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Today's News

  • Reality Store gives middle schoolers a reality check

     Like participants in television reality shows, eighth graders at LaRue County Middle School sampled their own taste of the real world when they participated in the Reality Store in the school's gym May 14.

  • Hay! That could spontaneously combust!

     Hay growers should be aware of the potential hay fires. When hay is baled too wet, hay or barn fires can occur. However, hay fires can generally be prevented if hay is baled at appropriate moisture and the temperature of recently baled hay monitored.

    Hay usually will go through a heating phase within one to two weeks after baling. During this time, hay should be monitored to ensure it does not reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.

  • COLUMN: Get busy and burn those calories

     With spring and summer, the list of chores that you want to do around the house has probably gotten a little longer. After being stuck inside for the winter months you may be glad to know that all of those chores will count as your daily physical activity.

    Here are some activities that you may have on your “to-do” list and about how many calories you will burn while you are doing them.

  • ECTC offers small business workshop

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the Kentucky Small Business Development Center are joining forces to provide information about exporting, procurement and landing those government contracts.

    "Your Fair Share: Government Contracting and Exporting" will be 8:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 4 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The agenda covers exporting and procurement, including Fort Knox procurement, lunch and breakout sessions.

  • Sheriff's office investigates Craigslist scam

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Craigslist scam.

    According to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy, a LaRue County woman reported listing a purse for $150 on the Internet shopping site.

    “A guy sent her $2,000, wanting her to cash the check, keep part of the money for her trouble and wire the remaining money to another address,” said McCoy.

    McCoy said the LCSO has investigated other variations of the scam but the result is the same:

  • Sheriff's office investigates Craigslist scam

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Craigslist scam.

    According to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy, a LaRue County woman reported listing a purse for $150 on the Internet shopping site.

    “A guy sent her $2,000, wanting her to cash the check, keep part of the money for her trouble and wire the remaining money to another address,” said McCoy.

    McCoy said the LCSO has investigated other variations of the scam but the result is the same:

  • COLUMN: A proverb a day makes one wise

    A wise man will hear and increase learning and a man of understanding will attain free counsel. Proverbs 1:5

    The principal author of Proverbs as King Solomon who was one of the wisest men who ever lived and one of the richest too.

    Solomon collected as well as wrote the proverbs. In I Kings 4:32 we read that he spoke 3,000 proverbs. In Ecclesiastes 1:1 he called himself “the preacher.” As such, he no doubt collected and quoted useful expressions just as a modern preacher might quote a poem or other saying.

  • PHOTO: Pink Panthers defeat Sweet Heat

     The Pink Panthers, shown, defeated the Sweet Heat, 12-7, May 8 in a youth softball game. Softball game against Sweet Heat. 

  • PHOTO: Students visit Louisville Zoo

     Hodgenville Elementary School students visited the Louisville Zoo on May 3. Above, kindergarten student Shelby Stearman compares the size of his hands to a model.

  • Better Business Bureau warns of Amazon.com scam

     BBB is warning online shoppers to beware. The latest email phishing scam looks just like an order cancellation notice from Amazon.com. Be sure to double check suspicious emails you receive from the online retailer before clicking on any links.

    The scam email comes from an Amazon.com email address, such as order-update@amazon.com, and contains the subject line "Your Cancellation" and an order number. The email tells the recipient that "your order has been successfully canceled" and provides a summary of the order.