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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Fifth-grade travel team

    The LaRue County fifth-grade travel team was undefeated this year in the Elizabethtown league and tournament. Front from left, Brooks Brackett, Sebatian Perkins, Daniel Snodgrass, Layne Gribbins; back, Derek Heath, Jeremiah Belton, Evan Morris and Kaleb Graham. The team is coached by Todd Morris.

  • COLUMN: Meet the God of all grace

     The Apostle Peter says God is “the God of all grace” (1 Peter 5:10-11). Paul in Titus 2:11 says, “the grace of God that brings salvation.” Both these New Testament writers speak of God’s grace. God’s grace is a major subject for study in the Bible. 

    God’s grace brings salvation according to Paul in Titus 2:11. He tells the Ephesians, “In Him (Jesus) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (1:7).

  • LaRue's jobless rate down from a year ago

    Unemployment rates fell in 109 Kentucky counties – including LaRue – between January 2013 and January 2014, while 11 county rates went up, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    LaRue's rate was 7.9 percent, down from 8.6 percent a year ago. In December, the rate was 6.8 percent.
    Fayette County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.3 percent. It was followed by Boone and Oldham counties, 6.4 percent each.

  • PHOTO: Looking Back at 4-H

    Howard Ragland, 1951 State 4-H President, presented an award to Governor Lawrence Wetherby in recognition of him being the first former 4-H member to become governor of Kentucky. Annette Allen, State 4-H Secretary, from Fayette Co. is also pictured. The photo was taken in the Governor's office in Frankfort.

  • COLUMN: Trash collection, requirements and options

     LaRue County operates under the “Universal Collection Standard.” What this means is that, the County provides trash service to its residents in the form of a franchise hauler.

    The current hauler for unincorporated areas (outside Hodgenville City limits) is Waste Transport Service, and their phone number is 270-234-9278. Trash service is not mandatory, (but there are stipulations, see below) and WTS bills its customers quarterly.

  • COLUMN: Get your clean on

    Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to clean up, clean out and organize.

    While you do, here are a few reminders. Commonwealth Cleanup week is March 22-29, and I encourage folks to get out and clean their yards of litter along the roadway, and to email me and let me know you did it. Include your name, address, and how many bags you collect. You can even help out an elderly neighbor, or a farmer along his fence line. My email is jillgray@laruecounty.org.

  • Shrimp boil and fish fry fundraiser planned for Addie

     A shrimp boil/fish fry to benefit the family of Addie Roberts will be at 6 p.m. April 19 at Claudia’s Tea Room and the Thurman Phillips Guest House in Sonora. Addie is the 3-year-old daughter of Ben and Angela Roberts, formerly of Hodgenville, who is battling cancer.

    There will be music by the Blue Soul Gypsys and a live auction.

  • COLUMN: No one wants spongy bones

    Did you know about 12 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis? Are you one of the 12 million? Are your children?

    Fifty percent of adolescent boys and 20 percent of adolescent girls do not get the nutrition they need for bone health. Your bones become “spongy” when you have a disease called osteoporosis.

    Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeletal system which results from weak bones. Unfortunately, you may not even know you have the disease until you break a bone.

  • PHOTO: Dress in blue
  • PHOTO: Paige Perkins signs with Spalding

     Paige Perkins, a student at South Warren High School in Bowling Green, signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track at Spalding University in Louisville. She is the fifth runner and first girl track athlete from South Warren to sign with a college. She is the daughter of Nathan and Emily Perkins of Bowling Green, and the granddaughter of Tommy and Janice Perkins of Hodgenville. Pictured from left are Drake Perkins, Nathan Perkins, Paige Perkins and Emily Perkins; back, South Warren Coach Steve Eaton.