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Today's News

  • Bluegrass Pipeline ruling could affect second pipeline's future

     

    The right to eminent domain could very well be the determining factor in whether Kinder Morgan will succeed in its plans to repurpose one of its gas pipelines to carry natural gas liquids.

    After filing its formal request Feb. 13 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Kinder Morgan's subsidiary, Tennessee Gas Pipeline, began its task of informing landowners along the 964-mile route from Ohio to the Gulf Coast of its intentions.

  • Two indicted by Nelson grand jury

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court March 19.

    • Conor W. Creekmore, 19, of Sonora, second-degree burglary, complicity second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking or DISP all others, complicity theft by unlawful taking or DISP all others. On or about April 20, Creekmore, either acting alone or in concert with R.W., juvenile, unlawfully entered the residence of Charles Gaslin and took jewelry belonging to Gaslin. Bail was set at $25,000, plus conditions.

  • New Haven man sentenced to three years

     William L. Davis, 39, of New Haven, was sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court to five years in prison for unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, five years in prison for complicity to cultivate marijuana (five plants or more), three years in prison for complicity to possession of a controlled substance, five years in prison for tampering with physical evidence and 12 months in jail for complicity possession of drug paraphernalia. All counts to run concurrently for five years, but consecutively to the charge of count five for a total of eight years.

  • Jobless rate down in January

     Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between January 2014 and January 2015, while Russell County went up, and Boyd and Elliott counties’ rates stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate for January 2015 was 6.4 percent, down from 7.8 percent a year ago – but up from 4.3 percent in December 2014. Of a 5,639 workforce, 359 were unemployed. The number does not count those who are not seeking work.

  • PHOTOS: LaRue County Cattlemen meet
  • COLUMN: Draw your self-confidence from God

     A certain amount of confidence is needed in life. Belief in what you are doing is very important. A good athlete who does not believe in his ability will sit on the bench beside the coach. A public speaker must believe in his message to be effective.

    Paul said, “Our competence comes from God” (2 Corinthians 3:4-5). He said that as Christians we are not to “think more highly of yourself than you ought” (Romans 12:3).

  • Classroom technology a passion for East Hardin teacher

    As the world of technology evolved, Brooke Whitlow adapted and has become a technology educator.

    She began her career teaching social studies at J.T. Alton Middle School in Vine Grove. Through the Teaching American History grant, she traveled around the country to learn from field experts in history laying the groundwork for a desire to teach something innovative and engaging.

    A LaRue County native, her love of history developed from a love of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Paden named Scholar-Athlete

    Nick Paden was one of three Cumberland University wrestlers named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office before the NAIA Championships in Topeka, Kansas.

    Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.

    Paden has a perfect 4.0 GPA in Mathematics.

    The 2012 graduate of LaRue County High School is the son of Eddie and Deana Paden of Hodgenville.

    The university is located in Lebanon, Tennessee.

  • PHOTO: Livestock Club competes at WKU

     Natalie Gentry, left, and Abby Sallee competed at Western Kentucky University on March 9 in the 4-H Livestock Skillathon.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Skillathon

     Natalie Gentry place eighth at the 4-H Skillathon at Western Kentucky Universtiy against more than 60 competitors in her age group in the Quality Assurance portion of the testing.