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Today's News

  • COLUMN: 4-H Poetry winners

     

    Congratulations to all the participants in the 4-H Poetry Contest. They are to be commended for their efforts. More than 300 poems were entered and the poems have been judged.

    The poems were divided into two age groups for judging. Junior division participants are ages 9-13 and the senior age division includes 14-18 year olds.

    The top-nine junior poems and the top-two senior poems will advance to the district competition.

  • Abdullah White to serve 45 years for murder

    Abdullah R. White of Radcliff, charged in the 2011 killing of Kristie L. Allen who was found dead inside a burglarized Buffalo residence, will be sentenced to 45 years in prison.

    White took an Alford plea for the Dec. 30, 2011 murder of Allen Thursday in Nelson Circuit Court. He also received 15 years for other charges such as first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence. He must serve 80 percent of his 45-year sentence to be parole eligible.

    White is 38.

  • Crosstown Homemakers News

    Crosstown Homemakers

    The Crosstown Homemakers Club meets at 7 p.m. every third Thursday from September through May at the homes of different members.

    In September, we donated $100 to Feeding America Backpack Program for LaRue County children. We also donated money for the Ovarian Cancer Fund and Pennies for Friendship. Several of our members take advantage of the ovarian cancer program.

  • PHOTO: Tennis seniors honored

    Senior members of the LaRue County High School tennis teams were honored. From left, Madison Lee, Caitlin Lewis, John Michael Lawler, Cayleigh Allen and Rachel Wolf.

  • PHOTO: Champion Hill Georgina

    Champion Hill Georgina 7338 won reserve grand champion female at the 2015 Kentucky Sweepstakes Show and Sale, March 6-7 in Louisville. Ellee Marksbury, Buffalo, consigned the September 2009 daughter of S A V Bismarck 5682. Kevin Rose, Salem, Ill., evaluated the 51 entries. Pictured are Jamie, Jacob and Ellee Marksbury, and Rooter Gray.

  • Cafe supports those with memory loss

    Four couples recently sat around a table at a local church sharing snacks and stories of their favorite springtime activities, because after all, memories are too precious to lose.

    While all this may sound trivial to some, to these couples memories are everything because one spouse has been diagnosed with a form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Sharing memories through Memory Café gives them an outlet to socialize and support and receive support from others going down the same road.

  • Lady Hawks' Wootton steps down

    Lady Hawk Coach Travis Wootton resigned April 28 after guiding LaRue County to 158 wins and back-to-back appearances in the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament championship game.

    His decision means he will have more time to spend with his sons, 10-year-old Tate and 6-year-old Cooper.

    “I just felt like I was ready to step off the gas a little bit,” said Wootton. “I’ve gone full-tilt for 10 years now. I felt like I was missing out on some things with my family, and there were some times I felt tired.”

  • Judge Heyburn, Kentucky gay marriage judge, dies

    U.S. Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II, a Republican who carved an independent and progressive path in three decades on the federal bench, upholding school desegregation and striking down laws that forbade gay marriage, died Wednesday, according to U.S. District Court clerk Vanessa Armstrong.

    He was 66 and had battled liver cancer.

    Heyburn was nominated to the bench in 1992 by President George H. W. Bush at the recommendation of Sen. Mitch McConnell but hardly followed in the conservative senator's footsteps.

  • Heiner apologizes to Comer for communication with controversial blogger

    A Lexington blogger, who has repeatedly alleged but offered no proof that Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer once assaulted a woman, acknowledged this week that he communicated with people associated with Hal Heiner's gubernatorial campaign about his efforts to discredit Comer.

    The blogger, Michael Adams, told the Herald-Leader exclusively on Monday that he has exchanged emails and met in person with Scott Crosbie, a former Lexington mayoral candidate and the husband of KC Crosbie, who is running for lieutenant governor on a ticket with Heiner.

  • PHOTO: Yingling signs with Lake Michigan

    Alyson Yingling has signed to play basketball at Lake Michigan College. Yingling averaged 13 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 57 percent her senior year. Lady Hawk Head Coach Travis Wootton calls her a “very driven player who worked so hard to make herself and her team better.” Yingling, the daughter of Wade and Janette Yingling, is pictured with LMC Red Hawks Head Coach Jason Cooper.