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Today's News

  • Law creates third weight class for farm vehicles

    A new state law creates a third weight class for registered farm vehicles to ensure that Kentucky farmers are not improperly ticketed and taxed when operating their farm vehicles in other states.
    The new law took effect on March 16, when Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 79, sponsored by Sens. Joey Pendleton, Dennis Parrett and Mike Wilson.
    At issue is the International Fuel Tax Agreement, which applies to vehicles of certain designs and characteristics, including a gross vehicle weight or registered weight “exceeding 26,000 pounds.”

  • Pesticide container collection is Aug. 4

    The LaRue County plastic pesticide container recycling project will be conducted again this year. Commonly called rinse and return, the program provides a free, environmentally friendly way to dispose of used plastic pesticide containers.
    Local farmers and other users were encouraged to rinse the containers as they were used and store them until the collection date on Thursday, Aug. 4. Other eligible plastic products can be recycled at the county’s recycling center.
    All recycled containers must be properly rinsed. Triple rinsing is suggested.

  • Band of Hawks ready to march

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks took on the excessive temperatures last week as they began the 2011 marching season. Even with early arrival times on campus, the thermometer was hovering around 90 degrees by 8 a.m.
    Each year the season starts with at least two weeks of camp, which includes intensive training and rehearsal in the marching arts, according to band director Jaime Smith
    “Typical band camp weather includes heat and humidity, but this year has been extreme,” Smith said.

  • PHOTO: Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble
  • Sports Shorts: Updated 07/26

    Youth soccer registration
    LaRue County Youth Soccer fall registration is 10 a.m.-noon July 30 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School cafeteria. Final signups are at both elementary school open houses. Check the league’s Facebook for online registration. E-mail Heather Cook at h.cook69@yahoo.com or call at 270-766-8959 for more information.

    LCHS Band Boosters
    The LaRue County Band Boosters meets 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the LaRue County High School Band Room. For more information, call John Wathen at 270-324-4259.

  • Sluggers are champs in Lady Cardinal Classic

    LaRue County Sluggers opened pool play Saturday in Bardstown in the Lady Cardinal Classic. They defeated Blue Lick 16-1 in three innings.  
    Brooks Brackett and Daniel Snodgrass had three singles each. Tripp Chapman and Layne Gribbons had two singles. Bryson Arnette had two doubles and a single.  Connor Baker, Evan Morris and Derek Heath each had a double and a single.

  • Big Maroon Club dinner and auction is Aug. 11

    Campbellsville University will host its Big Maroon Club dinner and auction beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 11. The event will be in the Winters Dining Hall on campus.
    A silent auction begins at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 6:30 p.m.
    The live auction will feature about 30 items including sports collectibles, golf outings, a week in a three-bedroom condo in Naples and a week’s stay in Aruba.

  • Pair of queens crowned at fair

    Two young women were crowned queen Monday night at the 104th LaRue County Fair.
    Allison Cooper Carroll, 19, of Danville, was crowned Miss LaRue County Fair among the field of 31 contestants. She also finished third runner-up in the Miss Kentucky County Fair 2010 contest representing Marion County; and was a semifinalist in the Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2010 pageant. Carroll will represent LaRue County at the state pageant.

  • BIRTH: Shaws welcome Abigail Rose

    Jimmy and Holly Shaw announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Rose Shaw.

    Abigail Rose was born May 17, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. She weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    Grandparents are Jim and Cathy Shaw; and Charles and Alice Wheeler, all of Hodgenville.

  • BIRTH: Sadlers welcome Oliver Chase

    Jason and Bethanie Sadler of Magnolia announce the birth of a son, Oliver Chase Sadler.

    Oliver Chase was born 11:46 p.m. July 1, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Mike and Jo Mather and Bobby O'Daniel, all of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are Walter and Earnie Sadler of Hodgenville.