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Today's News

  • Beekeeping schools planned throughout state

    Beekeepers of all experience levels will find topics to fit their interests and expertise in six beekeeping schools scheduled in every region of Kentucky between Jan. 22 and March 12.

    The schools will offer classes for beginners and sessions targeted to experienced beekeepers. Vendors selling beekeeping equipment will set up displays at all the schools.

  • County water bills to show slight increase

    The cost of a glass of water just went up – a little.
    The Public Service Commission has approved a 30 cent increase per 1,000 gallons of water to LaRue County Water District No. 1. The cost will be passed on to county customers and will go into effect with this month’s water bills, according to LCWD manager Steve Gardner.
    The minimum water bill was set at $12.50 in 2004. The PSC approved a new minimum rate of $12.80 for the first 1,000 gallons.

  • Homestead exemption rate set

    The maximum homestead exemption on real estate owned by qualified persons has been set at $34,000 for the 2011 and 2012 tax periods. The 2011-12 exemption reflects a $300 increase over the 2009-10 exemption of $33,700. The amount of the homestead exemption is adjusted every two years in accordance with KRS 132.810 to compensate for changes in the purchasing power of the dollar. The exemption provided state and local property tax savings of about $155 million for more than 399,000 elderly or disabled Kentuckians during the 2010 tax year.

  • Stearmans celebrate 50 years

    Carlos and Linda Chaudoin Stearman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next month.

    They were married Jan. 7, 1961 in Green County by Rev. Clellon Rattliff.

    Both are retired from G.E. They have two sons, David and Tracy.

    The celebration will be held at their home in Magnolia 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9. All friends and relatives are invited.

    The couple requests no gifts, but cards are appreciated.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks to host Holiday Classic

    The LaRue County Hawks will sponsor the National Guard Holiday Classic Dec. 28-30 at LCHS gym.

    There will be four games each day starting at 3 p.m.

    Teams include LaRue County, Barren County, Atherton, Washington County, Lone Oak, Taylor County, Bullitt Central and Waggener

    LaRue County plays at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, time to be arranged.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks win Classic tournament

    BY JOSH BARNES

    The win against Caverna Friday night was just a warm-up for the Lady Hawks as they beat Allen County-Scottsville, Trigg County, Lone Oak and Caldwell County at the Kentucky Machine and Engineering Christmas Classic last week.

    They beat Caldwell 55-47 at Tuesday morning's tournament. They dominated Allen County-Scottsville 51-37, they bounced past Trigg County 63-40 and won overall against Lone Oak 64-52. 

  • Information about diabetes available through state website

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health has created a public web-based directory for individuals in need of care and management resources for the treatment of diabetes, linking individuals with doctors, diabetes educators and other resources in their area.

  • White Christmas in LaRue County

    It has been many years since LaRue County enjoyed a white Christmas.

    The snow began falling after dark Dec. 24 and continued as snow showers through Sunday. Accumulation was about 2-inches.

    Main roads appear to be clear; however, side roads may be icy. Several non-injury accidents have been reported.

    The National Weather Service predicts a gradual warming trend with temperatures reaching the mid- to upper-40s by New Year's Eve.

  • Texting while driving? Prepare to be fined

     Kentucky State Police is preparing for Jan. 1 when they will begin issuing citations for violations of the texting law that went into effect July 15, 2010. The law (KRS 189.292) prohibits drivers from texting while their vehicle is in motion. For drivers who are under 18, the law goes a step further by prohibiting both texting and cell phone use for this age group.

    KSP Public Affairs Branch Commander Lt. David Jude said the new law was designed to place the drivers' focus back on the road instead of an electronic device.

  • McCorkle and Newby honored by Nationwide

    MCCORKLE

    Antonella McCorkle has been selected as the November Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 1975 and is under the supervision of Nellie Gaskin in the trousers department.

    NEWBY

    Mi Yang Newby has been selected as the December Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 2008 and is under the supervision of Shirley Cobb in the trousers department.