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Today's News

  • Several new laws affect services to veterans

    Governor Steve Beshear last week signed into law nine bills that will help and honor Kentucky veterans.
    HB 425 allows Kentucky public universities to charge in-state tuition to veterans who are non-Kentucky residents if that veteran qualifies under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
    HB 202 helps veterans obtain commercial driving licenses by waiving the driving skills test for applicants with recent military service who are experienced in operating commercial-sized motor vehicles.

  • Several indictments issued in March

    Several people were indicted March 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Richard Larimore, 36, of Hodgenville, was charged with two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance; two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; and first-degree persistent felony offender.
    He is accused of possessing methamphetamine on March 19.
    Bail was set at $20,000 cash only. He will be arraigned April 4 in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Constable Tim Ford investigated.

  • Magnolia man charged with Subway robbery

    A Magnolia man has been arrested and charged with robbing the East Broadway Subway restaurant in Campbellsville.
    Bobby Kidd, 48, of 3510 Highway 566 was arrested at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.
    According to an arrest citation, Subway workers reported a burglary on Monday, March 21.
    After reviewing a videotape at the store, court records state, several subjects were interviewed.
    Kidd’s vehicle was searched and clothing matching the burglar’s was found.

  • Most Americans suffer from salt overload

    The recent 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommends eating less sodium. High levels of salt in the diet are associated with high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, particularly among certain vulnerable groups and individuals.

  • FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH: Children's art auction raises $422

    Children at Friendship Baptist Church raised $422 through an art auction Sunday, with all proceeds going to charities chosen by the young artists, including Ashley Long Fund, Humane Society, Oneida Baptist Institute and the Veirs Family Relay for Life team.
    Participating artists were Sarah Cooper, Kaleigh Graham, Tyler Foster, Patricia Keys, Catherine Spalding, Jake Skaggs, Hannah Boggs, Christian Veirs, Sally Polin and Peyton Foster.
    Artwork was sold to the highest bidder. Auctioneer Jimmie Lee donated his time to the project.

  • Brockman heading search for U.K. President

    A 1977 LaRue County High School graduate, Dr. Britt Brockman, is leading the search for a new president at the University of Kentucky.
    Brockman, whose parents are Russell and Sue Brockman of Hodgenville, is chairman of the university’s Board of Trustees that will choose the person to lead UK after the current president, Lee T. Todd Jr., retires in June.

  • Just like riding a bike, all over again

    It’s true that you never forget how to ride a bike. I learned that Sunday. But you can forget how to do it well.
    I can’t remember the last time I was on a bicycle before last weekend. It was at least 20 years ago. I was 15 then and I’m sure I thought I was too cool to ride a bike.
    I’m not too cool anymore. The problem now is I’m not cool enough. My wobbly riding proved that as soon as I got up the nerve to get on the bicycle and take off.

  • Glen Rice, Family and Friends begin spring concert series

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series begins its sixth season at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8.
    The concert features former educator Rice, Ron Benningfield, Eddie Black, David Keene, Ricky Puckett, Mike Ash, Camille Turner, Freddy Helm, Tony Cook and Emily Portman.
    Kenzi Lewis of Hodgenville, the 15-year-old who appeared in early segments of this season’s American Idol, will perform also.

  • Escaped inmate captured in Kenton County

    Police have captured an inmate who escaped last May from the LaRue County Detention Center.
    Jorge Ivan Vegan-Caban, 25, was arrested March 21 in Kenton County, according to court records. He was extradited to LaRue County March 25 and is lodged in the detention center under $25,000 cash bond. Caban told officers he had a job in construction in Kenton County.
    No other information is available as of presstime.

  • Our Lady of Mercy participates in God's Closet project

    Many young ladies in Clay County dream of the day they will attend prom. Unfortunately, many do not have the money to afford a prom dress.
    God’s Closet, ran by Manchester Baptist Church, has stepped up to help these girls. Donations are brought in and each girl that needs a dress is given a day of pampering by their personal prom consultant. The girls are given the opportunity to pick out a dress, try it on, model it to their families, then pick coordinating shoes, jewelry, purses and makeup.