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Today's News

  • Two indicted by Nelson grand jury

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court April 4, 2013.

    • Tara Seward, 23, New Hope, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. On or about Jan. 15, Seward allegedly possessed methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Two receive scholarships to EKU

     Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.

    LaRue County recipients include:

    • Olivia Caitlyn Hornback, of New Haven, has accepted a Colonel Scholarship

    • Sean-Micheal Wathen of Magnolia, has accepted a Music Department Scholarship 

  • Inmate to serve another year for promoting contraband

     A LaRue County Jail inmate will have an extended stay at the detention center after pleading guilty March 18 to a charge of first-degree promoting contraband.

    David Allen Cockerham, 30, formerly of Erlanger, was sentenced to one year and fined $385 on the contraband charge in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to three months on a charge of possession of synthetic cannabinoid agonists or piperazines (synthetic marijuana).

    Court costs were waived.

    A charge of persistent felony offender was dismissed.

  • CENSUS: LaRue losing population

    Is the county dying?

    The U.S. Census issued a report last week showing births and deaths in all U.S. counties from the end of June 2011 to July 1, 2012. There were more deaths than births in 36 percent of the nation's 3,100-plus counties.

    In rural counties, the percentage of places with more deaths than births was even higher. Nearly half (46 percent) had more deaths than births. A number of news reports, according to The Rural Blog, carried headlines saying that these counties were “dying.”

  • PHOTO: Ag students honored

     Agriculture Commissioner James Comer recognized LaRue County students for winning statewide honors March 27 in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Poster and Essay Contest at the Kentucky Agriculture Day awards luncheon in Frankfort. Pictured are, from left: teacher Misty Bivens; April Webb, 11th grade essay winner; Aaron Elswick, 10th grade essay winner; and Commissioner Comer. 

  • PHOTO: Reality Store

     The 4-H Reality Store was held March 28 for 8th-graders at LaRue County Middle School. Students learned about budgeting as they paid monthly bills. Pictured are students at the transportation booth. They had several choices available ranging from a new Corvette to an older model Mazda. Several volunteers from the community participated.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Green County All-Comers

     Green County All-Comers March 21

    GIRLS

    Girls 100-Meter Dash

    11. AnnClaire Gribbins, 16.4

    14. Abby French, 17.1

    16. Chantel Bonanno, x17.5

     

    Girls 200-Meter Dash

    4. Destinee Young, 31.1

     

    Girls 400-Meter Dash

    6. Hannah Harry, 1:23.4

    7. Chantel Bonanno, 1:24.3

    12. Abby French, x1:28.7

     

  • Historical Society plans cemetery workshops

     The Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Preservation Program will host a series of 10 workshops throughout southern and eastern Kentucky to help Kentuckians preserve their local cemeteries.

  • COLUMN: Sun tanning is harmful to skin

     We all want beautiful and healthy skin, but some of us tend to equate beautiful, vibrant skin with tanned skin. Tanning is actually your body’s reaction to skin damage from ultraviolet rays.

    Both the sun and tanning equipment release two types of ultraviolet rays. UVB rays reach the top of the skin and are the likely cause of many types of sunburn. UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin. When your body is unprotected against UVA rays, it releases melanin, a pigment that darkens the skin.

  • COLUMN: What's up, buttercup

     One of the signs of spring is the bright yellow flowers that emerge from buttercup plants in pastures and unplanted grain cropland. While buttercup poses little problems to grain crop yields, it can be an issue in pastures.

    Buttercups tend to thrive in low areas of fields, generally in soils that remain wet long periods of time and in fields with poor stands of desirable forages. In fact, many pasture fields that have heavy buttercup populations are fields that are heavily grazed by livestock.