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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Obama's broken promise

     A recent study published by the Society of Actuaries — the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts, and as non-partisan a group as you will find — revealed that thanks to Obamacare, the costs of medical claims for Kentuckians next year would rise an average of 34 percent. With wages stagnant and gas and tuition prices skyrocketing, these premium increases will be especially devastating for middle-class families.

  • Relay for Life teams plan talent show, luminaire ceremony

     As part of a countywide fundraiser for Relay for Life, the County Relay Committee is searching for individuals and groups to perform at the first ever “LaRue’s Got Talent.”

    The competition will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the LaRue County High School Performing Arts Auditorium. All varieties of talent are needed for this worthy cause.

  • COLUMN: Grace is extended to thieves like me

     Just when I think I'm beyond doing something particularly horrendous and downright wrong, I do it.

    I stole a packet of Sweet 'N Low the other day.

    I put it back, because I felt guilty. Actually, I put it back because my daughter caught me, and then I felt guilty. But putting it back doesn't change the fact that I'm a Sweet 'N Low thief.

  • Students compete in STLP - finish in top-52

     Students from both LaRue County elementary schools displayed their technological achievement during the eighth annual Student Technology Leadership Program State Championship held March 28 at the Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena.

    The competition provided a venue that combined technology, problem-solving and innovation. Student projects demonstrated how STLP members are making an impact on student learning and their communities.

  • PHOTO: Union Christian Church celebrates Easter
  • Two indicted by Nelson grand jury

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court April 4, 2013.

    • Tara Seward, 23, New Hope, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. On or about Jan. 15, Seward allegedly possessed methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Two receive scholarships to EKU

     Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.

    LaRue County recipients include:

    • Olivia Caitlyn Hornback, of New Haven, has accepted a Colonel Scholarship

    • Sean-Micheal Wathen of Magnolia, has accepted a Music Department Scholarship 

  • Inmate to serve another year for promoting contraband

     A LaRue County Jail inmate will have an extended stay at the detention center after pleading guilty March 18 to a charge of first-degree promoting contraband.

    David Allen Cockerham, 30, formerly of Erlanger, was sentenced to one year and fined $385 on the contraband charge in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to three months on a charge of possession of synthetic cannabinoid agonists or piperazines (synthetic marijuana).

    Court costs were waived.

    A charge of persistent felony offender was dismissed.

  • CENSUS: LaRue losing population

    Is the county dying?

    The U.S. Census issued a report last week showing births and deaths in all U.S. counties from the end of June 2011 to July 1, 2012. There were more deaths than births in 36 percent of the nation's 3,100-plus counties.

    In rural counties, the percentage of places with more deaths than births was even higher. Nearly half (46 percent) had more deaths than births. A number of news reports, according to The Rural Blog, carried headlines saying that these counties were “dying.”

  • PHOTO: Ag students honored

     Agriculture Commissioner James Comer recognized LaRue County students for winning statewide honors March 27 in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Poster and Essay Contest at the Kentucky Agriculture Day awards luncheon in Frankfort. Pictured are, from left: teacher Misty Bivens; April Webb, 11th grade essay winner; Aaron Elswick, 10th grade essay winner; and Commissioner Comer.