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Today's News

  • 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.

  • HEALTH: Asthma affects many Kentuckians

    Do you suffer from asthma?
    According to the Kentucky Asthma Surveillance Report 2009, asthma affects 8.6 percent of adults in Kentucky. Asthma is responsible for 6,000 hospitalizations per year, with approximately $62 million in inpatient hospital charges. A growing number of people are diagnosed with asthma each year. It isn’t clear why, though indoor and outdoor air pollution is known to be contributing factors.

  • ECTC auto/diesel program ranked in top 4 in nation by magazine

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s automotive/diesel program is ranked one of the top four in the nation by a popular trade publication, “Tomorrow’s Technician.”

  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Make dinner reservation by June 10

    The summer looks to be a very busy time for the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.
    We are finalizing our plans for the annual meeting on June 23. Since last month’s column, I learned that State Rep. Michael Meredith plans to attend our meeting. We are very excited about his attendance and look forward to hearing him speak.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: God provides relationship security

    One of the most fearful concepts in life is the utter termination of a cherished relationship. Whether we call it abandoning, forsaking, giving up on us or rejection, the portrait is of a sharp line drawn in a relationship. One of the greatest consequences of being abandoned is that it threatens our feeling of self-worth.

  • COLUMN: God forgives us when we stumble

    Relationships with people change. They may grow closer or they may grow further apart. This is also true of our relationship with God. When we have a strong, healthy relationship to Jesus, it must be maintained for no relationship will remain the same. Good relationships take work and time or we grow further apart.