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Today's News

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Andrew Skaggs wins Leadership LaRue award

    Andrew Skaggs, a 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School, was selected as winner of the Leadership LaRue County scholarship.

    Skaggs, the son of John and Lisa Skaggs, was named valedictorian and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He intends on going to the University of Louisville Speed School to pursue a master’s degree in chemical engineering. His high school activities were varsity soccer, speech and debate, academic team, Future Problem Solving Team and youth group.

  • Ohio man extradited from LaRue on murder charge

    An Ohio man, accused of murdering his neighbor, was extradited from Kentucky June 1 to stand trial.

    Shawn Kortz, 39, of Moraine, Ohio, was housed in the LaRue County Detention Center in March awaiting extradition. Kortz, according to the Dayton Daily News, is accused of beating and strangling to death Michael Hollon, 48, on Sept. 19, then attempting to elude police in a high speed chase before his arrest near Georgetown, Ky.

    Before the extradition, Kortz was serving a three-year prison term for fleeing and eluding, and reckless endangerment in Kentucky.

  • Detre to attend executive-level leadership training

    Jason Detre, principal of the New Haven School, is among 48 Kentucky school leaders who will receive executive-level leadership training at an institute funded by the state’s business community through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation and a grant from the AT&T Foundation.

    Detre’s participation in the Leadership Institute for School Principals pilot program is sponsored by a contribution from Ann-Michelle and Bill Tatum.

  • Todd and Stratton named to Morehead University's Dean's List

    The Morehead State University Dean’s List for the spring semester includes two local students: Logan M. Todd from Glendale, and Carissa Leigh-Ann Stratton from Hodgenville.

    To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Too much sun may damage skin

    During this time of year, many people are worried about the effects of sun exposure. We all need some sun exposure; it’s our primary source of vitamin D which helps build strong, healthy bones. However, too much unprotected exposure to the sun can cause skin damage, eye damage and even cancer. For this reason, it is very important for people to learn about the risks associated with overexposure to the sun and take the appropriate precautions to enjoy outdoor fun safely.

  • COURT BRIEFS: May 2011

    Recommended five-year sentence
    Christopher R. Logsdon, 35, of Hodgenville, pleaded guilty to one count of cultivating marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, possession of controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia May 13 in LaRue Circuit Court. Recommended sentence is five years on the first two counts and 12 months on the remaining charges for a total of five years. Pre-trial diversion is recommended with defendant to serve 120 days in jail. Pre-sentencing investigation ordered.
    Final sentencing is June 20.

  • PHOTO: Modern Woodmen of America support Project Graduation

  • Electricity rates likely to increase

    FRANKFORT – Electric rates across Kentucky would likely increase as utilities prepare to spend around $9 billion over the next five or six years to comply with proposed or pending federal environmental regulations, a state legislative committee heard Thursday.

  • COLUMN: Take advantage of your free credit report

    You may know how important credit scores are to obtaining a mortgage, getting a car loan, leasing an apartment, even getting a job. Your score is just as important as the information contained in a credit report that reflects the way an individual manages credit.
    The Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore have developed an interactive quiz, www.creditscorequiz.org that includes the latest knowledge about an evolving credit score marketplace.

  • National Career Readiness Certificate now available

    The Lincoln Trail Career Centers announced last week that a new resource called the National Career Readiness Certificate is now available for job seekers and employers in Kentucky. The National Career Readiness Certificate is a work-related skills credential that provides objective documentation of an employee’s skills that can be accepted nationwide.