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Today's News

  • PHOTO: U4 Soccer action

    Cooper Thomas, Devin Seymour, Kaedynn Handley, Benjamin Santos and Bryce Hutcherson look for a path to the goal in recent LaRue County U-4 soccer league action.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: YSC welcomes Theresa Price

    Theresa Price has joined LaRue County’s Youth Service Center as program assistant.

    “My job responsibilities include assisting the coordinator with the development and implementation of YSC Programs such as Red Ribbon Week, College Application Week, and helping meet the basic needs of families of the school district who are in need,” said Price, whose first day on the job was Sept. 8.

    A native of Abilene, Texas, she moved to Anderson County during high school and graduated from Anderson County High School.

  • Ribbon-cutting held at Arrowhead Pawn & BBQ

    Arrowhead Archery & BBQ, positioned just off Lincoln Parkway, celebrated some changes inside their business Friday with a ribbon cutting, sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

    Louie and Melissa Payne, the owners of the multi-faceted business, said they’ve revamped recipes and the results are paying off.

  • Free admission to Lincoln Museum

    Free admission at Lincoln Museum

    The Lincoln Museum, Hodgenville, is offering free admission – with a ticket – on Sept. 27, in conjunction with the Smithsonian. To download up to two free tickets, visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. Click on the Ticket Information page. Fill out the form and you will be emailed instruction on downloading your ticket.

  • Four named Distinguished Alumni

    Four people have been inducted as LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni.

    The LaRue County Board of Education will recognize the former students at a luncheon in their honor on Oct. 3 at the LaRue County Extension office.

    Four outstanding Distinguished Alumni for 2014 are Penny McDowell Cecil, Dale Keith, James “Jim” Q. Shaw Jr. and Paula LaRue Varney.

    Penny McDowell Cecil

  • COLUMN: Farm Safety Week this week

    National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 21-27. The theme is “Safety Counts Protecting What Matters.”

    There are about 600 deaths and 70,000 disabling injuries due to agricultural accidents annually, and harvest is a prime time for accidents. Let’s look at some harvest safety tips for farmers.

    Long working hours can lead to fatigue and stress, making one less alert to potential safety hazards. Take some breaks when operating equipment for an extended period of time.

  • COLUMN: Many sources for vitamin D

    Vitamin D has gotten a lot of media coverage lately as various studies have tied normal levels of vitamin D to certain health benefits and lack of the vitamin to certain diseases. While many of these current studies provide conflicting messages, it is generally understood that vitamin D is needed for optimal health. It helps us absorb calcium and phosphorus, so we can have strong bones and teeth.

  • Pike wins state 4-H Forestry event

    Four LaRue County 4-H members attended the State 4-H Forestry competition at Mammoth Cave on Sept. 15.

    The day included training in the morning and testing in the afternoon. The areas covered were compass and pacing, tree measurements and tree identification. In the compass and pacing, the participants first walked a 66-foot line to determine the length of their pace. They then measured the number of paces for three different lines and determined the distance in feet. They were also required to do three compass readings. 

  • COLUMN: Our God is always there

    It should bring great comfort to know that God is always there ready and eager to help his children. While we live in a fear-filled world, remember that Jesus said to his followers, “I am with you to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

    Men are afraid of life, death and judgment. Many are concerned with the loss of job, money, health, friends, old age, poverty, loneliness or a thousand and one other things. Fear haunts many individuals.

  • PHOTO: Class of 1969