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Today's News

  • Department of Agriculture investigates animal shelter

     Taylor County Animal Shelter has come under fire again, this time for whether it misused state grant funding to build a shelter that will soon no longer offer pets for adoption.

    But James Comer, commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture, says the $150,000 grant the shelter received to build its new facility does not require that animals be up for adoption at the facility.

    He said the grant does call for the animals to be treated humanely, and his office has and will continue to investigate whether that is being done.

  • Hawks advance in Region

      LaRue County junior Tyler Howell made sure the Hawks got off on the right foot in the Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament and senior Kelton Ford made sure they finished it that way.

    Howell scored the team’s first 12 points and 14 of the first 16 to help the Hawks build a 23-point halftime lead and Ford had 12 in the second half to hold off the Adair County Indians, 58-45 on Monday night in the region quarterfinals at Hart County.

  • PHOTO: T-shirt winner

     Chaundra Bland-Brooks won a T-shirt from the LaRue County Public Library. Another drawing will be held Feb. 28.

  • NASA: Goodnight, moons

     Go outside when the moon is full. Look up and imagine you see two moons, instead of one. Some scientists think that long ago Earth may have had two moons.

  • GRACE NOTES: Humility - it's all about me

     This semester, New York Times columnist David Brooks is teaching a course at Yale called “Humility.”

    As part of the required reading: passages from the Bible, works from St. Augustine and German theologian Reinhold Niehbuhr — and columns by course professor David Brooks himself.

    Brooks is teaching a course on humility using his own columns.

  • Smith participates in White Coat Ceremony

     Michael Smith was among 58 new students in the physician assistant studies program to receive their white coats during a ceremony in the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital’s Pavilion A. Auditorium in Lexington.

    Smith, a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and 2010 graduate of UK with a bachelor’s degree in biology, is pursing a masters in public health.

  • Black History Month Salute: Rosleen Price

     This year the Black History Month Citizen of the Year goes to a lady who has been an inspiration to many people in the community. She is rather quiet until you get to know her and never does anything for “show” or a “pat on the back.”

    I often wonder – does she realize how many people she has inspired by her love for people, a kind personality and sweet spirit?

  • Legislative Update

     The Kentucky General Assembly passed the halfway point of the 2013 Legislative Session this past week, yet several major issues are left to be resolved.

    On Thursday the House State Government Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 2, which deals with much needed reforms to our state and local government public pension systems. However the committee only discussed the proposal, and didn’t vote to pass it out of committee.

  • Barn destroyed in fire

      Three fire departments battled a barn fire Saturday afternoon on Carter Brothers Road.

    About 3 p.m., LaRue County Fire Department was dispatched to the fire. Buffalo and Valley Creek departments were sent as backup.

    Lindon Nevins said he was helping his son work on a car in the barn. Some gasoline made contact with a heater inside the building “and that’s all it took.”

    Nevins fought the fire before firefighters arrived, blistering his arm and singeing his hair.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: District named tops in 'Best Places to Work'

     For the third year in a row, the LaRue County School District was named as one of the top 10 places to work in Kentucky.

    The results came from a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics that invited companies in three divisions – small (fewer than 100 employees), medium (100-400), and large (greater than 400) - to participate. 

    Employees responded using a seven-point scale to answer questions about their workplace with their responses ranging from strongly agreeing to strongly disagreeing.