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  • City holds second reading for tax rate

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    The city is taking the compensating rate for property taxes which will result in little or no increase in city taxes.

  • Grand jury to hear meth case

    Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding methamphetamine labs found Sept. 13 at Renaissance Recycling Center in Hodgenville.

    Officers say four one-step labs were discovered in the dumpster outside the recycling center on East Water Street and components for the illegal drug were found inside the building. Items including lye, batteries, a coffee grinder and chemicals used to make methamphetamine, were found inside a black Nike canvas bag.

  • Doggone scammers abuse relay telephone service

    Relay telephone service, which is intended to assist deaf or speech-disabled individuals, is being abused by scam artists.

    The scheme allegedly reached LaRue County last week when a local couple, Jacob Jones and Kaitey Sweep, avoided being victims of a “relay call” scammer who claimed to be interested in buying puppies through an online classified ad.

  • Early release Friday gets high score

    LaRue County Schools’ new early release policy appears to be working – although school officials will continue to monitor the effect it has on students and teachers.

    Prior to the school year, the school board voted to shorten the school day each Friday – elementary school students are released at 1:15 p.m. while middle and high school students are released at 1:30 p.m.

    Teachers are to utilize the time in planning, technology training, reviewing curriculum and analyzing test data. Principals prepare the agenda.

  • Three more charged in alleged crime syndicate

    Three more arrests have been made in an alleged drug ring operating in the LaRue, Green and Hart County area.

    Kentucky State Police served arrest warrants Oct. 3 on Jacobi Alan Caven, 20, of Magnolia; Bryanna M. Grant, 18, of Hodgenville; and Mark Alan Caven, 49, of Summersville. Each were charged with unlawful distribution of a methamphetamine precursor; and engaging in organized crime-criminal syndicate. 

    Grant and Jacobi Caven were each charged also with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense.

  • Grand jury indictments range from wanton endangerment to burglary

    Several people were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury Sept. 20.

    Julio Vences Zaragoza, 25, of Hodgenville was indicted on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading police (motor vehicle), first-degree fleeing and evading police (on foot), three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, no operator’s license, resisting arrest, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance and excessive window tinting.

  • Students receive laptops Saturday

    LaRue County High School students will step into a new world of teaching and learning Saturday when they receive laptop computers.

    Students and their parents need to be in the high school gymnasium at 10 a.m. as the 725 Dell computers will be distributed, according to Paul Mullins, principal.

    Though the laptop initiative boosts LCHS into the realm of high tech learning, Mullins emphasized that the definitive word is “learning.”

  • Speech team presents 'Steel Magnolias'

    The LaRue County Speech and Drama Program is at it again. Next week, they will present their early fall production of Steel Magnolias.

    Director Katy Blair Cecil and student director Ian Mather are proud to announce that community members Susie Litteral and Phyllis Blakeman, who also performed in the program’s 2009 production of Arsenic and Old Lace, will be performing once again in this classic tale of friendship.

    Joining them are Marsha Duncan, youth services coordinator for LCHS/LCMS and Libby Sears Blair, LCMS speech coach and instructional assistant at LCHS.

  • County clean-up is Saturday morning

    It is time for the annual fall recycling event. 

    The event will be for one day only, from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 16, at the LaRue County Maintenance Garage across from the high school. All city and county residents may participate.

    Items accepted include any metal items, appliances, fencing, vehicles, motor vehicle and equipment batteries, computer equipment, toner/laser cartridges and fax machines.

    Tires will be accepted for a nominal fee. Passenger tires $1.50; semi tires $6 and $1 per inch on oversized tires.

  • Laptop 'rollout' scheduled for Oct. 16

    In a few weeks, all LaRue County High School students will receive laptops through the district’s 21st Century Learning Initiative.

    The “laptop rollout” will take place Saturday, Oct. 16, according to LCHS Principal Paul Mullins.

    “We will begin with a brief meeting in the gym and then the students will be directed to designated areas for distribution,” said Mullins. “Over the next week of school, students will receive extensive training on how to use the laptops and the rules ... for care and ownership.”