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Today's News

  • COLUMN: How will you react on Christmas?

    Christmas day is almost here. How will we react to Dec. 25? People are still people and today will probably react much the same as on the first Christmas long ago. Let us consider the responses of three individuals.

  • Kentucky Public Service Commission approves LGE settlement

     The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved the unanimous settlement agreement in the environmental cost recovery case for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company.

  • Community Winterhelp provides assistance for heating bills

     Beginning Jan. 9, Community Winterhelp will provide assistance to help families struggling to keep their heat on during this economic downturn. With the recent blast of cold weather, coupled with a sluggish economy and many people struggling to find work, Winterhelp Board members anticipate a strong demand for services. Last year, 1,093 families received $203,629 in heating assistance; this year the Board expects to receive requests to serve substantially more families.

  • State will not exhume animal grave at Taylor County Animal Shelter

    Taylor County's top official says investigators won't dig up a makeshift grave at the Taylor County Animal Shelter, a shelter that harbors LaRue County strays, to perform tests after all.

    And, he says, inmates are no longer being used to perform work at the animal shelter in response to allegations of abuse and neglect.

    In November, the Central Kentucky News-Journalreceived a letter from inmate Andy Stewart, who said he was working at the animal shelter when several animals were buried alive.

  • Cornbread contest offers $5,000 prize

    Entries are being accepted now through Feb. 29 for the National Cornbread Cookoff. Ten finalists will compete during the National Cornbread Festival and the cook-off champion will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

    To enter the National Cornbread Cook-Off:

    An entry must be an original main dish recipe and prepared with at least one package of Martha White Cornbread Mix using Lodge Cast Iron Cookware.

    Entries must also include contestant's name, address, daytime phone number, date of birth and name of grocery retailer.

  • State jobless rate drops to 9.4 percent

     Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 9.4 percent in November 2011 from 9.6 percent in October 2011, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The preliminary November 2011 jobless rate was .8 percentage point below the 10.2 percent rate recorded for the state in November 2010. The state’s November 2011 rate is the lowest since the January 2009 rate of 9.2 percent.

  • A killer goes free: Stories from families affected by shock probation

     Cindy’s story

     “It’s the worst thing a parent can ever go through, just knowing how she suffered. There’s just no way it will ever make sense to me at all.”

    Cindi McIntosh of Shelbyville, whose daughter, Beth McIntosh-Shreve, 37, a nurse at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, was brutally murdered in 2007, leaving behind three children.

    Carolyn’s story

  • LCHS: Site-based council minutes, Oct. 11, 2011

     LaRue County High School

    SBDM Minutes

    October 11, 2011

     

    Members Present:  Paul Mullins, Chairman; Rex Hanson and Jorge Venegas, Shannon Bowen teacher members; Rebecca Higdon parent member.

    The meeting was called to order at 4:30 P.M. in the conference room.

    Chairman Mullins read the mission statement of LaRue County High School:

  • Fiscal Court changes medical provider for jail

    LaRue County Fiscal Court gave its approval for the county jail to contract with a new provider, CorrectHealth, for medical services for inmates.

    County Judge-executive Tommy Turner, meeting with magistrates at the courthouse in Hodgenville Dec. 14, said the new provider based in Georgia would offer more cost effective services than the current provider, Southern Health Partners.  CorrectHealth will begin its services in February.

  • COLUMN: Gold, frankincense and myrrh: Quite a story, isn't it?

     They presented gifts to him: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11

    In the Christmas story we learn that:

    • God can use people you don’t know to bless you. The wise men weren’t devout Jews or committed Christians, but Persian stargazers. Don’t be selective – you’ll tie God’s hands. Open your heart and you’ll start seeing him reaching out to you through the most interesting people.