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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Jill Gray speaks to Chamber membership

    Jill Gray, manager of Renaissance Recycling, spoke to members of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday’s luncheon.

  • Arboretum in Lexington plans month-long tree celebration

    The Arboretum, on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, is partnering with LG&E and KU Energy LLC to offer a month-long celebration called Party for the Planet 2012, with activities for all ages through the Arbor Day celebration, April 28.

  • LaRue County eligible for public assistance through FEMA

    LaRue County is among 14 counties that are eligible for reimbursements to county and local governments to assist in storm recovery.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide reimbursements to county and local governments to repair public infrastructure or to remove storm debris. Deadly storms and tornadoes tore through Kentucky on Feb. 29 and March 2.

    As damage assessments continue, more counties may be approved for similar aid.

  • Artist donates painting of Mother Catherine Spalding

     March 18 was a momentous occasion for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, as the congregation unveiled a one-of-a-kind painting of Mother Catherine Spalding.

    According to Diane Curtis, director of communications at the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, a tintype portrait was the only image the Sisters had of Mother Catherine, the organization's co-founder.

    When renowned artist Robert G. Connell offered to create a portrait as a gift to the congregation, they knew right away whom they wanted a picture – Mother Catherine Spalding.

  • PHOTO: Lightning strike

    Lightning flashed behind the historic Hazle building last week on Lincoln Square. Jim Huber submitted the photo.

  • TENNIS: LaRue vs. Bethlehem

    March 20 – LaRue vs. Bethlehem

    Boys

    LaRue 4, Bethlehem 1

    Singles

    Keiren Bowen (LC) def. Riley Coots (B) 6-1, 6-1

    Trevor Sanders (LC) def. Adam Rogers (B) 6-0, 6-0

    Kyler Hart (LC) def. Jessie Plouvier (B) 6-0, 6-0

    Doubles

    Zachary Lee/Ryan Abell (LC) def. Ezra Surtes/Barrett Greenwell (B) 6-0, 6-2

    Adam Dant/Trent Kramer (B) def. Tyler Skaggs/Lucas Pepper (LC) 6-7(6-8), 6-1, 10-6

     

    Girls

  • New Haven man injured in crash

    A New Haven man was injured in a Marion County crash about 2 p.m. March 20.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Thomas Calvin Newton, 54, of Loretto, was driving a 2002 GMC pickup north on KY 49 and attempted to make a left turn into the parking lot of Loretto Foodland.

    Newton’s vehicle turned into the path of a 1998 Nissan driven by Michael F. Hayslip, 61, who was traveling south on KY 49.

    Both were wearing seatbelts; Newton was uninjured.

  • Storm victims should watch for letter from FEMA

     Some Kentucky disaster survivors may receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency which indicates more information is needed to determine eligibility for FEMA disaster assistance.

    Any letter you receive from FEMA should be read carefully.

    Here are some common reasons why FEMA may need additional information from survivors:

    • The applicant did not provide complete insurance information;

    • The applicant did not provide proof of occupancy or ownership of the damaged property;

  • Crash at intersection causes brief road closure

     A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Phillips Lane caused a brief road closure March 9. 

  • Septic tanks: Better to maintain than replace

     Many buyers when purchasing a home opt for an inspection to check structural soundness, plumbing, electrical and many other components to eliminate the surprise of underlying major issues. One thing that is often left out of this inspection process is the home’s septic system.