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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts updated 3-21-12

    Golf Scramble
    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble is March 30 at the LaRue County Golf Course near Buffalo with shotgun start at noon. For more information, call the Chamber office at 358-3411 or email Jessica@laruecountychamber.org.

    Baseball and softball passes available

  • Injured officer files civil suit against driver

     A former Hodgenville City Officer has filed a civil suit against a driver who was convicted of striking him with a truck.

  • Honeybee deaths linked to corn insecticides

     An ABC News report by Alexandra Ludka and republished in The Rural Blog links honeybee deaths to corn insecticides.

    What was killing all those honeybees in recent years?  New research shows a link between an increase in the death of bees and insecticides, specifically the chemicals used to coat corn seeds.

  • Free legal aid advice available to storm victims

     A toll-free legal aid line is now available for survivors of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding affecting 21 Kentucky counties including LaRue between Feb. 29 and March 3.

    The number to request disaster-related legal assistance is (877) 625-9839.

    The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer, is a partnership between the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

  • Four indicted by grand jury

    Several people were indicted March 19 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Jimmy D. Underwood(1965) of Campbellsville was charged with first-degree assault; first-degree wanton endangerment; operating motor vehicle while license suspended for DUI, first offense; operating motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense; reckless driving; and possession of open container in vehicle.

  • BIRTH: Hornbacks welcome Honor Elizabeth

    Ernest and Shanda Hornback of Mount Washington announce the birth of a daughter, Honor Elizabeth, born Dec. 7, 2010, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

    Honor Elizabeth weighed 7 pounds 5.5 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Grandparents are Sharon Hornback and the late George Everett Hornback.

  • RETIREMENT: Super Safe Day

    Sharon Hornback was honored with a plaque after retiring from Hodgenville’s Dollar General Store Wednesday.

    Hornback, known for her standard greeting, “Have a super-safe one,” worked at the store more than 10 years. She plans to “be available to babysit” her grandchildren.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Vengeance belongs to God

     There is a new TV series called “Revenge.”

    The girl in the series is seeking to destroy those who wrongfully accused her father for something he didn't do, leading to his incarceration and death.  Revenge is one of the most primitive of human instincts. If we are unjustly criticized by someone we work with, made the victim in a crime we didn't commit, slandered by lies of others, or had someone we love taken from us by sensual actions of another, our gut response is to want revenge. 

  • WEDDING: Brittany Lynn Struck and Austin Smith

    Brittany Lynn Struck and Austin Smith were married Dec. 11, 2011, at Lake Tahoe, Nev.

    The bride is the daughter of Davy and Ramona Coffey of Hodgenville and Russel and Sandy Struck of Hardin, Mont. She is a graduate of LaRue County High School.

    The groom is the son of Robert and Patti Smith of Vacaville, Calif. He is a member of the California National Guard 132nd Engineer Company

    The couple have planned a May honeymoon in Hawaii.

    They will reside in Sacramento, Calif.

  • COLUMN: Children can learn to like vegetables

     “Ewww, not broccoli!” or “I’m not eating those carrots!” are common phrases echoed by many children at mealtimes, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Parents can do several things to get children to eat and enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables. Children develop food preferences at an early age so the earlier and more often children eat vegetables, the better.