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  • Legal opinion could ease process for expanding gambling

    As the legislative special session began, Attorney General Jack Conway released an advisory legal opinion Monday saying it would not be necessary to pass a constitutional amendment to allow video lottery terminals at Kentucky race tracks.

     Conway said the Kentucky General Assembly could chose to enact a law allowing the Kentucky Lottery Corp. to operate the terminals at tracks.

  • Juveniles busted for marijuana at Creekfront

    Two juveniles were charged with possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia Monday night.

    Sheriff Bobby Shoffner and his wife were walking at Creekfront Park in Hodgenville when he noticed the two boys sitting on the creek bank.

    The 17-year-olds were using a soft drink can to smoke marijuana, Shoffner said.

    The sheriff approached the pair, identified himself and showed his badge.

    “It kind of went downhill for them after that,” Shoffner said.

  • Luallen releases audit of LaRue County Clerk’s fee account

    State Auditor Crit Luallen released the audit of the 2008 financial statement of LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

    The audit found that the clerk’s financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures, and excess fees of the LaRue County Clerk in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

  • Preschoolers can take a ride on Thomas the Tank

    Thomas the Tank Engine makes his second weekend visit to the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven. The activities are set for 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

    The event offers preschoolers and their families a chance to take a 25-minute ride with a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine.

    There will be activities for the whole family, including arts and crafts, storytelling, video viewing and live music.

    For tickets, call 1-866-468-7630 or visit www.ticketweb.com/thomas or www.kyrail.org.

  • City approves rezonings, discusses sidewalk

    Hodgenville City Council voted Monday night unanimously to approve the rezoning of a lot at 375 Greensburg St. from residential to public. The city has purchased the lot from the LaRue County Fair Board for $5,000 in order to construct a water tower on it.

    The lot was zoned incorrectly and the change brings the land into compliance with the comprehensive plan.

    The water tower is expected to cost $1 million and replaces the water tower at the southern end of Greensburg Street. The city has obtained a $300,000 grant to help with the expense.

    In other business:

  • Crusade sets donation record

    A tradition of caring outweighed an economic downturn as the WHAS Crusade for Children set a new donation record over the weekend.

    All the talk about a down economy didn’t stop people across the Kentuckiana are from digging deep for the 2009 Crusade which announced a grand total of $5,289,841.

    Hundreds of organizations and thousands of individual donors give to the Crusade annually but it’s a network of more than 200 fire departments, mostly volunteer forces, that collect at roadblocks and fund-raisers that drive the campaign.

  • Crusade sets donation record

    A tradition of caring outweighed an economic downturn as the WHAS Crusade for Children set a new donation record over the weekend.

    All the talk about a down economy didn’t stop people across the Kentuckiana are from digging deep for the 2009 Crusade which announced a grand total of $5,289,841.

    Hundreds of organizations and thousands of individual donors give to the Crusade annually but it’s a network of more than 200 fire departments, mostly volunteer forces, that collect at roadblocks and fund-raisers that drive the campaign.

  • Crusade sets donation record

    A tradition of caring outweighed an economic downturn as the WHAS Crusade for Children set a new donation record over the weekend.

    All the talk about a down economy didn’t stop people across the Kentuckiana are from digging deep for the 2009 Crusade which announced a grand total of $5,289,841.

    Hundreds of organizations and thousands of individual donors give to the Crusade annually but it’s a network of more than 200 fire departments, mostly volunteer forces, that collect at roadblocks and fund-raisers that drive the campaign.

  • Diabetes classes offered

    A free foot screening aimed at helping with symptoms of diabetes will be held 9 a.m.-noon Friday, June 12, at the LaRue County Health Department.

    This service is provided free for people with diabetes. Appointments are required. To schedule, call 769-1604, Ext. 1035.

    Also, a class for diabetics about managing meals will be held June 22 at the LaRue County Health Department. The initial class is at 5:30 p.m. with follow-up at 7 p.m.

  • Woman recovering after wreck on KY 61

    A Hodgenville woman was injured in a single vehicle crash June 2.

    Amanda Marcum, 29, of Campbellsville Road, was driving a 1996 Ford Contour east on KY 61 near the intersection of Mt. Tabor Road when she lost control of the vehicle.

    According to Deputy Russell McCoy, the Ford crossed the center line, “jumped a culvert” and came to rest in a ditch.

    Marcum was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. She was admitted and listed in fair condition.

    LaRue County and Buffalo firefighters also responded to the scene.