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Today's News

  • COLUMN: God blesses those who work for peace

    God blesses those who work for peace. Matthew 5:9

    Sympathize with the other person’s feelings. Never try to talk someone out of how they feel. Just listen without being defensive. Nod that you understand even when you don’t agree.

    Feelings aren’t always true or logical.

    David said, “When my … feelings were hurt, I was as stupid as an animal” Psalm 73:21-22.

  • COLUMN: So much to enjoy at Lincoln Days

    There are a lot of factors that make every Lincoln Days Celebration successful, but most important are the dedicated community volunteers who step up and provide leadership and professionalism to every aspect of the celebration.

    This year's board comprises experienced servants from the past plus new blood which is always refreshing and provides oft needed approaches to keep us at the forefront and a leader in the local festival market.

  • LaRue boasts low jobless rate

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between July 2010 and July 2011, while 18 county rates increased and three counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County recorded the 10th lowest jobless rate in the state at 8.2 percent. It was an increase from 7.5 percent the previous month but down from 9.8 percent a year ago.

    Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate at 7.3 percent.

  • Band of Hawks base show on "The Starry Night"

    The Band of Hawks at LaRue County High School have learned about leadership along with learning notes.

    The LaRue County High School Marching Band enters the season with more difficult music and a new class in which to compete.

    The band has moved from class 3-A to 2-A this year, which gives them a new set of bands to compete against, band director Jaime Smith said. That can be a challenge in itself, facing bands that aren't familiar to you, Smith said.

  • PHOTO: Guthrie visits LaRue Countians at State Fair

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) met with Bonnie Willenbrink at the LaRue County Booth at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 26.

  • Large crowd attends Sunrise Manor open house

    About 1,000 people attended Sunday’s open house for the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. The parking lot was overflowing and a steady stream of current and former employees, volunteers, civic leaders and other community members entered the lobby doors during the three-hour event.
    They took in a short program and reception before, map-in-hand, they began wandering the hallways.
    More than one person was heard to utter, “wow,” at the amenities provided by the 100,000-square-feet building.

  • LaRue's school tax among lowest in area

    LaRue County property owners will see a reduction in school taxes next year.
    At the Aug. 15 board meeting, the board unanimously approved to accept the compensating rate, which means that the new tax rate is expected to bring in about the same amount of funding as the previous year.
    According to Superintendent Sam Sanders this is the fourth year in a row that LaRue County Schools have taken the compensating rate or less.

  • Couple charged with burglary, officers recover property

    A complaint about a stinky burn pile and gunfire led to a break in a burglary case.
    LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst made contact with residents at 2070 Dan Dunn Road in the Roanoke area on Aug. 26 after neighbors complained about “outdoor fires burning at all hours” and the sound of gunshots at the property.
    Darst said he spoke to Michael Allen Baker and Paula Jean Baker, both 38, about the complaints and asked to search the home. Michael Allen Baker, as a convicted felon, is not permitted to own firearms, Darst said.

  • Coroner identifies body found in trailer

    A man was found dead Monday afternoon in a trailer on White City Road.
    Coroner Todd Skaggs said Eural Lewis Lunsford, 59, was last seen by neighbors last Wednesday.
    “They thought he had gone on a trip,” Skaggs said. The neighbor's found Lunsford's body when they checked on him.
    The body was taken to Louisville for autopsy and according to a preliminary report, Lunsford died of natural causes.

    "It appears he passed away Thursday," Skaggs said.

    Lunsford's family members have been notified.

  • Man charged with unlawful access of computer

    A Buffalo man was charged Aug. 24 with seven counts of unlawful access to a computer after he allegedly took lottery tickets from his employer for his own use.
    According to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson, Adam C. Packard, 31, was caught on surveillance video “taking scratch-off lottery tickets, scratching off the bottom part and scanning them to see if they were winners.” If they weren’t winners, he “threw them away without paying for them.”
    He had been working at IGA Express for about two weeks, Johnson said.