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Today's News

  • COLUMN: January brings state ag meetings, events

     The 2013 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will be Jan. 7-8 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington. The Conference features a trade show and a host of concurrent session topics related to fruit and vegetable production.

    The UK Winter Wheat Meeting will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 in Hopkinsville. This meeting will feature several speakers discussing wheat production issues.

  • COLUMN: Start saving in the new year

     With 2013 now here, make sure to give your finances a checkup and discover if you need to make saving your New Year’s resolution.

    Get out of debt:The best investment most borrowers can make is to pay off consumer debt with double-digit interest rates. Find places to cut your spending so that you can pay down your debts faster.

    Save for emergencies: Having an emergency savings fund may be the most important difference between those who manage to stay afloat and those who are sinking financially.

  • COLUMN: Reduce year-end tax consideration with charitable giving

     Often in the hustle and bustle of daily life and holiday planning, many people overlook the importance of year-end tax planning. There are several things you can do to realize some year-end tax savings. One of the most common ways to reduce your federal tax obligation is through charitable giving.

    People often give donations in the form of cash or household goods. You may also give charitable donations in the form of stocks or even real estate. The actual amount of tax savings realized through charitable donations will vary for different people, based on tax bracket.

  • New Haven man indicted for rape

     A New Haven man who was arrested and charged with first-degree rape and second-degree escape last month was indicted on those charges and his arraignment set for Dec. 20 in Nelson Circuit Court.

    Matthew Cody Losey, 19, of New Haven, was reportedly at a North Aspen Street residence where the victim accused Losey of rape shortly after midnight Nov. 20, according to a Bardstown Police Department press release.

    A witness caught Losey in the sexual act, police said.

  • PHOTO: Kevin Morris wins $20,000 from Tatum

  • First deadline for EQUIP and WHIP is Jan. 18

     The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.

  • LCMS teacher receives MAC grant

     Barbara Davila, a teacher at LaRue County Middle School, is the recipient of a $300 MAC Grant from McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. 

    For the 10th consecutive year, Kentuckiana middle school teachers shared their ideas of how to “Make Activities Count” in the classroom in hopes of receiving one of McDonald’s MAC Grants. The grant program rewards teachers for innovation and creativity in the classroom by providing funding for hands-on learning activities.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning: Building Permits for November 2012

     Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records

    Greg Ballard, Carter Brothers Road, Hodgenville, deck

    Dwayne Whitlock, Whitlock Road, land division

    Erica Vaughn, S. Lincoln Boulevard, Hodgenville, conditional use permit

    Matthew Vertrees, Weldon Loop Road, Upton, rezoning

    Meredith & Meredith, Forresta Court, Hodgenville, residence

    Michael Walker, Keith Road, Buffalo, residence

    Laugh-N-Learn, S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, variance

  • Denise Skaggs named interim principal

     Denise Skaggs, instructional supervisor and former LaRue County Intermediate School principal, has been named interim principal at LaRue County Middle School, according to Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    She will welcome students back to school after winter break on Jan. 2.

    She takes over from Bob Bright, who resigned effective Dec. 31. Bright, who served as principal since 2010, has accepted a position as CEO/executive director of the National Beta Club. He and his wife, Kay, plan to move to Spartanburg, N.C.

  • PHOTO: Breakfast book club

     The LaRue County Public Library Breakfast Book Club met on Dec. 18 at Paula's Hot Biscuit. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the library but decided to meet at the restaurant in December. Pictured are from left, (seated) Roland Bright, Judy Bridges, Bob Bridges, Anita Judd Brown, Marcia Saltsman; standing, Cathy Luttrell, LCPL adult programs coordinator.