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  • Schools to introduce hybrid bus

    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County Schools’ director of transportation and maintenance, hopes the new hybrid school bus coming to the district through a stimulus-funded grant, will live up to its expectations of saving up to 30 percent in fuel consumption.

    “We know they’re more energy efficient,” Fulkerson saud. “We just don’t know how efficient they are.”

    He hopes to start answering that question when the bus arrives around the first of August.

  • Campbellsville University hosts job fair today

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  • Probation denied to mother of four

    Probation has been denied to a mother who admitted to abusing her four children.

    At her final sentencing last week, Myra Rodriguez, 31, of Buffalo, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

    Last month, she admitted guilt to 16 felony and 30 misdemeanor charges regarding what court documents called “torture and cruel punishment” inflicted upon four children – the youngest who was only 3 at the time.

    She and her husband Juan adopted three of the children in 2007.

  • Association of Lincoln Presenters to visit area

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  • Glendale woman charged with drug trafficking

    A 24-year-old Glendale woman is facing drug trafficking charges after a series of run-ins with law enforcement March 26.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the chain of events began with an investigation into the alleged theft of four diamond rings. He located the jewelry at a local pawn shop and took out a warrants against Jessica Ida Smith, who was accused of pawning them.

  • First candidate forum is tonight

    Constituents will have a chance to meet local candidates at a political forum April 13 and 20.

    The forums, hosted by LaRue County Farm Bureau and the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, begin at 6 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom at the LaRue County Courthouse.

    The candidates for judge/executive, sheriff and jailer have been invited to speak April 13.

    Candidates from all four magisterial districts - along with the three candidates for state representative - have been invited to speak April 20.

  • Bulk of backlog cleared for Circuit Court judge

    A senior judge appointed to help a circuit judge clear a backlog of nearly 100 cases ended his assistance March 31, but a small number of cases still remain.

    Judge Jack Seay’s backlog prompted intervention of the state court system because some civil disputes, particularly child custody cases, lingered undecided for years. In November 2009, Senior Judge Geoffrey Morris was appointed to hear Seay’s docket so he could concentrate fully on issuing decisions.

  • ECTC and Campbellsville U sign agreements for credit transfer

    Officials from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Campbellsville University crossed paths Wednesday at Hodgenville’s new Brockman Center to sign four agreements of cooperation.

    After negotiations, the institutions created seamless transfers in four programs: business administration, criminal justice, interdisciplinary early childhood education and organizational management.

    Representatives of both schools said in economic times when budgets are tightened, cooperation seems natural.

  • Citizens Union Bank CEO steps down

    Landmark News Service

    Citizens Union Bank announced that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991, retired from that position and as a member of the bank’s board of directors.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

    The announcement was delivered in a press release. It is not known if Wade’s decision is related to those examinations.

  • LCMS Math EXPLORE scores explode

    LaRue County Middle School students are shining in several subjects, according to test results released recently.

    Last fall, the students participated in a statewide administration of EXPLORE, a component of the ACT exam. ACT is a readiness benchmark used during the admission process to college; EXPLORE is a high school readiness benchmark that is administered in September.

    Kentucky’s overall scores increased in nearly every subject area, according to a Kentucky Department of Education release. LaRue’s scores were .6 above the state average.