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  • Schools shine in NCLB scores

    For the fourth consecutive year, the LaRue County School District met all No Child Left Behind goals according to results released by the state department of education last week. All four LaRue County schools also met their targets this year.

    “We do have some ups and downs in the data, but the final result is we met everything,” said Amanda Reed, district instructional supervisor.

    The results are based on Kentucky Core Content Tests that public school students across the state took last spring in reading, math, science, social studies and on-demand writing.

  • Lincoln Days Festival attracts thousands to downtown

    “A perfect fall day.”

    That’s the way several of the Lincoln Days organizers described Saturday as thousands descended on the town for the 38th annual festival.

    “The weather is great – a lot better than usual,” Jimmy Rogers, emcee for the Lincoln Lookalike Contest, told the crowd.

    The morning was cool – a boon for the participants of the Fun Run and Railsplitter Run and the competitors in the Lookalike Contests. By noon, visitors had started peeling off jackets and rolling up shirt sleeves.

  • City sets tax rate and Trick-or-Treat times

    Citing a poor economy and stagnant property assessments, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse recommended taking the compensating rate for property taxes. Basically, residents will see little or no increase in the city’s tax bill.

    Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to accept the recommendation which will bring in $166 more in revenue than last year’s rate.

    “Normally, we’ve taken the 4 percent (allowed tax rate) but with the economy the way it is …I feel if we take the compensating rate, that will keep us from going backward,” Cruse said.

  • Court proceedings delayed for former jail employee

    Court proceedings were delayed Wednesday for an  employee of the LaRue County Detention Center.

    Tami Burden, 37, was suspended from her job in July after she allegedly made threats to others at the jail. According to police reports, the Hodgenville woman made a threatening statement to a co-worker on July 3: “I was this close to bringing a gun into work and blowing everyone’s brains out.”

    Burden was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening.

  • Court proceedings delayed for former jail employee

    Court proceedings were delayed Wednesday for an  employee of the LaRue County Detention Center.

    Tami Burden, 37, was suspended from her job in July after she allegedly made threats to others at the jail. According to police reports, the Hodgenville woman made a threatening statement to a co-worker on July 3: “I was this close to bringing a gun into work and blowing everyone’s brains out.”

    Burden was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening.

  • Court proceedings delayed for former jail employee

    Court proceedings were delayed Wednesday for an  employee of the LaRue County Detention Center.

    Tami Burden, 37, was suspended from her job in July after she allegedly made threats to others at the jail. According to police reports, the Hodgenville woman made a threatening statement to a co-worker on July 3: “I was this close to bringing a gun into work and blowing everyone’s brains out.”

    Burden was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening.

  • 2nd Sunday event happening across the state

    2nd Sunday is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the need for physical activity in the daily lives of all Kentuckians. This initiative challenges counties to organize and plan to close a roadway or provide other group physical activities on the second Sunday of October.

    Last year, 101 counties participated. In 2009 we promoted a hike at Lincoln Boyhood Home, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park.

  • Texas man dies of injuries after wreck

    A Texas man died Sept. 28 as a result of injuries suffered in a crash near Sonora.

    About 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Rhonda Richter, 46, of Helotes, Texas, was driving eastbound on KY 84 and stopped at the intersection of U.S. 31W. She pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Denny Miller, 18, of Upton. Miller’s vehicle struck the driver’s side of Richter’s vehicle.

    Miller had minor injuries but refused treatment.

  • Lincoln National Bank is the granddaddy of Lincoln Days' donors

    The 38th annual Lincoln Days Celebration goes into full swing Saturday in downtown Hodgenville. The festival is the culmination of a year of planning that began as soon as the 2009 version ended.

    The theme is “Made in Kentucky” " a nod to native son Abraham Lincoln and the festival itself.

    The event wasn’t always held in October. In the early years, about 1972 (before the festival was chartered), it was on Feb. 12 " Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

  • Schools end fiscal year with $6.9 million

    Brian Woosley with Stiles Carter & Associates presented the audit report to the school board Sept. 20. The report showed the total general fund cash at June 30, 2010 of $6.9 million, which was up from $6.5 million the previous year.

    Revenue for the general fund was $16.6 million in 2010 with expenditures of $16.4 million. The fund balance for the general fund increased by $180,000 in 2010.

    Woosley noted the food service program remains financially stable and self-sustaining. He also pointed out the program purchased $83,000 in equipment during the fiscal year.