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Today's News

  • State jobless rate drops to 9.4 percent

     Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 9.4 percent in November 2011 from 9.6 percent in October 2011, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The preliminary November 2011 jobless rate was .8 percentage point below the 10.2 percent rate recorded for the state in November 2010. The state’s November 2011 rate is the lowest since the January 2009 rate of 9.2 percent.

  • A killer goes free: Stories from families affected by shock probation

     Cindy’s story

     “It’s the worst thing a parent can ever go through, just knowing how she suffered. There’s just no way it will ever make sense to me at all.”

    Cindi McIntosh of Shelbyville, whose daughter, Beth McIntosh-Shreve, 37, a nurse at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, was brutally murdered in 2007, leaving behind three children.

    Carolyn’s story

  • LCHS: Site-based council minutes, Oct. 11, 2011

     LaRue County High School

    SBDM Minutes

    October 11, 2011

     

    Members Present:  Paul Mullins, Chairman; Rex Hanson and Jorge Venegas, Shannon Bowen teacher members; Rebecca Higdon parent member.

    The meeting was called to order at 4:30 P.M. in the conference room.

    Chairman Mullins read the mission statement of LaRue County High School:

  • Fiscal Court changes medical provider for jail

    LaRue County Fiscal Court gave its approval for the county jail to contract with a new provider, CorrectHealth, for medical services for inmates.

    County Judge-executive Tommy Turner, meeting with magistrates at the courthouse in Hodgenville Dec. 14, said the new provider based in Georgia would offer more cost effective services than the current provider, Southern Health Partners.  CorrectHealth will begin its services in February.

  • COLUMN: Gold, frankincense and myrrh: Quite a story, isn't it?

     They presented gifts to him: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11

    In the Christmas story we learn that:

    • God can use people you don’t know to bless you. The wise men weren’t devout Jews or committed Christians, but Persian stargazers. Don’t be selective – you’ll tie God’s hands. Open your heart and you’ll start seeing him reaching out to you through the most interesting people.

  • Food service inspections - November 2011

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks whip North Hardin

    The LaRue County Hawks haven't had much luck against North Hardin, but they certainly caught the Trojans at the right time this season.

    And they took advantage of it.

    Junior Kelton Ford scored a game-high 27 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, as the Hawks knocked off the Trojans, 68-62, Dec. 13 at Ron Bevars Gymnasium. It was LaRue County's first win over North Hardin since the 1994-95 season.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks fall to North

     The Lady Hawks lost a heartbreaker to North Hardin’s Lady Trojans Tuesday, falling 49-46 at Ron Bevars Gymnasium.

    The Lady Hawks held North to three points in the second quarter and were up four points at halftime. But they couldn’t keep up with North’s newfound momentum in the second half.

  • COLUMN: It's time to shed light on those who prey on children

     Joe Paterno, Jim Boeheim, and all the enablers who look away while children are molested are the big national story this Christmas. They and their failures to act, to protect, the most helpless of our citizens have been the talk of every town, every gathering where right-thinking people meet for the last month.  But in this season when we celebrate the coming of Christ, whom Christian theology teaches us was the son of the Almighty, we need a new perspective.

  • 'Cowboys and Aliens' available at library

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

    They include:

    DVD – The Help; Mr. Popper's Penguins; Cowboys & Aliens; One Day; Seven Days in Utopia; and The Smurfs.

    Books – Master the ASVAB; Real ACT Prep Guide; Back to Work by Bill Clinton; Jack Kennedy by Chris Matthews; and Who Says Bullies Rule by Catherine DePino.

    For more information about the library’s offerings or programs, call Dana Jolly at 358-3851.