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  • Magistrates question jail consultant expense

    Discussion over bill payments and the budget brought questions from two magistrates concerning payments being made for jail consulting services as LaRue Fiscal Court met May 25 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Third district magistrate Bryan Durham questioned if paying the $60,000 per year to Stanton Consulting of Leitchfield was worth the cost.

    Scotty Lee, second district magistrate, added that the community is asking why the county is paying two jailers’ salaries.

  • Chiropractor convicted of tax evasion after five-day trial

    After a five-day trial, a federal jury in Louisville convicted Richard Gilbert of Hodgenville of one count of tax evasion and one count of impeding and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service, according to United States Attorney David J. Hale. Gilbert was convicted on both counts of an indictment that charged him with one count of tax evasion and one count of impeding and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service. 

  • Post 87 honors vets with Memorial Day service Monday

    American Legion Post 87 held a Memorial Day ceremony to honor local veterans Monday.

    Tom McGrew, member of the local and state post, was the guest speaker.

    A cross was dedicated in honor of Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson who died Feb. 21 of combat-related injuries in Afghanistan.

  • Meredith to challenge Sims for state rep in November

    A 25-year-old bank marketing officer is the Republican candidate for the 19th District State Representative race.

    In the May 18 primary, Michael Lee Meredith of Brownsville took 88 percent of the vote in his home county, Edmonson, and 65 percent of the Hart County vote to defeat LaRue County businessman Craig Astor.

    Astor won his home county with 55 percent of the vote.

    Total votes were Meredith, 3,017; Astor, 958.

    Meredith will challenge Democratic incumbent Dottie Sims of Horse Cave for the seat in November.

  • Railway Museum to host Lincoln train event today

    The Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven will host the Lincoln Train event on Saturday.

    Guests can visit the museum where they’ll meet with Abraham Lincoln impersonator, Larry Elliot. Lincoln will explain how the railroad system played an important role in the Civil War and how it helped the union claim victory. He’ll then invite guests to join him on a train ride where he will continue to speak and answer questions.

  • Dow Corning contract expires, work continues

    Landmark News Service

    Production at Dow Corning’s Elizabethtown plant continued Monday despite the expiration of an employment contract with union workers.

    Dow, which has operated the plant nearly 50 years, employs 200 workers at its factory. Half of them are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers International.

  • Propane smell tracked to business

    About noon Wednesday, LaRue County Emergency Management received several complaints about the smell of propane in downtown Hodgenville.

    According to Chris Jackson of LCEM, employees of Southern States, Hodgenville branch, were changing valves in some of their tanks which allowed some propane to escape.

  • 191 LCHS seniors walk the stage Friday

    About 191 LaRue County High School seniors will walk across the stage in the gymnasium to accept their diplomas May 28.

    Speeches will be made by valedictorian Eli Ernst, son of Bob and Sharon Ernst and salutatorian David Cruse, son of Mike and Anita Cruse.

    Both men are members of the Band of Hawks and the National Honor Society.

    Ernst plans to study biology at Western Kentucky University and transfer to Auburn University to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine.

    Cruse plans to major in chemical engineering at the University of Kentucky.

  • Southbound I-65 being detoured at Upton

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (May 28, 2010) — Traffic on southbound Interstate 65 is being detoured at Upton after a wreck just south of Bonnieville, at the 67 mile marker, in Hart County, this morning.

    Southbound motorists should detour via Exit 76 to U.S. 31W south to I-65 at Munfordville, Exit 65.

  • Northbound I-65 blocked again today

    For the second consecutive day, traffic is being detoured off Interstate 65.

    This morning's crash occurred in the southwest corner of LaRue County. Northbound lanes are blocked and traffic is being detoured onto U.S. 31W.