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Today's News

  • Couple named National Outstanding Young Farmers

    Ryan and Misty Bivens of Hodgenville were selected national winners at the 59th annual National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress held Feb. 12-15 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Four national winners were selected from a group of 10 finalists for the award based on their progress in an agricultural career, extent of soil and water conservation practices, and contributions to the well-being of the community, state and nation.

  • Wintry weather was a challenge for newspaper staff

    It’s not BREAKING news that last week’s snow and ice weather event was challenging for all of us trying to get from home to work, to the grocery, doctor’s appointments, etc., but it was a challenge for our team as well, getting your local news out to you on a timely manner.

  • America Saves Week: Take your financial future into your own hands

    America Saves Week (Feb. 23-28) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. America Saves’ mantra – and the focus for America Saves Week – is simple: Set a goal. Make a plan. Save automatically. When you know what your current financial picture looks like, you can be more proactive in setting yourself up for future success.

  • Sunrise sweethearts enjoy luncheon

    Six couples at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home celebrated Valentine’s Day with a Sweetheart Luncheon hosted by the Quality of Life and Medical Records Department. The nursing home’s chapel was transformed into a cozy restaurant decorated in pink and red, Hershey kisses, hearts, fluted glasses and a rose for the ladies. The menu was pork tenderloin, hash brown casserole, green beans, macaroni and cheese, dinner roll and fancy cheesecake. The elders reminisced about their first dates or how they met.

  • PHOTO: Good deed
  • Circuit judges attend annual winter college

    Circuit Court Judge John David “Jack” Seay and Circuit Court Judge Charles C. Simms III, who serves Hart, LaRue and Nelson counties, participated in the 2015 Circuit Judges Winter College Jan. 25-28 in Louisville. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the education program for the state’s circuit judges.

  • Cox’s Creek woman drowns in cistern

    Nelson County first responders battled freezing temperatures and hazardous roads Monday, Feb. 16, while responding to a drowning at a Cox’s Creek farm on Whitesides Road.

    Nancy Dugan, 56, was found drowned in a cistern on her farm at 1845 Whitesides Road.

    Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said in a press release that foul play is not suspected.

    Dugan lived on the cattle farm that has long been in her family, neighbors said. She was reportedly last seen Sunday, Feb. 15.

  • News of Record

    DUI

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • Fundrai$ers

    Relay for Life

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life will begin at 1 p.m. May 30 on Lincoln Square. The event ends at 1 a.m. the next day. For more information on forming a team, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    RELAY FOR LIFE: Adopt-A-Pig

    Living Strong’s Adopt-A-Pig Project is going on through April 25. Adopt a plastic pig and enter a variety of contests to support Relay. For more information, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    RELAY FOR LIFE: Famous Recipe Night

  • Fraser, Thomas win at tournaments

    Western Kentucky University’s forensics team traveled to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; Normal, Illinois, and Murray to take part in several tournaments Feb. 7-8.