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Local News

  • Lawsuit threatens library services

    Like many other libraries in the Bluegrass, LaRue County’s public library is being threatened by the ongoing lawsuit against Kentucky libraries. Dana Jolly, Director of LaRue County Public Library, said that, should the ruling in the case come down against libraries, they would lose more than half their current budget. She added that, although the board hasn’t outlined specifically which services would be cut, some would inevitably be lost.

  • Treasure Finders going to Kentucky State Fair

    Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is offering a direct link to his Treasure Finders website at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Fairgoers can digitally search the Treasury’s list of hundreds of thousands of unclaimed properties valued at nearly half-a-billion dollars – and file a claim online.

  • Auditors: Invoices not paid timely, fiscal court failed to approve claims

    The accounting processes of LaRue County Fiscal Court and the LaRue County Detention Center – like numerous other public agencies – are subject to annual scrutiny by the state auditor. The latest audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, showed the county had total receipts of $6,689,816 and disbursements of $5,641,598 – and an increase of $1,083,283 in ending cash balance from the previous year.

    The jail canteen fund showed receipts of $194,894 for the fiscal year.

  • Rock Walks

    Saturday’s AGstravaganza gave residents a chance to visit six farming enterprises around the county. The program, sponsored by LaRue County Farm Bureau, is in its second year of promoting local agriculture.

    One of the most visited stops was Rock Brothers Dairy in Roanoke. Owner Gary Rock – one of four dairy farmers in the county – was on hand to show off his rebuilt dairy barn – and his new legs.

  • LaRue's official historian dies at age 94

     James D. “Jim” LaRue Jr., LaRue County’s official historian, died Aug. 11, 2014, at the age of 94.

    He had battled cancer for some time, according to family.

    Mr. LaRue had an encyclopedic knowledge of local history, which earned him the official title from the county. He held an extensive collection of documents and photographs relating to the county’s – and his own family’s – heritage. 

    He freely shared his knowledge and research with anyone who showed interest.

  • City Council: SCRTC approved, bookkeeping a mess, fire truck a dud

    It has been a year since South Central Rural Telephone Company announced plans to expand its services farther into LaRue County. Monday night, Hodgenville City Council held first reading of an ordinance to allow SCRTC into the City.

    The council agreed to a 15-year non-exclusive contract with the telecommunications company.

    SCRTC, which is based in Glasgow, has served the Buffalo, Magnolia and Mount Sherman area for several years. The expansion means it will bring high-speed Internet access to more areas.

  • Food inspections
  • News of Record

    Court Briefs

    Bench warrant issued

    Michael Aubrey Jr. (1977) has absconded, according to court documents filed Aug. 4. A bench warrant was issued. He received a suspended sentence on a count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument in LaRue Circuit Court in 2010. Probation was revoked in October 2013. He was required to pay restitution of $700.

     

    Bench warrant issued

  • LaRue County Employees Taxable Wages 2013

     

    David C. Anderson – $18,202

    Joseph A. Allen – $564

    Anthony A. Atwell – $1,052

    Jeremy H. Barr – $5,104.25

    Gloria Jean Bell – $6,671.90

    Jeremy C. Bell – $13,517.28

    William C. Bennett – $20,973.74

    Charles R. Benningfield – $32,813.13

    Kimberly A. Bishop – $6,056.25

    Ira W. Bloyd Jr. – $570

    William A. Bowen – $2,972.25

    Timmy R. Bright – $16,863.93

  • Rep. Guthrie to field questions at town hall meeting

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will host a town hall 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Lincoln Museum Community Room, 58 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville. The town hall will be open to both the general public and the media.

    “It is an honor to represent Kentucky’s Second District and I look forward to hearing what’s on the mind of my fellow Kentuckians,” said Congressman Guthrie. “There are so many issues in the news today and I think it’s important to provide an opportunity to discuss them.”