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Today's News

  • John-Kenyon announces upgrade to procedure

    John-Kenyon American Eye Institute announced last week an upgrade to its LASIK vision correction procedure with the upgrade to the advanced iFS laser. This new, blade-free laser offers patients a faster, safer procedure with a shorter recovery time and fewer dry eye symptoms.

  • Backpack program needs assistance

    According to the 2010 Hunger Study, one in every four Kentucky children is living in poverty. Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) is making huge strides in providing food to at-risk children in Central and south central Kentucky through its BackPack Program.

  • PHOTO: Miss Teen 2011

    Miss Teen LaRue County Fair and Miss Congeniality Cayleigh Allen, Hodgenville, daughter of Cassie and Joe Allen; first runner up Morgan Miller, Breckinridge County, daughter of Philip and Britney Miller; second runner up Ansley Stalcup, Clinton County, daughter of Patricia and JR Stalcup; Miss Photogenic, Patricia Ann Gibson, Hodgenville, daughter of Melanie Wells and Roger Wells, and the late Denver Gibson.

  • Board hears personnel recommendations

    The following personnel recommendations were made last Monday at the school board meeting:
    Employment:
    • Alfredo Silva as Spanish teacher at LaRue County High School
    • Bethann Lockett as teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
    • Veronica Milby as performance specialists at Kid’s Crew Plus
    • Mary Gomer, Rhonda Hornback, Yvonne Fay, Debbie Puckett, Ann Cissell, Regina McDowell, Laura Bauer and Evelyn Kirkpatrick as 3-hour instructional assistants at Hodgenville Elementary School.
    • Tina Southwood as guidance counselor at ALES
    • Sue Osborne as principal of HES

  • Restraints a must when children are the passengers

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the number one killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.

  • COLUMN: Money: God tells us how to get it, save it and spend it

    James, which is probably the most practical book in the New Testament, tells us how to be wise with our money. In James 5:1-6 He speaks of the method we use to get money, the reason to save our money and the way to spend our money.
    Some people think that the Bible teaches, “Money is the root of all evil.” But Paul says in I Timothy 6:10, “The love of money is the root of all evil ….”

  • COLUMN: Children will make their own memories at the fair

    The LaRue County Fair is now in full swing. Miss LaRue County and Miss Teen LaRue County have been crowned, (congrats by the way), and several more events are scheduled each of the remaining nights.
    My first experience at the fair was interesting. Well, if we’re being honest it was downright awful.
    It was four years ago, a few months after my husband Shane and I moved here. I can recall that I was hot, muggy, dirty and damp. Oh, and nine months pregnant. I’m pretty sure that’s why it was awful.

  • Burglary suspect apprehended in Hodgenville

    Hodgenville City Police apprehended early Tuesday a man suspected of breaking in Sammy’s Market in Sonora.
    According to Police Chief Steve Johnson, Jacob Ritchie, 18, address unknown, allegedly broke in the market between 3 and 4 a.m. Ritchie began walking on Ky. 84 and was picked up by a motorist.
    “According to the story we got, when he was in the vehicle, he told them he broke in and tried to get money out of the ATM,” Johnson said.

  • Man charged with 21 counts of unlawful transaction with minor

    A Hodgenville man was charged last week with 21 counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
    Matthew Melton, 26, allegedly hosted a party where alcohol was served to minors, according to Deputy Eric Williamson.
    Twenty-one people under age 18 were either drinking or intoxicated at the party, Williamson wrote in a criminal summons.
    Williamson, Constable Tim Ford, and Kentucky State Police responded to the Tanner Road residence after receiving a report of loud music, according to the summons.
    Melton will appear July 27 in LaRue District Court.

  • PHOTO: LaRue contestants at county fair

    LaRue County contestants in Monday night’s Miss LaRue County Fair pageant were from left, Logan Brooke Grant, 16; Kayla Brook Nunn, 16; Kayla Machelle Skaggs, 16; Kellie Louise Owen, 19; Whitney Nicole Heath, 15; Casi Daniella Bright, 21; Linda Comstock, 18; Sydney Rae Dobson, 17; Tara Nicole Warren, 20; Leeann Marie Carothers, 19; and Audrey-Anna Skaggs, 16.