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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Cruising for a Cancer Cure

  • WRESTLING: Mat Hawks take third at Smoky Mountain Duals; tops in Region Duals

     It has been a grueling three weeks for the LaRue County Mat Hawks.

    Over Christmas break the Hawks took third at the nationally prestigious Smoky Mountain Duals and rode rough shod over all regional opponents this past weekend at Region 2's regional duals competition.

    Pigeon Forge/Smoky Mountain Duals

  • Cell phones banned in commercial vehicles

     On Jan. 3, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration banned the use of hand-held mobile telephones while operating a commercial vehicle.

    This ban states under part 392.82(a) of FMCSR that no driver shall use a hand held mobile telephone while driving a CMV. It goes on to state that no motor carrier shall allow or require its drivers to use a hand-held device.

  • COLUMN: New diabetes support group forming

     The Lincoln Trail District Health Department is starting a monthly Diabetes Support Group in Hodgenville. It will meet 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday at the LaRue County Extension Office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road.

    This will be for everyone, those who have been dealing with diabetes for years and also for those who are newly diagnosed. Come learn from others how they are managing this disease.

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers scholarship

     Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. is accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors who attend high school in its 40-county coverage area. The deadline for applications is March 26.

    Bluegrass Cellular will award 18 scholarships valued at $1,500 each. This is the 11th year the company has recognized dedicated high school students through its scholarship program.  

  • Set your grazing management calendar through June

     As we begin a new year, it is a good time for cattle, goat and sheep producers to review livestock and grazing management practices. Let’s consider some grazing suggestions for the first six months of 2012 (we will look at the later months in a future article) as producers attempt to feed cattle through grazing as many days as possible this year. Let’s begin with January, a month not suitable for grazing.

  • Denham shutters the Powder Puff after 70 years

     Hazel Denham has learned in her 70 years of hairdressing experience that customers tend to love the styles they wore when they were young.

    She is no exception with her careful posture, crossed legs and simple but neat blouse and dress pants. Her favorite hairstyle is from the 1930s – a smooth permanent press associated with early-20th century glamour.

    The 91-year-old Hodgenville resident has seen the death and resurgence of many looks, including the French twist and the page boy, since she saved for her first permanent wave machine in the 1930s.

  • Hazel Denham shares stories from the Powder Puff

     When Hazel Denham walked into a beauty salon in Glasgow for her first-ever permanent as a sophomore at Temple Hill High School, she knew then and there what she wanted as a career.

    “There was just something about the friendliness in the shop, the interesting way the operator fixed not only mine but others' hair, I just felt I had a knack for it, and from that day I decided to be a beautician.”

    Her career prediction proved to be accurate as she has styled hair at Hodgenville's Powder Puff for 61 years and has owned it for over 55 years.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: testGEAR helps students prepare for ACT

     Every LaRue County High School student has access to a computer program designed not only to help that pupil to score better on the ACT but also on end-of-course assessments required by the new state testing system, Unbridled Learning.

    Named testGEAR, the program produced by the Xap Corporation, guides students through up to 50 hours of instruction, practice, and diagnostic testing.  LCHS has a site license that allows all its students to use the program.

  • Bookmobile Schedule - Jan. 2012

    Bookmobile schedule

    Jan. 11 – Kingdom Kids, Senior Center, Taylor Mills

    Jan. 12 – First Friends, preschool, Evenstart, LaRue County Middle School

    Jan. 17  - Headstart, Country Lane Road, Ford Road, Childress Road, Despain Road, Greensburg Road

    Jan. 18 – New Freedom Church, Alvin Brooks Road, Carter Brothers Road, Tonieville Road

    Jan. 19 – Laugh & Learn, Kids Crew, Nationwide Uniform, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School