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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Murphy addresses Obamacare

    Michelle Murphy of Hardin Memorial Hospital was the featured speaker at Thursday’s Hodgenville Rotary Club meeting. She spoke on the expansion of the hospital in the community and the effects of Obamacare on the hospital.

  • COLUMN: Conserving water conserves energy

     Obtaining, treating, and distributing water is an energy-intensive process. On average, Kentuckians use 100 to 150 gallons of water per person per day. By decreasing the amount of water we use, we can also save energy, and reduce utility costs. The following tips are simple, inexpensive ways to save water in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room.

    Kitchen

    • Scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before putting into the dishwasher.

  • CHAMBER: Golf scramble drew 16 teams

    By Jessica Davis
    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Director

    Wow, this year's annual golf scramble was one of the biggest scrambles that we have ever held. And we could not have done it without the support of so many businesses and volunteers.

    First, we would like to thank the golfers who participated. There were 16 teams which created a lot of excitement and challenge. We hope they will all come out again next year.

  • Cole Nugent invited to participate in Duke TIP Center Summer Studies

    Cole Nugent, the 13-year-old son of Paul and Lisa Nugent of Hodgenville, has qualified to attend the Duke University Talent Identification Program Center Summer Studies.

    He has chosen to study "Frogs, Bogs and Pollywogs: Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles", on the campus of New College in Sarasota, Fla.

    He’ll participate in classroom studies and field trips.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Define Easter

    Easter.

    How do you define the word? 

    As Christians we believe in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it seems as though Easter has started to become a more non-sectarian festival like Halloween or Valentine's Day. It’s not confined to any specific religion.

    The idea of an egg-laying rabbit came to the United States in the 1700s.

  • Serco to offer 125 jobs in Campbellsville

     Serco, a travel and hospitality company, is expanding its reach in the industry by creating 125 jobs at its Campbellsville center. The international service company acquired Intelenet Global Services last year in order to partner global travel with hospitality services for worldwide clientele.

  • COLUMN: The power of friendship can start something big

     When a child in need is matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister, it doesn't take long to notice the changes: parents say their children start focusing on school work, they get along better with their siblings, and - best of all - they start talking about the future.

    I asked a group of parents, “Why? Why do your children respond so quickly and dramatically to this one friend in their life?” One parent said, “That's easy. They start to feel accountable.” 

  • South Fork Area Homemakers agree to cater luncheon

     The South Fork Area Homemakers met March 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    The meeting was called to order by President Billie Shahayda. Present were 16 members: Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Julie Devore, Exie Elliott, Ann Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Mary Lois Hornback, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Mary Lou Owen, Shahayda, Linda Simmons, Della Thomas and Patsy Thomas.

  • Paden named Wrestler of the Year

    As a kid, Nick Paden set the goal of wrestling under the lights in the state tournament. He had grown up watching former LaRue County standouts like Todd Allen, Scott and Andrew Cooper, Jason Detre, Ozzy Parker and Darwin Perez getting that chance and wanted to experience it for himself.

    Though the senior 120-pounder came up short in his quest to add his name to the list of LaRue County state champions, Paden was able to cross an achievement off his list.

  • Hannah Mayfield earns B.S. in nursing

    Hannah Renee Mayfield received a bachelor of science in nursing from Western Kentucky University on Dec. 17, 2011. She graduated Summa Cum Laude.

    Upon graduation, Mayfield was employed by The Medical Center in Bowling Green as a surgical nurse.

    She is the daughter of Greg Mayfield of Hodgenville and Melanie Read of Magnolia.