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Today's News

  • Sunrise Volunteers to adopt a resident for holidays

    The Sunrise Volunteers had an executive board meeting on Nov. 11.

    A few new members were installed. Treasurer – Peggy Edwards; Assistant Treasurer – Kay Gunter; and Historian – Elvon Skaggs.

    Welcome, ladies.

    We decided to “adopt a resident for the holidays” in which a volunteer will spend time with a resident over the holidays. Many residents have no family to visit them and they will be happy to know someone cares for them.

  • Kentucky Senate Republicans choose new leadership team

    Kentucky Senate Republicans last week chose two new faces to lead them for the next two years.

    In a meeting behind closed doors in the Capitol Annex, they elected David Givens, who runs a farm supply business in Greensburg, for the chamber’s No. 2 position of president pro tem, and Jimmy Higdon, a Lebanon grocer, to be majority whip.

    Retaining their leadership positions were Senate President Robert Stivers of Manchester, Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer of Georgetown and Majority Caucus Chairman Dan Seum of Louisville.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln National Donation
  • Bookmobile Schedule

    Dec. 3 – Westpoint Bank in Upton, Maxine Road, Mill Road, New Jackson Highway

    Dec. 4 – Laugh & Learn, Nationwide Uniform, North L & N Turnpike, Dangerfield Road, Athertonville, Bardstown Road

    Dec. 8 – Headstart, Goodin-Williams Road, Slack Road, Dan Dunn Road, Salem Church Road, Salem Lake Road

    Dec. 9 – LaRue County High School, Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, Campbellsville Road

    Dec. 10 – Kingdom Kids, LaRue County Senior Center, Taylor Mills Apartments, Morningside Apartments, LaRue Trace Apartments

  • County considering false alarm ordinance

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved the appointment of three people to the county extension board as magistrates met Nov. 25 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Robert Enlow and Lynn Grubbs will serve from January 2015 through December 2017. Kelly Flanders’ term will run from January 2015 through December 2016.

    The court also concurred with Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning’s approval of five acres at 4901 Upton Talley Road belonging to Sheila Kent being rezoned from A1 to R1A.

  • Bucket brigade saves farm equipment, truck

    A LaRue County farmer lost two rolls of hay to fire recently.

    Wayne Graham was transporting the hay on a wagon – pulled by a pickup truck – on Ky. 84. The wheel came off the hay wagon, according to LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler.

    Graham attempted to pull the truck off the roadway. Sparks “from the wheel falling off set a couple of rolls of hay on fire,” said Sadler.

  • Shopko Hometown collecting signatures for school donation

    For every signature Shopko Hometown in Hodgenville receives before Dec. 24, the Shopko Hometown Foundation will make a $1 donation to LaRue County Public Schools (up to $2,000 per store) as part of its Help Us Give Back initiative, a program that is being run in all 178 store locations across the country. Customers can sign-up once a day, every-day and show their support; no donation or purchase is required.

  • Operation Christmas Child grows 13 percent

    Last week, LaRue County took part in the Samaritan’s Purse program, Operation Christmas Child, which sends gift boxes to impoverished children around the world. According to Claude Ramey, regional relay center coordinator, the program has shipped gifts to 113 million children worldwide since it began operation in 1993.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Sewing Club
  • ECTC hosts free ‘Celtic Christmas’ concert

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Committee and the Multi-Cultural Committee will present “ A Celtic Christmas” with “The Heartland Harps”, “Lorinda Jones and Friends”, and “Keltricity”. The concert will be 3 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s Main Campus. This concert is free and open to the public.