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Today's News

  • GRADUATION: Aimee and Joshua Murphy graduate from U of L

     Aimee Gabrielle Lynott Murphy graduated from the University of Louisville with a bachelor of science degree in nursing on Dec. 18, 2011.

    She is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and the daughter of Joseph and Pamela Lynott of Buffalo.

    Her husband, Josh Murphy, a 2003 graduate of LCHS, also graduated the University of Louisville with a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology.

    Aimee Murphy started her nursing career at the Audubon Hospital emergency department in Louisville on Jan. 16.

  • COLUMN: Make a habit of checking your credit score

     As a result of changes in the US economic situation over the last few years, getting approved for a loan has become more difficult. Two of the most common measures used by financial institutions in making a loan decision are credit history and credit score.

  • COLUMN: Weight loss can be tough for women

     There are many reasons women give themselves as to why they can't lose weight.  Whether it is having no time to exercise and eat right or not wanting to spend that extra dollar or two at the fast food restaurant to choose something healthier, we tend to make excuses. 

    As we all know, we can blame weight gain or lack of weight loss on several things in our lives. However, it is ultimately up to us to change our lives to welcome a healthier lifestyle. With that said, women need to identify what is hindering their weight loss and work to change it.

  • Local businessman plans to run for Congress

     A LaRue County businessman is planning a run for Congress.

    Craig Astor, a Realtor, aircraft mechanic and co-owner of Wrolen Pin Café, will run on the Libertarian ticket.

    Astor resigned as chairman of LaRue County’s Republican Party last month after making the decision to run in the primary election.

    “I was very disappointed in the two-party system,” said Astor. “I think they’ve failed the American people.”

    He’d like to be part of the solution.

  • LaRue schools closed Friday

    LaRue County schools will be closed Friday.
    The area is under a winter weather advisory and drivers are advised to use caution during morning rush hour.

  • Quinones named to Who's Who

     The 2012 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges will include the names of nine students from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.

    Arlene Quinones of Upton is among them.

    Quinones will graduate from ECTC this spring with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in business/human resources. She plans to transfer to Western Kentucky University in the fall. 

  • Former teacher charged with misconduct

     Kentucky State Police Post 4 arrested former LaRue County teacher, Natalie Gentry, 33, of Elizabethtown Thursday.

    She has been charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree official misconduct.

    The charges stem from an investigation conducted by Det. Aaron Gabhart of Post 4 where Gentry was alleged to have had sexual contact with students that attended the school where she taught. 

    At the time of Gentry's arrest her bond was $20,000 cash. 

  • COLUMN: Find security in the new year

     There is a crucial event in the history of Israel that is relevant to us because of the way they reacted. The way they reacted is often the way we react.

    God freed the people of Israel from Egyptian slavery and brought them to the borders of the Promised Land. Moses says to the people, “Now is the time for us to go in and take the land which God has given to us” (Numbers 13).

    Twelve men were sent to spy out the land. Their report was mixed and all did not agree. The majority begins their report with the word, “But.”

  • COLUMN: Choose your thoughts well

     “For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). Feelings do follow thoughts. Actions follow thoughts. We become what we think about.

    What are you filling your mind with?

    The Christian has new life by his rebirth. Paul says in II Corinthians 5:17,  “We have become new creatures in Christ Jesus.” 

    Christian living activates our new mind. Romans 12:2 tells us, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.”

  • Crews to begin working on utility poles

     Inter-County Energy will be treating electric utility poles in LaRue, Nelson, Taylor and Marion Counties through March. Crews will be working in and around roads in Howardstown, New Hope and Raywick.

    Osmose Utility Services will be working on behalf of Inter-County Energy and will be on customers' property in order to treat the poles. Osmose vehicles will display Inter-County Energy signs at all times and crews may also utilize off-road, all-terrain vehicles to access remote poles.