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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Dress in Red Day at LaRue County Health Department

  • Lincoln National Bank earns 5-Star rating

     The Lincoln National Bank, Hodgenville, has been recognized as a Superior 5-Star rated bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm.

    A 5-Star rating denotes that LNB is one of the best in the nation in terms of its overall financial performance.

    The Bank has earned the rating for the last 92 consecutive quarters putting it in an even more elite group of “Sustained Superiority Banks.” Only 3 percent of the nation’s banks can claim the distinction.

  • KSP raffling Dodge Challenger to raise funds for kids' camp

     The Kentucky State Police is featuring a modern interpretation of a heritage-inspired American muscle car for its Trooper Island raffle this year: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic.

    The Challenger hits the road with a 5.7-liter, 372-horsepower HEMI V8 engine that delivers a throaty rumble and fuel saving technology of up to 25 mpg highway. It’s driver-friendly with a five-speed automatic transmission and its rear-wheel drive suspension transfers hardcore power to the road providing moves to match its muscle.

  • Celebration for 203rd observance of Lincoln's birth is planned

     Two events to celebrate the 203rd birthday of Abraham Lincoln are being planned.

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln Days Luncheon.

    The luncheon, hosted by Lincoln Days Celebration, will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    The Richard Burks Award, which honors a person or organization that acts as an ambassador for LaRue County and the Lincoln legacy, will be presented.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: God provides material blessings for our enjoyment

    Scripture clearly teaches that God intends human life to include physical, emotional, and spiritual pleasure. But the Bible warns against the pursuit of certain pleasures: gluttony, extra-marital relations and drinking unto drunkenness, because they are sinful and ultimately produce great pain.

    Although the pleasures of life are not necessarily evil, neither do they bring ultimate meaning to life. Spiritual growth can be choked out by the pursuit of the pleasure of life. 

  • COLUMN: Think twice before using instant tax refund

     Instead of waiting for tax refunds from the IRS, nearly 10 million consumers, many from low to moderate income families, borrow against part or all of their expected tax refunds. These refund loans are heavily marketed by paid tax preparers and immediately put cash in to the consumer’s hands, making it seem a quick and painless way to get cash. The quick cash comes at a price, however.

  • Four indicted by Hart grand jury

    Several people were indicted in January by a Hart County grand jury.

    Albert T. Speed AKA Tommy Speed, 31, of Magnolia, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Jaclyn A. Wease, 32, of Upton, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Timothy Ray Riggs, 38, of Sonora, was indicted for theft by unlawfully taking a 1997 Dodge Stratus having a value of $500 or more and for being a persistent felony offender.

  • Four indicted by Hart grand jury

    Several people were indicted in January by a Hart County grand jury.

    Albert T. Speed AKA Tommy Speed, 31, of Magnolia, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Jaclyn A. Wease, 32, of Upton, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Timothy Ray Riggs, 38, of Sonora, was indicted for theft by unlawfully taking a 1997 Dodge Stratus having a value of $500 or more and for being a persistent felony offender.

  • New Haven man apprehended after a year's search

     A New Haven man who has eluded officers for nearly a year was located last week in Jackson County.

    John Curtis Stapleton (1988) was indicted last year on trafficking in controlled substance (methamphetamine), complicity; first-degree trafficking in controlled substance; possession of marijuana; and use or possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

    According to court records, Stapleton, along with Lonnie Frye (1978) and Crystal Richards (1989) were charged after officers found drugs inside a River Road home.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Livestock Club donates items to Santa Project

    The LaRue County 4H Livestock Club collected toys, jackets, hats and gloves for donation to the Morrison Christmas Bus in December. From left, Jimmy Engle, Aaron Elswick and Snookie Morrison.