Today's News

  • COLUMN: Water quality plans a must for some landowners

     The Agriculture Water Quality Act was passed by the Kentucky Legislature in 1994. It states that landowners with 10 or more acres in agricultural production or those who plan to harvest trees on 10 or more acres must develop a water quality plan.

    The plan documents the best management practices you're using to protect water resources. These best management practices could include planned grazing systems for livestock, filter or buffer strips around crop fields, animal waste storage structures and/or nutrient management plans.

  • Lincoln Days: New faces, events a success

     I apologize for the week’s delay in passing out kudos to the 37th annual Lincoln Days Celebration. My thoughts were timely but the writing was slow.

    As always – the festival was a success.

    I think the crowd was down – but the atmosphere was wonderful. Everyone seemed to be having a good time and participation was up in several events.

  • GRACE NOTES: 'Forgetness' can be a haunting experience

     Several weeks ago, a friend and I were talking about ghosts in closets — things that people say they’ve forgiven and forgotten, but they really haven’t.

    We talked about how difficult it is for people to forgive, and wondered aloud if it’s even possible. Or, if it is possible — and it must be since God tells us to forgive others “just as in Christ God has forgiven (us)” and if he tells us to do something, he always makes a way to do it — is it possible to forget?

  • Diabetes Coalition and Classes

     Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at the LaRue County Extension Office, Old E’town Road, Hodgenville. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes. For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.


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  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Fall festivals a fun way to involve parents at school

     Next to baseball and apple pie, school fall festivals are another aspect of Americana that enjoy a long-standing tradition

    What is better than a bowl of steaming chili to warm kids and parents alike on a crisp, cold fall night? And what better way for a family to spend a Friday night than being together not only to eat, but also to enjoy the games, face-painting, and ever-present cotton candy?

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  • Brown sentenced to five years

     Christopher Brown, 22, of Buffalo, was sentenced to five years incarceration for second-degree burglary in Nelson Circuit Court.

    He was denied probation because his discharge would unduly depreciate the seriousness of the defendant’s crime.

    On or about Dec. 1, 2011, Brown unlawfully entered someone’s house with the intent to commit a crime while armed with a deadly weapon and tampered with evidence by dumping a gun safe and other items in a creek with intent to impair its availability in the official proceeding.

  • Five indicted by grand jury

     Five people were indicted Oct. 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Jennifer Lynn Nichols(1977) of Buffalo is charged with flagrant non-support. She allegedly failed to provide support resulting in arrearage of $12,286.80.

    Bail was set at $5,000 cash only plus conditions. The Division of Child Support investigated.

    James Gregory Parrett(1970) of Magnolia is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance, second offense. He is accused of unlawfully possessing methamphetamine on June 28.

  • '45 Men in 45 Days' sought by Big Brothers

     With more than 250 boys throughout Kentucky and Indiana on a waiting list, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana has launched a “45 Men in 45 Days” campaign to recruit 45 Big Brothers by Nov. 2.

    So far the response has been very positive, according to Kristin Milosevich, community engagement manager for the organization.

    “Last year at this time we had between 30 and 40 men who had expressed an interest to serve as Big Brothers, and this year, we’re over 100,” she said.

  • New Haven plans Christmas events

    New Haven could soon see a new medical clinic in the city as the city’s board of commissioners unanimously approved a zoning change to allow Flaget Hospital to construct an immediate care center on Center Street, just opposite from Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home.

    The vacant lot had previously been evaluated and given the go-ahead by the Nelson County Planning and Zoning Commission.