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Today's News

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: June's Hot Topics

     1. Beware of the Microsoft Scam. Local consumers tell BBB they are getting calls from people who say they are with Microsoft. These scammers are telling consumers they could be hacked then they offer extra security for a fee. That’s when they steal the victim’s personal information.

  • MONEY TIPS FOR STUDENTS: Identity theft

     Identity theft can affect anyone — including students. In fact, students under age 18 are often targeted because they often have no reason to check their credit scores to see if someone has been using their Social Security number. There are several measures you can take to help protect yourself and your identity, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Gibsons celebrate 61 years

     Kenneth and Rita Gibson will celebrate their 61st anniversary on June 16, 2012.

    They plan a trip to Tennessee to celebrate.

    Kenneth retired from Crucible Steel in 1992. Rita is a housewife.

    They were married June 16, 1951, at St. Ann’s Church in Howardstown.

    They have six children, Joseph Kenny Ray Gibson, Eugenia Butler, Dorman Gibson, Joey Gibson, Venita Hawkins and Viola Hawkins; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

  • Reed completes Navy basic training

    REED.Navy Seaman Elizabeth P. Reed, daughter of Dara B. and Derek C. Reed of Magnolia, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.  Reed is a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • Puryear inducted into Holleian Society

     LaRue County High School graduate and Transylvania University senior Curtis Puryear was inducted into the Holleian Society at the university’s annual awards program. 

    The Holleian Society was established in 1960 for the encouragement and recognition of superior achievement in liberal arts studies. Faculty select students on the basis of academic achievement. The society is named for Horace Holley, president of Transylvania from 1818-27.

  • New Haven man to serve 180 days

     A New Haven man is serving 180 days in the Marion County Detention Center in Lebanon after being convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting a victim between 2002 and 2007.  

    Bobby Lee Hudson, 67, formerly of Washington County, pleaded guilty last December in circuit-court-conducted mediation to two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12. He had faced as many as 20 years in prison, but accepted a much more modest sentence May 23, after his young victim urged leniency in the case, according to the victim's mother.

  • COLUMN: Summer fun can be spoiled by food borne illness

     Summer is here, and that means time for family reunions, pool parties and grill outs. Don't let your gatherings be darkened by food borne illnesses or food poisoning. Keep your food safe from the time of purchase to leftover storage and everywhere in between. 

  • Wathen receives Tobacco Leaders Program Scholarship

     Sean-Michael Wathen of Magnolia, a recent graduate of LaRue County High School, was selected to receive the PM USA/USST Tobacco Leaders Program Scholarship.

    As the son and nephew of two life-long farmers, Wathen showed leadership by working on the farm, starting his own crop and taking an A.P. chemistry class to help with farm improvements.

    He plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University this fall.

    He is the son of John and Kim Wathen.

  • Hanson graduates from EKU

     Richard Lowell Hanson of Buffalo graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in the spring semester.

    He earned a bachelor’s degree in correctional and juvenile justice studies.

  • Bailey honored by Nationwide

     Heather Bailey has been selected as the June Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since June 2000 and is under the supervision of Claire Greyling in the trousers department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.