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Today's News

  • Kynect premiums going up

    Most premiums for private health insurance purchased through Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, Kynect, will increase in 2015.

    Most of the people who have used Kynect have been added to Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled. Only about 85,000 Kentuckians used the site to purchase private plans.

    Health insurance companies have filed their rate requests for 2015, and the state Department of Insurance has approved most of them, reports Adam Beam of The Associated Press.

  • Workers saw slight increase in personal income

    Workers in LaRue County saw a slight increase in personal income in 2013, according to estimates released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    In 2013, per capita personal income was $37,924, up from $37,297 in 2012, and up from $36,762 in 2011.

    The county is ranked 18th in the state out of 120 counties for personal income, and 46th for percent change.

    Oldham County is first with per capita personal income of $49,428, followed by Hickman, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, McCracken, Kenton, Campbell, Union, Meade and Hardin Counties.

  • Man charged with burglary of Bardstown bank

    Bardstown Police caught a suspected armed burglar hiding behind a Christmas tree early Monday at Lincoln National Bank.

    After responding to an active burglary alarm a little after 5 a.m., police found a silver Kia parked in the drive-through and broken glass, according to a press release from Bardstown Police.

    Officers entered the building and found Ronald G. Newberry, 61, of Bardstown, hiding behind a Christmas tree. Police said he had a 9mm Beretta handgun in a duffle bag along with several silver coins and bars that were located on the counter in the bank.

  • Brass Ensemble returns to Light Up Hodgenville

    UPDATE: Light-Up Hodgenville will be held in the Civic Center, due to anticipated inclement weather.

    The LaRue County High School Brass Ensemble is taking up their horns to bring holiday joy to the people of Hodgenville. Headed by city councilman Larry Davis, the quintet will perform Christmas hits at the Light Up Hodgenville tree lighting ceremony on Friday.

    The group consists of five LCHS students: Hunter Phillips, Marc Jackson, Bryan Downs, John Michael Lawler and Lauren Parker. Davis is also helping out by playing tuba when needed.

  • Two charged after traffic stop

    Two people face drug charges after a traffic stop turned up various items on Nov. 25.

    Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Nick Pruitt pulled over a vehicle after he noticed an expired registration tag. After he noticed a strong smell of marijuana from the vehicle, he obtained permission from the driver, Jacob A. Byers, 22, of Elizabethtown, to search the car.

    Pruitt found inside the car a package of Aleve-D (which contains pseudoephedrine HCl), marijuana and paraphernalia.

  • Tickets available for Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Dinner and play

    Tickets for the annual Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund luncheon are on sale at the LaRue County Board of Education.

    The luncheon is noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 at the LaRue County High School cafeteria.

    Tickets for the luncheon and a community play are $10. A limited number of tickets will be for sale at the door but advanced ticket sales allow more efficient meal planning. Call Rip Collins at 270-358-4111 for more information.

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  • ECTC going tobacco-free

    On Sept. 4, Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear issued an executive order to ban all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on properties owned or leased by the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, effective Nov. 20, 2014. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System, including Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, will follow this executive order.

    ECTC will fully implement the ban on Jan. 1, 2015.

  • Senior Activities

    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at Ryan’s, 1034 Executive Drive, Elizabethtown. Touch of Class will entertain with Christmas music.

    Senior Citizens music

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday.

    Musicians and singers are welcome.

    For more information, call 270-358-4311 or e-mail Viola Riggs at viola47@windstream.net.

  • Fitch enters doctoral program at San Jose State

    Betsy Fitch, the principal at Taylor Elementary in south San Jose’s Oak Grove School District, has a lot of diplomas — a marketing degree and an MBA along with a teaching credential and a master’s degree in administrative leadership, both from San José State.

    Now the 43-year-old is back in the college classroom while also continuing to work full time.