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Today's News

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Job Fair held for students

    According to a Forbes Magazine article quoting data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker today stays at each job for 4.4 years. The expected tenure of the workforce’s youngest employees is about half that.

    Information from National Longitudinal Surveys shows on average, younger baby boomers held an average of 11.3 jobs from ages 18 to 46. Men held 11.4 jobs and women held 10.7 jobs.

  • Locals featured in insurance commercial

    The latest television commercial for Kentucky Farm Bureau features fall scenery, catchy guitar music and a soft, Southern voice saying, “All over Kentucky, people grow attached to certain things.”

    One by one, six smiling people show off garden gnomes, hubcaps, typewriters and stuffed animals.

    Much of the 30-second spot was filmed in LaRue County, features two LaRue Countians and was developed by a native LaRue Countian.

  • Octavia brings memories of winter ‘78

    February 2015 is headed for the record books as the National Weather Service says it will be one of the worst in the state’s history.

    LaRue County was hit with 12-to-14-inches of snow on Feb. 16 – and an additional 2-to-3 inches falling overnight Tuesday, courtesy of Winter Storm Octavia. An Arctic cold blast later in the week meant the snow wasn’t going anywhere. Wind chill advisories were issued Wednesday.

  • Carman named Wrestler of the Week

    B.J. Carman of New Haven was last week named the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) National Wrestler of the Week. The Saint Catharine grappler was chosen based on his performances Feb. 9-15. This is the seventh and final weekly award of the 2015 season.

    The 197-pound freshman is a graduate of LaRue County High School. He has a 24-9 overall record this season.

  • Families wait for call to ‘feud’

    History has had its share of feuding families — the Hatfields and McCoys, the Montagues and Capulets, the Ewings and Barnes.

    The Glen Rice family of Buffalo is hoping to be another feuding clan — this time, however, as participants in the Family Feud television program.

    His daughters – Tiffany Spratt, Teri Lynn Rice Dandy, Karen Michelle Ward – and wife, Peggy, were among the estimated 5,000 people who auditioned for the show Feb. 7 and 8 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

  • Hodgenville man sentenced to 15 years

    Richardson sentenced to 15 years in prison for role in crash that killed couple

    Johnie and Luevenia Dennis were remembered by their son-in-law as a couple with strong character and as the foundation of a large and loving family.

    In a statement given last week during the sentencing hearing of Earl Richardson, who pleaded guilty to the Dennises’ deaths in an Aug. 18, 2013, crash on Lincoln Parkway, Mark Parker said his father- and mother-in-law always were willing to offer advice and care.

  • Family loses home to fire

    Angie Pitchford left her home on West High Street Monday morning to return books to the library – just down the street. She returned home to find the two-story frame house covered in heavy smoke.

    “The library books were overdue,” she said. “We were renewing them so we could keep checking out.”

  • Woman recovering after being struck by truck

    A New Haven woman was injured Wednesday, Feb. 18, when she was struck by a pickup.

    Kenneth Goodgine, 57, of Bardstown, was driving a 1991 Chevrolet extended cab truck north on Bardstown Road in the Athertonville area. About 7:10 p.m. the pickup met a southbound truck “that had bright lights,” according to a sheriff’s report.

  • More arrests made in Lyons Station

    A Lyons Station man was charged Feb. 12 with several counts.

    Matthew Reece O’Bryan, 19, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance, third degree; tampering with physical evidence; possession of marijuana; buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; illegal possession of legendary drug; first-degree forgery; and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Former city officials report to jail

    Despite the snow, former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback reported Monday as scheduled to Nelson County Jail in Bardstown to begin serving their 30-day sentences.

    The two pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court to multiple felony counts a week ago for inappropriate use of the city’s credit cards to fuel personal vehicles and claiming mileage for which the two were ineligible.