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Today's News

  • Elswick and Whitlock attend IFAL conference

    LaRue County High School students Shea Elswick and Jared Whitlock recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. Elswick, Whitlock and 40 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference held June 17-21 at Murray State University.

  • Sheriff's office audited for year ending Dec. 31, 2011

     The Auditor of Public Accounts has completed the LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner's audit for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011.

    The audit found excess fees increased by $9,969 from the prior year, resulting in excess fees of $13,714 at year’s end. Revenues increased by $15,949 from the prior year and expenditures increased by $5,980.

    The audit found the Sheriff’s operating expenses exceeded the amount fixed by LaRue Fiscal Court.

  • PHOTO: Kentucky Sheriffs' Boys & Girls Ranch

     Several girls attended the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Ranch July 1-6 in Gilbertsville. From left, Angela Matthews, Elizabeth McIntosh, Tiffany Brown and Alexis Herrington. In back, LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith escorted the girls to the camp. At right is Ranch Head Counselor Kelly Buck.

  • National Park Service conducts scoping study for pest management

     The National Park Service is accepting public comments pertaining to development of the Cumberland Parks Forest Pest Management Plan Environmental Assessment. The scoping period began July 1 and extends through Aug. 1. Comments will be used to assist the parks in developing and evaluating feasible alternatives and analyzing the environmental consequences of each alternative.

  • PHOTO: Rolling Thunder raises POW/MIA flag

     Rolling Thunder Inc. Chapter 4 Kentucky in association with The Lusk Group performed a POW/MIA flag-raising on June 9 in Muldraugh. The flag-raising team consisted of John Locke, Mike Preston, Cap Stanley, Mike Hill and Charley Wachowski. Mark Gill led the formation of Rolling Thunder Inc. Chapter Four Kentucky members.

  • State real property tax set at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2012 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. 

    Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year. This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2011 to 2012.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Rodney and Willie Ann Peace celebrate 50 years

     Rodney and Willie Anne Higdon Peace of Magnolia will celebrate their 50th anniversary on July 15, 2012.

    The couple married July 15, 1962.

    Willie Ann was born and raised in Hodgenville. She is the daughter of Daisy Mae Bratcher Higdon and Ancil Abselent Higdon.

    Rodney is the son of Lura Geneva Slayton Peace and Alberton “Shorty” Peace of Hart County.

    Rodney was 18 and Willie was 16 when they married.

  • COLUMN: God has a reorganizing program for our bankrupt nation

    “America wants God’s blessings, but not God. Our nation has systematically pushed him out of the national consciousness by rejecting Biblical morality, ignoring his word and relying on the political and entertainment areas for moral guidance.” 

    These are the words of John MacArthur and they express the beliefs of many Christian leaders today.

  • Legal Aid Society offers classes in July and August

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in July and August. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.
    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. For Ask-A-Lawyer clinics, call (502) 614-3716.

  • Western Kentucky University awards degrees

    Several Western Kentucky University students earned degrees at the May commencement ceremony.
    * Cassandra J. Matthews of Buffalo earned a bachelor of science degree
    * Ashley M. Abell of Hodgenville earned a bachelor of arts degree
    * Gladys A. Cissell of Hodgenville earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies
    * Kristi S. Grant of Hodgenville earned a bachelor of science degree
    * John W. Haskins of Hodgenville earned a master of arts in education degree
    * Stephanie S. Matherly of Hodgenville earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies