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Today's News

  • Store manager enters not guilty plea

    A store manager charged with theft by unlawful taking entered a not guilty plea Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

    Bill Woodrow Willis, 29, of Radcliff is accused of making illegal transactions on cash registers without items being purchased at Pamida. Hodgenville City Police Chief John Cottrill said the transactions total about $5,700.

    Willis was lodged in the LaRue County Jail under $9,500 cash bond. His attorney Lewis Preston filed a motion to lower bond to $950 full cash.

  • Conservation Service deadlines for EQIP and WHIP programs are Jan. 29

    It is time for producers and landowners to consider planning for the next growing season.

    Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service sets dates for program application ranking. Although dates may vary from one program to another, landowners may sign up at any time for all conservation programs.

    Anyone can apply for assistance whether or not they have a conservation plan, but the first step will be to develop a plan that meets the participant’s objectives. 

  • Suspected meth lab explosion sends one to Louisville hospital

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department is assisting the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force in the investigation of a suspected methamphetamine lab explosion.

    Monday afternoon, officers received a report of a man with severe burns on his face and arms at a house on Riggs Street in Upton.

    The extent of his injuries are not known, but Deputy Russell McCoy said the burns were probably first- or second-degree. Hardin County EMS transported the man to a Louisville hospital.

  • Entry deadline is March 12 for Nolin contest

    Local high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members receiving electric service from Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. are eligible to enter a contest that may take them to Washington, D.C.

  • Local farmers may qualify for upcoming stimulus incentives

    American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds are available to LaRue County farmers on approved energy efficiency cost-share items, the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy said Monday.

    LaRue County is one of 49 counties that will not have held or completed a sign-up period for the County Agricultural Investment Program prior to Nov.15, 2009.

    Therefore, farmers in LaRue County may apply directly to the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) for these energy stimulus incentives.

  • Seed analysis tag provides clue to value

    The seed analysis tag is your guarantee of what you are paying for. Good knowledge of what that tag tells you can be a useful tool in receiving the best value for your money. Be especially aware of the seed variety, pure seed, germination and test date on an analysis tag.

    The Kentucky Seed Law requires a variety statement. Purchase seed that is labeled with a variety name. That can be an actual name or a designation that is a set of numbers and letters.

  • Schools announced personnel changes

    Personnel changes were heard by the LaRue County School Board Jan. 19.

    They include employment of:

    •Jennifer Adams as TRT at LaRue County Middle School effective Jan. 11.

    •Kaleena Thompson as English teacher at LaRue County High School effective Jan. 4.

    •Vicky Stewart as Reading Resource Teacher at LCMS effective Jan. 5.

    •Charlotte Tucker as attendance clerk at Hodgenville Elementary School effective Jan. 11.

    •Crystal Carol Shaw as bus monitor effective Jan. 8.

  • Sullivan honored in FFA's top four

    Cody Charles Phillip Sullivan of LaRue County High School’s FFA Chapter was named one of four national finalists in the Turf Grass Management - Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency award program in July. He competed to be named the national winner during the 82nd National FFA Convention, Oct. 21-24, in Indianapolis.

  • Railway Museum in running for grant

    Those who ride the rails in New Haven may find the track smoother than before if proposed repairs are made.

    New Haven Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to participate in a T-21 federal transportation enhancement grant application on behalf of the Kentucky Railway Museum.

    If awarded, the funds would be used to make repairs and restoration of the historic railroad bridge over the Beech Fork River.

    The approximately 200-foot-long double camel back trestle bridge is the largest of seven bridges in the 17 miles of track cared for by KRM.

  • ALES receives a new high-tech tool for learning

    Many of us who attended school before the technology avalanche of the last few years  remember when the cutting edge of high-tech instructional tools consisted of a piece of chalk and blackboard.

    The blackboard has been upgraded by the greenboard with dustless chalk to whiteboard with erasable markers to Smartboards. Now, using these Smartboards, teachers can display movies, songs, lectures, tests, just about any teaching tool imaginable from any place in the world and show them to their entire class.