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  • KET comes to LaRue County

    LaRue County High School will be featured on the KET show “Education Matters” this fall.
    Film crews visited the high school last Thursday to capture the use of technology in classrooms. With all high schoolers equipped with Dell notebook computers, the school fit the criteria to be featured on the technology segment of the show.
    Crews filmed various classroom studies, conducted individual interviews and asked several questions regarding the laptop initiative.  

  • Fundraiser Calendar

    Church yard sale fundraiser
    Salem Christian Church, 3270 Salem Church Road, beginning 8 a.m. May 28. For information (270) 358-0338.

    Golf Scramble

  • Senior Activities

    Dance at LaRue County Senior Center
    A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. May 27 at the LaRue County Senior Center. Prime Time Band, Jim Walters, Ronnie Priddy, Leroy Sherrard, Larry Seelye, Doug Gary and Joyce Oliver will perform. For more information contact Jim Walters (270) 737-5655.

    Senior Citizens music
    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music every Saturday night. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.
     

  • One man, one mower, one mission

    As Memorial Day approaches, families make plans to honor their dead. Some place flowers or wreaths on graves, others bring tools to spruce up the cemetery and some simply visit the burial site.
    Others use the day for a private get-together, celebrating the start of summer activities.
    Many forget the original intent of the holiday - to honor veterans who had fallen in battle.

  • Police search area after IGA Express robbery

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating a May 16 robbery at IGA Express across from the LaRue County Fairgrounds.
    The perpetrator, who was carrying a knife, entered the store around 10 p.m. and demanded money from the store clerk, according to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson. The clerk handed over the cash drawer and the robber left.  
    Johnson said the suspect, who is believed to be a slim male that is around 5-10 or 6-feet tall, was in the store approximately two to three minutes and took an undetermined amount of cash.

  • Three men charged with meth-related crimes

    James Thomas Snyder, 37, of Hodgenville; William Earl Meredith, 40, of Hart County; and Jason Christopher Wood, 29, of Walton, each were charged Dec. 20, in LaRue Circuit Court with possession of precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and complicity.
    The three were investigated after officers found four one-step methamphetamine labs – made from plastic soda bottles – in a dumpster outside the recycling center Sept. 13. Lye, batteries, a coffee grinder, chemicals and other items used to make the illegal drug were found inside the building.

  • Click it or Ticket campaign revs up

    If you happen to be a motorist that does not practice buckling up regularly, local law enforcement will be looking for you.
    In an effort to increase vehicle safety belt usage and save more lives on the road, local law enforcement has joined the Click It or Ticket campaign.
    The nationwide campaign, adopted by Kentucky in 2001, began Monday and will run through June 5. Motorists can expect to receive a ticket, not a warning during this statewide crackdown.    

  • Turnout low for primary

    Statewide 10.35 percent of registered voters went to the polls May 17 to cast their ballots in the 2011 primary election. In LaRue County only 9.99 percent of registered voters turned out, or 965 of 9,662 voters registered, according to www.elect.ky.gov.

  • County deals with flooding on Walter Reed Road

    While most of the county’s floodwaters have receded during the last two weeks, an area on Walter Reed Road continues to be a problem.
    Water up to six-feet-deep has covered the roadway, less than a mile from the intersection with Old E’town Road.
    Clyde Veirs, county road supervisor, described it as a “basin” area that doesn’t go down as fast as stream water to LaRue Fiscal Court last week.

  • Lincoln statue returned for repair

    The Boy Lincoln Statue, damaged when it was struck by a car April 10, has returned to its California birthplace for repairs.
    The sculpture, which depicts Abraham Lincoln at age 7 standing with his dog Honey, was dedicated in May 2008 as part of the Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration. It was knocked from its base by a 2001 Ford Taurus that entered the Lincoln Square traffic island during early morning hours.