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  • Chelf cleared of conflict of interest allegation

    The Office of Education Accountability report that found financial conflict of interest for school board member James Richard “Dick” Greenwell cleared another board member, Ronnie Chelf, of the same allegations.

    The complaint alleged that Ronnie Chelf had a conflict of interest because he was co-owner of “Furniture by Design,” which the school district used as a vendor.

  • Transplants approved for New Haven 8-year-old

    A New Haven second-grader awaiting a multiple-organ transplant is one step closer to putting the surgery behind him.

    Max Dickerson, 8, son of Jeff and Emily Dickerson, received approval for the procedure Monday from Anthem Insurance and is on a waiting list to receive the organs. He needs a liver and kidneys and possibly a multivisceral transplant, which would include multiple digestive organs.

    Max was born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, which causes fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys and can affect other organs.

  • Hardin County child may have swine flu

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported Kentucky's fifth probable case of H1N1 (swine flu) on Monday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It involves a 4-year-old Hardin County boy.

  • BBB issues warning about swine flu schemes

    Relying on reports from online security experts, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulent e-mails and Web sites trying to take advantage of the current swine flu outbreak.

    Scammers read newspapers, watch TV and surf the Internet and they know that by using a hook from the day’s top headlines, they’ll be able to scam a lot of people, especially by phising information out of them.

  • Litsey wins national championship in forensics

    Ashley Litsey, a LaRue County High School graduate, is one of three Western Kentucky University forensic students to win a national championship.

    She and Cornelius Lee, a senior from Killeen, Texas, were tops in duo Interpretation at the National Forensic Association National Tournament April 16-20 in Springfield, Mo. Litsey also took third in poetry interpretation.

  • Concealed deadly weapon classes coming to LaRue

    For almost 13 years, Kentuckians have legally been able to carry a concealed deadly weapon if they have a permit.

    To obtain that permit, they must pass a certification course which instructor Wesley Rock said stresses safety.

    “All firearms are placed in a safe location during the class,” he said. “Each firearm is inspected for safety, and each student is required to sign a safety rule acknowledgment form before participating in the course.”

  • Coming in the Herald News

    Here are some of the top headlines from this week's print edition of The LaRue County Herald News:

    • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union to build branch in Hodgenville
    • Report finds School Board member has financial conflict
    • Sheriff Department's K-9 officer now nationally certified
    • Reception held for Lincoln Museum Library and Research Center
    • Magnolia men face indictment on drug charges in Hart County
  • Children of the World perform Wednesday in Bardstown

    A group of international youngsters will visit Bardstown with the gift of song.

    Children of the World, a choir of 13 children from Uganda and Nepal, are touring the country as ambassadors for World Help, an organization that supports child advocacy.

    The choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parkway Baptist Church, 2580 Springfield Road, Bardstown. It also will sing earlier in the day for students at Bluegrass Christian Academy on the church's property.

  • Developer waits on funding for Buffalo apartments

    The plan to convert the Buffalo Elementary School building into a housing complex for the elderly is on hold since the developer has not secured funding for the project.

    In last week’s school board meeting, Superintendent Sam Sanders said he received a letter from AU Associates of Lexington stating the project did not receive funding through the National Stabilization Program.

    In a telephone interview, Johan Graham, financial manager for AU, said the rejection “was not unprecedented.”

  • Museum opens Lincoln library on second floor

    About 120 people attended the grand opening for The Lincoln Museum Library and Research Center.

    The event, held Thursday in the Community Room and the library, coincided with the museum’s 20th anniversary. A slide show with 25 scenes from the celebration is online at the bottom of the laruecountyherald.com home page.

    The 3,000-square-foot research library houses about 5,000 books on Lincoln and the Civil War.