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  • LaRue Jr. memorialized by family, friends

    Family and friends gathered Thursday for the funeral of James D. LaRue Jr.

    LaRue County’s official historian was memorialized at First Baptist Church Hodgenville. “Jim” was given the title several years ago in honor of his vast historical research and knowledge.

  • A winning goal for life

    The 2014 World Breastfeeding Week theme, “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life,” acknowledges that when mothers and babies succeed in their breastfeeding plans, they can enjoy a lifetime of benefits.

  • School board hears ACT report

    The LaRue County School Board met Monday night. The agenda included an ACT report by Amanda Reed, which showed that LaRue county juniors in 2014 tested at or above state averages in every subject.

    Also included was the awarding of an honorary veteran’s diploma to Donnie Waggoner.

    The board also approved payment of the Kentucky School Board Insurance Trust workers comp fund in the amount of $36,619. 

  • Fiscal Court makes donation to Veterans Memorial Park, film

    LaRue County magistrates approved a 2014-15 tax rate of 19.65 cents per $100 of assessed property value as they met at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 12.

    Tommy Turner, judge-executive, explained that the increase is below the permissible 4 percent increase, but slightly above the compensating rate that yields an amount of revenue approximately equal to that produced in the preceding year from real property.

    Fiscal Court also approved an across-the-board 2 percent increase in county salaries not set by state statute.

  • Veteran’s diploma
  • Several indicted in Nelson

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court Aug. 7.

  • 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.

  • 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.