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  • Fiscal Court gets update of storm-damage totals

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner told LaRue Fiscal Court that about 1,000 cubic yards – about 30 dump-truck loads – of ice storm-damaged limbs and brush have been dropped off at the disposition site at LaRue County fairgrounds.

    During its Feb. 24 meeting at the courthouse, Fiscal Court decided to clean up some aspects of its zoning ordinance and established a reimbursement policy for medical care at the jail.

  • BBB alerts consumers to scams

    Cathy Williamson brought words of warning to the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week.

    As branch manager of the Better Business Bureau, Williamson spends much of her time issuing alerts about scams, identity thefts and other consumer alerts. She said the Jan. 27 ice storm created opportunity for unscrupulous individuals to take advantage of vulnerable property owners.

  • Obama invited to visit Hodgenville

    When new Congressman Brett Guthrie got his first face-to-face meeting with President Barack Obama, the conversation immediately turned to Abraham Lincoln.

    The president visited a Republican House gathering to discuss the federal economic stimulus bill. As he was leaving, Guthrie found himself in position for a handshake and a 20-second conversation that he related during his visit to Hodgenville last week.

    “I said, ‘You know, Mr. President, Abraham Lincoln was not born in Illinois. He was born in my district,’” Rep. Guthrie said.

  • Slick roads lead to two crashes

    The inch-or-so of snow that fell in LaRue County Saturday afternoon and covered roadways may have contributed to a pair of vehicle crashes that occurred minutes apart.

    The first occurred about 5:50 p.m. near the intersection of Ky. 357 and Airline Road, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Jonathan Vaughn.

  • Linwood firefighters receive federal grant

    Linwood Volunteer Fire Department is being awarded a $43,700 grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

    The funding will be used for operations and safety.

    The information was provided by both Sen. Jim Bunning and Rep. Brett Guthrie.

    The competitively awarded grant aims to strengthen the overall level of preparedness for the fire department and its ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards.

  • Hawks are district champs

    LaRue County erased a three-point halftime deficit by scoring 15 consecutive points to start the third quarter and rolled to a 59-49 victory Friday night over Green County in the finals of the 18th District Basketball Tournament in Munfordville.

    It was the first District title for the Hawks since 2003. LaRue had finished runner-up the last two years, once to Green and once to Hart County.

  • Police Log

    Wanton endangerment

    Rachel L. McConnell, 26, of New Hope was charged with DUI, suspended operator’s license, expired registration plate, expired registration receipt, assault 4th, wanton endangerment, second, endangering welfare of a minor; disorderly conduct; possession of open alcohol container in vehicle; and resisting arrest. The offenses allegedly occurred Feb. 21 on Slack Road. She was judicially released.

    Theft investigations

  • Police Log

    Wanton endangerment

    Rachel L. McConnell, 26, of New Hope was charged with DUI, suspended operator’s license, expired registration plate, expired registration receipt, assault 4th, wanton endangerment, second, endangering welfare of a minor; disorderly conduct; possession of open alcohol container in vehicle; and resisting arrest. The offenses allegedly occurred Feb. 21 on Slack Road. She was judicially released.

    Theft investigations

  • Police Log

    Wanton endangerment

    Rachel L. McConnell, 26, of New Hope was charged with DUI, suspended operator’s license, expired registration plate, expired registration receipt, assault 4th, wanton endangerment, second, endangering welfare of a minor; disorderly conduct; possession of open alcohol container in vehicle; and resisting arrest. The offenses allegedly occurred Feb. 21 on Slack Road. She was judicially released.

    Theft investigations

  • Collectors covet new Lincoln pennies

    The new Lincoln penny, unveiled in Hodgenville in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday Feb. 12, has proven to be a good investment for the coin collectors who attended the ceremony.

    On eBay, the online auction site, full rolls of the new pennies depicting Lincoln’s birthplace cabin on the reverse, are bringing $20 to $40 each. Single coins are bringing $2.50 to $9.95 each.