Today's News

  • LaRue’s unemployment rate hits 14.3 percent

    Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between July 2008 and July 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate rose from 12 percent to 14.3 percent in that timeframe. In July 2008, the unemployment rate was 7.5 percent.

    Fayette County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the state at 8.2 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 8.6 percent; and Boyd and Calloway counties, 8.8 percent.

  • Officials stress prevention, hygiene during flu season

    On June 11, the World Health Organization announced the first pandemic in 41 years. The causative agent? The Novel A H1N1 Influenza virus, also known as the swine flu. This virus has quickly spread worldwide as countries from across the globe are preparing to protect their population from a potential devastating illness. Since the media has stated that the H1N1 Influenza is predicted to cause more than normal flu-related deaths, the cause for pandemic concern is legitimate.

  • LCHS passes on sale

    Season passes are available for sporting events at LaRue County High School.

    Football passes are $10 for students and  $20 for adults. All-sports passes cost $50 for students and  $100 for adults. Family passes are $150.

    For more information, contact David Dawson at 358-2210.

  • Lincoln Days cutting expenses after loss of corporate sponsor

    The loss of a $2,500 corporate sponsorship means cutbacks for the Lincoln Days festival.

    For the last four years, Rumpke, the city’s trash hauler, has donated $2,500 to the annual festival in partial sponsorship of the pioneer games on Creekfront. That funding ended when Rumpke negotiated and signed a new contract with the city Aug. 26.

  • Church calendar

    Barren Run celebration

    Barren Run Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary Sept. 11-13. The Rev. John Walker will lead the Friday service at 7 p.m., special music will be provided by David and Deanna Catlett. There will be a cookout at 4 p.m. Saturday followed by bluegrass music at 5:30 p.m. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m. A church-provided meal will follow the service. Music and games for children begin at 2:30 p.m.

    Revival at God’s House

  • Men's 3-on-3 tournament planned in New Haven

  • Girls' youth basketball signups are Tuesday

    Little league girls’ basketball sign-ups will be 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the high school cafeteria. Teams will be formed for kindergarten through sixth graders.

    Cost is $35 per player. A family discount is available.

    For more information, call Travis Wootton at 734-1475 or James Brewer at 735-5994.

  • Monique's novel nominated for national award

    Debut novel “Suicide Diaries” has brought author Ebonee Monique recognition from the African American Literary Show. The group nominated her as Breakout Author of the Year.

    Monique, the granddaughter of the late Howard and Margaret Curle of Hodgenville, released the book in February.

    “My initial reaction, of course, was disbelief,” said Monique. “I couldn’t wrap my mind around being nominated for a national award and being on a roster with such experienced and respected veterans – all for doing something I love.”

  • Ashley Hedgespeth receives Nolin RECC scholarship

    Nolin RECC, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, awards $7,000 in scholarship funds to local students each year.

    The scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, are awarded to six graduating high school students and one adult who is re-entering college. Recipients may use the funds at any college or vocational school of their choice.

  • New employees will focus on re-employment for jobless Kentuckians

    Sixty new employees will join the ranks of the Office of Employment and Training to help put jobless Kentuckians back to work.

    The goal of the additional staff will be to increase the employment of those who are receiving unemployment insurance benefits. The new employees will service customers either directly, or through referrals, to enhance their skills toward achieving the goal of re-employment.