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Today's News

  • Reding earns Premier Distinction degree

     LaRue County High School student James Reding, under the guidance of Coach Katy Cecil, has earned the degree of Premier Distinction, the National Forensic League’s highest degree of student membership. A degree of Premier Distinction reflects sustained excellence in classroom activities, competition rounds, and service projects. Students may earn points in six separate categories: speech, debate, congress, service, district and national.

  • Magnolia Bank announces promotions

     Magnolia Bank Board of Directors have announced several promotions:

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits

     Jan. 9 – Sharon Crady, 215 Abe’s Way, Hodgenville, residence

  • Birthdays may be tricky for 'Leapers'

    Betty Wood is a mother, grandma, and has been married to the same man – Jimmy Wood – for 32 years.
    Yet she is celebrating her birthday – on the correct day – for only the 13th time today.
    Wood, 52, is one of about 187,000 Americans now living who were born on Feb. 29 – known also as Leap Day. The birthday comes around every four years, thanks to a calendar devised in the days of Julius Caesar.  A year is actually 365.24219 days – not 365 – and Leap Year takes care of the fractional days.

  • Couple indicted in heroin bust

    A Hodgenville couple was indicted Feb. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury on drug trafficking charges.
    Tiffany Underwood and James Alex Clifford, both 23, are each charged with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance and complicity; first-degree possession of controlled substance (heroin) and complicity; first-degree possession of controlled substance, drug unspecified, and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of marijuana and complicity.
    Trafficking is a Class C felony.

  • KHSAA chooses LaRue wrestler for top sportsmanship award

     The late American sportswriter Grantland Rice is credited with the quote, “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.”

  • Tri-County Car Club offering $500 scholarship

    For the second year in a row, the Tri-County Car Club is awarding a $500 scholarship to a student pursuing an auto-related career.
    The scholarship will be awarded in May by the club based in Campbellsville which has members from several counties.
    “We obviously have a love for vehicles of all kinds and wanted to do something to assist a graduating senior,” said Al Hardin, president of the club.

  • Scholarships updated 2-28-12

    County Homemaker Scholarship
    The County Homemakers offer a $400 scholarship available to LaRue County residents graduating from high school this year who plan to earn a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture or related fields; or an adult county resident returning to college, vocational or technical school for any field of study. Application forms are available at the Extension Office (358-3401) or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Applications are due to the Extension Office by March 5.

    Conservation District

  • PHOTO: ALES students attend Jr. Beta Convention
  • ALES fifth graders honor grandparents

    Each year the students in Karlotta Cecil’s fifth grade class honor their grandparents by entering the AARP/Kentucky Retired Teacher Association Grandparent Essay Contest.
    This year the top three essays were written by Haley McDowell, who wrote about her adventures with grandmother Yvonne McDowell; Chloe Childress, who authored an essay on grandmother Shirley Childress; and Maddie Helm, who wrote a story about grandmother Zolon Helm.