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Today's News

  • Don Taylor receives Mentorship award

    The Southern Graphics Council International at their annual conference, sponsored by Washington University in Saint Louis, presented Don Taylor with the 2011 Mentorship in Printmaking Award, on Saturday March 19. Twelve students have transferred to Washington University, from Brookhaven Community College in Dallas, Texas. Taylor is a native of Hodgenville and a 1967 graduate of LaRue County High School, where he was a student of art instructor Betty Mitchell. He has been a subscriber to The LaRue County Herald News for the past 44 years.

  • Three sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial. Unless otherwise stated, all jail sentences are served concurrently.

  • Man sentenced to five years for manufacturing meth

    A reported knife fight last June led officers to a meth lab in Mount Sherman. Four people were eventually charged in the incident, pleading guilty to various counts.
    Jason Lee Kitzero, 32, formerly of Bonnieville, will spend five years in prison after pleading guilty to facilitation, manufacturing methamphetamine; three counts of complicity, possession of controlled substance (meth) and complicity, use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • COLUMN: Speaking to future leaders is a humbling experience

    A few weeks back I was invited to speak in front of doctors, lawyers, nurses, teachers and a slew of other important people.
    As nervous as I could be, knees knockin’ and all, I walked to the front of the room.
    “Um, Urhm, I’m Candis and I’m glad to be here today.” I’m almost sure you’re reading this like I sounded professional. No, it wasn’t. Read it like this “Um, Urhm, I’m Candis (screech) and I’m glad (stutter) to be here today.” Yeah, that sounds more like it.

  • Environmental Center to be featured on 'Kentucky Life'

    The LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center will be featured in an upcoming segment of KET’s Kentucky Life.
    Show host Dave Shuffett visited the Leafdale Road site in November, conducting interviews for the show. Guests included LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner and Dr. William H. Martin, chairman for the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board.

  • Midsouth Cattle website offers alternative to stockyards

    Cattlemen in the southern half of the United States have a new outlet to buy and sell bovines.
    Lanny and Linda Vincent, who raise Limousin cattle on their 90-acre farm outside Buffalo, have developed a virtual stockyard at www.midsouthcattle.com. The website, which was under development about four months, offers an economical way to bring buyers and sellers together, Lanny Vincent said.

  • LaRue schools close to state average on spending for school health services

    As schools across the Commonwealth, and the country, wrestle to improve test scores and other accountability measures, there is a growing awareness about the impact that factors such as children’s health and wellness have on school performance. Many districts in Kentucky have recognized this in recent years and intervened by providing school health services to meet students’ health needs at school. Until now, however, detailed information on school health services offered in Kentucky districts was not available.

  • LaRue in top fourth of 'healthiest' counties

    LaRue County generally is one of the healthiest counties in Kentucky, according to recently released data.
    Health factors, such as smoking, kept LaRue County ranked 32nd – near the top one-fourth of the 120 counties – in a University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study report.

  • Former governor congratulates Snyder twins

    Former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins congratulated twins Ariella Snyder and Arianna Snyder March 26 for scholarships they were awarded by Georgetown College during the annual “Celebration of Scholars” banquet in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
    Both seniors at Green County High School, Ariella and Arianna are the daughters of Kevin and Tammy Snyder of Mount Sherman.

  • Jobless rate down in county - February

    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.