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Today's News

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Top holiday scams

    Scammers are busy this time of the year! Whether it’s on the internet, at the stores, or even at your front door…they are ready to take your hard-earned cash! Here are some tips from the BBB on scams to look out for.

  • Jobless rate down in October 2011

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties – including LaRue County – between October 2010 and October 2011, while 20 county rates increased and one county remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 8.8 percent in October, down from 7.6 percent a year ago. In September, the rate was 7.9 percent.

  • COLUMN: Never give up on your gift

    A man’s gift maketh room for him and bringeth him before great men. Proverbs 18:16

    It’s not what others believe about you that matters – opinions can be changed. It’s what you believe about yourself.

    Jesus never begged anybody to believe in him. He knew that integrity usually isn’t proven, it’s discerned. If you are struggling to find your place in life, maybe this story will help.

  • Bridge at Howardstown reopened Wednesday

    The KY 84 bridge at Howardstown on the LaRue-Nelson County line was reopened to traffic Wednesday, Nov. 23.

    Contractors have corrected the critical issues which closed the bridge on Oct. 30, according to Chris Jessie, public information officer of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    Motorists should still use caution and be prepared for potential temporary lane closures when approaching the bridge as contractors move equipment and complete the project.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings holds "Empty Bowl" fundraiser

    From left, WQXE radio personality Hollie Sexton and Linda Funk, Warm Blessings executive board chair, displayed a bowl made by Sexton for the Warm Blessings soup dinner and fundraiser, "Empty Bowls" planned for Feb. 11. The handmade bowls serve as a reminder that some people’s bowls are empty and will be sold at a silent auction during the fundraiser. For information about Warm Blessings or the event call Linda at 737-2929. Donation to Warm Blessings may be sent to P.O. Box 2384 Elizabethtown, KY, 42702.

  • WEDDING: Stephanie Kristen Hornback and Christopher Anthony Slater

    Stephanie Kristen Hornback and Christopher Anthony Slater were married Oct. 21, 2011, at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown with the Rev. William Hammer as celebrant.

    The bride is the daughter of Mark and JoAnn Miller of Sonora and the late Rondall Darrell Hornback. She is a graduate of LaRue County High School and Western Kentucky University.

    The groom is the son of Mary Slater of Louisville and the late John Kenneth Slater. He is a graduate of Waggoner High School and the University of Louisville.

  • American Coin Buyers Guild coming to Bardstown

    The American Coin Buyers Guild will be at Hampton Inn, 985 Chambers Blvd., Bardstown, through Dec. 3.

    The Guild is looking for items such as coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965, gold items including class rings, mismatched earrings, broken necklaces, gold coins and bullion.

    Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

  • Bardstown offers Christmas Home Tour

    The Stephen Foster Music Club’s annual “Christmas Home Tour” will be 2-9 p.m.  December 10. Ten locations are on the tour, including historic and modern homes.

    Also included on this year’s tour is “Federal Hill,” better known as “My Old Kentucky Home.” Tickets are $15 and are available at the Tourism Office on the Old Courthouse Square in Bardstown.

    For more information, call 502-348-4877 or 1-800-638-4877.

  • Two named Road Masters

    Kenneth Slack and William Burd have earned the designation “Roads Master” from the Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center.

    They join 133 Roads Scholars and 112 Road Masters to have completed the 2011 Kentucky Roads Scholars/Road Masters Training Program.

    They were honored Nov. 9 at Rough River Dam State Resort Park in Falls of Rough.

  • Case against teacher given to Commonwealth Attorney

    The case against a LaRue County High School teacher being investigated by Kentucky State Police has been submitted to the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Hardin County for review, according to KSP.
    “The decision to prosecute will be up to them,” said Trooper Norman Chaffins, media relations officer, via email.
    According to school officials, the teacher was suspended with pay on Sept. 19.
    Superintendent Sam Sanders said he has not spoken with KSP since Oct. 24.