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  • Auditor finds no issues with county government

    State Auditor Crit Luallen has released the audit of the financial statements of the LaRue County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.

    The audit found that the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities and equity arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • Two hurt in crash on 210

    Two Campbellsville women were injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on KY 210 about five miles east of Hodgenville.

    Brittany Cook, 19, was driving a 2003  Nissan Pathfinder east on KY 210 when she attempted to pass a pickup truck pulling a hayroller, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The truck began making a left turn into a driveway and Cook applied her brakes to avoid a collision.

    She lost control of the vehicle. It crossed the centerline, struck a dirt embankment and rolled on its side.

  • KU asks state for rate increase

    Kentucky Utilities residential customers could see a nearly 14 percent increase in their bills this year.

    Citing a growing customer demand as the main culprit, with a 2008 windstorm and 2009 ice storm as contributing factors, KU has asked the Public Service Commission to grant a rate increase.

    According to information provided by Cliff Feltham, KU’s statewide media relations manager, the company is requesting a $136 million base rate increase, which the company says is necessary to meet growing demand.

  • Laptop Initiative shot down by lone vote

    The proposed Laptops of LaRue Initiative – a plan that would place laptop computers in the hands of every LaRue County High School student – was shot down by a lone school board member Monday.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders had requested the project move forward with the unanimous consent of school board members. The vote was 4-1 with Norbert Skees of District 1 voting “no.”

  • Laptop Initiative shot down by lone vote

    The proposed Laptops of LaRue Initiative – a plan that would place laptop computers in the hands of every LaRue County High School student – was shot down by a lone school board member Monday.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders had requested the project move forward with the unanimous consent of school board members. The vote was 4-1 with Norbert Skees of District 1 voting “no.”

  • Laptop Initiative shot down by lone vote

    The proposed Laptops of LaRue Initiative – a plan that would place laptop computers in the hands of every LaRue County High School student – was shot down by a lone school board member Monday.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders had requested the project move forward with the unanimous consent of school board members. The vote was 4-1 with Norbert Skees of District 1 voting “no.”

  • Men charged in meth lab bust

    Two men face drug charges after components of a methamphetamine lab were found at a Slack Road mobile home March 8.

    Billy Edwards, an agent with the Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force, received a tip about alleged meth lab activity. He and other officers saw items “consistent with meth being made” including one-step meth labs at the residence.

    Larry Ray Riggs, 56, of Slack Road, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, second offense; and first-degree possession of controlled substance, first offense.

  • Senior judge assists with backlog of court cases

    Landmark News Service

    On Sept. 4, 2009, Steven Hurst began waiting for a decision that would decide the fate of his two daughters. Five months later, he is still waiting.

    “Our lives have been put on hold, we are in a limbo state,” he said.

    Hurst is involved in a custody battle with his ex-wife, a case submitted for decision on that September day to Circuit Judge Jack Seay. According to KRS 454.350, Seay had 90 days to issue a final adjudication.

  • Laptop supporters begin petition drive

    After failing to win unanimous support from the School Board for the Laptops of LaRue program, a group of supporters is calling for a new vote.

  • Man charged with manufacture of meth

    A Hodgenville man’s problems with local law enforcement were compounded last week when he was charged with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

    Jason Scott Hatcher, 24, also was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance, possession of handgun by convicted felon and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, second offense, on March 10 by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Jail under $100,000 cash bond.