Local News

  • Third time’s the charm for Magnolia mechanic

    For Magnolia mechanic Parker Meredith, third time was the charm as his application for a conditional use permit was granted last week. It was the third time he had appeared before the LaRue County Board of Adjustments since July, requesting a permit to work on cars at his home at 126 Old L&N Turnpike.

    Board chairman Jim Whitlow, who has been on the board 24 years, said he could not remember another instance where an individual tried for a permit three times.

  • Compassionate Friends to hold candlelight ceremony for bereaved parents

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will take part in a worldwide candle lighting program at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Hospice of Nelson County office, 111 N. Third St., Bardstown. The entrance is at the rear of the building.

    The event will honor the loss of children of any age and consists of readings and special music. Candles will be provided for the ceremony.

    Those attending are encouraged to bring photos or other remembrances of the child for the memory table.

    Light refreshments and sharing time will follow the candle lighting.

  • H1N1 clinics held at schools

    A vaccination clinic for the H1N1 virus was held Thursday evening at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    HES Principal Penny Cecil said 133 shots or mists were provided to enrolled students as well as preschoolers.

    Eight-year-old Taylor Newton was first in line for a vaccination. She listened, wide-eyed, as Joyce Walsh, R.N. explained the procedure. She didn’t flinch when the needle entered her arm. Shots are nothing new to Taylor, according to her mother Lisa Newton. She receives allergy injections twice a week and had the first course of H1N1 vaccine in October.

  • Bardstown Home Tour lights up historic homes

    The Stephen Foster Music Club’s annual Candlelight Christmas Home Tour in Bardstown will give visitors an opportunity to visit eight of Nelson County’s private historic homes, many built in the early 1800s, being shown off with striking displays of holiday decorations.

    Several newly constructed homes also are on the tour, as will everyone’s holiday favorite: Federal Hill, the Georgian-style mansion at My Old Kentucky Home State Park made famous by Stephen Foster.

  • Smokeless tobacco top health and safety risk at LCHS

    Many high schools across the nation are plagued by gang activity, weapons in the classroom and outbreaks of violence, according to The National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

    At LaRue County High School, however, one of the biggest problems is smokeless tobacco.

    Students dipping, chewing and spitting tobacco was ranked as one of the top health and safety issues by students and teachers at the school, according to The Kentucky Center for School Safety. Graffiti, crowded hallways and a hectic parking lot also made the list.

  • Runaways found after two-hour search near lake

    Four Kentucky state troopers, two LaRue County deputies, volunteers from four fire departments and several other volunteers spent a couple of hours searching for three young runaways Thursday night.

    According to dispatch records, The Life Connection, a group home for teen boys, notified KSP that three children had left the Bud’s Lake Road facility outside Sonora. The juveniles were wearing shorts, short-sleeve shirts and no shoes, according to the report.

  • United Way of Central Kentucky seeking new executive director

    Landmark News Service

    United Way of Central Kentucky expects to fill its executive director's post before April.

    The agency, which reported having received 24 resumes in its search last week, will have qualified candidates to choose from, said Greg Schreacke, chairman of the board of directors. Those wishing to apply should do so before Dec. 31. A search committee set up by the board will help with the effort.

    The position became open this fall when Susan Asher stepped down after serving almost a dozen years.

  • Land of Lincoln P&Z meets Thursday

    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission will hold its December agenda meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10.

    Commission business to be discussed includes the schedule for 2010 meeting dates and rezoning.

    The first rezoning plan: Danny T. Rock of 428 Slack Road is requesting the rezoning of 0.4964 acres at 209 S. Lincoln Blvd. from R-1A (single-family residential) to R-3 (multiple-family residential) to allow existing garage to be converted into one or two apartments.

  • Pre-trial date set for former deputy jailer

    A pre-trial conference date has been set for a former LaRue County deputy jailer facing 11 counts of felony theft in Indiana.

    Jennie McGee, 46, of Falls of Rough, was arrested on fugitive charges by Kentucky State Police at her workplace Feb. 8.

    She pleaded not guilty to the charges and was to be tried by jury Oct. 12, according to Perry County, Ind., court documents. McGee’s attorney withdrew from the case in October and a new one took over her defense. She returns to court Jan. 20.

  • Deer me!

    Monday morning, the LaRue County Road Department crew faced the unpleasant task of disposing of a pair of deer carcasses that were dropped at the LaRue County Environmental Education & Research Center during the holiday weekend.

    The deer were not killed by hunters. The two does, along with a black and white cat, were struck by cars, then picked up and dumped by a county official.