Today's News

  • Court Briefs - Aug. 29, 2012

    Revocation of probation
    Probation was revoked of Paul Edward Edlin Jr. (1974) at an Aug. 7 hearing.

    Declared a fugitive

    Samantha Gail Hoffman (1981) was declared a fugitive Aug. 7 after missing a court appearance. She is charged with failure to report change in order to receive benefits.

    Failed to appear
    Ben E. Poore (1964) failed to appear Aug. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued and he was declared a fugitive.

    Final sentencing

  • South Central Telephone holds election

     South Central RTC’s Nominating Committee met Aug. 23 at its headquarters in Glasgow with the following candidates being nominated for the office of Trustee in two districts. 

    Nominated in District IV (consisting of Center, Edmonton and Summer Shade exchanges) was Charles Knight, incumbent trustee, Billy Branstetter and Ronnie R. Tucker.

    Nominated in District VII (consisting of Buffalo and Magnolia Exchanges) was Joel Dixon, incumbent trustee and Connie O. Kersey.

  • Animal therapy program to be unveiled in September

    The calming and healing power of animals increasingly is acknowledged by medical professionals.

    That’s why Roger Biesel of Elizabethtown has founded a nonprofit organization aimed at pairing residents who can benefit from caring for animals with creatures in shelters that need homes.

    “It’s a universal issue,” he said. “What amazes me is that no one else has thought to do it.”

  • Fine arts class offered by ECTC

     Workforce Solutions at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering a fine arts photography class this fall.

    New on the schedule this year, the class will be taught by Savannah College of Art and Design graduate Alan Smith.

    The class is designed to give you a creative solution to composing a larger body of work. Smith will guide you through the process of developing your own creativity and putting together a portfolio of your own work.

  • COLUMN: Red corn puts producers in the red

     Corn plants in many fields have turned red and that is not a good sign. The red color is coming from a build-up of sugar in the leaves and stalks. The build-up of sugar is a result of too few kernels being developed on the ears. That, of course, results in greatly reduced yields and income.

  • Michaela Rock wins 4-H bronze award

      Throughout their 4-H career, young people are encouraged to set and reach goals. No program better exemplifies this than the Kentucky 4-H Achievement Program.

    The Achievement Program replaced the 4-H Honors Program in September 2011. The new program allows 4-Hers to start accumulating points as soon as they start their 4-H careers and to begin earning recognition in the sixth grade. With a new 4-H program year beginning in September, now is the time for 4-Hers to begin thinking about joining this program.

  • COLUMN: Planning for retirement

     Retirement planning is important for all individuals; however, it is especially important for women. At some point during their lives, 80 to 90 percent of women will be solely responsible for their own finances. Unfortunately for the majority of them, it will be later in life. Women tend to have shorter work histories than men, as a result of entering and leaving the workforce due to raising children. In addition, fewer women participate in employer-sponsored retirement plans compared to men. 

  • Laptops gives students advantage in foreign languages

     Thanks to modern technology and LaRue County High School’s laptop program that puts a computer into the hands of each student, the Spanish classroom has many more tools to make learning the language easier, faster, and more authentic.

    “The technology that’s available to my students has enhanced learning a second language significantly,” said Jorge Venegas, starting his fifth year as an LCHS foreign language teacher.

  • SOCCER: Hawks win season opener

     The first week of soccer matches saw good fortune for the Hawks of LaRue County High School. 

    The Hawks soccer team opened the 18th district season play Aug. 13 with an impressive 8-2 victory over the visiting Campbellsville Eagles. On the attack, seniors Alex Cook, Rico Collado and Marshall Metcalf continued their assault on the record books.

    Collado gathered his troops and fed a diagonal-running Metcalf with a pinpoint pass. At 5:32 p.m., Metcalf's score was perhaps the first score in the state.

  • Jobless rate down from a year ago

     Unemployment rates fell in 97 Kentucky counties between July 2011 and July 2012, while 18 county rates increased and five stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s jobless rate fell from 8.8 percent to 8.3 percent in that time period. However, it jumped from 7.7 percent to 8.3 percent between June and July 2012. Of a 7,042 workforce, 6,457 people were employed.