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  • Prather to resign as transportation secretary

    Landmark News Service

    After nearly 20 months of service in Gov. Steve Beshear’s cabinet, Joe Prather has decided to spend more time with family and announced his resignation Tuesday as the secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the chief position at an agency that employs more than 4,500 in the state.

    Beshear said in a news release  he was aware Prather, who plans to retire effective Dec. 30, was planning to leave office before his administration ended, but he hoped to keep him longer.

  • Enrollment down at schools

    A total of 2,346 students showed up for classes at LaRue County Schools for the first day Aug. 6. That’s 12 fewer than last year’s first day enrollment. In 2007, first day enrollment was 2,475.

    First Day Enrollment

                         2009        2008           

    District        2,346        2,358       

  • Man ordered to repay welfare benefits

    A former Magnolia man has been ordered to return $78,482.36 to the Kentucky State Treasury after being found guilty of welfare fraud in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Robert Caughron, 37, who now lives in Salesville, Ohio, was sentenced to two years, suspended and probated for five years. He also was ordered to begin making payments of $100 per month to the treasury department beginning in September.

    At that rate of reimbursement, he will be paying the government back for the next 65 years.

  • Credit Union plans to open branch in Hodgenville

    Sunny skies and a ton of food greeted those attending the groundbreaking ceremony Friday for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union’s Hodgenville location.

    Several credit union employees and board members introduced themselves to LaRue County residents at the short program and reception.

    J. Marvin Hawk, chairman of the board of directors, called the event a “new and wonderful chapter” for the credit union.

  • Credit Union plans to open branch in Hodgenville

    Sunny skies and a ton of food greeted those attending the groundbreaking ceremony Friday for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union’s Hodgenville location.

    Several credit union employees and board members introduced themselves to LaRue County residents at the short program and reception.

    J. Marvin Hawk, chairman of the board of directors, called the event a “new and wonderful chapter” for the credit union.

  • Credit Union plans to open branch in Hodgenville

    Sunny skies and a ton of food greeted those attending the groundbreaking ceremony Friday for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union’s Hodgenville location.

    Several credit union employees and board members introduced themselves to LaRue County residents at the short program and reception.

    J. Marvin Hawk, chairman of the board of directors, called the event a “new and wonderful chapter” for the credit union.

  • Battle of Bardstown plays out again this weekend

    Landmark News Service

    Go back in time by almost 150 years this weekend at Old Bardstown Village with the second annual Battle for Old Bardstown Village. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Civil War re-enactors from both sides will demonstrate what it was like for cavalry, infantry and artillery to converge on a small town.

  • Holt House to host celebration Saturday

    The historic Judge Joseph Holt House in rural Breckinridge County is holding a community celebration and open house 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The home will be the featured site along the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail. 

    Activities will include period music, a portrayal of Judge Holt by Hardin County Circuit Judge Kelly M. Easton, and a signing of the new book Lincoln’s Advocate: The Life of Judge Joseph Holt by local author Susan Dyer, published by Acclaim Press.

  • CCR unleashes musical memories tonight

    Creedence Clearwater Revisited headlines Elizabethtown's annual summer concert tonight at Freeman Lake Park. 

    The group consists of two original members of the rock icons Creedence Clearwater Revival — bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford — who started the project in 1995 to revive hits such as “Down On The Corner” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain.”

    Classic rockers Foghat, best known for their pop culture-spanning hit “Slow Ride,” are slated to open the show.  

  • Unemployment rate up

    Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between April 2008 and April 2009,  between May 2008 and May 2009, and again between June 2008 and June 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate in April 2008 was 5.2 percent. A year later, it was 11.5 percent. In May 2009, the rate was 12 percent, up from 5.9 percent in May 2008.