Local News

  • LCHS teachers begin laptop training

    Last week, a team of teachers gathered to begin the process of making LaRue County High School’s Laptop Initiative " a plan to place laptop computers in the hands of each student after fall break " a reality.

    According to Principal Paul Mullins, these teachers are volunteers who will be at the “forefront” of the initiative, mentoring other teachers during the transition. They are the first to receive training on using the technology in classrooms.

  • County employees receive 2 percent raise

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a 2 percent salary increase for its employees in the 2010-11 budget as magistrates met July 13 in the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “This applies to all employees except to elected officials whose salaries are set by the state,” said Tommy Turner, judge-executive.

    Scenic highway grant

    The court approved a resolution that allows the court to receive a $144,000 Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway grant.

  • Work begins on Buffalo Apartments

    Work has started on the Buffalo School Apartments project.

    The elementary school at 50 School Loop off College Street is being transformed into a residential complex with 19 affordable apartments for senior citizens.

    AU Associates of Lexington, the developer of the property, signed recently the final paperwork accepting transfer of the school from the LaRue County School District to Buffalo Apartments LLLP. The steel frame schoolhouse was purchased for $60,000 and has been listed with the National Register of Historic Places.

  • LaRue Fair Board looking for pageant contestants

    The LaRue County Fair Board is seeking participants for several beauty pageants.

    Applications for all pageants may be picked up at Buffalo Bank, the LaRue County Extension Service office, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or Action Hair Studio, 504 Kirkpatrick Ave., Hodgenville.

    The events are as follows:

    •Miss LaRue County Fair, ages 16-21. The pageant is 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 26, with practice 5 p.m. Saturday, July 24 at the fairgrounds.

  • LaRue qualifies for disaster unemployment assistance

    Officials from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that 62 Kentucky counties, including LaRue, are qualified for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

    Kentuckians who have lost work or whose businesses were damaged due to severe weather May 1-June 1, 2010, may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.

  • Legal Aid Society holds free clinic

    Legal Aid Society staff and volunteer attorneys will offer assistance completing self-help divorce documents at a free legal clinic 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 20 at the Hardin County Justice Center in Elizabethtown. 

    Prospective clients must meet federal poverty guidelines. For a family of four, a client’s annual income must be $44,100 or less.

    Appointments for the clinic are necessary. Interested individuals should call the Legal Aid Society at 502-584-1254 ext. 3166 by July 13 to reserve their place in the clinic. 

  • Three charged after constable's traffic stop

    Three men face drug-related charges after a Friday night traffic stop.

    Constable Tim Ford stopped a vehicle driven by Mark Alan Caven, 49, of Summersville on Lincoln Farm Road about 6 p.m.

    Drug paraphernalia was found in a suitcase inside the vehicle, Ford said. Neither Caven or his passengers, Jacobi Alan Caven, 20, of Hodgenville, and Christopher T. Gray, 33, Summersville, would admit ownership, so all three were charged with use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Old Iron event scheduled for this weekend

    Old Iron of South Central Kentucky will hold an antique farm equipment show July 17 in Magnolia.

    The event will be held at Powder Mills Farm Equipment at 1555 Powder Mills Road in the Linwood community. There is no admission charge.

    Working demonstrations with horses and tractors will be held throughout the day including plowing, threshing and corn shelling.

    A flea market, craft and swap meet will be held with set-up fees required.

  • Editor wins journalism honors

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, took home three awards at the Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Louisville Metro Journalism Awards ceremony at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

    Ireland entered three categories in the non-metro/community newspapers division. She took top honors in feature writing for her submissions of “Teen Beats Odds” and “Mule Man;” second place in feature photography for “Lincoln Days”; and honorable mention in column writing.

  • Unemployment rates falling in LaRue

    Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties, including LaRue County, between May 2009 and May 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s May 2010 rate was 9.5 percent, down from 12.1 percent a year ago and down from 10 percent in April 2010.

    Of a 7,124-person civilian labor force, 6,447 were employed with 677 actively seeking employment.