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Today's News

  • Outdoors-Woman weekend will be Sept. 17-19

    Registration is under way for the annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend workshop sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    “If it’s time that you need, or you want to get out of the house, get a break from the kids for a weekend, learn something new that you can do with your family in the outdoors, and just enjoy the camaraderie of other women with the same interests, then the BOW workshop is squarely on target for you,” said BOW Program Volunteer Coordinator Beth Spivey-Minch.

  • Father faces 10 years for abuse of infant

    A jury last week found a 26-year-old father of three guilty of first-degree criminal abuse.

    After deliberation, the jury recommended that David Richard Reynolds of New Haven spend 10 years in prison for allegedly injuring his youngest child last year.

    A forensic pediatrician testified that the infant suffered 20 fractures to ribs, wrist and shin and a brain injury by the time he was 3-months-old.

  • Reunion calendar

    Class of 1990

    LaRue County High School Class of 1990 will hold a 20-year class reunion Sept. 18 at Sportsman Lake in Hodgenville. For more information, contact Michael Shelton at 270-392-7479 or visit Facebook at LaRue County Class of 1990 Reunion.

    Class of 2000

  • Appreciates donors

    Rust-Wright Funeral Home was accidentally left out of the list of senior citizens donations at the fair. We apologize for this mistake.

    Charles and Viola Riggs

  • Three charged in wire thefts

    Three New Haven residents face burglary charges after allegedly taking items from a vacant house last week in Lyons Station.

    Bradley Joe Newsome, 39, Sharon K. Newsome (also known as Sharon Branham, Sharon Potter and Sharon Burton), 48, and Robert Joseph Harris, 45, were charged with second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office.

    They are accused of entering the vacant house and removing wiring and copper tubing. Three bags of wire and tubing were recovered.

  • 4-H calendar

    Shooting Sports

    4-H Shooting Sports meeting and practice will be held 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the New Haven Gun Club. Practices are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month with the meeting held on the first Thursday before practice. The 4-H Shooting Sports Club is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. For more information or to join, contact the Extension Service at 270-358-3401 or visit ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/4HYouthDevelopment. 

    Cloverbuds to meet

  • UK wants to talk to vegan/vegetarians

    Researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting a research study on vegetarians and vegans in Kentucky.

    You may participate in this study if you are age 18 or older; currently eat a vegetarian or vegan diet; and live in Kentucky.

    This study uses an anonymous online survey and takes about 20 minutes to complete.

    To take the survey go to http://tiny.cc/Kyveg.

    The password is Kentucky.

  • Christians can be religious jerks

    According to Forest Gump, Christians are like a box of chocolates.

    You can’t always tell which ones are nuts.

    Also, when you bite into a bad one, it ruins your taste for the rest of the box.

    That’s what I used as my opening Sunday as the invited guest speaker at the local Unitarian-Universalist fellowship.

  • Detention Center employees now certified to use pepper spray

    Several employees of the LaRue County Detention Center submitted Monday to a painful, eye-watering experience. They took a direct hit in the face with pepper spray.

    Afterwards, some stood stoically, waiting for the burn to go away. Others stuck their heads in a bucket of cool water, placed there by course instructors.

  • Public defender will be assigned in business deception case

    A Hodgenville man facing a misdemeanor charge of deceptive business practice will be represented by a court-appointed attorney.

    Andre B. Petrick, 37, pleaded not guilty Aug. 18 to the charge in LaRue District Court. He told Judge C. Derek Reed that he is not employed, has no property and his business has been “dissolved.” Those conditions qualified him to be represented by a public defender.

    Petrick was transferred Tuesday to the LaRue County Detention Center from the Bullitt County Detention Center.