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Today's News

  • Weather watch issues

    For the second time today, LaRue County residents have been alerted to the possibility of dangerous weather conditions.

  • Bariatric seminars held at Hardin Memorial Hospital

    Hardin Memorial Hospital will hold free bariatric surgery informational seminars throughout the year.

    All sessions are in 5A, 6-8 p.m. Dates are April 7, May 27, June 9, July 15, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13 and Nov. 3. Call 270-982-1200 for more information or to register.

  • God’s favor can change everything for you

    “Now the king was attracted to Esther more than any of the other women, and she won his favor” Esther 2:17.

    One moment of God’s favor can change everything. If you want God’s favor in your life, study the life of Esther.

    1. She prepared herself. “Before a girl’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete 12 months of beauty treatments” Esther 2:12. Study. Preparation. Discipline. Those who pay the price to succeed aren’t lucky, they’re rewarded.

  • Solid waste coordinator needs help finding culprit

    Have you had a roofing project done in the last few weeks?

    If so the LaRue County solid waste coordinator needs your help.

    Someone who recently did a roofing project on an older home dumped a load of old and leftover roofing shingles and waste materials on a LaRue County road about March 16-18.

  • LaRue’s unemployment rate jumps to 12.4 percent in January

    Unemployment rates rose in 119 of Kentucky’s 120 counties between January 2008 and January 2009 and stayed the same in Martin County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate jumped to 12.4 percent, up from 8.5 percent in December 2008.

    The rate was 4.9 percent in December 2007. Of a 7,314 workforce, 908 people are without jobs.

  • Attitude is everything

    One way to having a right attitude toward God begins with honoring him on the Lord’s day. “On the first day of the week we came together to break bread...” (Acts 20:7). The writer of Hebrews says, “Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing ...” (Hebrews 10:25).

    Some Christians today give up meeting together, but not for the same reason as the early Christians. No one persecutes us today for getting together. Most of the time our reason is that we have too many irons in the fire.

  • Corn production is a year-round process

    This will be a very interesting year for corn growers in the county. While everyone is talking about the price of corn, farmers are confronted with high costs of fuel, fertilizer, land rent, seed, labor and other input costs. Efficiency is still a key to profitable corn production. A simple corn production calendar follows.

  • Don’t call me cat crazy just because Buu has his own Facebook page

    Being an animal lover, particularly cats, has been full of ups and downs. And not from the cats.

    I’ve been called “Crazy Cat Lady,” “Cat Woman” and even “The Cat Whisperer.” (I secretly like that one). I’ve seen Dr. Berry look at me askance when I answer his questions in my “Buu voice” or make impertinent comments on Buu’s behalf. The thermometer remarks were not too welcome.

  • LaRue’s athletes shine at All-Comers meet

    Nine teams competed at the LaRue County High School All-Comers Track and Field Meet on March 24. Besides LaRue County, teams were John Hardin, Elizabethtown, Green County, Bardstown, Nelson County, Bethlehem, Meade County and Bullitt Central.

    Overall, the LaRue County boys placed third in the meet while the LaRue County girls placed seventh. 

  • Judge: Not enough proof in arson case

    LaRue County District Judge C. Derek Reed failed to find probable cause against a Hodgenville woman charged with second-degree arson, burglary and criminal mischief March 25. Probable cause refers to evidence that would make a reasonable person believe a crime has been committed.

    Tonya D. Bell, 34, was accused of entering a garage owned by Arthur Allen March 8 and setting it on fire. Besides the building, a riding lawnmower, couch, go-cart, air compressor and toys were destroyed, according to court records.