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Today's News

  • BILL HAYES COLUMN: A View From the Mountain

     Four years and a few months ago, before the Obama/Biden ticket decided it couldn’t win in Kentucky and the rest of the coal producing states, I was in Frankfort sitting around the Governor’s Office of Local Development with Dick Prelopski, the Director and Leo Haggarty, East Kentucky field rep one afternoon.  A call came in from National Public Radio, NPR. John Hockenberry, NPR news show host, wanted to talk to someone in Kentucky about what the Obama campaign had to do to be competitive in Kentucky.

  • Partial video obtained of attempted abduction

     Bardstown Police have obtained a partial surveillance video of a white van suspected in two attempted abductions last weekend.

    “It’s a rough, grainy video,” said Capt. Tom Roby. But it does show a van in the lot and shows it leaving.”

    With the video, we’re almost sure it’s a Ford, but we can’t call it yet,” said Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin.  “We’re almost certain it’s a Ford van.”

  • New Haven man indicted for cultivation of marijuana

     Matthew Eric Rogers, 25, New Haven, was charged with cultivating marijuana five plants or more, possession of a firearm while committing an offense, trafficking in marijuana, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Bail was set at $5,000 cash or property, plus conditions. He was arraigned Jan. 17 in Nelson Circuit Court Jan. 17.

    The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

  • Circuit Clerk: Add a heart to license for organ donation

     Kentucky’s Circuit Clerk’s offices, including LaRue County’s, have launched a change to driver’s licenses.

    Like Indiana, Ohio and several other states, Kentuckians will soon have the option to have an organ donor heart printed on their license.

  • Taylor County Animal Shelter dedicated

     The cages were empty, with food and water bowls at the ready. Now, the shiny new cages are full of meows and barks.

    Taylor County Animal Shelter dedicated its new building on Tuesday morning.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks prevail despite poor shooting

     With her usually deft shooting touch apparently no where near Hodgenville on Thursday night, Ivy Brown had to find other ways to torment the visiting Central Hardin Lady Bruins.

    A LaRue County junior forward who has moved to the backcourt in the last two weeks because of an ankle injury to sophomore point guard Alexis Brewer, Brown overcame an 11-for-26 shooting night to score a game-high 32 points as the Lady Hawks pulled away for a 58-37 win over their 5th Region rivals.

  • PHOTO: Operation Round-Up
  • PHOTO: Cheese tasters

    LaRue County High School FFA members Sarah Stults, Austin Stillwell, Kelsey Rutledge, seated, and Bethany Akin, practiced for a milk quality and products competition by sampling several cheeses. 

  • Walsh to celebrate 100th birthday

     Lura Walsh will celebrate her 100th birthday Jan. 28, 2013.

    The celebration will be held at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    Friends are invited to send a birthday card to Lura Walsh, Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, Room 1103, 717 N. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, KY 42748.

    Mrs. Walsh is a long-time member of Buffalo Baptist Church and the widow of Earl Walsh, who died in 1997.

  • PHOTO: Krausman speaks at Chamber luncheon

    Patricia Krausman of the Small Business Development Center, University of Kentucky, was the guest speaker at the Jan. 16 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.