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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Religious terms can be confusing

     When I was a young child I spent many days with my grandparents, Papa and Mother. Their house was right next door to Beard’s country store in Buffalo.

    One morning, Mother sent me to the store to get her a wet mop (as opposed to a dust mop). I skipped across the drive and bounded into the store. The owner was busy with customers and didn’t really pay any attention to me because I was in there so often.

  • Conner, Flanders elected as American Angus delegates

     Kenley E. Conner of Hodgenville, has been elected as a delegate to the 129th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 12 in Louisville.

    Conner, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., is one of 330 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. 

    Kelly Flanders of Buffalo has been elected as an alternate delegate to the convention.

  • Seven indicted by grand jury

     Seven people were indicted Aug. 20 on various charges by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Jamie Lee Bush(1976) of Hodgenville was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; possession of a controlled substance and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of prescription not in a proper container and complicity.

    The alleged offenses occurred Aug. 3. Bush is accused of acting alone or in concert with Robert Yarman and Dustin Stridling.

  • New Haven man shot by officer

     A 61-year-old New Haven man, John Hagan, was shot at 2125 Monks Road Thursday afternoon in an incident involving a law enforcement officer.

    The shooting was apparently related to a neighbor dispute that Nelson County Dispatch reported at 2:46 p.m. According to the dispatch log, the officer who responded was Michael Watts.

    According to a press release by Norman Chaffins, a spokesman for the Kentucky State Police, state troopers received a call at 2:57 p.m. for backup for a Nelson County deputy sheriff who requested assistance.

  • New Haven's Iron Horse Festival is Sept. 8

     The annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival is described as a family-fun event that truly has something for everyone.

    “There’s a good assortment of anything anybody wants,” said Linda Mattingly, secretary of the Iron Horse Festival committee.

    The festival will be held Sept. 8 in downtown New Haven. A 5k Run/Fun Walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies will follow at 9:30 a.m. in the Town & Country Bank lot. Admission is free.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Help Desk ready to repair laptops

     With almost 800 laptops in use every day at LaRue County High School, having some computer malfunctions is unavoidable.

    Thanks to a Help Desk class, however, the school is able to have the computer problems solved in house, saving the district money while at the same time giving invaluable hands-on experience to the students involved.

    “On a typical day we have around 10 to 20 issues with the laptops,” said Shannon Bowen, who is the teacher in charge of the class, which is a follow up to Computer Support Essentials, which he also teaches.

  • CAIP applications available Sept. 12-28

     The 2012 LaRue County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) has been funded for $135,000.

    This is the fourth year LaRue County CAIP has been offered by the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy and the County Agricultural Development Council.  The program applicant is the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association. The grant administrator is Dyan Puckett (270-537-3889).

    Grant guidelines and grant applications will be available at the Extension Office Sept. 12-28. The deadline for returning grant applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.

  • 4-H Calendar

     Livestock Club meets

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Any LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18 interested in livestock or wishing to show livestock in 2012-13 are encouraged to attend.

     

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  • 4-H Rabbit Club competes at Kentucky State Fair

     The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club members participated in the State 4-H Rabbit Show at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 17.

    Results are listed below:

     Sara Duvall – Holland Lop Jr. Buck, Blue and Class Champion; Holland Lop Sr. Buck, Blue and Class Champion; Holland Lop Jr. Doe, Blue and Class Champion; Holland Lop Jr. Buck, Blue; Holland Lop Sr. Doe, Blue

    Zachary Duvall– Holland Lop Jr. Buck, Blue; Holland Lop Sr. Doe, Blue; Holland Lop Sr. Buck, Blue; Holland Lop Jr. Doe, Blue

  • COLUMN: Planning for retirement

     Retirement planning is important for all individuals. You can think of retirement savings plan as a three-legged stool, with each of the legs being one source of retirement income. Last week’s column covered the first leg, Social Security.