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  • Sheriff, County Clerk offices audited

    State Auditor Crit Luallen released the audit of the 2009 financial statements of LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter and LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of the county clerks and sheriffs.


    The auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year – one on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • State furlough days affect county offices

    State-mandated furloughs will affect closures of state and local government offices.

    At the Aug. 24 session of LaRue County Fiscal Court, LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner said all state offices will be closed Sept. 3, Nov. 12 and May 27, 2010.

    The LaRue County Clerk’s office will be open half day Sept. 1, all day Friday and closed Saturday and Monday.

    Turner expected more office closures as the other dates approach, saying circuit court, property valuation and other offices likely will shut down during those days as well as other county offices.

  • Reimbursement is condition of felony dismissal

    A felony charge against a Hodgenville man was dismissed Aug. 13 in LaRue Circuit Court – if he reimburses the complainant.

    Raymond Fancher, 40, was indicted of theft by unlawful taking in May based on accusations of a neighbor, Steve Druen. He was charged with junking Druen’s pulling tractor, valued at $950, without permission.

  • Laptop fees may be paid through fall break

    LaRue County High School students will register for classes July 22.

    At that time, textbook and laptop fees will be taken 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the media center.

    The textbook fees are $60; laptop fees are $20. Lower fees apply for students on reduced pay or free lunch.

    Laptop fees for students can be paid through the day the computers are handed out, according to LCHS Principal Paul Mullins. Student will receive laptops after fall break.

  • State to construct more barriers on I-65

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday a plan to extend median barriers along a 13-mile stretch of Interstate 65 in portions of Hart, LaRue and Hardin counties.

    “Our chief concern is saving lives,” Beshear said. “Additional barriers will help provide more protection against crossover crashes and make I-65 safer for the traveling public.”

    Barriers will be added from near the 67-mile marker, north of Munfordville, to the 80 mile marker, just north of the LaRue County line in Hardin County, where a stretch of cable barrier currently terminates.

  • Rail crossing repairs close highway


  • Mullins honored as Administrator of the Year by KASA

    LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins is this year’s recipient of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators building level Administrator of the Year Award.

    Mullins, who led LCHS from 120th place on CATS testing to 29th place in five years as principal, will be presented with the award this afternoon during the opening session of KASA’s 2010 annual Summer Institute at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in Louisville.

  • Curtis hired as district energy manager for LaRue schools

    Chris Curtis has been hired as district energy manager for LaRue, Hart, Green and Taylor County and Elizabethtown and Campbellsville Independent schools.

    The schools are collaborating in a regional partnership.

    The pilot project began in 2007 to make public schools more energy efficient, according to a press release from Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    One thousand schools statewide are participating in the cost-cutting initiative.

  • Tucker sentenced to 10 years

    A Hodgenville man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous counts of sex crimes against a child.

    A year ago, Steven Lewis Tucker, 31, of 2142 Lincoln Farm Road, was charged with two counts of incest, victim under age 12; two counts of first-degree sodomy; one count of first-degree rape; two counts of sodomy, victim under age 12; and three counts of incest, victim under age 12.

    As Kentucky State Police continued to investigate, more charges were added, including 213 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

  • Superintendent receives nearly 'excellent' rating

    For the second year in a row, the LaRue County School Board conducted the superintendent’s evaluation in open session.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders received just under an excellent rating in his eighth year on the job.

    The scores range 0 to 4 with 4 being outstanding, 3 excellent, 2 good, 1 means the individual needs improvement and zero is unacceptable. Board member names were not attached to the scores.

    Sanders said the “evaluation in open session is somewhat intimidating, but transparency can be very positive.”