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Today's News

  • Martin indicted with receiving stolen property

    An Elizabethtown woman has been indicted for receiving stolen property after items taken from a crime scene allegedly turned up in her home.
    Belinda Rae Martin, 26, is accused of receiving property valued at more than $500 that was taken from a residence on College Street in Buffalo, where Kristie L. Allen was found dead Dec. 30, 2011.
    Allen was house-sitting for a friend when a caller notified police of her death due to an apparent homicide.

  • Diabetes diagnosis on the rise in Kentucky

    The increase in the number of Kentuckians diagnosed with diabetes over the past 12 years is staggering, climbing well beyond the national average during that time span.
    In 2000, 6.1 percent of Kentuckians had been diagnosed compared to a 6.5 national rate. By 2010, 10 percent, some 370,000 people, had the disease, outpacing the national average which had grown to 8.7 percent.
    LaRue Countians with diabetes have even surpassed that mark. As of 2008, 11.1 percent of LaRue County citizens were diagnosed with diabetes.

  • Meredith offers a legislative update

    Budget subcommittees spent most mornings this week camped out in Capitol Annex committee rooms, as House members heard testimony on state-agency budget requests for the next two years.

  • Just Ask

    There are about a dozen dead skunks on the side of the road between Hodgenville and Buffalo. What’s going on? Will they be tested for rabies?

    Skunks are suffering from rabies of love.
    According to the University of Kentucky Extension Service, February is mating season for skunks, so they are on the move more than usual.
    Skunks are nocturnal, nomadic and solitary, except during mating season when the males apparently lose all sense of timing and direction and blunder into the roadway.
    If your vehicle gets skunked, we are sorry.

  • Newspaper thieves are stealing from company and the community

    We’ve all heard the phrase “desperate times call for desperate measures” — and nearly everyone sits in the “desperate” boat in this economy.
    Families, businesses, corporations and non-profits are being hit hard in the midst of these tough economic times — newspapers included.

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  • New Hope man to serve 11 years for rape

    Final sentencing paperwork was completed for Pascal “Pat” Jones, 51, of 130 Willow Springs in New Hope, last week in Marion County. Jones was sentenced to 11 years in prison for first-degree rape in October 2011.

  • Housefire destroys coaches home

    A home in the 2000 block of Flint Hill Road in the Sonora area was destroyed Saturday afternoon after its owners had made repairs from a previous fire that forced them from the home, according to Sonora Fire Department Capt. Chris Stilts.
    However, authorities were unsure what caused the blaze at the home, which is owned by Tommy Adams, an assistant coach with the LaRue County High School girls’ basketball team. No one was injured in the fire and officials said the family was away from the home when the blaze started.

  • Turret relaunches Feb. 16 as The Gold Standard

    Fort Knox’s weekly newspaper will introduce a redesign this week and adopt a new name officials say better represents the entire post.
    Turret relaunches Feb. 16 as The Gold Standard, highlighting new features and a new website, Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus said. The newspaper’s renamed website, www.fkgold standard.com, goes live the same day.
    The final edition of the Turret was published Thursday.

  • LaRue native finds career path through FFA program

    Years of hard work and volunteerism are paying off for a LaRue County woman as she graduates with a specialized degree from Western Kentucky University.
    Ashley McWaters has become the first person in an eight-county span, known as Area 5 State Fire and Rescue Training District, to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in systems management fire administration.