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Today's News

  • Chelsee Mitchell to appear on Springer show

    Fistfights, hair pulling, trash talk and mayhem sum up the set of the Jerry Springer show.
    Chelsee Mitchell, a spunky 18-year-old from Mount Sherman, got a firsthand look at the show as a guest last month.
    Mitchell said she was in shock when she got the call to be on the famous Springer show, especially since she never applied to be on it in the first place.
    According to Mitchell, one of her acquaintances, Courtney Reliford of Campbellsville, applied to be on the show a few months ago. On Jan. 14, Reliford received the call saying she had been accepted.

  • UPTON: Five charged with drug manufacturing

    Five people were arrested Jan. 26 when officers found a meth lab in an Upton home.
    Paul Anthony LaGrega Jr., 36; Althea Hope Blan, 41; and Jonathan Louis Blan, 18, all of Cedar Street, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; unlawful possession of meth precursor; possession of controlled substance; trafficking in controlled substance; possession of marijuana; buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; possession or use of radio that sends and receives police transmissions; and first-degree cruelty to animals.

  • Home on Old E'town Road destroyed by flames

    The home of Sandy LaFollette on Old E'town Road, Hodgenville, suffered severe damage from fire Tuesday afternoon.
    No one was at home at the time the flames were reported about 3:30 p.m.
    LaRue County and Buffalo Fire Departments responded to the scene.

  • Kenzi Lewis earns golden ticket to American Idol

    A Hodgenville teen sang her way to Hollywood during a tryout for TV’s American Idol.
    Kenzi Lewis, 15, auditioned for the popular show at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., last summer with Etta James’ “At Last,” Martina McBride’s “A Broken Wing” and Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.”
    A Facebook photo shows Lewis and family members leaving Ryman after getting her “golden ticket” to Hollywood.

  • COLUMN: Snow days won't always be fun

    I'd like to address this column to all students, K-12, to let you know an important truth. You need to learn this early so you can fully appreciate it. It doesn't matter if you're 5 or 18 - it applies the same to all

    Here it is: Snow days will not be fun once you graduate.

    That might sound simple enough, and you might think you already know it. But trust me – those snow days are among the best times of your life.

  • Renovating pastures a good idea

    In last week’s column we looked at some reasons to renovate pastures (seed legume such as clover into existing grass stand). Let’s look at some more reasons for this practice.

    Renovating pastures reduces nitrogen fertilizer expenses that typically account for 20 to 40 percent of the cost of producing forages from grasses. Typically, depending on the cost of nitrogen fertilizer, legumes can put from $18 to $100 or more worth of nitrogen into the soil. This more than offsets the cost of renovation.

  • Gibbs named Employee of the Month at Nationwide

    Vanessa Gibbs has been selected as the January Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    Gibbs has been employed with Nationwide since September 2008 and is under the supervision of Judy McKinney in the jacket department.

    Vanessa will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Operation Roundup funds community agencies

    Nolin RECC members have voluntarily contributed thousands of dollars in a special account to help their community. These dollars began as small change through the Operation Round-Up program at Nolin. Since implementing ORU in June 2006, over $50,000 has been donated to projects/agencies in our communities. 

  • Paul Newell named director of Parks and Rec

    Becoming director of LaRue County Parks and Recreation is, for Paul Newell, “living out a dream.”

    “I played baseball on those fields as I was growing up,” said Newell, whose father, Roger, pastored Hodgenville’s United Methodist Church 1981-88.  “It’s kind of a dream job to work on those same ball fields and to give back to the community.”

  • Basketball: Hawks lose to E'town

    The LaRue County Hawks had a good second quarter, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a slow start in their 65-55 Homecoming loss to the Elizabethtown Panthers Friday.

    E-town jumped out to an early 13-2 lead. LaRue’s Kelton Ford, a sophomore guard, scored nine points to tighten the gap to 19-11 at the end of the first quarter.

    The Hawks outscored their opponents 20-10 in the second quarter, taking a 30-28 lead as they headed to the locker room.