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Today's News

  • Chiropractor sentenced in federal court

    Richard Gilbert, of Hodgenville, was sentenced to 37-months imprisonment Monday for one count of tax evasion and one count of impeding and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

    According to U.S. Attorney David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky, Gilbert was convicted after a five-day jury trial on May 15 on both counts of an indictment that charged him with one count of tax evasion and one count of impeding and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service in violations of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 7201 and 7212(a). 

  • Green Akers Cafe opens in Mount Sherman

    Many years ago, Mount Sherman was a bustling community with several grocery stores, a feed store, a restaurant and gas station. Its landmark business, Clyde’s, was a popular spot to purchase jeans and boots up until the 1970s.

    The businesses dwindled over time and about 18 months ago the last holdout, a restaurant, closed. Residents in the small community and in the northern part of Green County had to drive several miles to simply purchase a gallon of gas or a quart of milk.

  • Passport audited by state

    Passport Health Plan – the state's largest contractor and a Medicaid managed care provider – was targeted by state auditors earlier this year.

    A report released last week by State Auditor Critt Luallan showed excessive spending for the four-person staff of Passport. Perks included high salaries, excessive spending on travel and entertainment and little oversight. Many of the activities, which added up to more than $220,000, had no “clear business person,” according to the 229-page report.

  • 'Skillet tosser' eludes police

    Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly broke into a house near White City Nov. 18 and threw a skillet at the homeowner.

    The alleged victim told officers that he had left his home for a short time Thursday afternoon. When he returned home, he heard “some noise” and encountered a white male standing in his kitchen. The suspect “came at” the homeowner with a knife, according to Deputy Russell McCoy. The suspect also threw a cast iron skillet at him with enough force that it broke when it hit the wall.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Knox soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
     According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Kristopher J. Gould, 25, of Saginaw, Mich., died Feb. 27, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.
     

  • Stretch your brain for your mind's sake

    The brain is an amazing organ. It controls all bodily functions, all organs, thoughts, emotions, memory and ability to be self-aware. Like other body parts, it is natural for the brain to lose some its sharpness; but it can deteriorate even more if you do not take care of it. 

  • 300 plants confiscated from indoor marijuana grow

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office charged four people Feb. 23 in connection with an indoor marijuana growing operation.
    The grow – containing about 300 plants – was found in a mobile home on Greensburg Road just outside Mount Sherman, according to Deputy Russell McCoy.

  • SCHOOLS: Opinions differ on value of early release days

    Not all LaRue County teachers like the district’s early release policy.
    This school year, students are being released at 1:30 p.m. (1:15 p.m. for elementary students) to provide more planning and training time to teachers. Early surveys indicated support from teachers and parents for the practice but the gap appears to be narrowing.
    At last Tuesday’s school board meeting, the results of a new parent-teacher survey were announced.

  • COLUMN: 'Miss Carrie' Arnette is the heart of The Life Connection

    In celebrating Black History Month, attention is given to a Hodgenville resident who has contributed to Hodgenville and LaRue County. Her name is Carrie Arnette.
    Carrie has worked at The Life Connection for more than 18 years. This is a residential facility for adolescents with cognitive disabilities. I consider her the mother of Life Connection, because she was there when it was first established. I will share why I selected this person for this title.

  • Laptops of LaRue featured in Dell video

    LaRue County High School students were handed their own laptops – little blue Dells – last October.
    Since then, Dell has received such positive feedback about the Laptops of LaRue Initiative, the company has decided to document the program.
    A film crew from Seattle and support staff from Dallas arrived at the school to interview students and staff Friday. The video will be available on Dell’s website dedicated to technology solutions for kindergarten through 12th grade, www.dell.com/casestudies.