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Today's News

  • Library has new books, DVDs and eReader downloads

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs.

    They include:

    Books – Civil Service Exam Guide; Official SAT Study Guide; Petersons Master the GED; Lost December by Richard Paul Evans; Prince of Ravenscar by Catherine Coulter; and Mulberry Park by Judy Duarte.

    DVDs – Midnight in Paris; Dolphin Tale; Warrior; Kung Fu Panda 2; and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

    The library offers free downloads for eReaders.

    For more information, contact Dana Jolly at 270-358-3851.

  • Jobless rate down in LaRue

     Unemployment rates fell in 114 Kentucky counties – including LaRue County – between November 2010 and November 2011, while six county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s rate was 7.4 percent, down from 8.8 percent the previous month; and down from 8.2 percent in November 2010.

    Of a 6,951 civilian labor force, 6,434 were employed in LaRue County

  • Woman leads police on chase on I-65

    An out-of-state woman in a stolen rental vehicle led police in a pursuit Wednesday morning on Interstate 65 that began near the LaRue-Hart County border and ended in Clark County, Ind.

    Carolyn S. Jones, 26, of Killeen, Texas, was driving a white 2010 Chevrolet G3 van when she sped past an unmarked Kentucky State Police unit at 8:57 a.m. near the 75-mile marker on I-65, according to a KSP news release. The van that Jones was operating had been reported stolen by Hertz Rental Cars.

  • COLUMN: Elf on the Shelf keeps an eye on Christmas

    The Elf on the Shelf ... If you haven't heard of this Christmas phenomenon yet, you soon will.

    Many of you already have an elf at your home. And, if you don't, well, there are some parents out there who would say you should consider yourself lucky. Apparently, there are some parents who don't particularly like having the “responsibility” of a little elf in their home.

  • COLUMN: What's your vision for the new year?

     For the vision … will surely come.”

    Between your dream and its fulfillment you’ll be tested. You’ll face some of the same things Joseph faced like:

    • The faith test. He had to maintain his faith in a hostile environment and believe in a dream nobody else believed in. He had no “dreamers support network.” He had to stand alone.

  • Movie filmed at Lincoln Homestead State Park

     Lincoln Homestead State Park in Springfield will be the backdrop in some scenes of an upcoming Civil War-era film.

    Production crews garnered attention at the park last week, as traffic was briefly stopped at times while filming took place.

    The movie, a title wasn't disclosed, was also at Stephen Foster in Bardstown and Copper Canyon near Hopkinsville.

    Writer, director and producer Fred Ray said the film is “a small drama with some gunfire.”

  • Central Kentucky Art Guild work on display

     Original artwork by members of the Central Kentucky Art Guild is being exhibited in area businesses through Marc 19.

    Cobbler’s Café, 125 E. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, is exhibiting artwork by Charlotte Brammer and MaryLou Hall. Hours are 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

    The Radcliff-Fort Knox Tourism Center, 562 N.Dixie Ave., Radcliff, is exhibiting paintings by Monika Moore. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Jessica Adkins graduates from Campbellsville University

     Campbellsville University Bachelor of Social Work graduates were recognized in the annual Carver School of Social Work and Counseling on Dec. 16. Front from left, Amanda Kanode of Campbellsville; Jessica Adkins of Hodgenville; Candace Dye of Campbellsville; Bethany Gray of Campbellsville; and Amber Rich of Columbia. Back, Dr. Japheth Jaoko, associate professor of social work; Dr. Helen Mudd, associate professor of social work; Kasi Morrow; Alicia Burton Cindy Dishman; Laurie Bryant; and Mary Lou Stephens.

  • Sunrise residents enjoy concert, assist with Christmas project

     The Magical Christmas Program and open house at Sunrise Manor was an outstanding event. The community and residents came together to celebrate the season.

    Camille Turner, Eddie Black, Ron Benningfield and Glenn Williams delivered a beautiful selection of Christmas music. Residents were clapping hands, patting feet and keeping time with their hands on their wheelchairs.

    Some residents enjoyed singing along with the songs that were familiar to them. 

  • Short days, long nights, use your headlights

     The first day of winter is the shortest day of the year, meaning daylight is at its minimum. It’s also the season in which motorists find themselves driving more in the dark – and encountering others who are driving without headlights.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky State Police remind motorists to make themselves visible. Crashes often occur because drivers don’t see other vehicles.