Today's News

  • Natural ingredients look promising in battle with MRSA

    Initial research is promising for an ancient combination of natural ingredients to kill MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant superbug

    Researchers in England say an ancient folk cure might help kill the superbug MRSA, Justin Moyer reports for The Washington Post.

    MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is among the infections that have grown resistant to antibiotics because the drugs have been overused, and scientists have been fighting it technologically, Moyer writes.

  • Booster seat law takes effect this summer

    Starting this summer, parents will be required to keep children secured in booster seats a little longer under a new state law that aims to improve safety in motor vehicles.

    The law, enacted in this year's legislative session, includes two key changes related to age and height that parents should heed, otherwise they could face a $25 fine.

    Right now, children who are younger than age 7 and are between 40 and 50 inches tall must remain in a booster seat. The new rules raise the age to 8 and the height requirement to 57 inches.

  • South Fork Homemakers

    South Fork Homemakers have had an average of 15 members attend our meetings since November.

    In November, Lois Hornback hosted our meeting at her home and provided a wonderful meal for us. We donated money to the Ovarian Cancer Fund and Pennies for Friendship.

    In December, we donated $150 to the County Homemaker Scholarship Fund and $50 to the Legacy Fund for Extension Agents to either continue education or to use for special projects. We enjoyed playing “Dirty Santa” and exchanging Christmas gifts.

  • On Educating LaRue: Students learn karate

    Step inside Hodgenville Elementary School on any given Tuesday or Thursday after classes have been dismissed for the day and you’re likely to see students thrusting their arms and positioning their bodies with the crisp, catlike-fast moves of karate.

    Second-grade teacher Tracy Murray, a second-degree black belt, teaches the martial arts class to 32 students in grades two through five.

  • Forty-five participate in fundraiser run

    The Relay for Life 5K hosted by Living Strong’s Team was held Saturday.

    About 45 runners and walkers participated regardless of spring break commitments and promised to return next year with more runners and walkers.

    All runner and walker fees were donated to Relay for Life LaRue County, thanks to the sponsors and supporters.

  • New CEO named for Southern States

    Jeff Stroburg has been named as president and chief executive officer of the Southern States Cooperative.

    Stroburg succeeds Tom Scribner, who is retiring.

    Stroburg, recently retired from West Central Cooperative, has led profitable growth and successfully navigated major change throughout his 25-plus years in CEO roles at West Central Cooperative, Renewable Energy Group, Countrymark Cooperative, and Hamilton Farm Bureau Cooperative.

  • Class of '75 plans reunion

    LCHS Class of 1975 Reunion

    LaRue County High School Class of 1975 is planning a 40th reunion. All class members are invited to the planning session at 3 p.m. April 19 at LaRue County Middle School.

  • Cathy LaFollette turns 85

    Cathy LaFollette celebrated her 85th birthday with family and friends on April 11, 2015. Those attending were two sons, Danny and Dale, daughter Candy Vincent, good friend Arthur Allen, two daughters-in-law, Judy and Yvonne, three-of-seven grandchildren, Josh, Angela and Brittany, and youngest great-granddaughter, Addalynn.

  • Five Democrats running for treasurer in primary

    Kentucky Democrats will have plenty of options when they go to the polls May 19 to select their nominees.

    Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is in the final year of his second term in office, so he is ineligible for re-election.

    Neville Blakemore of Louisville, Jim Glenn of Owensboro, Daniel B. Grossberg of Louisville, Richard Henderson of Mt. Sterling and Rick Nelson of Middlesboro are seeking to succeed Hollenbach.

  • PHOTO: Wrestling All-American

    Griffin Dulak, a freshman at LaRue County High School, traveled to Independence, Missouri, for the Brute Nationals Wrestling Tournament. He placed fifth, earning him All-American status. Griffin is the son of Dave and Kathy Dulak of Hodgenville.