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Today's News

  • State offers table to collect taxes on online purchases

     The Kentucky Department of Revenue is offering Kentuckians another tool in the 2011 Income Tax Instructions to calculate the 6 percent use tax owed on purchases made from out-of-state retailers. 

  • COLUMN: Troubles turn us better or bitter

     Have you heard that troubles will make you bitter or better? We decide which it will be. Blessings and difficulties come to us all. How we respond to the things that come into our lives is very important. Our response will reveal our character. We can all smile in the sunshine, but trouble reveals our true inner self.

  • LaRue named Outstanding Young Insurance Professional

     Aaron LaRue, vice president and Bardstown branch manager of LaRue Insurance Inc., received the Outstanding Young Insurance Professional Award during the 115th Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky annual convention. LaRue is the outgoing chairman. 

    He joined the agency in 2000 and is the third generation in the family-owned business.

    He offers home, farm, auto, business, life and health insurance.

  • Guthrie reacts to President's State of the Union Address

     Every Kentuckian watching President Obama's address last week has to be wondering how this year is going to be any different than the past three.  

    President Obama's policies of more spending, higher taxes and more regulations have hampered economic growth and ultimately left our economy weaker.

    Since President Obama took office, 1.7 million fewer people have jobs, gas prices have remained at historic highs and more than $4 trillion has been added to the national debt.

  • Journalists, child protection officials debate their different approaches to Kentucky's child abuse problems

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - In a state that has led the nation in deaths of children from abuse and neglect, Kentucky journalists and the officials who must protect children agree that more public attention needs to be focused on the issue.

    But they don't agree on how to do it, and have been fighting expensive battles in court over it, because their professions have sharply divergent views on what kind of information the state should have to release.

     

  • Thompsons celebrate 48 years of marriage

     Melvin and Doris Jean Thompson celebrated their 48th anniversary Dec. 28, 2011, at Cracker Barrel.

    They were married in Celina, Tenn.

    They have two children, Penny Veirs and Darryl Thompson; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • LaRue County Facility Planning Committee Minutes - Jan. 10, 2012

     LaRue County Facility Planning Committee Minutes

    January 10, 2012

    LCHS Conference Room

    5:30-6:30

     

     

  • WKU students travel to Bahamas

     Sixteen Western Kentucky University geology majors traveled to San Salvador Island, Bahamas, over the January 2012 Winter Term for a study abroad field course on the geology and natural history of the Bahamas islands. 

    Cassie Hornback, a senior from Hodgenville, was among them.

    “The Geology of the Bahamas” course was led by geologist Dr. Fred Siewers from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology with assistance from Dr. Lisa Park from the National Science Foundation and the University of Akron. 

  • FISCAL COURT: Sheriff purchases three cars

     LaRue County Fiscal Court appointed local attorney Kyle Williamson to the LaRue County Public Library Board as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 25.

    Williamson’s term will expire June 30, 2013.

    Mike Cottrell, emergency medical services director, reported 116 ambulance transports in December, totaling 1,453 trips for 2011.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Tips on finding a tax preparer

     Most Americans will get assistance from a professional tax preparer or tax software when filing their taxes this year. Better Business Bureau encourages taxpayers to use caution when selecting tax preparation help. Using the wrong preparer could cause the taxpayer a lot of headaches, fines and fees.