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  • New Haven man pleads guilty to embezzling from monastery

     The former accountant for the Abbey of Gethsemani admitted to embezzling more than $1 million from the monastery and agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence Friday.

    John Hutchins entered into a plea agreement, in which he pleaded guilty to more than 100 embezzlement charges stemming from a months-long investigation that revealed that Hutchins and his wife, Carrie, used the monastery’s funds to purchase cars, trips, televisions and several other items during a timeframe that spanned more than five years.

  • Clerk receives grant to preserve records

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter has received a grant totaling $9,208 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Thirty-eight grants have been awarded for a total of $562,463 from fiscal year 2015 Local Records Grant Program funds.

  • SCRTC holds annual meeting

    South Central RTC’s annual meeting was held at the Cave City Convention Center Oct. 2 with a large crowd in attendance. Entertainment was provided by The Family Bluegrass Band.

    Incumbent Trustee Ralph J. Thompson in District I (Bonnieville and Munfordville) and Incumbent Trustee Jerry Polson in District III (Hiseville and Cave City) were both declared re-elected trustees since there was no opposition.

  • Sunrise participates in Color Run

    Three elders at Sunrise Manor signed up to do the Color Run 5K in Radcliff. Nine had signed up, but due to illness or family visits, six could not participate.

  • PHOTO: Bardstown City Officer
  • BIRTH: Hagerdash

    Steven and Miranda Hagerdash of New Haven announce the birth of a son, Sawyer Mason Hagerdash, born at 7:34 p.m. June 30, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Sawyer Mason weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    He was welcomed home by a brother, Jayden, 5.

    Maternal grandparents are Michael and Connie Gardner of Hodgenville. Paternal grandmother is Denise Shoffner of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandparents are W.T. Gardner and the late Doris Gardner; Violet Druien and the late Kenneth Druien; and the late John and Helen Hagerdash.

  • PHOTO: Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull
  • Simms joins Primary Care Associates

    Kelly Simms, P.A., P.T., has joined KentuckyOne Primary Care Associates, formerly Bardstown Ambulatory Care. The office is located at 118 Patriot Drive, Suite 102, in Bardstown.

    She received her bachelor of health sciences degree in physical therapy from the University of Kentucky, and her master of science degree in physician assistant studies from UK.

    She can be reached at 502-350-1022.

  • Lincoln National named a ‘healthy bank’

    Lincoln National Bank was named to the 2014 edition of the Top-200 Healthiest Banks in America that DepositAccounts just released. Lincoln National stood out in all of the primary evaluation categories, including Texas ratio, deposit growth and capitalization.

    Lincoln National Bank was 125th on the nationwide list. Every federally insured bank in the United States – more than 6,500 – is evaluated.

    Lincoln National, established in 1930, has 70 employees at three branches in Hodgenville, and one in Bardstown.

  • Talk to your teen about money

    Arguments over finances are a common problem in many families, regardless of income, age and education. They are often due to inadequate family communication in general. Beginning to include your children in age-appropriate discussions about family finances is a great first step to helping them learn to value money and spend it wisely.

    If parents never talk with their children about money, they are not providing their children with the guidance and hands-on financial experience needed when they begin to spend money of their own.