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Today's News

  • COLUMN: What you feed will grow

     “Guard your mind” seems to be the admonition of the writer of Proverbs 23:7 when he says, “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” Be careful what goes into your mind for it determines what your life will be like.

    Some fill their minds with negative and destructive thoughts. The result is that they become pessimistic about life.

  • Teacher's pre-trial conference continued

     The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office requested Feb. 5 to continue a hearing in the case against a former LaRue County High School teacher accused of having a sexual encounter with a male student.

    Natalie C. Gentry, 34, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse. She appeared in court Tuesday for a pretrial conference with attorney Roger Rigney, who was standing in for Louisville attorneys Scott C. Cox and Rob Eggert.

    Prosecutors asked to reschedule the pretrial conference for March 12, which is six days before the jury trial is scheduled to begin.

  • Online assistance available for veterans

     The Legal Aid Society has launched an online, interactive tool designed for low-income veterans as they apply for VA benefits, such as pension and service-connected disability. 

    Two versions of the tool are available: one version can be used by any veteran; the other helps veterans living in Kentucky find state-specific resources to assist in completing the application form.

    The tool can be found on Kentucky’s statewide legal aid website at http://www.kyjustice.org/veterans-interview.

  • Just Ask: How do I stop the telemarketers from calling?

     I seem to be getting a lot of telemarketing calls. I signed up for the no call list. Do I need to sign up again? Does it expire?

     

    The numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007 which became law in February 2008. First, make sure you are registered. After about a month, you can file complaints about telemarketing calls.

  • SWEETHEARTS: Let the voting begin!

     Don’t forget to vote in our Little Mr. and Miss Sweetheart Photo Contest. Free ballots are available in the Feb. 6 and 13 issues of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Additional ballots are available at the Herald News, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville, for $1 each.

    The top-vote getters will represent the newspaper in the Lincoln Days Parade in October and be eligible for other prizes.

    The deadline for ballots is Feb. 15.

  • Kentuckians asked to respond to transportation survey

     Time is running out for Kentuckians to share opinions and make their voices heard in a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet initiative to update the Long Range Transportation Plan of the Commonwealth.

    Members of the public have until Feb. 25 to take a brief, confidential survey designed to gauge opinion on Kentucky’s transportation system and what it should offer in decades to come.

  • Kelly Devers named to Dean's List

     Kelly Christen Devers, a junior majoring in social work, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Brescia University, Owensboro.

    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must complete at least 12 credit hours with a 3.5 GPA.

  • PHOTO: Go Red for Women

     The staff at LaRue County Health Department participated in National Wear Red Day on Feb. 1 to show their commitment to fighting heart disease in women. This day is part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign which brings awareness to women’s heart health issues. Front from left, Frances Kilgore and Barbara Kovalchik, APRN; back, Diana Leathers, Julie Percefull, RN, Tammi Moore, RN and Vicky Graham.

  • Meredith sets state record in swimming

     Madeline Meredith, already an accomplished swimmer at age 8, has set a new state record.

  • Scholarships

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