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Today's News

  • Legal Aid Society offers free clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in March. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • COLUMN: March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

     Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases as we age. More than 90 percent of colorectal cancer occurs in people over age 50.

  • PHOTO: Food for fines

     The LaRue County Public Library collected 90 jars of peanut butter and 138 cans of food through its “Have a Heart Give Food for Fines" project. The library allowed patrons to contribute the food items in lieu of paying late fees. The items were donated to Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry. From left, Fran Dowell from the Shepherd's Pie Food Pantry and Lisa Williams, who works the circulation desk at the library and promoted the program.

  • Ellis Fraser takes third at Ohio State tournament

     Three Western Kentucky University forensic team members traveled to Columbus and New Concord, Ohio, to compete in the last two invitational tournaments of the season the weekend of March 3-4.

    This was the last chance to qualify for the national tournaments, which will be in April. All students made it to a final round in all of their events.

    Next weekend, the team will travel to Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., to compete at the Novice National Lincoln-Douglas Debate tournament.

  • Adoption Support holds March meetings

     Adoption Support for Kentucky will meet 7-9 p.m. March 16 at 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. The training topic is “Working With Birth Parents.” Childcare and refreshments provided. 

    ASK meets again 7-9 p.m. March 17 at the same location. The training topic is “Concurrent Planning Overview.” Childcare and refreshments provided. 

  • Middle school speech team has groundbreaking year

     This season has been a groundbreaking year for the LaRue County Middle School speech program.

    “I couldn't be more pleased with the progress this group has made,” said Assistant Coach Bill Thompson. “In middle school the focus is always teaching fundamentals and finding the events where each student best fits.” 

    The season started with a trip to Bowling Green for the WKU Junior tournament. Breea Kirkpatrick was LCMS' only finalist at the tournament, placing second in poetry and third in prose.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union announces winners of 'clean slate' art contest

     Fort Knox Federal Credit Union sponsored the “clean slate” art contest in the January issue of “The Cornerstone” newsletter.

    About 100 people entered.

    Nick Knight of Radcliff won the $2,500 grand prize for his best entry depicting cleaning products renamed for bill consolidation loans, savings and other financial services. 

  • PHOTO: Sunrise Day Care celebrates Fat Tuesday

     Sunrise Manor Adult Day Care enjoyed a day of Mardi Grais and Fat Tuesday fun before the Lenten season started. Angela Smith and her grandmother Kathy LaFollette enjoyed a pancake relay game while Margy Clayton and Lois Henning anticipate their turns. The day was celebrated with a traditional Mardi Grais king's cake, biscuits and sausage breakfast, games, bright beads and music.

  • Hundley announces candidacy for state rep

     Phinis V. Hundley of Hodgenville, has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the Kentucky House of Representatives, District 19, which includes LaRue, Hart and Edmonson counties.

    Hundley is seeking political office, he said, because of his belief that office holders should always remember they are elected for public service.

  • KSP accepting donations for tornado victims

     In the wake of the severe weather and tornado outbreaks across the state, Kentucky State Police posts and headquarters will serve as designated drop off sites for items needed in devastated communities.

    The need has arisen for a reputable location that citizens feel comfortable leaving donations, knowing they will reach the people in most need. Items will be evenly distributed to all communities impacted.  Collection of items will continue through Sunday, March 10.