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Today's News

  • Cruse's trial moved to Nelson

     Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the criminal case against former mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback agree that a change of venue is necessary for a fair trial. 

    Last week, after hearing pros and cons of several locations, LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III made his decision: The trial will take place in Nelson County.

    His decision means the proceedings will remain within the 10th Judicial Circuit (LaRue, Hart and Nelson Counties).

  • COLUMN: Fall prevention for older adults

     Taking a fall can be scary at any age, but for senior adults a fall can lead to serious and sometimes devastating consequences. Falls are the leading cause of death from unintentional injuries among older adults and the leading cause of traumatic brain injury among Kentucky residents age 65 and older.  

    According to the Center for Disease Control, the death rates from falls among older men and women have risen sharply over the past decade.

  • COLUMN: Tips for caring for aging parents

     As an adult child taking care of an aging parent, it can be a challenge to know when to step in and become more involved in their care. Sometimes it’s easy to identify when the right time is, but usually it is not. Even approaching the topic can be tricky. Emotions will run high and words can be misconstrued. 

  • ANNIVERSARY: Whitlows celebrate 50 years

    James “Jimmy” and Brenda Sidebottom Whitlow of Hodgenville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23, 2014.

    The couple married on Aug. 23, 1964, in Knoxville, Tennessee, in a ceremony conducted by Rev. Perry Ginn.

    They have four children, Jason (Trista) Whitlow, Judy Shelton, Jamie (Abe) Shelton and Jenny (Eric) Allen; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    The Whitlows celebrated with a trip and plan to have a gathering with their family.

  • U.S. 68 closed in Green County

    US 68 is closed today in Greensburg to allow crew to extricate a fire truck from a basement. 

    The fire truck was parked at the car lot on the corner of Legion Park Road and US 68 when it broke through into an existing building's basement.

    Cranes are scheduled to remove the truck and will block US 68 from 8am until the truck is removed (expected by afternoon sometime). 

  • COLUMN: Treat your parents as you would like to be treated

    As an adult child taking care of an aging parent, it can be a challenge to know when to step in and become more involved in their care. Sometimes it's easy to identify when the right time is, but usually it is not. Even approaching the topic can be tricky. Emotions will run high and words can be misconstrued.

  • McConnell, Grimes spar over policy

    After he’s spent 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky’s farmers.

      “Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky,” Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum, held at its headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday. 

  • PHOTO: Water line break near Central Office

    City employee Craig Wright watches water pour down Walnut Street behind LaRue County Board of Education after a water line broke on Wednesday. Workers blocked the street so they could safely make the repair. Wright said the break was located about four-feet below the roadway surface.

  • Two injured in Campbellsville Road wreck

    Two people were flown from a crash scene Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred near the LaRue/Taylor line.
    The Taylor County Sheriff's office is investigating.

  • COLUMN: Soybean pests usually cause minor damage

     There are several insects that can feed on soybeans. Fortunately, most usually cause only minor damage.

    Green cloverworms larvae are slender, light green caterpillars with three pairs of white stripes running the length of the body. Young larvae skeletonize the underside of the leaf. Older larvae eat all of the leaf except the largest veins. They are usually controlled by natural enemies and do not reach economic levels.