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  • Forum to be held for laptop initiative

    A forum for students, staff, parents and the community is planned to address questions and collect opinions on a potential Laptops of LaRue - 21st Century Learning Initiative.  This will be a discussion about pros and cons of  providing laptop computers to high school students.

    The forum will be held 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Hodgenville Elementary School. No action will be taken at this forum.

  • Council finalizes hunting ban at lake

    At Monday’s meeting of Hodgenville City Council:

    •The second reading of the McDougal Lake hunting and fishing ordinance was held. Fishing is permitted at the city-owned lake; hunting is banned.

    •Council members approved the request of Danny T. Rock to rezone property at 104 W. Forest Ave. from residential to business. Rock, co-owner of Rock and Rogers Service Center, plans to tear down an older house on the site to expand a parking lot.

  • Wintry weather hits county

    The first significant snowfall of the season made driving treacherous and prompted administrators to close LaRue County Schools Thursday and Friday.

    Although the snow tapered off by Friday, subfreezing temperatures kept side roads and parking lots slippery. Most of the major roadways were cleared quickly by state and local road crews. State trucks pretreated many of the roads with salt brine Wednesday, according to the Transportation Cabinet.

    Several fender benders were reported due to icy conditions, but no injury accidents were reported.

  • Juveniles charged with burglary

    Two juveniles have been charged with second-degree burglary of Hodgenville homes.

    According to Hodgenville City Officer Doug Sherrard, a Gateway computer and monitor were taken from a Fairview Drive residence Oct. 30.

    Another break-in occurred Dec. 21 on Miami Court. A BB gun and other items were taken.

    A 13-year-old male became a suspect and was charged in both cases which are being handled through juvenile court.

  • Local election filings

    Partisan candidates have until Jan. 26 to file for upcoming local elections.

    In the May 18 primary, the top vote-getter in each race among Republicans and Democrats will square off in the November general election.

    Those who have filed include:

    LaRue County Judge/Executive

    Tommy Turner (D)

    County Clerk

    Linda Carter (D)

    County Attorney

    Dale Morris (D)

    Sheriff

    Bobby Shoffner (D)

    PVA

    James Q. Shaw (D)

    Jailer

    Daniel M. Trumbo (D)

  • Volunteers sought for mounted patrol

    An organizational meeting for the Kentucky Emergency Management Area 4 Volunteer Mounted Patrol Unit will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Civic Center, 321 S. Third St., Bardstown.

    The meeting is of interest to the following EM Area 4 counties: Nelson, LaRue, Hardin, Bullitt, Jefferson, Meade and Breckinridge counties.

  • Turner in line for KACo presidency

    For several months, state headlines have been dominated by the revelation of extravagant spending practices and a “self-serving culture” by five top administrators of the Kentucky Association of Counties.

    KACo, according to its Web site, is a non-profit association funded by public dollars and governed by county officials. It offers lobbying and financing services and sells insurance to member counties. It was founded in 1974.

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner is now in a position to make changes to KACo’s documented practices.

  • Man charged after Athertonville crash

    A Hodgenville man was charged with driving under the influence after a single-vehicle wreck outside Athertonville about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 2.

    James Maggard, 57, of Peake Road, was driving a 1990 Chevrolet pickup on the 9400 block of Bardstown Road when he failed to negotiate a curve just outside Athertonville, according to Deputy Matt Darst.

    The pickup left the roadway, struck some rocks, went down an embankment and struck a tree. The vehicle was damaged severely – the back axle was torn off along with one of the front wheels, Darst said.

  • ECTC outlines registration for spring semester

    Students are encouraged to apply now and register soon for spring semester classes, which begin Jan. 11 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Man charged with rape of teen

    A 30-year-old Hodgenville man has been charged with first-degree rape of a young teenager.

    Troy Eugene Tarter was arrested Jan. 2 at a relative’s house following an extended investigation, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.

    Tarter was charged also with first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

    The alleged victim is a 13-year-old acquaintance of Tarter’s, Darst said.

    Chief Deputy Marcus Jackson assisted with the investigation.