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  • Genealogy Society holds open house

    An open house is being conducted today to celebrate the new home of the LaRue County Genealogy Society.

    The group opened its research center and library in April inside the former Hodgenville city police station at 109 N. Greensburg St.

    The building, which is one block east of the square, also houses the city maintenance department. The police moved to a former church education center next of Hodgenville City Hall.

  • Deadline for summer youth employment program extended

    The application deadline for the GEL-IN Summer Youth Employment Program has been extended to Friday, June 5. GEL-IN, administered by the Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board, focuses on green initiatives, entrepreneurial spirit and leadership. Young people ages 16 to 24 and Workforce Investment Act eligible are encouraged to apply. The project start date is June 22 and will run through July 31.

    Participants will be paid $7.25 per hour for their work.  

  • Salvage efforts planned at Lincoln Heritage House

    Landmark News Service

    An early-morning fire Friday at Freeman Lake Park has Elizabethtown reeling as an integral piece of history was left in ruins. While offering no insight into a possible motive, Elizabethtown police arrested a 34-year-old man later in the day on an arson charge.

  • Lincoln memorial to be dedicated in Louisville

    An Abraham Lincoln memorial, sponsored in part by the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, will be dedicated at Louisville Waterfront Park from 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4. Gates open at 8 p.m. for the sunset ceremony, which is free and open to the public.

  • LaRue's EMS director retires

    Pat Helm, LaRue County director of emergency medical services, is retiring effective May 31.

    Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, said he has had discussions with a possible interim director to take over for Helm, who is retiring with 27 years' service.

    "The person with whom I met is mulling over whether to take the interim job and will get back to me on it, but regardless, this person is someone that would not be seeking the position on a permanent basis," Turner said during Tuesday's meeting of LaRue Fiscal Court. 

  • KU customers receive coupons for light bulbs

    Kentucky Utilities Company customers are receiving a bonus in May. The company is mailing coupons toward the purchase of compact fluorescent light bulbs at The Home Depot. 

  • KU customers receive coupons for light bulbs

    Kentucky Utilities Company customers are receiving a bonus in May. The company is mailing coupons toward the purchase of compact fluorescent light bulbs at The Home Depot. 

  • College develops Army 101 class online

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, One Knox and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board, working together with their Army partners are offering a new online course, Army 101, that can help people better prepare for future jobs at Fort Knox. 

  • Truck Sales owners plead guilty to fraud

    The three former owners of LaRue County Truck Sales have entered guilty pleas in LaRue Circuit Court to charges of defrauding creditors and customers.

    Kenneth D. Bailey, 68, and his wife Linda Gardner Bailey, 64, formerly of Arlington, Texas, and their partner Steve Sweat, 42, of Lexington, Tenn., pleaded guilty to 15 counts of theft by deception, complicity; 30 counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300, complicity; and 15 counts of defrauding a secured creditor over $100, complicity.

  • Custody battle may be at root of Bardstown murder-suicide

    A custody battle is the apparent reason for a murder-suicide involving a 21-month-old, according to officials and family.

    Timothy L. Frazier, 28, and his 21-month-old son, Cole Lance Frazier, were found dead by Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday at 110 Tree Top Drive.