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Today's News

  • 4-H experience provided lifelong memories

    A recent story about Winnie Read and her 45-year service to LaRue County’s 4-H program caught the attention of Anna Mae McCubbin.

    While she has lived 52 years in her Elizabethtown home, Mrs. McCubbin takes The LaRue County Herald News to keep up with events in and around the area where she was raised.

    She asked for a couple extra copies of the Sept. 9 edition to share with far away friends.

  • Shooting case to be heard by grand jury

    The case of Tracy Lynn Dotson, accused of shooting her husband in a domestic dispute in August, will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Dotson’s preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 30 in LaRue District Court. However, her attorney, Carl Howell, waived the hearing and requested the charge be heard by the grand jury.

    Dotson, 32, was charged with first-degree assault after allegedly shooting her husband, Anthony Dale Dotson, 44, in the shoulder with a .357 Magnum handgun.

  • Sunrise Manor honors three employees

    Rondal Wright, chairman of the board of directors, presented Sunrise Manor Nursing Home employees with a pin for years of service in August. Linda Skaggs received a pin for 10 years of service, Shannon Riggs 5 years of service and Judy Hensley 3 years of service.

  • Heritage can be measured by children and tomatoes

    My daughter Amanda is growing tomatoes in a small backyard in Lexington. She is having some luck – but I told her she needs fertilizer. I promised to bring her a bucket of chicken poop for side dressing the next time we visit.

    I’m not sure how that will go over with the neighbors in her subdivision. On the other hand, what they don’t know won’t hurt them.

    My granddaughter Claire, who is not yet 2, is enthralled with the cherry tomatoes – they are “hers,” she says. She eats them right off the vine.

  • Former employee charged in theft from dental office

    An Elizabethtown woman is charged with theft by unlawful taking after allegedly taking more than $17,000 from her employer.

    The case against Jennifer Rose Priddy, 29, a former bookkeeper for local dentist Douglas L. Baumgardner, will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Priddy is accused of taking $17,032.42 from the practice over a three-year period.

    A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Sept. 30 in LaRue District Court; however, midway through the testimony, Priddy’s attorney, Dwight Preston, requested the matter be heard by the grand jury instead.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Sept. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Service office with president Emogene Gardner presiding. Hostesses were Della Thomas and Martha Owen.

    Gardner opened the meeting by having the club read together aloud the Kentucky Homemaker Creed.  Treasurer’s report was given by Della Thomas and secretary’s report by Janice Bowen.

  • Hosparus offers grief counseling retreat

    Hosparus Grief Counseling Center presents Evergreen – A Family Camp Program, Oct. 16-18 at the Loucon Training & Retreat Center near Leitchfield.

    Evergreen is a weekend gathering for families and children ages 6-18 grieving the loss of a family member.

    Through a combination of fun team-building games and grief education, Evergreen helps families learn how to strengthen family bonds and build resilience.

    The deadline for Evergreen applications is Sept. 25. For an application and fee information, call 502-456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

  • Western Recorder editor speaks at college

    Dr. Todd Deaton, editor of the Western Recorder in Louisville, will speak at Campbellsville University's chapel service  at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

    The chapel service is free and open to the public.

    Deaton has served as editor of the Western Recorder since January 2009. He has also served as managing editor of the Baptist Courier in South Carolina from 1996 to 2009, and as associate editor of the Biblical Recorder in North Carolina from 1989 to 1996.

  • Toll-free number offers flu answers

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health encourages Kentuckians to call a new toll-free hotline with their questions related to 2009 H1N1 influenza and seasonal flu for the latest news and information about flu.

    The hotline number 1-877-843-7727 will operate from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

    Information on the H1N1 virus is readily available by visiting the redesigned Health Alerts Web site at healthalerts.ky.gov.

     

  • Pre-trial conference set in chiropractor case

    A pre-trial conference for Richard Gilbert will be Oct. 28 in U.S. District Court (Western District) in Louisville.

    Gilbert, a LaRue County chiropractor, was indicted by a federal grand jury April 7 on charges of tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

    The court already has heard motions from Gilbert to dismiss, which was denied, and to establish identity. The court allowed his motion for electronic filing accessibility.