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  • $3 million awarded for BRAC work

    Kentucky has been awarded $3 million for continued support of Base Realignment and Closure  activities in the Lincoln Trail area.

    The U.S. Department of Labor grant will support projects benefiting individuals and businesses in Fort Knox and its surrounding communities including Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties.  

  • Legislative subcommittee reviews penal code

    Recommended changes to the state penal code — including an increase in the dollar amount of what constitutes felony theft — and the state’s drug laws proposed by committees of the Kentucky Criminal Justice Council were shared Monday with a legislative subcommittee.

    The proposals, which are intended to reduce the state’s growing prison population, could lead to legislative changes in the next regular legislative session beginning in January. However, they must first be approved by the Council later this month and delivered to Gov. Steve Beshear by Dec. 1.

  • Guthrie captures House seat

    By John Friedlein

    Landmark News Service

    State Sen. Brett Guthrie on Tuesday won Kentucky’s 2nd District U.S. House seat, continuing a 14-year Republican run.

    The Bowling Green businessman’s victory in this conservative district — 53-47 percent — also bucked a national trend that put a Democrat in the White House and gave that party more control of Congress.

  • Alltech president will speak this morning at WKU-Glasgow

    Western Kentucky University President Gary Ransdell, WKU Glasgow Campus and the Glasgow Barren County Chamber of Commerce will host Alltech President Pearse Lyons on Monday in the first of nine scheduled presentations throughout the state.

    Presenting a message titled “Energy, Agriculture and Education Opportunities for Kentucky,” Dr. Lyons, president and founder of the global animal health company, will speak as part of a tour to promote science and marketing and how they can revolutionize the Commonwealth and promote education and innovation.

  • Fatal wreck began with U-turn

    An Ohio driver making a U-turn Saturday morning on the Blue Grass Parkway turned into the path of a car being driven by a Hodgenville woman driving to Frankfort. The 74-year-old father died in the crash, Kentucky State Police report.

    The fatal collision occurred at 8:05 a.m. Saturday four miles east of Elizabethtown.

    James H. Brown of Hodgenville was dead at the scene. The cause of death was massive head trauma, said Kenneth Spangenberger, chief deputy coroner of Hardin County. He said the car’s roof collapsed onto Brown.

  • Women's health forum set for Saturday

    Hardin Memorial Hospital will be sponsoring a women’s health forum, “Your Health:  As Good as Gold” on Saturday.

    The event is an opportunity for women to take some time for themselves.

    “Women are typically taking care of other family and friends and this is an opportunity for them to focus on their own health and what they can do to take care of themselves,” HMH Community and Industry Education Manager Karen Blaiklock said.

    The forum will be held 8 a.m. to noon in the fifth-floor auditorium at HMH.  

  • Wreck takes life of 22-year-old

    A 22-year-old former LaRue County High wrestling champion, Daniel Parker planned to enlist in the U.S. Navy. He was to have taken his physical exam Wednesday.

    Instead his brief life was eulogized Wednesday morning at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home. Parker, the son of Herald News editor Linda Ireland, died Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Leafdale Road.

  • Consulting firm improves jail's efficiency

    A private jail-consulting firm could save taxpayers millions of dollars and help reform a detention center once plagued by problems, LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner said.

    Turner reported Thursday that taxpayers already have saved about $500,000 this fiscal year, since the county hired Leitchfield-based Stanton Consulting to recommend ways to increase efficiency and cut costs at the LaRue County Jail. 

  • New Haven selects commissioners

    Two incumbents and two newcomers will fill the seats on the New Haven Board of Commissioners for the next two years. New Haven residents had five choices to fill the city’s four seats on the Board of Commissioners.

    Incumbents Bob Johnson and Michael Wolf and challengers John Ray Ball and Freddy Mouser were voted to the positions of commissioner.

    Precincts voting in this race include part of New Haven Public School and St. Catherine School.

  • Wired65 holds regional summit today

    Wired65 has partnered with the Bingham Fellows to bring together regional leaders from a 26-county area in Kentucky and Southern Indiana that spans east and west along the Interstate 65 corridor.

    Leaders will come together to discuss regionalism and its importance in the global economic environment at a regional summit titled Beyond Boundaries – Building our 21st Century Community. The summit will be held at the Galt House East in Louisville at 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday.