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Today's News

  • Mac Mather celebrates 100th birthday with South Fork friends

    South Fork Baptist Church honored one of its longtime members Sunday as he celebrates his 100th birthday.

    Madison “Mac” Mather, the church’s oldest member and deacon emeritus, received dozens of cards and a cake comprised of more than 100 Krispy Kreme donuts.

    Pastor Jonathan Carl said the cake symbolized Mather’s love of sweets. A donation of 100 Gideon Bibles symbolized his dedication to church.

    Madison’s son, Ron Mather, a Hodgenville attorney, attended the Sunday service in honor of his father. 

  • School board learns of bonding opportunities

    The LaRue County Board of Education had a special called meeting Wednesday, Dec. 3 to hear a report on bonding capacity by Chip Sutherland, of Hilliard and Lyons, a financial consulting firm. The board also heard a public relations proposal by Kenny Rambo of Heartland Communications Consultants.

  • PHOTO: Kentucky Youth Assembly
  • 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.

  • PHOTO: Junior Varsity Academic Team takes third
  • Jobless rates improve

    Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between October 2013 and October 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. This is the third consecutive month that Kentucky has seen a year-over-year drop in all counties.

    LaRue County’s jobless rate was 4.7 percent in October 2014, down from 5.2 percent in September, and down from 7.1 percent a year ago. Of a 6,637 available workforce, 310 are unemployed.

  • Deadline is Friday to sign up for 4-H Country Ham Project

    The 4-H Country Ham project in LaRue County will soon be starting its second year. It is time for youth and adults to sign up to participate.

    The 4-H Country Ham project has grown in the state of Kentucky, with almost 800 participants statewide last year. The project began in LaRue County with five youth traveling to Meade County to cure their hams in 2014. This project is open to anyone in LaRue County, youth and adults.

  • New Haven man sentenced

    William T. Bryan, 38, of New Haven, was sentenced to five years in prison for first-degree trafficking in controlled substances. Bryan was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions pay restitution to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, no new offenses, defendant not learn identity of confidential informant and waive 4th Amendment rights during probationary period.

    On Feb. 12, 2014, Bryan sold cocaine to a confidential informant.  

    The case was heard in Nelson Circuit Court. 

  • Lighting up the Court

    When you think of Christmas movies, one that may leap to mind is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and lovable father figure Clark Griswold, who wishes his family to have the perfect holiday. One particularly funny subplot of the film is Clark’s desire to have impressive Christmas lights, but his inability to get them to work. When Clark’s house finally lights up, it blinds his neighbors and causes a power outage.

  • Beef Producers approve $1 referendum

    Kentucky beef cattle producers voted to assess themselves an additional $1 per head on cattle marketed in Kentucky in a statewide referendum held in November.

    The final tally was 1,816 in favor of the state check off and 1,423 against. The assessment will take effect April 1, 2015.

    In LaRue County, 45 people voted in favor of the check off while 24 people voted no. There are 213 members of LaRue County Cattleman’s Association, but anyone who is involved in the production of beef cattle was eligible to vote in their county of residence.