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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Get your clean on

    Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to clean up, clean out and organize.

    While you do, here are a few reminders. Commonwealth Cleanup week is March 22-29, and I encourage folks to get out and clean their yards of litter along the roadway, and to email me and let me know you did it. Include your name, address, and how many bags you collect. You can even help out an elderly neighbor, or a farmer along his fence line. My email is jillgray@laruecounty.org.

  • Shrimp boil and fish fry fundraiser planned for Addie

     A shrimp boil/fish fry to benefit the family of Addie Roberts will be at 6 p.m. April 19 at Claudia’s Tea Room and the Thurman Phillips Guest House in Sonora. Addie is the 3-year-old daughter of Ben and Angela Roberts, formerly of Hodgenville, who is battling cancer.

    There will be music by the Blue Soul Gypsys and a live auction.

  • COLUMN: No one wants spongy bones

    Did you know about 12 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis? Are you one of the 12 million? Are your children?

    Fifty percent of adolescent boys and 20 percent of adolescent girls do not get the nutrition they need for bone health. Your bones become “spongy” when you have a disease called osteoporosis.

    Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeletal system which results from weak bones. Unfortunately, you may not even know you have the disease until you break a bone.

  • PHOTO: Dress in blue
  • PHOTO: Paige Perkins signs with Spalding

     Paige Perkins, a student at South Warren High School in Bowling Green, signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track at Spalding University in Louisville. She is the fifth runner and first girl track athlete from South Warren to sign with a college. She is the daughter of Nathan and Emily Perkins of Bowling Green, and the granddaughter of Tommy and Janice Perkins of Hodgenville. Pictured from left are Drake Perkins, Nathan Perkins, Paige Perkins and Emily Perkins; back, South Warren Coach Steve Eaton.

  • PHOTO: Angus Youth Advisors

     Paula Boyd, Mayslick, left, and Jamie Marksbury, Buffalo, serve as junior advisors for the Kentucky Junior Angus Association and are pictured at the 2014 Kentucky Angus Association annual meeting and banquet, Feb. 28 in Louisville.

  • PHOTO: Angus Youth Board
  • PHOTO: American Angus Association board
  • PHOTO: The Cat came back

    Vicki Devers AKA The Cat in the Hat visited kindergarten students at Hodgenville Elementary School to help them celebrate Dr. Seuss week. The students enjoyed hearing her read Dr. Seuss books, learned about the author, played a game with a Cat in the Hat toy, sang a song to go along with the story and did tricks with The Cat in the Hat pencils. Pictured from left, Liliana Madero-Lopez, Guage Wimp, Khloe Clark, Kaydence Powell, Brady Skaggs, Jenna Marsh, Jayden Shafer and Nehemiah Lackey.

  • FISCAL COURT: County receipts down $84,000

     Total county receipts for 2013 fell some $84,000 from the previous year, LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 11.

    The reduction, from $2,835,844.23 in 2012 to $2,751,856.07 in 2013 was due, in large part, to fewer delinquent taxes, according to Carter.

    “More people paid their taxes on time last year, plus real estate didn’t sell as well, resulting in less money brought in through deed taxes,” she explained.