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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Beware of fees with a tax refund advance

     Many tax preparers advertise immediate money through tax refund advance services. However, these may not be the best idea for many. A fee is usually assessed in exchange for the quick cash.

    Tax refund advances are similar to a payday loan, and both are some of the most expensive ways to borrow money.

  • COLUMN: Lincoln's legacy affected agriculture

     Native son Abraham Lincoln's 204th birthday is celebrated this week. Born on a farm here in LaRue County, Lincoln had a significant impact on LaRue County and American agriculture.

    Raised on farms in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, young Lincoln obviously did the farm chores of feeding livestock, planting seeds and weeding that all pioneer farm boys did. Even his famous rail splitting abilities were related to clearing the land for farming.

  • MILITARY: Petty Officer DeSpain
  • Adoption Support to meet in February

    Adoption Support for Kentucky will meet at 916 N. Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown 7-9 p.m. Feb. 15. The training will be “10 things to do when children do not get along.” Childcare provided and refreshments will be served.

    ASK will meet 6-8 p.m. Feb. 16 at 916 N. Mulberry St. in Elizabethtown. Training will be “Depression in Children.” Childcare and refreshments provided.

  • NASCAR greats visit Toyota plant

     In theory, both groups do the same thing — produce and drive industry leading Toyota Camrys.

    But the scope is drastically different, and that’s what captured the imagination of drivers, owners and other members of Toyota’s NASCAR teams on Wednesday when they got a unique look at the production at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky.

  • Green County's Farm Service Agency to close

    Green County FSA closes

    Green County’s Farm Service Agency will close Feb. 28.

    John W. McCauley, executive director for the USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency, said FSA services once handled at the Green County office will be provided by the Taylor County FSA office, 1105 S. Columbia Ave., Campbellsville. The phone number is 270-465-4651.

    Producers can elect to transfer records to another county.

    The Green County office is the latest victim of a mass consolidation effort due to “budget-related challenges.”

  • Fort Knox declares businesses off limits to soldiers

     An order issued by the Department of the Army has made a handful of businesses off limits to Fort Knox soldiers.

  • FOCUS ON STUDENT WORK: Aswan High Dam

     LaRue County Middle School social studies teacher Jim B. Phelps submitted articles written by two of his sixth grade students for possible publication in The LaRue County Herald News.

    Kristen Boone and Taylor Newton weigh the pros and cons of the effects of Aswan High Dam. The dam is located between Egypt and Sudan. About 80 percent of the lake is in Egypt.

  • Vittitow graduates from Eastern

     Natalie Deanne Vittitow of New Haven was one of 1,068 graduates honored at Eastern Kentucky University’s commencement on Dec. 15.

    She earned a master’s degree in business administration.

  • State Park Race Series begins in April

     The ninth annual Kentucky State Park Race Series will start April 20 with the Goose Creek 5K at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville.

    The race series consists of 5K races at five Kentucky State Parks. Runners of all ages can participate in individual races or sign up to run in all five for the overall championship. Points and awards will be given for male and female runners in the series as well as those taking part in single races. These events are also open to walkers. Children, strollers and pets on a leash are welcome.