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Today's News

  • Fort Knox officer falls in Afghanistan

    A Fort Knox officer on his first combat tour died Sunday of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his base with indirect fire in Khwost Province in Afghanistan.
    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III, 26, of Denton, Texas, was an ordnance officer assigned to Company B, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.
    Lt. Welch is the third member of 3/1 to die in the past two months.
    He began his military service in October 2008 and arrived at Fort Knox in July 2009.

  • Kentucky Historical Society offers family history workshop April 9

    The Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Genealogical Society will host a free family-history workshop focused on KHS cemetery preservation resources 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 9 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.

  • Lincoln Trail Career Centers offer financial assistance to employers

    Lincoln Trail Career Centers are offering financial assistance to employers to help offset the cost of training new employees. The Career Centers’ Project RENEW (Regional Economy Needing an Experienced Workforce) program matches unemployed workers who are interested in pursuing a new career with employers who have full-time job openings.

  • Save energy and money on appliances

    One of the largest energy-using appliances in a household is the refrigerator. If an appliance is not energy efficient or is operated improperly, it could be wasting money.
    Ensuring that you have an Energy Star-approved appliance is one solution; others are proper operation, location and maintenance.
    For example, keep the refrigerator out of direct sunlight. If you must place it against an exterior wall, choose one that does not receive direct sunlight to reduce the energy it needs to keep the contents cool.

  • 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.