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Today's News

  • Stillwell named Employee of Month

    Denise Stillwell was selected as the February Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 2000 and is under the supervision of Claire Greyling in the trouser department. She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • PHOTO: Rotary guest

     

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Agriculture Specialist Daniel Carpenter, left, was a guest at Thursday’s Hodgenville Rotary Club. He spoke about his new role as agriculture specialist at the college and was the guest of Rotary President Kyle Williamson.

  • Honeybees passing virus to bumblebees
  • Farm Safety Symposium set for March 7

     Safety on the road is everyone’s job, especially when one of the vehicles involved is a farm implement. That’s the message of the 21st annual Farm Safety Symposium and Louis Crosier Lecture March 7 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, 600 College Street Road, Elizabethtown.

    The event, themed “Share the Road: Saving Lives by Regarding Lights,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the RPC Auditorium.

  • Bill to block Bluegrass Pipeline use of eminent domain advances to cheers

    FRANKFORT, KY. — Scores of Bluegrass Pipeline opponents cheered Wednesday as the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would prevent the pipeline from going through property of landowners who do not want it.

    The committee voted 11-1 for House Bill 31, which says that developers of natural gas liquids pipelines do not have the power of eminent domain to gain access to land.

  • FFA receives $2,500 from Monsanto, Lee

     Local farmer Robin Lee has directed a $2,500 donation to the LaRue County High School FFA. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will be utilized to allow students to travel to new locations and help with community service projects. Members will also use the funds to travel to contests throughout the year.

    Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.

  • DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Hawks on top after third-quarter surge

    HORSE CAVE The LaRue County Hawks felt like they were in great shape at halftime Tuesday night, despite being down five points to the Caverna Colonels.

    That’s because the Hawks’ 1-3-1 half-court trap was starting to bother the Colonels, and LaRue County refused to go away despite several unfortunate breaks.

    Coach Paul Childress told his team to be patient at halftime, and it paid off in a big way.

  • Kentucky Fire Commission offers help line for volunteers

     Prospective volunteer firefighters across Kentucky now have a direct line to information they need to begin serving in their communities. The Kentucky Fire Commission has established 1-800 FIRELINE (347-35463).

    “Volunteers are important to the Fire Commission and the fire service in general,” said Kentucky Fire Commission Executive Director Ronnie Day. “We need these folks on the front lines, helping to save lives.”

  • State Wrestling Tournament: 'We came up short'

     LaRue County High School’s wrestling team finished 41st out of 88 teams in the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament held Friday and Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

  • FISCAL COURT: Winter has been rough on roads

     LaRue County Road Supervisor Clyde Veirs’ report to fiscal court gave evidence of this year’s cold, icy winter.

    Speaking to the magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 25, Veirs read the names of 10 roads on which crews filled potholes. The roads spanned a cross section of the county – Peppers, Cissal Hill, Johnathan Court, Whitlock spur, Red Bud, Dogwood, Walters Lane, Roanoke, South Otter and North Otter.