Community News

  • LaRue County Water District celebrates 50 years

    About 200 people attended Saturday’s 50th year celebration of LaRue County Water District No. 1.
    Current and past employees and commissioners, customers and well-wishers enjoyed porkburgers and hotdogs at Buffalo Baptist Church’s annex, just a few hundred yards from the water district’s office.
    LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner made a few remarks, providing background and history of the water district.

  • Wright completes IRA training

    William Steve Wright completed advanced IRA distribution training at Ed Slott and Company’s recent Elite IRA Advisor Group Workshop on May 2-4, in Dallas, Texas.

    Covering recent updates such as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the Health Care Law’s tax consequences, Wright joined over 200 of the nation’s top financial professionals who are dedicated to solving the country’s biggest and most complex financial problem — effectively managing the distribution of assets from Individual Retirement Arrangements.

  • Mayor sums up fiscal year, announces plans for next

    The following is Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse’s summation of fiscal year ending 2013.

    First of all, I am pleased to announce that once again as the City approaches the end of our fiscal year 2012-2013 we are going to close well within our proposed budget restraints. Our income and expenses fall closely within our proposed budget adopted almost 12 months ago. 

    During the past year we were able to achieve several improvements to the City such as:

  • City Council approves first reading of budget, can't agree on work session time

    Hodgenville City Council held first reading Monday of a $1,234,950 million budget ordinance for fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.

    Anticipated funds include $336,300 from occupational taxes; $296,000 from city taxes; $285,000 from insurance premium surtax; and $48,900 miscellaneous government aid.

    General fund expenditures include $486,990 for police; $489,510 for capital outlay; $55,250 for fire department, debt and outlay; $25,000 for park and recreation; and $78,200 for Red Hill Cemetery (which is expected to be offset by revenue or carryover).

  • Hardee's giveaway keeps on giving

    Hardees/Red Burrito owners Wayne and Wendy Tyree recently celebrated their 20th year in business.

    During the anniversary, several giveaways were awarded including two kids’ bikes.

    Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jones were the winners of the boy’s bike, and Farrin Humphrey was the winner of the girl’s bike.

    After the winners were announced, Humphrey and Jones switched bikes because the Joneses needed a girl’s bike for a family member, and the good deed trade didn’t end there.

  • Bardstown Road to be reduced to one lane

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awarded a contract for asphalt rehabilitation for LaRue County projects in May.

    A 4.57-mile section of New Haven Road (U.S. 31-E) from the north side of Lincoln Square to just north of Ky. 84 was approved.

    Scotty’s Contracting and Stone LLC was awarded the contract for $382,014. Completion date is Nov. 15.

    The reconstruction of Enlow, Devers and Boyhood Home curves and culvert work on U.S. 31-E continues.

  • Child injured by wringer washer

    A small child was injured last week when his arm was caught in a wringer washer.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy received a call to do a welfare check on the child, estimated to be between 2 and 3 years old.

    “His parents had taken him to Taylor Regional Hospital after his arm was caught in a wringer washer,” McCoy said. “They were told to (take the child) to Kosair’s and they never went.”

  • No late bloomers here
  • ENGAGEMENT: Katie Meredith and Tyler Hornback

    Kevin and Karen Meredith are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Meredith, to Tyler Hornback, son of Dean and Kelly Hornback.

    Tyler and Katie are high school sweethearts. Katie works for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; Tyler works for Hornback Construction.

    Their wedding is 5:30 p.m. May 25, 2013, at South Fork Baptist Church. A private reception will follow.

  • Community Calendar

    Advisory Council meets
    LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center Advisory Council will meet 11:30 a.m. May 9 at the LaRue County Extension office. The meeting is open to the public.  Call 358-9745 for more information.
    CKCAC Area Board of Directors
    The Central Kentucky Community Action Council Area Board of Directors will hold a special called meeting 1:30 p.m. May 9 at the Nelson County Old Courthouse in the courtroom, 1 Court Square, Bardstown. The public can attend.