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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Junior Varsity Academic Team takes third
  • Jobless rates improve

    Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between October 2013 and October 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. This is the third consecutive month that Kentucky has seen a year-over-year drop in all counties.

    LaRue County’s jobless rate was 4.7 percent in October 2014, down from 5.2 percent in September, and down from 7.1 percent a year ago. Of a 6,637 available workforce, 310 are unemployed.

  • Deadline is Friday to sign up for 4-H Country Ham Project

    The 4-H Country Ham project in LaRue County will soon be starting its second year. It is time for youth and adults to sign up to participate.

    The 4-H Country Ham project has grown in the state of Kentucky, with almost 800 participants statewide last year. The project began in LaRue County with five youth traveling to Meade County to cure their hams in 2014. This project is open to anyone in LaRue County, youth and adults.

  • New Haven man sentenced

    William T. Bryan, 38, of New Haven, was sentenced to five years in prison for first-degree trafficking in controlled substances. Bryan was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions pay restitution to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, no new offenses, defendant not learn identity of confidential informant and waive 4th Amendment rights during probationary period.

    On Feb. 12, 2014, Bryan sold cocaine to a confidential informant.  

    The case was heard in Nelson Circuit Court. 

  • Lighting up the Court

    When you think of Christmas movies, one that may leap to mind is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and lovable father figure Clark Griswold, who wishes his family to have the perfect holiday. One particularly funny subplot of the film is Clark’s desire to have impressive Christmas lights, but his inability to get them to work. When Clark’s house finally lights up, it blinds his neighbors and causes a power outage.

  • Beef Producers approve $1 referendum

    Kentucky beef cattle producers voted to assess themselves an additional $1 per head on cattle marketed in Kentucky in a statewide referendum held in November.

    The final tally was 1,816 in favor of the state check off and 1,423 against. The assessment will take effect April 1, 2015.

    In LaRue County, 45 people voted in favor of the check off while 24 people voted no. There are 213 members of LaRue County Cattleman’s Association, but anyone who is involved in the production of beef cattle was eligible to vote in their county of residence.

  • Inside today: Calendar features student artwork

    Inside this week’s LaRue County Herald News is our 2015 calendar.

    The cover (see top of page, left) is original artwork by LaRue County High School student Jacob Cecil.

    Cecil, the 15-year-old son of Jerry and Carlotta Cecil of Howardstown, entered his acrylic and watercolor portrait of 16th President Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Days Art Contest in October in conjunction with the annual festival.

  • Dinky’s magic show is Sunday

    Dinky Gowen will present his 20th annual – and possibly final – Kids Day Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 14, at LaRue County Park and Recreation.

    The two-hour event begins at 4 p.m. and will feature an assortment of magic, illusions, ventriloquism, comedy and costumed characters. Santa, Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear and Sponge Bob will make an appearance.

    There is no charge to attend and the material is family-friendly. Children are often asked to be part of the show.

  • PHOTO: Ho, Ho, Nooooo!
  • Audit reveals problems in former sheriff’s tax settlements

    The Auditor of Public Accounts released Monday the 2011 audit of former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner’s tax settlement.

    Most of the audits being released this year are from 2012 and it is unclear why the audit took so long. Stephenie Hoelscher, a spokesperson for State Auditor Adam Edelen’s office said a certified public accountant was contracted to do the audit – and it is not unusual for a CPA to do the work.