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Today's News

  • ECTC accepting dental patients

     The Dental Clinic at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is now accepting patients.

    Services include cleanings, X-rays, fluoride, sealants and exams by a dentist.  Cost is $45.; $35 for students, children age 12 and under and senior citizens (age 65 and older).   

  • Dye sentenced to 30 years

     Jetto Dye, 29, was sentenced Monday to 30 years on charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and the attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl.

    Dye admitted in LaRue Circuit Court to taking a sleeping child from his residence into a wooded area behind his house on River Road and attempting to rape her. Dye admitted also to attempting to choke her when she resisted the sexual assault.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Hawks avenge early season losses

     Over the Christmas break, the LaRue County High School wrestling team participated in two tournaments finishing first in both. The Mat Hawks won the Meade County Tsunami Duals and then traveled to Arkansas and won the Hurricane Holiday Classic.

    Tsunami

    On the first day of the two-day Tsunami, the Mat Hawks found themselves in a pool with the two teams who had defeated them three weeks earlier – host school Meade County and Oldham County.

  • Fish and Wildlife to hire new officers

     Applications are being accepted for conservation officers at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.    

    “We’re going to hire 15 recruits,” said Hank Patton, director of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife's Law Enforcement Division. “We have positions open in Bath, Butler, Carroll, Christian, Cumberland, Elliott, Fulton, Grant, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Lewis, Magoffin, Taylor and Warren counties.”    

  • Mountain Movers join Relay for Life teams

     With the beginning of the new year, LaRue County Relay welcomed Hodgenville United Methodist Church’s Mountain Movers Relay Team to the group giving the county a total of nine teams and more than 70 individuals committed to the cancer event slated for May 17 at Hodgenville Elementary School. To date, $10,902.91 has been raised by these teams.

  • PHOTO: Duck destiny

     Davy Coffey, with his lab, Ace, and Brandon Struck, harvested five ducks on Jan. 5.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Kids Crew Plus offers enrichment activities

     Since 1993, Kids Crew, a licensed childcare center, has helped hundreds of LaRue County children and families in numerous ways.

    A review of community needs in 2011, however, convinced LaRue County School personnel that many of the district’s at-risk children needed more assistance than was currently available.

  • COLUMN: Trust in God - always

    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6)

    What an astounding statement. It calls for faith and trust on our part. God enters into a covenant with man.

    The favorite verse of scripture of Dwight L. Moody, famous preacher of yesteryear, was Isaiah 12:2: "I will trust and not be afraid."

  • New Haven man indicted by grand jury

    Charles Justin Johnson, 24, of New Haven, was indicted on several counts by a Nelson County grand jury.

    He is charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon (two counts), receiving stolen property (firearm) (two counts) and being a persistent felony offender.

    Sometime between Nov. 21 and Dec. 7, Johnson allegedly possessed a Springfield .45-caliber automatic pistol and a Remington semi-automatic rifle after having been previously convicted of a felony. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

  • WRESTLING: Region 2 Duals

    REGION 2 DUALS

    BARDSTOWN — Results from Saturday’s Region 2 Duals at Nelson County:

    LaRue County (5-0)

    Def. Anderson County, 76-3

    Def. Nelson County, 75-0

    Def. Thomas Nelson, 84-0

    Def. Danville, 63-8

    Def. Boyle County, 66-12

    Individual Results

    106: Dawson Bingham   4-1

    113: Dalton Bingham   4-1

    120: Kyle Edlin       5-0

    126: Tanner Mouser    4-1