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Today's News

  • Jobless rate down in LaRue for Dec. 2011

     Unemployment rates fell in 114 Kentucky counties between December 2010 and December 2011, while six county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  

    LaRue County’s rate was 7.2 percent in December down from 7.4 percent in November and down from 8.4 percent a year ago.

    In the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area, the rate was 8.6 percent in December, down from 8.7 percent in November and down from 8.9 percent a year ago.

  • Senior menu - Feb. 2012

    Menu LaRue County Senior Center

    All meals served with 8 ounces skimmed milk

    Feb. 1 – hamburger, baked potato, pork and beans, relish plate, banana

    Feb. 2 – baked Italian chicken, pasta salad, green peas, grapes, whole wheat roll

    Feb. 3 – vegetable beef soup, sandwich on wheat bread, ham or turkey, mixed fruit, peanut butter cookie

    Feb. 6 – chicken cacciatore, noodles, spaghetti, green beans, fruit cup, whole wheat roll

  • Project Graduation needs donations of gifts, cash

     Project Graduation, the drug- and alcohol-free post-graduation celebration, is seeking donations from the community.

    LaRue County parents, businesses and civic groups have provided the chaperoned celebration for new grads for 20 years.

    This year, more than $20,000 is needed for games, gifts, cash drawings and scholarships for seniors. Prizes and gift certificates appropriate for 17 to 19 year old students are needed.

  • State offers table to collect taxes on online purchases

     The Kentucky Department of Revenue is offering Kentuckians another tool in the 2011 Income Tax Instructions to calculate the 6 percent use tax owed on purchases made from out-of-state retailers. 

  • COLUMN: Troubles turn us better or bitter

     Have you heard that troubles will make you bitter or better? We decide which it will be. Blessings and difficulties come to us all. How we respond to the things that come into our lives is very important. Our response will reveal our character. We can all smile in the sunshine, but trouble reveals our true inner self.

  • LaRue named Outstanding Young Insurance Professional

     Aaron LaRue, vice president and Bardstown branch manager of LaRue Insurance Inc., received the Outstanding Young Insurance Professional Award during the 115th Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky annual convention. LaRue is the outgoing chairman. 

    He joined the agency in 2000 and is the third generation in the family-owned business.

    He offers home, farm, auto, business, life and health insurance.

  • Guthrie reacts to President's State of the Union Address

     Every Kentuckian watching President Obama's address last week has to be wondering how this year is going to be any different than the past three.  

    President Obama's policies of more spending, higher taxes and more regulations have hampered economic growth and ultimately left our economy weaker.

    Since President Obama took office, 1.7 million fewer people have jobs, gas prices have remained at historic highs and more than $4 trillion has been added to the national debt.

  • Journalists, child protection officials debate their different approaches to Kentucky's child abuse problems

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - In a state that has led the nation in deaths of children from abuse and neglect, Kentucky journalists and the officials who must protect children agree that more public attention needs to be focused on the issue.

    But they don't agree on how to do it, and have been fighting expensive battles in court over it, because their professions have sharply divergent views on what kind of information the state should have to release.

     

  • Thompsons celebrate 48 years of marriage

     Melvin and Doris Jean Thompson celebrated their 48th anniversary Dec. 28, 2011, at Cracker Barrel.

    They were married in Celina, Tenn.

    They have two children, Penny Veirs and Darryl Thompson; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • LaRue County Facility Planning Committee Minutes - Jan. 10, 2012

     LaRue County Facility Planning Committee Minutes

    January 10, 2012

    LCHS Conference Room

    5:30-6:30