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  • Mid-March deadline for Sonora Elementary bids

    Hardin County Schools are seeking bids for the sale of the former Sonora Elementary School building. Potential buyers have until 2 p.m. March 16 to make a bid, said Gary Milby, associate superintendent for finance and construction.

    An advertisement soliciting bids has been published and an open house was held Wednesday for interested buyers to look at the property.

    The building was declared surplus property by the Kentucky Department of Education, Milby said. Sonora and Upton elementaries were replaced with Creekside Elementary School in 2005.

  • Holocaust survivor speaks to students

    A Holocaust survivor Ann Klein of Louisville spoke at LaRue County High School auditorium on Feb. 27 to Carol Shelton’s seventh grade targeted skills class.

    Shelton said the students have been studying the subject and requested she find a speaker.

  • New cent brings wealth to sellers

    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.

    A box of 50 rolls of the new pennies sold for $1,525 on an auction site from the United Kingdom.

  • Fiscal Court approves zoning updates

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved updating and correcting parts of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning ordinance at its meeting Feb. 24 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “It’s a ‘cleanup’ ordinance that doesn’t change anything the P&Z is doing,” said Tommy Turner, county judge-executive. “It ensures that what they are currently doing is correct in their ordinance.”

  • Fiscal Court approves zoning updates

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved updating and correcting parts of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning ordinance at its meeting Feb. 24 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “It’s a ‘cleanup’ ordinance that doesn’t change anything the P&Z is doing,” said Tommy Turner, county judge-executive. “It ensures that what they are currently doing is correct in their ordinance.”

  • Fiscal Court approves zoning updates

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved updating and correcting parts of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning ordinance at its meeting Feb. 24 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “It’s a ‘cleanup’ ordinance that doesn’t change anything the P&Z is doing,” said Tommy Turner, county judge-executive. “It ensures that what they are currently doing is correct in their ordinance.”

  • ECTC to offer unemployment seminar

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will offer another free seminar Monday to assist people who have lost jobs. ECTC has offered several such workshops over the past year as more and more local companies trim payrolls.

  • ECTC to offer unemployment seminar

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will offer another free seminar Monday to assist people who have lost jobs. ECTC has offered several such workshops over the past year as more and more local companies trim payrolls.

  • Time to change time

    At 2 a.m. Sunday, it instantly became 3 a.m. as Daylight Saving Time returns.

    That means morning arrived earlier than your body might expect Sunday. It also means more daylight hours in the early evening.

    If it seems like the time change occurred sooner than you remember, that's because it is.

    In 2007, Daylight Saving Time moved to the first Sunday in March as part of an energy conservation bill passed by Congress. It also now lasts until the first Sunday in November, when the missing hour returns.

  • State contractor begins storm debris clean-up

    LaRue County is still digging out from under the debris left behind by the Jan. 27 ice storm.

    And time is running out for residents to take advantage of a free drop-off site for downed limbs and trees. March 4 is the last day that LaRue County Fairgrounds on Greensburg Street will be available for debris drop-off, according to Judge-Executive Tommy Turner. After that date, residents are responsible for disposing of their own storm leftovers.

    State begins clean-up