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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Remember to thank God

    The Psalmist said, “Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord!” We need to look for things to be thankful for. A thankful spirit should be the foundation of our lives.  

  • Master gardener class offered in February

    The Hardin County Extension Office will offer a Master Gardener Class next spring.

    Classes are 9 a.m.-noon on weekdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays on the following dates:  Feb. 21, 23, and 28; March 1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 15, 20, 22, 24, 27; and April 3.

    Participants are asked to participate in a 40-hour internship to Cooperative Extension Service programs in return for the training. They will learn about botany, soils, plant diseases and insects.

  • STATE CROSS COUNTRY: Sandidge and Durbin compete

    LaRue County was represented in Saturday's KHSAA State Cross Country meet by freshman Kristina Durbin and sophomore Adam Sandidge.

    Lady Hawk Durbin, finished 65th in 22:20.38.

    “I think I did better last year when we had the whole team here,” Durbin said. “It was easier to get motivated to run. It was a lot different than I expected.”

    Sandidge, who was the Hawks' lone qualifier for the second year in a row, finished 32nd in 17:54.21.

    Sandidge finished 116th as a freshman.

  • RELAY: Ross and McCoy certified in 'Reach to Recovery'

    LaRue County breast cancer survivors Kathy Ross and Suzann McCoy were certified as Reach to Recovery volunteers this past weekend. This program, a part of the American Cancer Society, is a nationwide effort serving thousands of people confronting breast cancer- either as patients or as family and friends of patients.

    McCoy and Ross, when notified by the physician or the patient, will provide information and support to those battling the disease in the form of home or phone visits.

  • 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.