
    To qualify, you must be a Medicare-eligible member of a health plan that offers the SilverSneakers Fitness Program.
    To find out if your health plan offers the SilverSneakers Fitness Program, visit www.silversneakers.com or call Slim & Trim at 270-949-2199.
    Slim & Trim is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.