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Today's News

  • Attorney challenges release of dash cam in super's DUI case

    The DUI case of LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders was postponed another month after his attorney, Doug Hubbard, went on the offensive, filing numerous motions.

    Sanders, who pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in April, was due back in court on June 19. However, a continuance was granted until July 24.

    Special Judge Lisa P. Jones has been appointed to the case. Jeffrey Sharp is the special prosecutor.

  • Community Calendar and Reunions

    Weight loss program

    The LaRue County Health Department – in partnership with the LaRue County Extension office – is offering a 10-week weight loss program at the LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The class begins at 11:30 a.m. and is open to anyone in the community. If you are interested in participating and would like more information, contact Diana Leathers at the LaRue County Health Department at 270-358-3844 or Theresa Howard at the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

  • Church Calendar - June 25

    Gospel concert at Nolynn Association

    Nolynn Association Campground, 2745 Bailey Road, Magnolia, will have a free gospel concert 7 p.m. June 28 with Masters Four Quartet. An offering to benefit missionaries will be accepted. The campground is located between Buffalo and Mount Sherman on Hwy. 1192.

    VBS at South Fork

    South Fork Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 7-10. Transportation provided. Call 270-325-3626 for assistance. Theme is Agency D3.

  • Fundrai$ers - June 25

    Bark Bash

    Barktown Rescue and Bourbon City Bark Park is having a fundraiser 7:30 p.m. June 28 at Wickland, 550 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at www.barkbash.com. Ticket includes entry to the event, food and two drink tickets.

    Barktown Rescue is completing renovations to the old Boston School building and grounds, making it a suitable shelter facility for the abandoned, stray and surrendered animals rescued each day in Nelson County.

    Visit www.barktownrescue.org.

    Big Band under the stars

  • Try to keep an open mind

    The secret to not offending people: Keep an open mind.

    You’ve probably heard people say that you should keep an open mind, and obviously when they say that they don’t actually mean you should cut your head open.

    In my opinion it doesn’t necessarily mean you should be easily swayed.

  • Brooks earns scholarship

    Shelbi Morgan Brooks, of Hodgenville and daughter of Jeffrey and Jodi Brooks, has been awarded the J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards Scholarship by Central Kentucky Community Foundation.

    The J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards Scholarship was established by Nancy Handley Goodin at her death in 2007 to honor her aunt and uncle, J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards. This $2,000 per year renewable scholarship is offered each year to LaRue County High School graduating seniors pursuing a degree in education.

  • Lincoln Ink in business of 'making people happy'

    Lincoln Ink, a tattoo shop, opened its door near Lincoln Square in January.

    Brandon Vermillion, the tattoo parlor’s owner, said he likes to think he’s had a positive effect on the community’s crime rate. According to him, illegal tattooing has been quite popular in the area.

  • Transformed career center grows opportunity for job seekers, employers

    At Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail, we’ve transformed the way we empower job seekers and employers.

    You might have heard we changed our name or you might have noticed the bright green arrow we adopted as our new logo. But for job seekers and employers, our transformation means much more.

    We’re here with an unyielding dedication to connecting job seekers and employers. That means providing the career, job training and educational opportunities job seekers need and developing the qualified workforce employers need.

  • Fresh produce available at farmers market

    You can get fresh local produce to freeze or can at home at the LaRue County Farmers Market. Local producers will be set up from noon to about 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 and July 3 at a new location. They will be off U.S. 31-E next to the Lincoln Jamboree in the parking lot of the old Wrolen Pin restaurant. They will also have food to sell such as grilled burgers, corn and potatoes. So come out and support local food producers.

    Extension celebrates 100 years of food preservation

  • Be safe, have fun this summer

    With summer underway and temperatures rising, everyone is heading outdoors for some fun in the sun. However, it is important to remember some basic safety guidelines to protect our families. Extra attention should be paid to those who are especially susceptible to heat, including young children, the elderly, and those with health conditions such as asthma or high blood pressure. With common sense and the following precautions, families can remain safe and comfortable all summer long.