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Today's News

  • Cheerleading competition, basketball game rescheduled

    Tonight’s LaRue vs. Caverna basketball game has been postponed until Saturday, due to icy roads. The Lady Hawks play at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Hawks at 8 p.m. at Caverna.

    The inaugural KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships, scheduled for Saturday (Jan. 26), have been postponed until Feb. 23 at WKU’s Diddle Arena.

    Updated event information is available at the KHSAA website at khsaa.org.

    Local crews continue to work wrecks around the county and residents are urged to stay off the roadways.

  • LaRue students perform in 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'

     Three LaRue County Middle School students will perform in the PAC's Missoula Children's Theatre's Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs.

    Haven Renfrow, Alexia Trumbo and Airyl Heath are LaRue County students. Renfrow is a bat; Trumbo is the queen; Heath is one of the Black Forest creatures.

    The three were selected from among 173 kindergarten through eighth-graders who auditioned.

  • COLUMN: Thank you, Angel, for your devotion to the community

     I remember first learning about Kentucky History in Mrs. Warnick’s 4th grade class. She was a Civil War buff and dressed up as a pioneer woman when we discussed that period in Kentucky’s history. She and her husband would participate in different Civil War reenactments in various locations. 

    I remember being fascinated that a President was born in Kentucky and wondered where and what kind of town Hodgenville must be to raise such an amazing man like Abraham Lincoln.

  • COLUMN: Jesus stepped in when a substitute was needed

     We are living in a day of substitutes. Many foods and other articles have been replaced by something else.

    We have substitutes for sugar, salt, certain metals, wood. 

  • Slick and getting worse

     If you can stay home - do so.

    LaRue County roads are extremely treacherous and numerous accidents have been reported. Icy conditions will not improve until temperatures rise.

    LaRue County Schools are closed.

    As of 9:45 a.m., about a dozen vehicles are off the roadway on Ky. 84. Law enforcement and wreckers are having trouble reaching the accidents.

    One officer said the ice appears to be re-freezing as soon as city and county road departments are applying salt to the roadways. 

  • Winter Weather Advisory: Icy mix expected

     The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning for early Friday.

    A wintry mix of precipitation (sleet and freezing rain) is expected with minor accumulations of ice and snow.

    Travel will be impacted due to precipitation occurring during the morning rush hour.

    A winter weather advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

    Up to one-inch of snow accumulation and one-tenth of an inch of ice is possible.

  • Srygler makes Dean's List

     Adam D. Srygler of Hodgenville has been named to the Dean’s List at Clear Creek Baptist College, Pineville.

    Inclusion to the Dean’s List means he has achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher for the fall semester.

    Srygler is the spouse of Janice Weston Srygler and the son of John Srygler of Hodgenville and the late Lesa Srygler.

  • Jobless rate up in county for December

     Unemployment rates fell in 97 Kentucky counties between December 2011 and December 2012, while 21 county rates increased and two stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate in December was 7.6 percent, up from 6.9 percent in November; and up from 7.5 percent in December 2011.

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.4 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Union counties, 5.9 percent each.

  • COLUMN: Be mindful of your eating habits

     One of the most common New Year’s resolutions we make is to lose weight. Mindful eating means you eat slowly and become more aware of when you become full, which prevents overeating.

    When we eat too fast our body doesn’t have enough time to send signals to the brain to tell us that we are full. It takes 20 minutes for food to reach the first part of the small intestine after its ingested. At this point our bodies send the “full” signals to the brain to stop eating.

  • NASA: The Science of Space Art

     You may have seen colorful, eye-popping space images in books or on NASA websites. There are beautiful spiral galaxies that shine in pinks and blues; glowing green and yellow clouds with great white-tipped columns; or the radiant leftovers of exploded stars that may look like an eye or a spider.

    Many of these images were made by capturing light that is not even visible to humans. We see only a very tiny portion of the huge range of light that is all around us. There are far more colors we cannot see than colors we can see.