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Today's News

  • Governor to appeal ruling on same-sex marriage

    Gov. Steve Beshear will appeal a ruling by U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II requiring the state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states.

    If Heyburn’s ruling stands, it would overturn provisions of a 2004 state constitutional amendment that was approved by a large majority of Kentucky voters as well as a 1998 statute that also defines marriage as a covenant between one man and one woman.

  • Statewide salt supplies reach critical level

    Despite a lull in the winter storms that have pounded the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has advised its 12 highway districts to conserve salt supplies and focus on other conservation efforts in combating further snow and ice this season.

     “Our snow plow operators are carrying a heavier burden in clearing our highways,” said KYTC Secretary Mike Hancock. “It’s a real challenge, but our crews are working hard to ensure our roads are safe and passable.”

  • Conway failed citizens by not appealing ruling

     In November 2004, Kentuckians overwhelmingly passed an amendment to Kentucky’s constitution that said marriage shall be between one man and one woman. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized, the constitution states.

    During that year, 13 states passed similar amendments. Many of these amendments were in large part because activist judges, mainly in the Northeast, were overriding the people’s will and allowing gay marriage in those states.

  • Bookmobile Schedule - March 2014

     March 12 – Kingdom Kids, LaRue County Senior Center, Taylor Mills Apartments, LaRue Trace Apartments, Morningside Apartments

    March 13 – First Friends, preschool at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Paula’s Hot Biscuit

    March 17 – Bullfrogs & Butterflies, Learning Tree, Hodgenville Elementary School

    March 18 – Country Lane Road, Greensburg Road, Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare, Hubbard Lane, Carter Brothers Road, Walter Reed Road

  • Operation Round-Up accepting applications

     Nolin RECC offers its members a program that allows them to voluntarily contribute to a special account earmarked to help worthy causes in the community.

    Operation Round-Up (ORU) rounds up electric bills to the next highest dollar.  The extra change in the form of quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies goes into the ORU account. Member participation is voluntary and is open throughout the year. 

  • Food Service Inspections

    The following food sanitation inspections were conducted by the LaRue County Health Center.

  • Frankfort Update: Senator Carroll Gibson

     March promises many things here in Kentucky; for us in the Senate it is preparing for the most difficult part of the job, the biennial budget. As we await the House to pass its version, legislation continues in our chamber.

    Last week Senate Bill 7 was signed by Governor Beshear. The new law will allow nurse practitioners to prescribe medication without a physician as long as they meet the requirements. Ultimately this will provide more access to medical care, especially for citizens in rural areas.

  • LaRue schools closed Wednesday

    LaRue County Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 5. Many of the backroads continue to be icy.

  • Lincoln Nunn joins Angus Association

     Lincoln Nunn of Upton is a new junior member of the American Angus Association.

    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

    The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world, with over 24,000 active adult and junior members.

  • News of Record - March 5, 2014

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