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Today's News

  • FISCAL COURT: Two appointed to Extension Board

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Nov. 10, appointed Robert Enlow Jr., and Mae Burden to the LaRue County Extension Board. 

    The two will serve from January 2012 through December 2014.

    In other business, the court hired Eddie Humphrey as a full time road department employee.

  • Craftsman leaves behind Boundary Oak legacy

    It was front page news when the Boundary Oak died.

    An impressive figure, the tree was six feet wide and 90 feet tall with a crown that spread 115 feet. A tree of that size casts quite a shadow.

    Its fame came not from its size but from the unique spot of Kentucky soil where the acorn fell. About a quarter century after it sprouted, a surveyor used the oak as a point of reference on a deed for the Sinking Springs farm.

  • Festival of Trees ends Saturday

    The decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands that are part of the annual Festival of Trees will be on display at The Lincoln Museum Community Room on Lincoln Square in Hodgenville through Saturday, Nov. 19.
    That’s the last day to participate in a silent auction, bidding on seasonal items for local nonprofits.
    The public can vote for their favorite tree or wreath. A “People’s Choice,” based on votes will receive $25.
    The Festival will be open to the public 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 16-18 and noon-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

  • WKU honors local students

    Western Kentucky University honored 47 students from six area high schools for their academic achievements.

    The annual High School Scholars recognition ceremony honored students who qualify for a renewable scholarship to WKU.

    This year’s group has an average ACT composite score of 28.7 and grade-point average of 3.9 and included four National Merit Semifinalists and 25 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars.

  • Deadlines approach for 2012 election

    Election Day 2011 is history though the official certification of results by the Kentucky State Board of Elections is scheduled for Nov. 28. While most Kentuckians are moving into the advent of the holiday season and a new year, the election season rarely has a breather. 

    Candidates who intend to run on the 2012 primary or general ballot have begun filing their paperwork with Secretary of State Elaine Walker’s office in Frankfort. Qualified candidates will appear on the May 22 primary or the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

  • Amanda Cecil named Employee of the Month

    Amanda Cecil has been selected as the November Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 1998 and is under the supervision of Carolyn Lafollette as a contractor clerk.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • McFarland requests hearing for possible reduction in sentence

    A man convicted of manslaughter in the 2007 shooting death of his former stepdaughter has requested another court hearing.

    David McFarland, 47, of Magnolia, claims he was a victim of domestic abuse and should be exempt from the requirement that he serve 85 percent of his 18-year sentence, according to court records.

    If his request is granted by LaRue Circuit Court, he could be eligible to serve only 20 percent of his sentence.

  • PHOTO: Middle Creek children participate in 'Christmas in a Shoebox'

    Middle Creek Baptist Church “Wednesday night kids” put together 16 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes for delivery to impoverished countries. There were 11 children in attendance – all excited to help make Christmas better for others.

  • Heartland Dulcimer Club releases Christmas CD

    The Heartland Dulcimer Club released this year its third CD, which has a Christmas theme.

    “Christmas in the Heartland” offers Christmas favorites such as “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Good King Wenceslas” and “Go Tell it on the Mountain” along with several other tracks.

    CDs can be purchased from club members for $15 or on the club website www.heartlanddulcimerclub.org.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Scammers target veterans

    Some of the most cynical scams target service members, their families, and veterans, warns the Better Business Bureau. Veterans’ Day is a key opportunity for scammers who would target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly vets.

    BBB Military Line provides free financial literacy and consumer protection services to the military community, as well as information on the latest scams, schemes, and ID theft tactics that threaten them. Among the scams to watch out for: