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  • Turner appointed to newly formed council

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner was recently appointed to the newly formed Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council.

  • Vehicle fire on Wayne Ennis Road
  • Accident on Aetna Furnace Road
  • News of Record

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Tommy G. Sadberry, Jr. to Addison M. Chapman and Jamie E. Chapman, property on Harned McCubbins Road, $153,000.

    Brian K. Carlisle and Anissa Carlisle to Wesley W. Owens and Stacy D. Owens, property on Youngers Creek Road, $330,000.

    Toby Loyall and Ali E. Loyall to Kathryn McDowell, lot one, phase one of Pearman Estates, $230,000.

  • Driver's license clarification

    The driver’s license information in the June 15 issue of the LaRue County Herald News was incorrect. The following is the correct information.

    Written tests for permits (operator permits, CDL permits, motorcycle permits) are given on Monday mornings from 8 to 10:15 a.m. in the LaRue Circuit Court Clerk’s office in the courthouse annex.

    Road testing is given 11:15 a.m. on Mondays by appointment only.

    For more information about the tests or motorcycle road tests, call the clerk’s office at 270-358-3421. 

  • Vets reactions to fireworks

    The July Fourth holiday for most people is a time of fun, food, and fireworks.

    But for some returning combat veterans and others traumatized by gunfire, the sound and smell of the fireworks could take all the fun away.

    “For quite a while after I got back, any loud noise—firecracker, truck backfiring, or some similar thing—and I would think, ‘Incoming!’ and want to hit the deck,” recalled Larry Clopton of Mt. Sherman who saw combat as a rifleman with the First Air Cavalry in Vietnam in 1970.

  • Taxes increased for Signature HealthCARE

    The property tax assessment appeal hearings for two organizations were held last Thursday and the assessment for Signature HealthCARE resulted in an increase from the original assessment from the LaRue County PVA Office.

    The hearings were a result of tax assessment appeals from Signature HealthCARE of Sunrise Manor and Buffalo School Apartments. The LaRue County PVA office originally assessed Sunrise Manor at $15,750,000 (approximately 163,720 in property taxes) and Signature HealthCARE appealed it with a reduction to $8,490,000 (approximately $88,252 in property taxes.)

  • A visit from the queen

    It isn’t every day that royalty comes to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. A swarm of bees, which includes a queen bee, have recently taken up residence in a hollow cedar tree at the park.

    “The swarm landed on the tree about three weeks ago,” said Joyce Gellhaus, frequent visitor of the park.

    Gellhaus, who along with her husband Dan, keep bees, said that if the number of bees becomes too large for the box or hive they break off.

  • Courthouse taking on new shape

    The LaRue County Courthouse and annex is taking on a different shape.

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner said the renovations are on schedule and several projects have already been completed.

  • Five indicted by grand jury

    Five people were recently indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, June 20.

    Robert E. Aubrey, 52, of Elizabethtown was indicted on one count of first degree wanton endangerment and one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The alleged offenses occurred on October 22, 2015. He is accused of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which created a substantial danger to a minor in the vehicle. His bail was set at $9,500.