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Today's News

  • Richie Farmer auction nets $21,000

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — An auction of rifles and knives purchased during the Richie Farmer administration raised $21,415 Monday in Frankfort, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced.
    “This auction blew the doors off all our expectations,” Commissioner Comer said. “We thought there would be some spirited bidding for these collector’s items, but we never expected anything like this. I want to thank everyone who came out to take a look and cast a bid.”

  • Red Hot Topics from the Better Business Bureau

     1. BBB is receiving calls about Free Government Grants. Scammers offer government money because a person pays bills on time, is a good citizen, or was picked in a random drawing. To receive the grant, the person must send fees via prepaid card or a wire transfer. There is no grant.

    2. Jury Duty Scam: A man who says he is with law enforcement is calling local consumers saying there is a bench warrant out for them because they failed to report to jury duty. The man asks the residents to pay fines with a credit card to avoid immediate arrest. This is a scam.

  • Genealogy Society plans long hunter program

     Davey Crockett, Daniel Boone, Squire Boone: These names are immediately identified as part of the early history of Kentucky and also LaRue County.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Megan Ross and Leron Logsdon

     Megan Ross of Sonora and Leron Logsdon of Eastview announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is a 2001 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2005 graduate of Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with an associate’s degree in equine training and management. She is an equine inside sales representative for MWI.

    The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Central Hardin High School and attended Western Kentucky University 1997-98. He is a cell tower technician and co-ower of CellTek.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Schools enter testing mode

     LaRue County Schools are completing preparations for Unbridled Learning accountability testing this month.

    One part of that assessment, The Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) for grades 3-8 and 10-11 consists of multiple-choice, extended-response, and short answer questions. LaRue County students will take the assessment May 21-23 and 27-28.

  • Saint Catherine students tops in 5K
  • Illegally placed signs will be removed

    Residents, business operators and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews have authority and will remove political signs along state maintained right-of-way areas.

    Additionally, KYTC officials take this opportunity to remind everyone no yard sale, auction, business or any other sign is allowed on state maintained right-of-way areas. Such signs must be placed beyond right-of-way limits. Right-of-way fence is included in this restriction. On roads with a right-of-way fence, no signs may be attached.

  • COLUMN: Say 'thank you' to moms and role models
  • Wright attends training

     William Steve Wright completed several days of advanced training with America’s IRA Experts on April 24-26 in Orlando, Florida, hearing about key areas that can impact tax planning and ensure his clients and families can keep more of their retirement savings.

  • PHOTOS: Plowshares Farm visit