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  • Former city hall fetches $60,000

    The old city hall building has a new owner.

    On Saturday, the small frame house on Lincoln Boulevard was sold at public auction to Bobby Dobson and Wayne Dobson for $60,000 plus 10 percent seller’s commission, according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    The building, which once housed a retail business, was used as city hall for many years. Three years ago, Lincoln Bicentennial funding provided the means to transform the old First Baptist Church into a combined city hall and civic center.

  • Magnolia time capsule to be moved

    The Magnolia Elementary School time capsule will be opened in 2025 as originally planned.

    The time capsule will be dug up from the old school grounds this week and reburied at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    MES third- and fourth- graders buried the capsule in 2000, prior to the consolidation of MES and Buffalo Elementary School.

  • Four men indicted for farm theft

    A LaRue County grand jury indicted four men Sept. 20 on charges of burglary, theft of farm equipment and complicity.

    Charles Brothers, 36; Joseph Matthew Skaggs, 31; Joseph Frederick “Freddie” DeWitt, 25; and Travis Patrick Hall, 33, all of New Haven, were each indicted on one count of third-degree burglary and complicity; and theft by unlawful taking – farm equipment and complicity.

  • LCHS speech team takes 15th in Yale Invitational

    The LaRue County High School speech team began its season in high form, securing a coup at the Sept. 24-26 Yale Speech and Debate Invitational in Connecticut. Eight members of the LCHS team competed in the prestigious, national-caliber tournament. Half of them brought home honors.

    The tournament hosted 147 schools with about 1,350 entries in 10 events. It was the largest Yale tournament in history.

    Speech Coach Katy Cecil said there were “at least 100 in each event. LaRue took eight entries, and ended up 15th overall. (It’s a) great start to our year.”

  • Magnolia time capsule to be moved, not opened

    The Magnolia Elementary School time capsule will be opened in 2025 as originally planned.

    The time capsule will be dug up from the old school grounds this week and reburied at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    MES third- and fourth- graders buried the capsule in 2000, prior to the consolidation of MES and Buffalo Elementary School.

    Students planned to open the capsule in 25 years but since the old school is for sale, staff decided to open it early.

  • HVAC issues discussed at school board meeting

    Engineers from AU & Associates, the company that installed the HVAC and windows at LaRue County Middle School, were on hand at the Sept. 20 school board meeting to discuss issues with air conditioning in the gymnasium, specifically during graduation.

    At several past meetings, all of the board members noted that the gym was extremely hot during the May 2010 graduation.

  • Six indicted by grand jury on meth charges

    Six people were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury Sept. 20 on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

    James Edmond “Homer” Joiner, 39; James Larence Johnson, 48; and Rose A. Muncy, 40; all of River Road, New Haven, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense and complicity; cultivating marijuana, five or more plants and complicity; and possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

    The alleged offenses occurred July 22.

    Bond was set at $50,000 cash only plus conditions.

  • Schools shine in NCLB scores

    For the fourth consecutive year, the LaRue County School District met all No Child Left Behind goals according to results released by the state department of education last week. All four LaRue County schools also met their targets this year.

    “We do have some ups and downs in the data, but the final result is we met everything,” said Amanda Reed, district instructional supervisor.

    The results are based on Kentucky Core Content Tests that public school students across the state took last spring in reading, math, science, social studies and on-demand writing.

  • Lincoln Days Festival attracts thousands to downtown

    “A perfect fall day.”

    That’s the way several of the Lincoln Days organizers described Saturday as thousands descended on the town for the 38th annual festival.

    “The weather is great – a lot better than usual,” Jimmy Rogers, emcee for the Lincoln Lookalike Contest, told the crowd.

    The morning was cool – a boon for the participants of the Fun Run and Railsplitter Run and the competitors in the Lookalike Contests. By noon, visitors had started peeling off jackets and rolling up shirt sleeves.

  • City sets tax rate and Trick-or-Treat times

    Citing a poor economy and stagnant property assessments, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse recommended taking the compensating rate for property taxes. Basically, residents will see little or no increase in the city’s tax bill.

    Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to accept the recommendation which will bring in $166 more in revenue than last year’s rate.

    “Normally, we’ve taken the 4 percent (allowed tax rate) but with the economy the way it is …I feel if we take the compensating rate, that will keep us from going backward,” Cruse said.