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Today's News

  • Flu season arrives

    Holiday gatherings may provide the perfect atmosphere for the spread of the flu.

    The influenza virus is passed from person-to-person by coughing and sneezing or touching something with the flu virus on it. Becoming infected equals fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and body aches.

    The first confirmed case of the flu was reported Nov. 9 in Jessamine County.

    Nationwide, about 23,000 people will die from the flu or its complications.

  • Court briefs - Dec. 14, 2011

    Sentenced to five years

    Adam Christopher Patterson (1974) was sentenced to five years Nov. 21 in LaRue Circuit Court after being found guilty of third-degree burglary, convicted felon in possession of a handgun and theft by unlawful taking. He was fined $385; probation was denied.

     

    Restitution ordered

  • COLUMN: Teach your children about money

     Parents are important role models for children of all ages and communicating family needs and values to all family members is important. Children are sometimes left out of financial conversations, but because family finances affect them, it’s important to involve them as early as possible. These conversations also teach children responsibility and decision-making, important concepts to which they need to be exposed.

  • PHOTO: 4-H members complete Record Books

    4-H members were recognized for completing 4-H Record Books. From left,Michaela Rock, Alexis Grimes, Aaron Elswick, Tara Warren, Katelynn Carnes, Leslie Pike, Ashlen Grubbs, Katie Gardner, Carey Coffey and Nathan Atwell.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Each day brings its own troubles

    Living life is not easy. Each day brings its own trouble. People's emotions are damaged by hurtful words or feelings of rejection.

    In this fallen sinful world, we all are born with an Adam nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot control other people, but we can control how they affect us. 

  • Nine-banded armadillo found in Kentucky

    The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) has been expanding its range in the U.S. since the mid-1800s, steadily moving north and eastward.

    Armadillos first appeared in western Kentucky more than 20 years ago.

    "I recall the first report was a road kill in Aurora," said Steve Bloemer, wildlife program manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

    Bloemer has worked as a biologist since 1982 on this area, bordered by Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Aurora lies at the western entrance to LBL on U.S. 68 in Marshall County.

  • Sandhill crane hunting season begins Dec. 17

    Kentucky's sandhill crane hunting season, which opens Dec. 17, will be the first modern-day opportunity in the state to hunt these migratory birds.

    A total of 332 hunters, 96 percent of whom are Kentucky residents, were selected by lottery drawing to participate in this inaugural season.

    Hunters are busy making last-minute preparations, deciding where to hunt, assembling decoys, building blinds and getting other gear ready.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks fall to Hart

    The Hart County Lady Raiders continued their string of success over the LaRue County Lady Hawks on Friday night.

    Senior guard Lexee Wilson scored 20 points and seniors Leah and Lindsey Burd each added 11 as the visiting Lady Raiders cruised to a 52-32 win over 18th District rival LaRue County.

    It was Hart County's 30th win over the Lady Hawks in the last 33 games.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks whip Hart

    Senior guard Kyle Sheeran scored 24 points and hit 4-of-7 3-pointers as host LaRue County rolled to an 81-53 win over 18th District rival Hart County on Friday night.

    Sheeran also had five steals and four assists, while junior guard Kelton Ford added 19 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Senior guard Kyle Meredith chipped in with 10 points and senior forward Jonathon Firquin and junior guard Gabe Shirley each scored eight.

    LaRue County (4-0 overall, 1-0 district) led wire-to-wire, and began pulling away after a close first quarter.

  • No injuries reported in bus collision

    A LaRue County school bus was involved in a wreck the morning of Dec. 5.

    According to Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson, Faron Humphrey, 42, of Magnolia, was driving a 2004 Ford F-250 pickup on Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville.

    The pickup collided with a bus driven by Larry Miller, 61, of Hodgenville in front of Hardee’s.

    Johnson said neither of the drivers reported injuries.