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  • Community News

    Georgetown

    John R. Smith

    The youth had a wonderful day Saturday at Kentucky Kingdom. Rev. Jerry Wilkinson and his wife accompanied us there.

    Jovan Bell returned home from the hospital and is slowly improving. Alice Lee Thomas was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital and was released.

    The 149th Annual General Association of Kentucky Baptist will be Monday through Friday at the Hilton Hotel, Lexington. Guest speaker will be Bishop Alexis Thomas, pastor of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Park bans unmanned aircraft

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park has adopted a regulation prohibiting the launching, landing or operating of unmanned aircraft within the boundaries of the Park.

    Unmanned aircraft include model airplanes, quadcopters and drones that are used for any purpose.

    According to Superintendent Bill Justice, this regulation has been adopted to preserve the memorial nature of the park, to prevent conflicts with other park uses, and to ensure the safety of the visiting public.

  • Messonet seeks funding from counties

    Now in its eighth year of operation, the Kentucky Mesonet is looking to build a broad base of funding and support for the statewide climate and weather network.

    The Mesonet, housed in the Kentucky Climate Center at Western Kentucky University, has stations in 64 counties. The first station was installed at the WKU Farm in May 2007.

  • Upton woman receives a new kind of home

    By Jere Downs

    Landmark News Service

    Until recently, Joann Priddy lived in third world conditions while caring for her disabled mother and sister in a wood-frame shack south of Elizabethtown.

    She cooked meals atop a wood-burning stove made from an oil drum, the only source of heat. Her toilet was an outhouse with a leaky roof and a shower curtain for privacy.

  • 17 from Parkway take mission trip to Belize

    Parkway Baptist Church and its pastor, Brother DeWayne Gibson, are no strangers to international missions. Earlier this month, Gibson took a group of 17 youth and adults to Belize City, Belize, for five days.

    “Parkway feels really strongly about getting outside the church walls—and not just internationally, but locally too,” said Gibson.

  • Break-ins reported at park, fairgrounds

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating two break-ins and the theft of a vehicle that occurred over the weekend.

    According to Police Chief Steve Johnson, a building at LaRue County Park and Recreation was burglarized Friday night. String trimmers and other tools were taken.

    LaRue County Community Action reported the theft of a 1994 Mercury Grand Prix from its parking lot on Friday night. Johnson said the key was stuck in the ignition.

  • Former EMS worker accused of falsifying pay

    An internal investigation released July 22 by Hardin County government says former EMS Assistant Supervisor James Miller falsified thousands of dollars in overtime pay he did not work.

    The county documents also say Ira Dyer, former EMS director, purchased a “quantity of beer,” consumed it with county officials and transported the remainder of the alcohol in county vehicles while on an April business trip to Houston, Texas, which is a violation of county policy.

  • 'Pioneer' Jim Carigan dies

    A former Hodgenville man, who family members called a pioneer in modern highway design, died July 20, 2014, in Lexington.

    James M. Carigan, 93, is survived by three children, Jim Carigan, Pam Wingate and Betsy Chinn, according to his obituary.

    Carigan was raised in Liberty, graduating from Casey County High School in 1938. After earning a civil engineering degree from the University of Kentucky, he obtained a job with TVA, mapping the Tennessee River watershed and building dams to provide electricity for the procession and production of war materials.

  • Changes await students returning to class on August 6

    LaRue County Schools open for the new year on Aug. 6.

    There are several new faces in classrooms and offices waiting to greet them – and a few changes from last year’s routine.

    All schools continue to release students early on Fridays for teacher planning time.

    Hodgenville Elementary and Abraham Lincoln Elementary – Elementary schools begin drop off at 7:15 a.m. and students should be inside the building by 7:45 a.m. Students are dismissed at 2:55 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1:25 p.m. on Fridays.

  • 911 service 'hit or miss'

    911 service in LaRue County has been partially restored.

    According to dispatch, “most” landline 911 calls are being routed correctly. Cell phone 911 calls are “hit-and-miss.”

    The system went down about 11 p.m. Saturday when it appeared a direct lightning strike hit the phone lines. The surge knocked out the trunk cabinet that controls the phone system.

    For emergencies, call:

    Hodgenville Police Dept (270-358-3013)

    LaRue County Detention Center (270-358-9876 must push extension number 3)