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Today's News

  • Court Briefs - April 25, 2012

    Failed to appear
    Aaron S. Kennedy (1991) failed to appear in LaRue Circuit Court April 16. A bench warrant was issued and he was declared a fugitive. He was originally charged with complicity, burglary and third-degree criminal mischief.

    Contempt
    Jeffrey D. Nadeau was ordered to serve 30 days for contempt by agreement April 16.

    Probation revoked
    Probation of Anthony Scherer (1970) was revoked April 16.

    Costs not paid

  • Lincoln Birthplace reduces energy consumption

     Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park has made some important changes that are reducing energy consumption – and saving money.

  • School personnel changes

    The LaRue County Board of Education heard the following personnel changes at Monday’s meeting.

    Accepted recommendation of employment of:
    • Donald Pack as part-time custodian at LaRue County Middle School
    • Tiffany Lewis as volleyball coach at LCMS
    • Robert Keith Cruse as substitute custodian at the LaRue County School District
    • Andreana Peeler as instructional monitor at Kid’s Crew

    Accepted the resignation of:

  • Heath presents outhouse program to National Santa Gertrudis group

     Submitted photo

  • Relay for Life fundraisers

    Luminaire sale
    Relay for Life teams will have a luminaire sale through May 4 to honor or remember cancer victims. Contact any Relay team.

    Gospel singing at Buffalo Baptist
    Buffalo Baptist Relay Team is having a gospel singing 7 p.m. April 27 at the church with Heartland Quartet, Brighter Day, Glen Rice and Bro. Rodney Troutman.

    Janet’s Angels holding yard sale

  • Engle wins gold medal in SkillsUSA

     Twelve Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students won gold medals at the SkillsUSA State Championships in Louisville in April. They will represent the college and the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the National SkillsUSA Championship in late June in Kansas City, Mo. In addition, eight students won silver medals and two won bronze.

  • Jobless rate down for year

    Annual unemployment rates were lower in 105 Kentucky counties in 2011 than in 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    In addition, 14 Kentucky counties had a higher annual unemployment in 2011 than in 2010 while the unemployment rate in Laurel County remained the same for both years.
    LaRue County’s rate was 8.6 percent. Of a 6,983 average labor force, 6,382 people were employed.
    The Elizabethtown Metro Statistical Area, which includes LaRue County, was 8.9 percent.

  • Career center offers training

     Lincoln Trail Career Centers are taking applications for summer and fall classes for job-seekers interested in advancing their skill sets through training opportunities. Programs vary from short-term up to two years and are available for high-skill, high-demand occupations in fields such as health care, computer and information technology, advanced manufacturing and new automotive. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

  • PHOTO: Wildcat trophy tour

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents visited with University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari during his statewide tour with the Wildcats’ eighth NCAA Tournament championship trophy. Calipari, at left, visited Kroger April 16. Residents pictured from left are, Charles Rogers, Lisa Shaheen and Mary Hall.

  • COLUMN: Free camps offered to military families

     Do you know a military family who would like to have lots of fun at a free camp this summer? Kentucky Operation: Military Kids is once again offering free camps for military families.