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  • 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)

  • 911 Service is down

    LaRue County's E-911 system is down. According to dispatch, a direct lightning strike occurred about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, knocking out the trunk cabinet controlling the phone system.

    A service technician has been notified - but the severe weather has delayed his arrival.

    For emergencies, call:

    Hodgenville Police Dept (270-358-3013)
    LaRue County Detention Center (270-358-9876 must push extension number 3)

  • PHOTO: CRASH AT CROSSROADS

    Two vehicles collided Monday at the intersection of Ky. 210 and Ky. 470. Just before 4 p.m., a 2011 Freightliner M2 Conventional, driven by Timothy A. Dennie, 39, of Waddy, was traveling east on Ky. 470. The Freightliner, owned by Penske Truck Leasing of Louisville, pulled into the path of a 2009 Toyota Venza driven by Rebecca M. Ohanian-Samerian of Ekron. The Venza, traveling north on Ky. 210, was struck in the left side. Both drivers refused medical transport. LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield, pictured, investigated.

  • Little Merchants: Newspaper carriers featured in new book

    About 50 years ago, Grant Wise was hired at his first job.

    He was only 11, but he handled duties that would make some grownups cry in protest.

    Up at 3 a.m., seven days a week, he pedaled his bicycle, while hefting a heavy canvas bag, for miles through the dark streets of Hodgenville – no matter the weather. He retraced his route in the afternoon.

    He was a newspaper boy.

    Wise’s story, along with several others, is included in Little Merchants: The Golden Era of Youth Delivering Newspapers, a book by Sandra L. Walker.

  • Superintendent evaluation is 'lowest in 12 years'

    The LaRue County School Board on Monday shared the results of Superintendent Sam Sanders’ annual evaluation.

    The board, at its regular meeting, released the evaluation in a PowerPoint presentation before adjourning to a closed session to discuss the details with Sanders.

    “It gives board members an opportunity to make comments and look at the job as a whole. It tells the superintendent what part we think he’s excelling in and parts we think he needs work,” said Board Chair Michael Hornback.

  • Signs installed for memorial dedication of area roads

    Signs installed for memorial dedication of area roads

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Traffic Crews have installed memorial designation signs on sections of area roads according to a resolution recently passed by Kentucky’s General Assembly.

    Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County between the intersections of US 31E and KY 55 is designated “Officer Jason Ellis Memorial Highway.” This legislative designation is sponsored by State Representative, David Floyd.

  • Watershed council seeks candidates

    The Bacon Creek Watershed Council, an award winning community group working on behalf of Bacon Creek for over a decade, and Kentucky Waterways Alliance recently received funding to sponsor agricultural Best Management Practices and septic system replacements for area residents.

    The Watershed Council is currently seeking applicants to participate in the watershed area northeast of Bonnieville that includes the communities of Hammonville, Magnolia and Upton.