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Today's News

  • Judge Jeff S. Taylor to serve on Kentucky Judicial Ethics Committee

    Judge Jeff S. Taylor of Owensboro has been selected by his peers on the Court of Appeals to serve on the Kentucky Judicial Ethics Committee.

    Taylor is one of three judges chosen statewide to serve on the Committee along with two attorney representatives chosen by the Kentucky Bar Association. The Committee regularly reviews the Code of Judicial Conduct and provides advisory opinions to the 283 justices and judges of the Court of Justice located throughout Kentucky regarding judicial acts and conduct.

  • Legislators, doctors debate health law

     Though host Bill Goodman said they just “scratched the surface” on what the federal health-care reform law will mean for Kentucky, physicians and legislators debated Medicaid expansion, the implications of requiring people to buy health insurance, how to pay for it all and other questions in KET's “Kentucky Tonight” panel and call-in show.

  • PHOTO: Preparing for the Fair

      Evelyn Gibbons, who attends Silver Angels Sunrise Manor Adult Day Care, prepares ceramics for entry in the LaRue County Fair. Gibbons and her family have been involved in the county fair for many years, raising and showing saddlebred horses.

  • Rep. Lee speaks at NARFE meeting

    The National Active and Retired Federal Employees met July 2.

    Program Chair Mary Tom Haun introduced the guest speaker, 23rd District Representative Jimmy Lee, who provided an update and plans on Kentucky legislative issues. He spoke on the June 28 decision by the Federal Supreme Court on Obama’s “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” and explained the impact on Kentuckians. 

  • Library employees win scholarships

    Lisa Jo Williams and Sarah Graff, employees of the LaRue County Public Library, have been named recipients of a Library Science Tuition Scholarship.

    Williams and Graff each received a $500 scholarship. Both are attending Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

    The State Board for the Certification of Librarians created the Library Science Tuition Scholarship program to encourage continuing education among library administrators and staff. The board distributed $8,500 in scholarship money to 12 Kentucky public library employees for the fall semester.

  • Kickball makes a comeback

    To hear that kickball is making a comeback would certainly be a surprise for some, but locally it’s a sport that has been spreading like wildfire. But how did the recent flare of kickball fever begin?

    Bruce Nichols is the coach for the Rolling Fork Crosskicks in the Tuesday and Thursday night New Haven adult co-ed league, but as he is also the pastor for the Rolling Fork Baptist Church, currently on a mission trip to China. His friend and fellow church member Mike Hanson shared some details about at least one beginning of the kickball fad.

  • Open houses, student registration scheduled by schools

     Scheduling registration a few weeks before school starts is a good way for LaRue County High School, as principal Paul Mullins says, “to be ready to start school when school starts.”

    “We want to spend as much time as we can in instruction once the term begins,” Mullins said. “Students pick their classes in the spring for the next school year so that by registration time, their schedules are made out.”

  • PHOTO: Camp Invention

     Eighty students participated last week in Camp Invention. First through sixth grade students from LaRue and surrounding counties explored the world of inventions, magnets, action games and take-apart machines at the Abraham Lincoln Elementary Campus. The nationally acclaimed camp in sponsored by the Inventors Hall of Fame and several other large corporations. In addition, local sponsors include the Dow Corning Foundation and LaRue County Schools. For more information on the 2013 Camp Invention, contact Camp Director Kathy Ross via Facebook or at 270-234-3309.

  • Hardin County Water District #2 wins award

     The American Water Works Association Kentucky-Tennessee Section has presented the 2012 Award of Excellence for Distribution System Operations to Hardin County Water District No. 2.

    The award was presented at the Water Professionals Conference in Memphis, Tenn. on July 10. This was the first year that AWWA considered distribution systems for the Award of Excellence distinction.

  • Balltown nursery hopes to expand

     Balltown’s MVP Garden Center, just outside New Haven, has plans to expand, and to make it easier for customers to enter and exit the property.

    But first, the Joint City-County Planning Commission and Nelson Fiscal Court will have to approve a zone change application for a 0.6-acre property adjacent to MVP.

    The property owners, Charles Richard Bryan and Thomas Frederick Newton, appeared alongside MVP owner Michael Mattingly at a planning commission public hearing Tuesday evening to explain their application.