Today's News

  • Federal benefits go to direct deposit March 1

     Federal benefits are going electronic on March 1. Anyone who receives federal benefit payments – Social Security, Veterans Affairs, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement Board, Department of Labor (Black Lung) and Office of Personnel Management  – is required to switch to an electronic payment option by then.

  • Courtney Murray: Exceptional education, exceptional teacher

     Courtney Murray, exceptional education teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School, is one of 10 LaRue County School District teachers who have achieved national board certification.

  • Court Briefs - Feb. 27, 2013

     Probation violations

  • Work begins on Devers Curve

     Preliminary work begins this week as Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews realign curves and resurface a section of U.S. 31-E near the Lincoln Boyhood Home, according to Chris Jessie, spokesperson for the Cabinet. A contract was awarded to Salsman Brothers, Inc., of Bardstown for $2,194,656 worth of improvements, providing a safer and more efficient route through the corridor connecting Hodgenville and Bardstown. 

  • Inmate charged with smuggling contraband

     A LaRue County Jail inmate could be looking at an extended stay after allegedly bringing contraband into the detention center.

  • Department of Agriculture investigates animal shelter

     Taylor County Animal Shelter has come under fire again, this time for whether it misused state grant funding to build a shelter that will soon no longer offer pets for adoption.

    But James Comer, commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture, says the $150,000 grant the shelter received to build its new facility does not require that animals be up for adoption at the facility.

    He said the grant does call for the animals to be treated humanely, and his office has and will continue to investigate whether that is being done.

  • Hawks advance in Region

      LaRue County junior Tyler Howell made sure the Hawks got off on the right foot in the Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament and senior Kelton Ford made sure they finished it that way.

    Howell scored the team’s first 12 points and 14 of the first 16 to help the Hawks build a 23-point halftime lead and Ford had 12 in the second half to hold off the Adair County Indians, 58-45 on Monday night in the region quarterfinals at Hart County.

  • PHOTO: T-shirt winner

     Chaundra Bland-Brooks won a T-shirt from the LaRue County Public Library. Another drawing will be held Feb. 28.

  • NASA: Goodnight, moons

     Go outside when the moon is full. Look up and imagine you see two moons, instead of one. Some scientists think that long ago Earth may have had two moons.

  • GRACE NOTES: Humility - it's all about me

     This semester, New York Times columnist David Brooks is teaching a course at Yale called “Humility.”

    As part of the required reading: passages from the Bible, works from St. Augustine and German theologian Reinhold Niehbuhr — and columns by course professor David Brooks himself.

    Brooks is teaching a course on humility using his own columns.