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Today's News

  • The importance of wrestling ... and other things

    When my son was a little guy, he wanted, more than anything, to play basketball.
    He practiced for hours and turned into a pretty good ball handler and a consistent shooter. It was also obvious that he was not going to inherit the 6-feet 1-inch gene from the taller members of the family. It looked like he was going to stand about 5-feet tall (he finally reached a whopping 5-feet 5-inches) – and I knew what that meant for a basketball player.

  • Church Calendar - April 29, 2015

    Special service at River of Life
    Evangelists Buddy and Jeanie Steele will speak 11 a.m. May 3 at River of Life Church, 524 Kirkpatrick Ave., Hodgenville. The couple established 20 churches in West Africa, dug 20 fresh water wells and established seven churches in the U.S. For more information, call Pastor Kelly at 270-234-6607.       
           
    Overcomers to perform

  • School board: RC Cola wins bid

    RC Cola will again be the drink of choice for LaRue County Schools during the upcoming year.
    The LaRue County School Board decided at its April 20 meeting to award the beverage contract to RC, rather than its larger competitor, Pepsi.
    At the March meeting, board members considered a request by the district’s principals to award the bid to Pepsico for July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2018. The consensus was that Pepsi products would sell better.

  • Democratic primary: Two candidates face off for Secretary of State

    Alison Lundergan Grimes became well known during her 2011 campaign for Kentucky Secretary of State because of the TV ads starring her adorable grandmothers, who urged voters to support their granddaughter. But this campaign is different, as both have since died.
    Thelma Lundergan McHugh, Grimes paternal grandmother, died in June 2012 while Elsie Case, her maternal grandmother, died just last week, on April 23.  

  • Audit: Sheriff's office lacks segregation of duties

    Auditor of Public Accounts Adam H. Edelen has made available a sheriff’s tax settlement audit for April 16, 2013 to April 15, 2014.
    Merle Edlin was appointed sheriff in February 2013 to fill the unexpired term of Bobby Shoffner. The audit reports for the tenure of each were kept separate.
    The audit covers 2013 taxes collected in the amount of $5,550.709. The sheriff retained commission of $229,251 to operate the sheriff’s office. The sheriff distributed taxes of $5,292,725 within the district.

  • Community Calendar - April 29, 2015

    Boyhood Home closed
    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.

    Decorate your Derby hat
    A free program “Decorate your Derby hat” will be 5 p.m. April 30 at the LaRue County Public Library. Bring your own hat. Call 270-358-3851 to register.

    Library closing two days in May

  • News of Record: April 29, 2015

    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.

  • Nelson deputy honored

    “I had to do what I had to do,” was the reason Deputy Sheriff A.J. Lewis gave for risking his own safety to pull a woman out of a smoke-filled apartment in New Haven on April 12.
    Nearly two weeks later, County Judge-Executive Dean Watts called Lewis to stand by him at a Fiscal Court meeting as he read part of a letter of commendation from Sheriff Ed Mattingly, followed by a proclamation declaring April 21 “Deputy A.J. Lewis Day” in Nelson County.

  • PHOTO: Spring football practice

    LaRue County High School Head Football Coach Tony Hatmaker got a good look at his team with the onset of spring football practice. Here, Coach Hatmaker worked with players on hitting and tackling.

  • Sports Shorts - April 29, 2015

    ECTC Women’s Soccer open field play
    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Barons women soccer team will host open field play at Nicholas Street soccer fields 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday through June 9. Any women interested in trying out for the team are welcome and encouraged to participate.

    Pedal for the Park, May 9, Friends of Mammoth Cave