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  • LaRue Schools out for third day

    Winter conditions and slick roads led to the cancellation of LaRue County Schools on Thursday. It is the third consecutive day that schools have been out.

    The National Weather Service sis predicting more winter conditions this weekend which could disrupt classes next week as well.

  • Six Flags will close its gates

    About a week after Six Flags announced an upcoming job fair, the Louisville amusement park decided to reject its lease with the Kentucky State Fair board.

    Six Flags proposed a new lease arrangement for the Kentucky Kingdom park to the fair board. Those proposals were not accepted and the park will cease operations. Management blamed the economy.

  • Ready for more change?

    Last year, the U.S. Mint released four new Lincoln cents commemorating the bicentennial of the 16th President’s birth. The tails side of the coin featured his birth in Hodgenville, boyhood in Indiana, beginning of his political career in Springfield, Ill., and his presidency in Washington, D.C.

  • More snow predicted

    A winter storm hit LaRue County about 9 p.m. Monday, making driving treacherous and canceling LaRue County Schools on Tuesday.

    State, county and city crews worked throughout the night and by Tuesday morning, main roads were passable and generally clear. The snow increased mid-morning and emergency responders were called out several times to assist stranded motorists.

    Forecasters expect light snow Wednesday as well.

  • Lincoln luncheon tickets on sale

    The annual Lincoln’s Birthday Commemorative Luncheon will be noon Feb. 12 at the LaRue County Extension Service office, Old E’town Road, Hodgenville.

    Tickets for the catered luncheon are $15 and available at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce/Lincoln Days office and The Lincoln Museum. Tickets are limited. 

    All proceeds from the luncheon are used in production of the Lincoln Days festival in October and the scholarship program.

  • Family Dollar break-in was 'professional'

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating a break-in and burglary at Family Dollar Store in Lincoln Plaza.

    Someone made entry through the back door early Sunday, according to Lt. Steve Johnson. The crime was discovered by an employee later that day.

    “They knew where the safe was, broke in it and got the cash,” Johnson said.

    Johnson described the break-in as a “professional job” as the perpetrator cut the phone lines so the alarm would not sound. The back door remained latched so patrolling officers did not notice anything wrong.

  • 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