Today's News

  • Sams pleads guilty to manslaughter


  • Nominations sought for Community Education Awards

    LaRue County Community Education is accepting applications for the 2011 Community Education Service Award and the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award.
    The Community Education Service Award honors dedicated service, hard work and tireless effort in educating our community.
    The Judy Cox Community Spirit Award is an honor that demonstrates a local person who displays a true servant’s heart with enthusiasm and a desire to make the community a better place through service.

  • 'Brains for Bucks' offers reward for entrepreneurial ideas

    Area residents with ideas that could lead to a new business could win valuable assistance to help move their idea forward.
    The Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center http://www.cr-icc.com/ is accepting applications for the 2011 “Buck$ for Bright Ideas” http://www.bucksforbrightideas.com/ competition through April 15.

  • On-the-Job Training available for LaRue workers and employers

    The Lincoln Trail Area Development District has funding available for on the job training opportunities.
    On-the-Job Training is a training option designed for the highest skill occupations appropriate for the Workforce Investment Act client. It is not subsidized employment for low-skill occupations that need very little training time. OJT is only appropriate for the length of time necessary for the WIA client to be trained in the specific occupation, but not to exceed six months.

  • Public comment sought on Bacon Creek Watershed

    The Bacon Creek Watershed, which is located in Hart, Hardin and LaRue Counties, has a history of problems with fecal contamination, according to various news sources. Some residents use straight pipes to the creek to dispose of their waste, rather than a septic or sewer system.
    The high level of human and animal waste in the creeks makes it unsuitable for swimming or fishing.
    The Bacon Creek Watershed is situated in the Upper Green River Basin and predominantly lies in Hart County.

  • COLUMN: Stricter qualifications for political candidates are long overdue

    The requirements for running and holding a political office vary across the state.
    Generally speaking, little-to-no experience is needed to seek election. You have to be at least 24 years old and prove residency.
    The crazy thing is that some of the county offices requiring the most responsibility to the public have the fewest job requirements.
    On the other hand, it isn’t easy to run for Property Valuation Administrator – a state office. The candidate must first pass a test.

  • County Clean-Up Days set for March 25-26

    LaRue County Clean-up Days will be March 25 and 26 at the county maintenance garage across from LaRue County High School.
    According to Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray, cleanup efforts have taken in about 87 tons of trash and 36.5 tons of recyclable material since 2008.
    The cleanup day is held in conjunction with Commonwealth Cleanup Week and focuses on recycling and providing citizens the opportunity to spruce up in time for the spring season.  

  • Students compete in SkillsUSA program

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will send 35 students to compete in the Kentucky State SkillsUSA competition for students in technical programs.  The students were medal winners in the postsecondary category at the regional SkillsUSA competition at ECTC on March 4.
    Winners include:
    Architectural Drafting – Shawna Hall, New Haven, Gold
    Culinary Arts – Rick Willis, Hodgenville, Gold; Brent Ashley, New Haven, Silver
    Food and Beverage Service – Kristina Patterson, Hodgenville, Gold

  • Saturday's Extension Expo will offer 70 commercial and service booths

    Need a free tree? A blood pressure check?
    Have a craving for a pork burger?
    Those are only a few of the attractions at Saturday’s 29th annual Extension Expo. The event will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the LaRue County High School gym.
    Seventy commercial and service booths will offer an array of information and giveaways.

  • Two sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial. Unless otherwise stated, all jail sentences are served concurrently.