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Today's News

  • Fraser takes fourth in Black Warrior tourney

     Twenty members of Western Kentucky University’s national champion forensic team, including one from LaRue County, kicked off competition for the spring semester by winning two tournaments hosted on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. 

    Ellis Fraser, a freshman from Hodgenville, took fourth in impromptu speaking at the Black Warrior tournament/AFA qualifier.

  • E'town woman charged with DUI following crash

     An Elizabethtown woman was charged with driving under the influence after being involved in a single-vehicle crash Sunday, Jan. 22.

    Jacquelyn Burckley, 43, was driving a 2000 Toyota Camry on Ky. 84 about 11 a.m. when she ran off the road and struck a mailbox, according to Deputy Matt Darst.

    The vehicle came to rest in a yard at 976 Tanner Road.

    Burckley was charged with DUI, first, aggravator, possession of open alcoholic beverage container; and no insurance.

  • LaRue library announces new books, DVDs

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new offerings:

    DVDS – Courageous; Abduction; The Ides of March; Mile in His Shoes; Marley & Me: The Puppy Years; and The Lamp.

  • COLUMN: The answer to fear is commitment

     Tom Landry, a former coach of the Dallas Cowboys football team, had the ability to stay calm in the midst of a tense game. The television cameras would show Coach Landry on the sidelines with his arms folded seemingly very relaxed, while on the field the game was hanging in the balance. 

    Landry is a fine Christian layman and in a written testimony he said, “I overcame my fears and anxieties by a commitment to something far greater than winning a football game – a commitment to Jesus Christ.”

  • New Hope woman dies in wreck

    A New Hope woman died Friday night after a two-car collision on Woodlawn Road in Bardstown.

    Janice M. Hicks, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner’s Office. Hicks was driving a 2003 Chevy Cavalier north on Woodlawn Road just north of Early Times Boulevard when a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Stephanie Welch, 19, Bardstown crossed the center line, according to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department.

  • School board prepares for possible cuts

     The LaRue County School Board approved the review draft budget for 2012-13 at last Tuesday's meeting.

    Board member Norbert Skees asked if anything stood out with the budget this year. Superintendent Sam Sanders replied that “it looks terrible right now” due to projected cuts in education. Sanders noted no layoffs or staff cuts are projected.

    Sanders added that the draft is in early stages of development. Discussion among the board led to comments that “education was on the table” and cuts as steep as 8.4 percent could be seen.

  • Tiffany Perry earns certified regulatory compliance manager designation for banking

     Tiffany Perry, vice-president of Lincoln National Bank in Hodgenville, has been honored by the Institute of Certified Bankers, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, in Washington, DC.

    She earned the designation of certified regulatory compliance manager, which is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of bank regulatory compliance.

  • SUV crashes through garage

     A Buffalo man escaped injury in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday.

    Dakota Petrie, 19, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer south on Ky. 61 about 6:10 p.m. Jan. 18 when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

    The Blazer left the roadway, struck a stop sign, then struck a detached garage at 10 Jones St. The vehicle continued through the garage and narrowly missed a residence.

    There was severe damage to the vehicle and garage, which is owned by Brad Thompson and Terry Buck.

  • Meredith files pair of farm bills

     Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District) announced Thursday he is filing two bills that if passed in the 2012 Legislative Session would provide tax exemptions to Kentucky's equine and agricultural animal industries.

    House Bill 285 would extend sales tax exemptions to any horse farms and equine operations in the Commonwealth on feed, building supplies and other items.  Joining Rep. Meredith as primary co-sponsors on the bill are Rep. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello, and Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown.

  • R. Brent Wright, M.D. named to KMA board of trustees

     R. Brent Wright, M.D., formerly of LaRue County, was elected to the Kentucky Medical Association Board of Trustees during the 2011 KMA Annual Meeting in September.

    Wright will represent the KMA 6th District, which includes 11 counties: Adair, Allen, Barren, Butler, Cumberland, Edmonson, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren.