Today's News

  • PHOTO: Sunrise residents enjoy pizza

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents and staff enjoy a meal at Pizza Hut in Hodgenville. From left, are residents Gonda McCubbin, Barbara Abell and Sunrise employee Lorrie McCoy.

  • Stephen Foster announces 2012 concert lineup

    For the 2012 season, the Stephen Foster Drama Association is promising plenty of entertaining showcases, as well as top tapping beats during the 2012 Live At The Park Concert Series.

    Members of the drama association met for their annual meeting Thursday at My Old Kentucky Home.

    Managing Artistic Director Johnny Warren presented a recap of the 2011 season, as well as presenting events planned for the coming months.

  • Youth job fair set for April 5

    Lincoln Trail Career Centers and Youth Services Centers will host a youth job fair 4-6 p.m. April 5 at John Hardin High School Commons, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road. Ages 16 to 21 are invited to attend. Several employers are participating, including UPS, The Reserves Network, E-town Electronics, United Way-Americorps Vista, Nielsen Media, Dollar General and Arby's.

  • Southern Health Partners named in Taylor lawsuit

    A Taylor County man who claims he wasn't given necessary medical treatment while an inmate has filed suit against the company that provides medical care at the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Jamestown Attorney Derrick Helm filed a complaint on behalf of James Johnson in Taylor Circuit Court on March 31, 2010.

    Johnson originally listed former Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Taylor County as defendants. However, last Wednesday, Southern Health Partners Inc. was added as a defendant.

  • PHOTO: Big Mushroom

    Virgil Pickerell of Buffalo found this large brown mushroom – and six others similar in size – “beside the road where he cut down a big oak tree about 10 years ago.” Pickerell said the Extension Office advised against eating the ‘shroom raw.

  • Storm victims urged to complete SBA loan application

    Survivors who received an application for a Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan after registering for federal disaster assistance should complete and return it as soon as possible.

    Returning an SBA loan application may provide a survivor with funds for home repair and reconstruction. It also may direct the survivor to Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery grants that do not have to be repaid.

  • LGE assists storm victims through Red Cross donation

    The LG&E and KU Foundation Inc. has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to support ongoing tornado-relief efforts in Kentucky. 

  • PHOTO: Jill Gray speaks to Chamber membership

    Jill Gray, manager of Renaissance Recycling, spoke to members of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday’s luncheon.

  • Arboretum in Lexington plans month-long tree celebration

    The Arboretum, on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, is partnering with LG&E and KU Energy LLC to offer a month-long celebration called Party for the Planet 2012, with activities for all ages through the Arbor Day celebration, April 28.

  • LaRue County eligible for public assistance through FEMA

    LaRue County is among 14 counties that are eligible for reimbursements to county and local governments to assist in storm recovery.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide reimbursements to county and local governments to repair public infrastructure or to remove storm debris. Deadly storms and tornadoes tore through Kentucky on Feb. 29 and March 2.

    As damage assessments continue, more counties may be approved for similar aid.