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Today's News

  • Morehead State University Dean’s List

    The Morehead State University Dean’s List for the 2011 fall semester includes the following local students:
    n Brent Gozzard, Breanna Stone and Carissa Stratton, all from Hodgenville.
    n Logan Todd from Glendale was named also to the Dean’s List and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree during the fall commencement ceremony.
    To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.

  • Old Toad Guitar Duo to perform at ECTC

    The “Old Toad Guitar Duo” will perform at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Science Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
    The Old Toad Guitar Duo is Steve Mattingly and Matt Cochran, longtime musical collaborators who first met at the Eastman School of Music in 1995. Their group is named after a pub in Rochester, NY they frequented during their student days.

  • Former employee settles suit against schools

    A lawsuit filed by a former employee of LaRue County Schools against the district has been settled.
    Melissa Enlow of Hodgenville, a former LaRue County Middle School lunchroom supervisor, received more than $40,000 in the negotiation; the school district maintained in the settlement that it committed no wrong-doing.
    Enlow claimed in her civil suit that her termination on June 15, 2009 was a violation of Kentucky’s Whistleblower Statute. The statute protects public employees from reprisals if they divulge information of a suspected law violation.

  • Bryan to run for House of Representatives

    Kendrick Bryan, 24, of Elizabethtown, announced last week his plans to run for the State House of Representatives in the May primary.
    Bryan lives in the 25th House District currently represented by Democrat Jimmie Lee.
    Bryan is a graduate student at Western Kentucky University and a substitute teacher at LaRue County High School.

  • American Pickers eye Kentucky in spring

    A popular show from The History Channel, American Pickers, may be coming to Kentucky this spring, according to Jake Bandman on cineflix.com.
    The show is looking for leads of “great characters with interesting, unique, rare items and lots of ‘em!”
    Only private collections of “rusty gold” stored in barns, garages and sheds are considered. The show does not go into antique shops and flea markets.
    To suggest a subject for the show, contact jbandman@cineflix.com or 646-873-6257.

  • Gilbert to appear on ‘The Rest of the News’

    Adrienne Gilbert of Hodgenville will appear this week on Dr. Frank Simon’s show “The Rest of the News” on WBNA TV.
    Gilbert will speak on civic duty and getting involved in the party process.
    The show will be available 6:30 p.m. on WBNA 21.3 and Insight Cable digital 285 and boxless 74.6 Feb. 2 and online for one week at http://wbna.rbm.tv/.

  • PHOTOS: Kentucky Press Association General Excellence Awards
  • AU Associates complete project in Lexington

    AU Associates, the Lexington development company that transformed Buffalo Elementary School into Buffalo Apartments, has completed another project.
    The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Monday that the company has finished Parkside, a development in Gardenside built on a 6-acre site that was formerly the Cross Keys YWCA.
    The building was the Cabana Club in the 1960s. It housed Lexington’s only ice skating rink.
    In the 1970s it was The Aquatic Club with pool and putt-putt miniature golf course.

  • Court Briefs

    Sentenced to five years
    Michael Baker (1973) was sentenced to five years and fined $385 Jan. 9 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was found guilty of receiving stolen property (firearm); receiving stolen property under $10,000; complicity of possession of drug paraphernalia; and complicity of possession of marijuana. He was credited for 137 days served. Probation denied. A restitution hearing is set for Feb. 6.

    Conditional discharge

  • Free Legal Aid Clinics held in Louisville

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in February. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.
    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.
    n Foreclosure Clinic - 4 p.m. Feb. 2; 11 a.m. Feb. 7; 4 p.m. Feb. 9; 11 a.m. Feb. 14; 4 p.m. Feb. 16; 11 a.m. Feb. 21; 4 p.m. Feb. 23; 11 a.m. Feb. 28. Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.