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Today's News

  • Additional funds available for families struggling to stay warm

    Because of the colder weather which translates into greater energy usage, E.ON U.S./KU will make additional funds available to customers in need who struggle to pay their winter heating bills.

    E.ON U.S. is increasing its customer match for the heating assistance program WinterCare and Winterhelp, from 25 cents to $1. The increased match will be retroactive, beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through April 30, 2009.

  • Additional funds available for families struggling to stay warm

    Because of the colder weather which translates into greater energy usage, E.ON U.S./KU will make additional funds available to customers in need who struggle to pay their winter heating bills.

    E.ON U.S. is increasing its customer match for the heating assistance program WinterCare and Winterhelp, from 25 cents to $1. The increased match will be retroactive, beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through April 30, 2009.

  • Hodgenville woman may avoid jail time

    A Hodgenville woman, accused of assaulting a rival last April, will not be required to spend additional time in jail.

    Tonya D. Bell, 34, got into an argument with another woman over a man in a parking lot in Ovesen Heights, according to police reports. 

    Officers said Bell drove her car into the side of the victim’s car and also struck the victim with the car.

    Bell fled the scene and allegedly forced another vehicle off the road.

    Bell was indicted by a grand jury on charges of assault, second-degree criminal mischief and wanton endangerment.

  • Perkins Brothers will perform in E’town

    The Perkins Brothers of Hodgenville will perform at 7  p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The show is a tribute to 15 music legends –  Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Meat Loaf, Roy Orbison, Garth Brooks, Neil Diamond, Toby Keith, John Lennon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr. and Sr., George Jones, Rod Stewart and Buddy Holly.

    For more information, visit www.elvisandmeatloaf.com. Tickets are available by calling 234-8258.

  • Couple injured in Hardin crash

    Two Mount Sherman residents were injured about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a traffic collision in Hardin County.

    Noah Milby, 73, was driving east on KY 84 and came to a stop at the intersection of U.S. 31W, according to Kentucky State Police. Milby’s vehicle proceeded into the intersection and was struck broadside by a vehicle driven by Amos Clemons, 26, of Elizabethtown.

    Milby’s car came to rest in a ditch on the north side of the roadway. Clemons’ car came to rest in the north lane of U.S. 31W.

  • Lower prices at the pump lead to a giddy glow

    Something extraordinary happened Monday that gave me a warm feeling all over.

    Despite the fact it was a cold December morning and I experienced a delightfully giddy glow, it has nothing to do with the Christmas season.

    Although, giving it a second thought, it will help make the season merry and bright.

    It was a common event which took place in an ordinary way but had a very happy ending.

  • 400 families blessed by Santa’s Run

    The buckets of rain that fell Christmas Eve didn’t stop Santa Claus or the Santa’s Helper bus from making five scheduled stops in LaRue County.

    Escorted by several fire trucks and Constable Ira Bloyd’s cruiser, the bus arrived at Magnolia Firehouse a few minutes after 9:30 a.m. to deliver a busload of toys to children.

    Ann “Snookie” Morrison said she and several volunteers already had assisted 76 families before the bus made its 42nd annual run. In all, nearly 400 families received toys, clothing and food.

  • Homestead exemption set for 2009-10

    The maximum homestead exemption on real estate owned by qualified persons has been set at $33,700 for the 2009 and 2010 tax periods. The 2009-10 exemption reflects a $2,300 increase over the 2007-08 exemption of $31,400.

    The amount of the homestead exemption is adjusted every two years in accordance with KRS 132.810 to compensate for changes in the purchasing power of the dollar. The exemption provided state and local property tax savings of approximately $135 million for more than 380,000 elderly or disabled Kentuckians during the 2008 tax year.

  • Speech team steamrolls the competition early

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate team is off to a rousing start this year with students making finals and placing at nearly every tournament they’ve attended.

  • Hawks host National Guard tournament

    The LaRue County High School Basketball Hawks will host the 2008 National Guard Holiday Classic Dec. 27, 29 and 30 at the LCHS gym. Besides LaRue County, seven teams will participate Metcalfe County, Central Hardin, Meade County, North Bullitt, Trimble County, Southwestern and Bullitt Central.

    There will be four games each night.