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Today's News

  • New Haven students OK after minor bus collision

     All students are safe and uninjured this morning after a reported crash of a New Haven School bus in downtown Louisville.

    According to school officials, 46 third- and fourth-graders were on a field trip to the Kentucky Center for the Arts when one of the two buses clipped the mirror of a parked TARC bus on Second Street. Thirty-nine students were on the bus involved.

    Louisville media were reporting the incident as a crash. School officials said that was an overstatement.

  • PHOTOS: Art students are guests of Rotary Club

     LaRue County High School art teacher Monique Hannah and some of her students were guests at Thursday’s Rotary program. Front from left, Denzell Lewis and Madison Lee; back, Superintendent Sam Sanders, Miranda Hornback and Abby Modrowski. The Hodgenville Rotary Club meets weekly at Paula’s Hot Biscuit.

  • PHOTO: Adam Sandidge wins Bardstown event

      LaRue County’s Adam Sandidge won the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference meet Tuesday at Hillbilly Heaven in Bardstown. Sandidge had a time of 16:56.25.

  • Jobless rate down in county

     Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties between September 2011 and September 2012, while 12 county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s rate fell to 6.7 percent in September from 7.2 percent in August. In September 2011, the rate was 7.9 percent.

    Of a 6,829 civilian work force, 457 were unemployed.

  • Thomas named SpringHaven executive director

     The interim director for SpringHaven Inc. has been named permanent executive director.

    Tanya Thomas learned last week she earned the administration spot for the organization that offers shelter and services to victims of domestic violence when she received flowers and a congratulatory card from board members.

  • PHOTO: New refrigerator at library

      LaRue County Friends of the Library purchased a refrigerator for the library recently. It replaced one that had been in the building for decades. Above, LCFL member Rita Smith took a look inside the refrigerator.

  • Sheriff injured in crash

      LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner was injured Wednesday morning when he wrecked his pickup truck.

  • Commissioner Comer: New agriculture website offers transparency

     The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s expenditures are available on the website, www.kyagr.com. In addition to a transparency link, the website enables users to easily find information about Kentucky agriculture, the department’s consumer protection services, its social media channels, and the latest headlines.

  • PHOTO: Chamber luncheon speaker

     Mike Harmon was the guest speaker at the Oct. 17 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. His topic was "Preparedness and Continuity of Operations Planning."

  • Sex offender registry keeps tabs on offenders, serves as public information

     Sex offender registries allow public viewing of sex offenders’ names, faces, addresses and crimes, which let people know if the polite man across the street or the sweet lady next door actually committed a sex crime.

    Pursuant to KRS 17.580, the Kentucky State Police provides sex offender registration information to the public through the SOR website, said Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, public affairs commander for Kentucky State Police.