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Today's News

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Beware of Rachel and fake collectors

      1. Beware of scams surrounding Hurricane Sandy. Be cautious of emails or social media that claim to show pictures of the disaster areas, you could end up with a virus on your computer. When giving, don’t fall for high-pressure tactics, beware of organizations with copycat names similar to reputable charities, and make the check payable to the organization, not an individual.

     

  • Changes made in pre-trial services

     A recent change in pretrial guidelines may have defendants sitting behind bars for a longer period of time.

    Under the new guideline, which was announced last week, pretrial officers will have 24 hours to interview defendants, rather than a 12-hour limit that has been in place since 1976.

    When asked for a comment, Jessica Downs, pretrial supervisor for Nelson, Hart and LaRue counties, directed it to the state’s pretrial department in the Administrative Office of the Courts, who couldn’t be reached by press time.

  • Several indicted by Nelson grand jury

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They were arraigned in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • Russell Despain inducted into Honor Society

     Russell Despain of Campbellsville is one of 78 Eastern Kentucky University juniors, seniors and graduate students who will be inducted into the EKU chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi during a special ceremony on Nov. 13.

    Despain is among about 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

  • Public meetings planned to discuss rate hike for natural gas

     The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold public meetings to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co.

    “These meetings will allow the public to learn about the PSC’s ratemaking process and to present their views directly to members of the Commission as it prepares to consider whether the proposed new rates are fair, just and reasonable,” PSC Chairman David Armstrong said.

    The meetings are scheduled for:

  • Kevin Clark accepts position with Big Brothers Big Sisters

     Kevin Clark is the new community engagement branch manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana’s Elizabethtown office, which serves Hardin, LaRue, Grayson, Nelson, Marion and Taylor counties in central Kentucky.

  • COLUMN: We are alive because of Christ

     “I’m alive!” 

    We can shout those words to the top of our lungs. We are alive because of Jesus Christ. He is the one who gives life, abundant and free.

    The Apostle Paul says, “But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ, even when we were dead in transgressions and sins…” (Ephesians 2:4). 

  • KSP begins Operation RAID

     The Kentucky State Police will initiate a six-month fall, holiday and new year enforcement campaign called Operation R.A.I.D (Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted Drivers from Kentucky's Roadways).

    The campaign began Nov. 1 and will conclude April 30, 2013. The high visibility campaign will focus enforcement efforts toward aggressive, impaired and distracted driving behavior, in order to save lives by reducing the number of fatal and incapacitating crashes, on all roadways within the Commonwealth.

  • COLUMN: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

     Have you noticed that you are more tired lately, more thirsty than usual (dry mouth – so you carry water or other beverage with you all the time), going to the bathroom more, maybe eyes straining a little more to see clearly? 

    Could you have diabetes and not know it? 

    Statistics say that about one third of people in the state of Kentucky has diabetes and are unaware of it. Who are these people? Could it be you? What are your risk factors? 

  • Man dies after wreck

     A Hodgenville man died Oct. 26, hours after being in a single vehicle crash.

    Edward Jackson Renfrow, 32, was driving a 1997 Honda Acura just after midnight in the 900 block of Howardstown Road when he lost control of the vehicle. The Honda ran off the edge of the roadway and rolled several times.

    Renfrow was ejected from the vehicle, according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield.

    Renfrow was transported to University Hospital in Louisville by LaRue County EMS. He died later that day.