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Today's News

  • COLUMN: What a life: Storms, kids and a blind dog

    I don’t know about you but I’m getting really tired of the storms every day and night. I’m a person that requires sleep, not some sleep or interrupted sleep, I need continuous sleep and lately that’s just not even a possibility.

  • Indictments

    A LaRue County grand jury handed down these indictments:

  • Annual unemployment rate improves

    Annual unemployment rates were lower in 76 Kentucky counties, including LaRue County, in 2010 than in 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    In addition, 38 Kentucky counties had a higher annual unemployment in 2010 than in 2009 while Bourbon, Hickman, McCreary, Morgan, Pulaski and Taylor counties each had the same rate for both years.
    In 2010, 90 Kentucky counties had an annual jobless rate at or above 10 percent compared to 98 counties that recorded double-digit rates in 2009.

  • Court preceedings

    Probable cause found
    Jonathon Ray Am­brose, 31, of Hodgen­ville, was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (cocaine) and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia April 1 by Hodgenville City Police.
    A preliminary hearing was held April 13 in LaRue District Court. District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause and sent the case to the grand jury.
    Ambrose was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $9,500 full cash bond.

    Bond modified

  • Returning attorney buys former City Hall

    After five years of practicing out of a Woodford County office, attorney Robert Clay­comb is back in Hodgenville.
    Claycomb, who graduated Transylvania University and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, started his first practice in space above Smith’s Drugs in 1983. He spent several years in the Hodgenville area before moving his practice to Woodford County in 2006.
    Claycomb said he decided it was time to move his office back “home” and settle down with a single practice based out of LaRue County.

  • College tuition assistance available

    In Kentucky, veterans, active duty military personnel and their family members may qualify for college financial aid programs.
    The Kentucky National Guard Tuition Award Program, administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, provides tuition assistance for full- or part-time study at Kentucky public and private colleges while funds are available. Members of the Guard also are eligible for Montgomery GI Bill and GI Bill Kicker assistance.

  • Veterans get extension to Oct. 21 for retroactive pay applications

    The deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has been extended to Oct. 21, allowing those eligible more time to apply for the benefits they’ve earned under the program guidelines.  
    The deadline extension is included in Continuing Resolution H.R. 1473, signed April 15 by President Obama, providing funding for federal government operations through Oct. 21.  

  • Kricket’s unique sound started locally

    Kimberley Gaye “Kricket” Atwood has been singing since she was knee-high to a grasshopper.  
    That love for music, which tagged her with her nickname, has powered a career that has led her from singing on stage to being a radio disc jockey to owning a country music show, Kricket’s Music Ranch in West Point.
    “My dad gave me the name Kricket; he said I was always singing and making noise,” Atwood explained “It has always stuck, in country music and in radio.”

  • Choristers hold free concert Thursday night

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Committee will present a free concert by the ECTC Concert Band and ECTC Choristers from 7 to 7:30 p.m. April 28 in the Morrison Gallery of the college.
    The band, directed by Kevin Shank, will perform marches and classics for a variety of instrumental combinations.

  • DeMolay offers opportunities

    Lincoln Chapter 3 of DeMolay is sponsored by B.R. Young Masonic Lodge of Hodgenville. The Lincoln Chapter holds meetings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month.