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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Guthrie endorses historic solution to historic problem

    Congress has an opportunity this week to make a historic decision that would permanently change the culture of spending in Washington. Our nearly $15 trillion of accumulated debt is a threat to our nation’s economic recovery, our national security and the welfare of future generations.

    We have already succeeded in changing the debate in Washington from “How much can we spend?” to “How much can we cut?” Now, we must go even further and pass a Balanced Budget Amendment.

  • LaRue Baptist School wins award

    The LaRue County Baptist School in Hodgenville received a National School of Distinction status from the Schools Fight Hunger program. Fewer than 2,000 schools nationwide earned this level of distinction in the 2010-2011 school year.

  • MILESTONE: Reed completes Cooper-Clayton program

    Ross Reed of Hodgenville completed the Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking classes at the LaRue County Health Department. This series of 12 weekly classes is a science-based program that utilizes education, skills training and social support to help people become non-smokers.

    If you are interested in becoming a non-smoker and would like to participate in the next series of classes, call the LaRue County Health Department at 358-3844.

  • PHOTO: Class of 1966 holds reunion

  • I-65 rehab is complete

    Resurfacing, guardrail and right-of-way clearing work related to a project along Interstate 65 in central Kentucky is complete.

    All lanes are now open from Munfordville to Elizabethtown, easing congestion along I-65 and US -31W corridors. This section of the interstate features new asphalt on all lanes and shoulders. Entrance and exit ramps at Munfordville, Upton, Sonora and Glendale are also resurfaced. 

  • Help available on heating bill

    The Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.
    Central Kentucky Community Action will take applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program  through Dec. 16. LIHEAP helps families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.

  • Dog attack began family's troubles

    Four months ago, 9-year-old Franklin Parks sustained serious injuries in a vicious dog attack.
    Parks was playing outside at a family member’s home on Dangerfield Road, when according to his mother Rebecca Parks, an adult female dog, described as a “pit bull” mauled him.
    “The doctors all say that he was probably attacked for 20 minutes,” Rebecca said. “She wasn’t gonna stop until he was dead.”  

  • PHOTO: McDonald's expanding

    Construction workers bricked the front of McDonald’s in Hodgenville last week. The fast food restaurant has removed its playground in order to expand the inside seating area and add another order window. According to Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning, the building is expanding by 454-square feet.

  • Community Calendar - Nov. 16, 2011

    CKCA Board to meet
    Central Kentucky Community Action Board of Directors will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown.

    Chamber luncheon
    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon is noon Nov. 16. Cost is $8. Programs include One Knox and Hardin/LaRue Diabetes Coalition.

    EHLRTA to meet

  • ECTC offers scholarship for auto-oriented studies

    A new scholarship fund has been established at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to assist students studying in the college’s nationally acclaimed automotive technology program.
    The Automotive-Diesel Excellence in Education Scholarship fund was created by members of the college’s automotive technology faculty, using proceeds the program received from WIX Filters for winning the Southeast Region in Tomorrow’s Technician’s “School of the Year” competition this past spring.