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  • Today's primary will narrow field

    The results of several countywide elections will be settled  with the May 18 primary.

    According to totals released by the County Clerk’s office last week, there are 9,535 people registered to vote in the election. Of those, 6,350 or 66.5 percent, are Democrats; 2,728, or 28.6 percent, are Republicans; and 457, or 4.8 percent, are non-partisan. 

    The numbers show an increase of about 200 Republicans, a decrease of about 200 voters for Democrats and an increase of 50 independent since the 2006 election.

  • Full field of candidates turns out for jailer’s forum

    Last week’s political forum gave LaRue County jailer candidates a chance to describe their backgrounds and willingness to make changes at the detention center.

    The field of three Democrats and three Republicans were given two minutes to introduce themselves and offer a closing statement and two minutes to field questions.

  • Constables: Plenty of candidates, despite no salary

    The office of constable was established by Kentucky’s constitution in 1850.

    The position has changed over the years with several duties no longer required since the 1970s. However, constables still have the power of arrest and to execute warrants, subpoenas, summonses and other court documents, and are required to execute any court process given to them. They have the same countywide jurisdiction as the sheriff.

  • School Board to consider revised calendar tonight

    LaRue County Schools were closed May 4 after flood waters made some roads impassable.

    The missed day created some concern that the date for graduation would be moved from May 28 to June 4. Many seniors have mailed invitations already and made plans for out-of-town guests.

    The make-up day will be discussed at the May 17 school board meeting. Superintendent Sam Sanders said he will recommend that graduation remain at 8 p.m. May 28.

  • Cleanup begins after flood

    Many LaRue Countians are trying to dry out their homes and possessions after last week’s storm dumped about eight-inches of rain on the area.

    Athertonville, located between the Rolling Fork River and Knob Creek, was hard-hit and many residents were forced to leave their homes. Others moved to a second story and waited for water levels to drop.

    A day made a great difference in the receding floodwaters. On Tuesday, Mike Barnes paddled a boat to check on his Hancock Lane house. Wednesday, U.S. 31E was cleared to traffic through Athertonville and New Haven.

  • Republican state rep candidates speak at political forum

    A pair of conservative Republicans spoke at the April 20 candidate forum sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

    Craig Astor, a Realtor, airplane mechanic and small business owner in Hodgenville, and Michael Lee Meredith, a member of Brownsville City Council and marketing officer for Bank of Edmonson County, agreed on most issues.

  • Absentee voting under way

    Absentee voting machines are now open for LaRue County.

    The clerk's office is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday and Saturday. The machines will be available through 4:30 p.m. May 17, the day before Primary.

    A paper absentee ballot can be requested in person, by phone or by fax.

  • Absentee voting under way

    Absentee voting machines are now open for LaRue County.

    The clerk's office is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday and Saturday. The machines will be available through 4:30 p.m. May 17, the day before Primary.

    A paper absentee ballot can be requested in person, by phone or by fax.

  • Two injured on Lincoln Parkway


    Two women were injured when their vehicles collided at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and W. Main St. Tuesday afternoon. Alma Borders, 68, of Sonora, driver of a Ford Ranger pickup, was flown to University of Louisville Hospital where she remains a patient.

     

  • Relay for Life under way

    LaRue County’s annual Relay for Life – a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society – begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Sixteen teams will set up campsites Friday afternoon and participants will begin registration at 5 p.m. Opening ceremony is at 6 p.m. with a medallion presentation to cancer survivors, a performance by the HES chorus and opening lap by cancer survivors.

    Relay organizers will accept silent auction items in the school cafeteria at 6 p.m. Bidding for the auction begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 4 a.m.