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  • School board holds forum on laptop initiative

    In today’s digital world, the common phrase LOL, or “laugh out loud,” is widely used in text messages, wall posts, tweets, blogs and a host of others. But LaRue County Schools administrators hope to use LOL in a different acronym – “Laptops of LaRue” – a 21st century learning initiative.

    The proposed initiative would provide laptop computers for each LaRue County High School student and teacher. Students will not be charged for the use of the computers which must be returned at the end of each school year.

  • Female inmate dies after collapsing at jail

    A LaRue County Detention Center inmate died of an apparent heart attack Jan. 28.

  • LaRue Schools postponed today

    LaRue County is part of a winter storm warning that lasts through the day Tuesday.

    Classes have been canceled today for LaRue County Schools.

    Snowfall began around 9 p.m. Monday and this system is expected to bring as much as 4 inches. There is a chance that temperatures may warm briefly resulting in a chance over to light rain but snow will resume in the late afternoon or evening. Forecasters expect light snow on Wednesday as well.

  • Convenience store helps cancer patient

  • Sunrise quarantine may lift this week

    H1N1 is the virus everyone’s been talking about this flu season.

    But it’s a plain old stomach bug, also known as norovirus, that has shut down visitation at the local nursing home.

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home is under quarantine – absolutely no visitors – as it tries to eradicate the virus, said administrator Daphne Loyall.

  • Down a slippery slope

    LaRue County was blanketed with about four inches of snow over the weekend. It began falling about 5 p.m. Friday and snowed through the night. The snow was powdery and drifted as high as six feet deep in some sections.

    Rising temperatures Saturday afternoon helped road crews get a handle on the situation.

    State, county and city snowplows were out in full force. Major roadways were cleared first, with both lanes of Lincoln Parkway and Bardstown Road cleared by 1 p.m.

    Sunday morning, Campbellsville Road still had a few slick spots.

  • Preliminary hearing set for twins

    Preliminary hearings for two Elizabethtown men charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment are set for Feb. 3 in LaRue District Court.

    Twins Jeremy Finch and Joshua Finch, 25, were charged after they allegedly fired a total of 12 shells outside a residence at 136 Browns Court Jan. 19. At least six of the rounds struck a vehicle.

    Three people were inside the home when the alleged incident occurred, according to Hodgenville Police Chief John Cottrill.

    Both men were lodged in the LaRue County Jail.

  • Fiscal Court passes waste tire resolution

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 26 passed a resolution asking the state’s Environmental Protection Cabinet to spend funds only in places where they were stipulated to be spent.

    County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner told members of the LaRue County Fiscal Court that the resolution applies specifically to money set aside for waste tire removal.

  • Kentucky Utilities seeks rate hike

    Kentucky Utilities Company is requesting a $136 million base rate adjustment to cover the costs, for the most part, associated with meeting the growing customer demand for energy. 

  • New Haven woman's case waived to grand jury

    Jennifer Nichols, 32, of Edlin Hill Road, New Haven, faces three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    A preliminary hearing was scheduled in LaRue District Court last week but the charges were waived to the grand jury.

    She has been indicted also for first-degree burglary and complicity by a Nelson County grand jury.