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Today's News

  • Independent audit finds problems with customer service at LG&E and KU

    An independent review ordered by the Kentucky Public Service Commission has found numerous problems with customer service operations at Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co.

    In a report issued by the PSC, an outside consultant noted that the two utilities – the largest in Kentucky – are regularly failing to meet their own internal performance standards. The report makes specific recommendations to correct the shortcomings.

  • PHOTO: Homecoming Court

    Members of the LaRue County High School Homecoming Court are front from left, seniors Jamie Price, Megan Smith, Amelia Miller, Paige Nalley; back, Bethany Akin, Madison Lee, Keely Hamilton, Sadie Peters, Lauren Meredith and Patricia Gibson.

  • Akebono announces plant expansion in Glasgow

    Gov. Steve Beshear last week joined community leaders and officials from Akebono Brake in Glasgow to unveil a major expansion at its Barren County facility. The $20.6 million project, which added 60,000 square feet to its existing facility, is expected to result in 224 new jobs in the Commonwealth.

  • BIRTH: Sheltons welcome Ellie Ryann

    Bryan and Ellen Shelton of Lexington announce the birth of their daughter, Ellie Ryann Shelton, born June 12, 2011. 

    Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Cindy Heady of Magnolia. 

    Paternal grandparents are Mike and Donna Shelton of Magnolia. 

    Great-grandparents are Anna Mae Miller and the late Don Miller of Magnolia, Bobby and Ruby Heady of Hodgenville, LaHoma Mather and the late Donald Mather of Hodgenville, and the late Donald and Edith Shelton of Magnolia.

  • Kentucky Baroque Trumpets to perform in Bardstown

    Kentucky Baroque Trumpets will present the first of this season's “Red Doors on Third” concert series at 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 211 North Third Street, in downtown Bardstown.

  • Kentucky Baroque Trumpets to perform in Bardstown

    Kentucky Baroque Trumpets will present the first of this season's “Red Doors on Third” concert series at 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 211 North Third Street, in downtown Bardstown.

  • Sgt. Dakota Meyer receives Congressional Medal of Honor

    Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a Greensburg native, was presented the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama for his extraordinary bravery while serving in Afghanistan in 2009.

    After an ambush in Kunar Province, Sgt. Meyer repeatedly entered into the heavy fire zone to evacuate the wounded, provide aid and recover the bodies of fallen unit members. He is credited with saving the lives of 13 U.S. Marines and soldiers as well as 23 Afghan soldiers. 

    He is the first living Marine in 40 years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

  • PHOTO: Relay for Life

    Five members of the LaRue County Relay for Life County Committee attended the Mid-South Summit in Birmingham, Ala. Pictured are Rosetta LaFollette, activities chair; Regina Childress, county chair; Bill Hawkins, American Cancer Society district representative; Kathy Ross, survivor chair; and Beverly Veirs, luminaria chair. They attended sessions on the 2012 Relay which will be held May 13-14. The annual kickoff event will be held in early November so now is the time to begin gathering your teams.

  • FOOTBALL: Thompson carries Hawks to win over Nelson

    Cody Thompson put the LaRue County Hawks on his back Friday and carried them to a much-needed win.

    Thompson accounted for more than 250 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the host Hawks to a 38-24 win over the Nelson County Cardinals at Hawk Field.

    Thompson rushed for a game-high 150 yards and three scores on 27 carries and returned two kicks for 113 yards and another touchdown to help the Hawks (2-3) snap a two-game losing streak and extend the Cardinals’ skid to five.

  • Legislative calendar set for January

    The 2012 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is scheduled to begin on Jan. 3 and will last 60 days, the maximum number allowed by the state constitution.

    The session will conclude on April 9, according to the schedule that has been approved by Senate President David L. Williams and House Speaker Greg Stumbo. The schedule is pending ratification of the full 16-member Legislative Research Commission, which Williams and Stumbo co-chair.