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Today's News

  • Man's claim of domestic violence may shorten jail sentence

    A man convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of his stepdaughter will return to court in February.
    David McFarland, 47, of Magnolia, claims he was the victim of domestic abuse and should be exempt from the requirement that he serve 85 percent of his 18-year sentence, according to court records. He is incarcerated at Northpoint Training Center.

  • LaRue Schools closed

    LaRue County schools are closed Wednesday due to wintry weather.
    About 3-inches of snow fell overnight. 

    The area is under a winter storm warning until 4 p.m. today. Snow began to fall steadily shortly after midnight. Total accumulation in the area is expected to be as much as 5 inches.

  • 'Mystery Shopper' scam arrives in LaRue County

    A scam using the lure of easy money for becoming a “Mystery Shopper” has surfaced in LaRue County.
    Terry Davenport received a letter from “Bestmark” offering him the chance of participating in a consumer research survey in “selected retail stores, restaurants and various other commercial establishments .…”
    Mystery Shoppers are used by market research companies to measure the quality of service and gather other information about products.
    The letter, written on official-looking stationery, promised $300 per week and included a check for $1,990.

  • LCHS Speech Team continues hot streak

    The snow hasn’t slowed the LaRue County High School Speech Team, which has traveled to two tournaments over the past three weeks and brought home plenty of hardware to continue the momentum started in the first semester. With regionals and state right around the corner, the team is gearing up to make an excellent showing at State for LaRue County.

  • Project Graduation: Raising funds to keep our children safe

    Project Graduation, observed at many high school campuses throughout the nation after Commencement exercises, gives the new alumni a drug-and-alcohol-free opportunity to celebrate with several chances to win cash prizes and valuable donated items.
    In order to help raise funds for the annual event, LaRue County High School’s Project Graduation committee is trying innovative methods, one of which involves a Senior Tree of Memories which senior Ellen Huff, one of Monique Hanna’s advanced art students, painted on a second floor wall of the high school.

  • BARNYARD TALES: Stiles Ford Road barn is 100-plus years old

    Nancy Bell Raine was born on a farm on Stiles Ford Road. Her father, George Bell, bought the farm from S.C. Cessna on April 2, 1909. It is now owned by Eugene Allen.

    Nancy thinks the old barn that is still on the property was there when her father purchased the farm. If so, it is more than 100 years old.

    The barn is somewhat unique because of the drive-in loft. Allen said, in years past, he has backed his wagon loaded with bales of hay into the loft. That beat hoisting the hay up to the loft with the wagon parked on the ground.

  • Add exercise without changing your routine

    What is the main reason you give for not getting enough exercise in your day? 

    Are you too busy, too tired when you get home from work, or just don’t have the energy to even think about exercising? 

    We give all sorts of excuses. What if activity wasn’t a dreaded thing and what if you could make it fun and fit it into your normal everyday routine? It is possible to incorporate more activity into your day by doing simple things.

  • Child's play should be outdoors play

    Did you know that children today are in danger of having shorter life spans than their parents? And did you know that danger exists at least partially because of children's unhealthy daily activities?
    We need to pay attention and redirect our children firmly toward daily physical activity and if possible, outdoor interaction with nature.

  • BIRTH: Currys welcome Elliott Douglas

    Mr. and Mrs. Eric B. Curry of Lexington and formerly of LaRue County, announce the birth of their first child, Elliott Douglas Curry.

    Elliott arrived on Dec. 14, 2010, at 4:06 p.m. at St. Joseph East. He weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces and was 20-inches long.

    Paternal grandparents are Larry and Vicki Curry, formerly of LaRue County. Maternal grandparents are Jimmy and Vivian Peel of Nicholasville.

    Paternal great-grandparent is Bettye Self of Elizabethtown.

  • Jesus can provide meaning to life

    Many people feel disappointed with life. They search for fulfilment and satisfaction, only to find emptiness and disappointment. In despair some turn to alcohol, drugs and even suicide.

    Why is all this so? Most of the time it is because they have not found what most want in life - love and acceptance, meaning and purpose. Many bars have "happy hours." If truthful, they would call it "the unhappy hour." Everyone present is not happy. Some are trying to fill a void in their life. Fame, success and money can't satisfy the deep longings in the heart.