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  • Teens must make restitution

    Three men, recent graduates of LaRue County High School, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal mischief in LaRue District Court Wednesday.

    Kristopher Ryan Sutherland, Charles Jacob Turner and Eddy Dwayne Mitchell, all 18 and all of Hodgenville; and a juvenile, allegedly destroyed property May 19 at the LaRue County High School field house.

  • July 12 is deadline for FEMA flood assistance

    Athertonville residents were among the hardest hit during the May flooding; however, anyone who suffered loss or property damage during the storm is eligible for federal assistance.

    FEMA representatives and Chris Jackson of LaRue County Emergency Management visited Athertonville Friday to assess damage along the Rolling Fork River and Knob Creek.

    Jackson said about 12 houses in Athertonville were damaged when several feet of muddy river water poured in. One home on Mount Sherman Road was hit also by flash flooding.

  • Fiscal Court renews contract for housing disabled inmates

    LaRue County Fiscal Court renewed its contract with Taylor County Detention for housing disabled inmates as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 8.

    LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner explained to the court that the local jail, being constructed before handicapped accessibility was required, has no cells that meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.

  • School board updated on hybrid bus, KOSSA

    Melissa Howell with the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition was on hand at the May 24 school board meeting to discuss the new hybrid school bus coming to LaRue County in August.

    Howell said 22 districts across Kentucky would receive the buses, which still will operate with a diesel engine but also utilize a battery pack.

    She said the bus would average 12.5 miles per gallon versus 7.5 mpg in a non-hybrid bus.

    The bus is scheduled to be delivered in August.

    “Kentucky will have the largest hybrid bus fleet in the nation,” Howell said.

  • School board updated on hybrid bus, KOSSA

    Melissa Howell with the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition was on hand at the May 24 school board meeting to discuss the new hybrid school bus coming to LaRue County in August.

    Howell said 22 districts across Kentucky would receive the buses, which still will operate with a diesel engine but also utilize a battery pack.

    She said the bus would average 12.5 miles per gallon versus 7.5 mpg in a non-hybrid bus.

    The bus is scheduled to be delivered in August.

    “Kentucky will have the largest hybrid bus fleet in the nation,” Howell said.

  • School board updated on hybrid bus, KOSSA

    Melissa Howell with the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition was on hand at the May 24 school board meeting to discuss the new hybrid school bus coming to LaRue County in August.

    Howell said 22 districts across Kentucky would receive the buses, which still will operate with a diesel engine but also utilize a battery pack.

    She said the bus would average 12.5 miles per gallon versus 7.5 mpg in a non-hybrid bus.

    The bus is scheduled to be delivered in August.

    “Kentucky will have the largest hybrid bus fleet in the nation,” Howell said.

  • Middle school's site-based council meets Tuesday

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  • Firefighters contribute to Crusade for Children

    About 200 fire departments, hundreds of organizations and thousands of people contributed $5,301,182 to this year’s 57th annual Crusade for Children.

    Local groups contributing include:

    • Hodgenville/LaRue County Fire Department – $8,040.32

    • New Haven Fire Dept. – $8,086.93

    • Upton Fire Dept. – $3,000

    • Sonora Fire Dept. – $2,693.60

    • Valley Creek Fire Dept. – $16,073.58

    • Glendale - $4,514.57

     

  • Today is deadline to sign up for conservation program

    LaRue County landowners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service office but the deadline for signing up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching. According to NRCS District Conservationist Billy Finkbeiner, USDA has announced the national cutoff date for CSP is June 11, which requires landowners submit applications quickly.

  • Guthrie holds forum at ECTC

    Congressman Brett Guthrie made a stop in Elizabethtown last week to speak with residents of surrounding counties.

    Guthrie represents the Second Congressional District of Kentucky in the House of Representatives. His June 2 visit was part of an effort that he, along with several other members of Congress, is participating in known as America Speaking Out.