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Today's News

  • Home heating funds available

    The Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.

    Central Kentucky Community Action will take applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Pro­gram  through Dec. 16. LIHEAP helps families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.

  • New Hope man pleads guilty to rape, sex abuse

    Pascal “Pat” Jones, 51, was sentenced to five years in prison for first-degree sexual abuse in Nelson Circuit Court last week. The week before, in Marion County, Jones was sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree rape. The sentence will be served concurrently with Jones' Nelson County sentence.

  • Frazier History Museum hosts photography exhibit

    The Frazier History Museum is featuring historic photographs from LaRue County, along with other areas of Kentucky as part of “Rough Road: The Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project 1975-1977,” a new exhibit which runs through Jan. 15.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencing

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial. Unless otherwise stated, all jail sentences are served concurrently.

  • Kentucky State Police hiring CVE officers

    The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications for the position of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer I.

  • GENERAL ELECTION: Beshear sweeps state, county

  • Williams and Baldwin produce CD "Hardtack and Saddlesores"

    While Jerry Williams and Ken Baldwin were putting the finishing touches to their Christmas CD, “Strings and Bows,” last year at Williams’ home on North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville, the two planted a seed idea for another album of a completely different nature.
    “I’m a Civil War buff and, since the War occurred 150 years ago, I thought that putting together a mixture of traditional and original songs with a flavor of the period would be a timely project,” said Williams.

  • Band Director shares "How to Win a State Championship"

    Though LaRue County High School Marching Band of Hawks’ state championship Class AA performance took only eight minutes, its preparation was a year in the making.
    “We started thinking about it last November, but began thinking about the actual theme and design around February,” said Jaime Smith, band director.

  • Sunrise Volunteers plan bake sale

    Sunrise Manor Volunteers’ Executive Board voted to help fund Christmas presents for Adult Day Care participants by holding a bake sale, featuring homemade cookies and  candy, Dec. 16 at the  facility’s gift shop.
    At the board’s Nov. 1 meeting, Tickle Ragland, historian, reported that the scrapbook is almost up to date, but she needs pictures of volunteer activities.  Ann Easton reported  $4,398.15 in the organization’s treasury.

  • COURT BRIEFS - November 2011

    Guilty plea
    Rudolph E. Adams (1965) pleaded guilty Oct. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court to a charge of theft by unlawful taking/disposition - auto. Recommended sentence is three years to be probated. Defendant furloughed until final sentencing on Nov. 7.

    Guilty plea