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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Early Childhood Council promotes quality training for local childcare workers

     The LaRue County Early Childhood Council sponsored a training workshop at the Extension Office for local childcare workers. The trainer, Liz Lancaster, was contracted through the new Child Care Council of Kentucky, Inc.

    Attendees learned how to use a developmental screening tool - Ages and Stages.

  • KHEAA TIPS: Be careful on social media sites

     While keeping in touch with friends on social media sites is fun, giving out too much information can lead to financial problems. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help you limit your exposure.

    Unscrupulous people may try to use your posted information to commit crimes. To help protect yourself and your personal information, follow these tips:

    · Make your contact information private. Never post your phone number, address or e-mail address. Scammers can piece together your identity from this information.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Beware of Rachel and fake collectors

      1. Beware of scams surrounding Hurricane Sandy. Be cautious of emails or social media that claim to show pictures of the disaster areas, you could end up with a virus on your computer. When giving, don’t fall for high-pressure tactics, beware of organizations with copycat names similar to reputable charities, and make the check payable to the organization, not an individual.

     

  • Changes made in pre-trial services

     A recent change in pretrial guidelines may have defendants sitting behind bars for a longer period of time.

    Under the new guideline, which was announced last week, pretrial officers will have 24 hours to interview defendants, rather than a 12-hour limit that has been in place since 1976.

    When asked for a comment, Jessica Downs, pretrial supervisor for Nelson, Hart and LaRue counties, directed it to the state’s pretrial department in the Administrative Office of the Courts, who couldn’t be reached by press time.

  • Several indicted by Nelson grand jury

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They were arraigned in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • Russell Despain inducted into Honor Society

     Russell Despain of Campbellsville is one of 78 Eastern Kentucky University juniors, seniors and graduate students who will be inducted into the EKU chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi during a special ceremony on Nov. 13.

    Despain is among about 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

  • Public meetings planned to discuss rate hike for natural gas

     The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold public meetings to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co.

    “These meetings will allow the public to learn about the PSC’s ratemaking process and to present their views directly to members of the Commission as it prepares to consider whether the proposed new rates are fair, just and reasonable,” PSC Chairman David Armstrong said.

    The meetings are scheduled for:

  • Kevin Clark accepts position with Big Brothers Big Sisters

     Kevin Clark is the new community engagement branch manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana’s Elizabethtown office, which serves Hardin, LaRue, Grayson, Nelson, Marion and Taylor counties in central Kentucky.

  • COLUMN: We are alive because of Christ

     “I’m alive!” 

    We can shout those words to the top of our lungs. We are alive because of Jesus Christ. He is the one who gives life, abundant and free.

    The Apostle Paul says, “But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ, even when we were dead in transgressions and sins…” (Ephesians 2:4). 

  • KSP begins Operation RAID

     The Kentucky State Police will initiate a six-month fall, holiday and new year enforcement campaign called Operation R.A.I.D (Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted Drivers from Kentucky's Roadways).

    The campaign began Nov. 1 and will conclude April 30, 2013. The high visibility campaign will focus enforcement efforts toward aggressive, impaired and distracted driving behavior, in order to save lives by reducing the number of fatal and incapacitating crashes, on all roadways within the Commonwealth.