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Today's News

  • WKU students travel to Bahamas

     Sixteen Western Kentucky University geology majors traveled to San Salvador Island, Bahamas, over the January 2012 Winter Term for a study abroad field course on the geology and natural history of the Bahamas islands. 

    Cassie Hornback, a senior from Hodgenville, was among them.

    “The Geology of the Bahamas” course was led by geologist Dr. Fred Siewers from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology with assistance from Dr. Lisa Park from the National Science Foundation and the University of Akron. 

  • FISCAL COURT: Sheriff purchases three cars

     LaRue County Fiscal Court appointed local attorney Kyle Williamson to the LaRue County Public Library Board as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 25.

    Williamson’s term will expire June 30, 2013.

    Mike Cottrell, emergency medical services director, reported 116 ambulance transports in December, totaling 1,453 trips for 2011.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Tips on finding a tax preparer

     Most Americans will get assistance from a professional tax preparer or tax software when filing their taxes this year. Better Business Bureau encourages taxpayers to use caution when selecting tax preparation help. Using the wrong preparer could cause the taxpayer a lot of headaches, fines and fees.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks lose to E'town

     LaRue County’s Lady Hawks had a rough first quarter Jan. 23 as they played the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Stadium.

    They gave up seven turnovers and misfired on their first 12 shots from the field.

    “That's what they do on their home floor," LaRue’s Coach Travis Wootton said. "I think it was nerves and figuring things out. They're one of the best defensive teams in the state. You have to be aggressive against them and I thought they were more aggressive than us in the first quarter."

  • Ross, Myers honored at Extension banquet

     Kathy Ross and Gil Myers received the 2012 Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence at LaRue County Extension Council’s leadership banquet at the Extension office in Hodgenville Jan. 23.

  • PHOTO: Newby blocks

     Seventh grader Seth Newby blocked a shot in the Jan. 16 game against Adair County.

  • COLUMN: Start a successful savings plan, write down your goals

     Many people start the New Year with a financial resolution: to reduce debt, save money, spend money more wisely, increase their retirement savings or something similar. But despite good intentions, New Year’s resolutions often get abandoned. To stay on track, consider the following tips:

  • PHOTO: Crain speaks to Chamber of Commerce

     A large crowd turned out for the Jan. 18 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The networking event was held in the Brockman Center, Campbellsville University, Hodgenville. Charles R. Crain, an instructor of business at Campbellsville University, was the guest speaker.

  • Community Calendar - Jan. 25, 2012

     Date change for fiscal court

  • School Board approves draft budget

     The LaRue County School Board approved the review draft budget for 2012-13 at last Tuesday’s meeting.