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Today's News

  • State offers training, information on dealing with work-release inmates

    The LaRue County Detention Center is in the midst of an overhaul, according to Joey Stanton, the jail’s chief administrative officer.

    “I’m trying to tear everything down and get back to the fundamentals,” Stanton said Monday.

    Several training sessions have been held for employees and supervisors of work-release inmates.

  • Man dies after ATV accident

    A New Haven man died Monday as a result of injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle mishap last week.

    Brandon Boone, 20, was operating the ATV in the parking lot of Culver’s Store in Culvertown July 13 when he lost control of the vehicle. It overturned and Boone, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown to the ground. The Kentucky Standard reported Boone was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, then flown to University of Louisville Hospital.

    Boone was an employee of Vitco Inc. in Mount Washington.

  • DiStefano leaves LaRue to become guidance counselor at Metcalfe County

    After 15 years teaching and coaching at LaRue County, Mielle DiStefano has accepted a guidance counselor’s position at Summer Shade Elementary School in Metcalfe County.

    “I felt it was time to do something different, and I’m excited about the opportunity,” said DiStefano, who during her tenure at LaRue served as assistant basketball coach (two years) and high school volleyball coach (five years). 

  • 2010 state property tax rate announced

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2010 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.

  • LaRue County Fair begins tonight with horse show

    The last week of July will offer a full schedule of cotton candy, baby contests and carnival rides as the LaRue County Fair returns for its 103rd year.

    The Fair begins 7 p.m. Thursday with a pleasure and open fun horse show.

    It will be followed by the walking horse at 7 p.m. Friday.

    Horse lovers can count on more entertainment Saturday with the saddlebred and pleasure show. The youth horse show begins at 4 p.m. with the open show at 7 p.m.

    Sunday is reserved for agriculture exhibit entries. Floral Hall entries will be accepted the following day.

  • Believers can resist Satan's assault

    Satan knows he has a short time (Revelation 12:12).

    The devil’s days are numbered. We see so much confusion and evil in our world because Satan knows he doesn’t have much time left before God sends him to hell forever. Therefore, he is trying to do as much damage as he can now. As a result, we note an increase in crime, immorality, violence, war racism, strife and other evils in our day.

    Mankind has turned their backs on God and Satan is unleashing hellish forces before the end. The believer’s job is to counterattack with militant spiritual warfare.

  • Nelson animal shelter offering adoption special to reduce summer influx of kittens

    Kittens are easy to love. They are cute and fun to play with. But many, especially in the spring and summer months, won’t find homes because of an overabundance caused by a failure to spay and neuter.

    Each April, the number of kittens entering the Humane Society of Nelson County and shelters across the nation begins to steadily climb. The numbers peak in July and taper off in late fall. 

  • Man charged with fleeing from police and trafficking

    A Hodgenville man was hit with a Taser shock and arrested last week after he allegedly fled from a Kentucky state trooper.

    Brandon Todd Weathers, 29, of Fairview Drive, was charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police; third-degree assault on an officer; resisting arrest; buy/possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation; trafficking in marijuana, less than eight ounces; and three counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

  • Woman charged with assault

    April Fancher, 39, of Hodgenville was charged with second-degree assault July 18 after allegedly  assaulting a family member with a screwdriver, according to police reports.

    She was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 cash bond and ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

    She was to be arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

  • Fair 2011 improvements already in works

    Thanks to an $82,100 grant from the Kentucky Agriculture Commission, LaRue County Fair Board will open the 2011 fair with a new multi-function, air conditioned, 40x72-foot metal building on its premises.