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Today's News

  • Science project chills elementary student to the bone

    Good ol’ country music not only is, as the song says, “here to stay,” it also may help lessen the sensitivity to pain.
    That’s according to the results of an experiment by Sam Grant, a fifth-grade student at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School who was participating in the district science fair where judging was completed March 19 at ALES.
    “My question I wanted to investigate was, ‘Can people in pain be distracted by other things that can lessen that pain?’” Grant said.  

  • Spring turkey season should bring out the ‘experienced gobblers’

    When Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season opens April 16, hunters should get plenty of opportunities to match wits with the older, experienced gobblers that make the sport so challenging and exciting.

  • Improve beef cattle herd through genetics

    One of the best ways beef producers can boost beef cattle profits is to use genetics to improve the efficiency of their herd. They should prioritize traits to meet the goals of their operation. This will provide as many pounds of beef as possible off every available acre at a minimal cost.

  • 4-H Gardening Club starts Saturday

    The 4-H Gardening Club will have its first meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lee’s Garden Center. All LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening are encouraged to attend. This club is open to youth of all ages. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. Participants will learn about gardening and will also be given plants to take home and plant to begin their own garden. They will also be encouraged to keep a journal of when they plant, water and fertilize.

  • State police remind motorists of proper use for farm plates

    With the renewal of Kentucky farm registration plates due March 31, the Kentucky State Police would like to remind the public about the proper use of farm plates.
    There are two different types of farm registration plates. The first is the FFA Farm plate. The second is the Farm Limited plate.
    The FFA Farm plate has a registered gross weight of 38,000 pounds. When calculating the gross weight, one must include the weight of the truck, trailer, occupants and its load.  

  • Jobless rate down in county

    Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties between February 2010 and February 2011, including LaRue County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Twenty-four county rates increased, while three county rates stayed the same.

    LaRue County’s rate declined from 10.6 percent in January to 10.4 percent in February. It declined 2 percent from February 2010.

    Fayette and Woodford counties recorded the lowest jobless rates in the Commonwealth at 8.6 percent each.

  • Man faces charges after shooting inside home

    A Hodgenville man was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital for evaluation Friday after firing shots inside his residence. He faces criminal charges as well.
    Clifford Horn, 48, of Kirkpatrick Avenue, called 911 several times that day, beginning before 5 a.m., according to Acting Police Chief Steve Johnson.
    In the first call, Horn claimed there were “10 guys behind the house and eight people in front of the house” and they had “killed a bobcat-looking animal.”

  • Stanton resigns

    Federal Inmate Coordinator Joey Stanton has resigned his position with LaRue County.
    Stanton, who was hired as a jail consultant to make state-mandated improvements at the LaRue County Detention Center in 2008, will be working with jails in eastern Kentucky.
    In July 2010, Stanton, a former jailer with 30 years experience and a member of the State Parole Board, was appointed chief administrative officer after jailer Ralph “Mac” Turner stepped away from duties.

  • Man sentenced to six years for manufacturing meth

    A traffic stop last June has resulted in one man being sentenced to six years and another ordered to stay out of the county.
    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the driver, William Howard Thompson, 54, of Loretto was driving erratically that day when he pulled him over.
    A search of the vehicle turned up drugs and a firearm.
    Thompson and his passenger, Jason R. Davis, 33, of Magnolia, implicated each other in the discovery.

  • Greenwell files appeal in Nelson Circuit Court

    Nelson County Circuit Court has denied two motions of appeal from Kelly Wayne Greenwell, who was sentenced in 2007 to 40 years in prison for first-degree robbery and the attempted murder of Marion Willett.
    Greenwell’s case involved an incident on June 5, 2003, when he shot Willett twice in an attempt to steal her car.