Local News

  • 2010 state property tax rate announced

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2010 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.

  • LaRue County Fair begins tonight with horse show

    The last week of July will offer a full schedule of cotton candy, baby contests and carnival rides as the LaRue County Fair returns for its 103rd year.

    The Fair begins 7 p.m. Thursday with a pleasure and open fun horse show.

    It will be followed by the walking horse at 7 p.m. Friday.

    Horse lovers can count on more entertainment Saturday with the saddlebred and pleasure show. The youth horse show begins at 4 p.m. with the open show at 7 p.m.

    Sunday is reserved for agriculture exhibit entries. Floral Hall entries will be accepted the following day.

  • Man charged with fleeing from police and trafficking

    A Hodgenville man was hit with a Taser shock and arrested last week after he allegedly fled from a Kentucky state trooper.

    Brandon Todd Weathers, 29, of Fairview Drive, was charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police; third-degree assault on an officer; resisting arrest; buy/possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation; trafficking in marijuana, less than eight ounces; and three counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

  • Woman charged with assault

    April Fancher, 39, of Hodgenville was charged with second-degree assault July 18 after allegedly  assaulting a family member with a screwdriver, according to police reports.

    She was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 cash bond and ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

    She was to be arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

  • Fair 2011 improvements already in works

    Thanks to an $82,100 grant from the Kentucky Agriculture Commission, LaRue County Fair Board will open the 2011 fair with a new multi-function, air conditioned, 40x72-foot metal building on its premises.

  • LCHS teachers begin laptop training

    Last week, a team of teachers gathered to begin the process of making LaRue County High School’s Laptop Initiative " a plan to place laptop computers in the hands of each student after fall break " a reality.

    According to Principal Paul Mullins, these teachers are volunteers who will be at the “forefront” of the initiative, mentoring other teachers during the transition. They are the first to receive training on using the technology in classrooms.

  • County employees receive 2 percent raise

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a 2 percent salary increase for its employees in the 2010-11 budget as magistrates met July 13 in the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “This applies to all employees except to elected officials whose salaries are set by the state,” said Tommy Turner, judge-executive.

    Scenic highway grant

    The court approved a resolution that allows the court to receive a $144,000 Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway grant.

  • Work begins on Buffalo Apartments

    Work has started on the Buffalo School Apartments project.

    The elementary school at 50 School Loop off College Street is being transformed into a residential complex with 19 affordable apartments for senior citizens.

    AU Associates of Lexington, the developer of the property, signed recently the final paperwork accepting transfer of the school from the LaRue County School District to Buffalo Apartments LLLP. The steel frame schoolhouse was purchased for $60,000 and has been listed with the National Register of Historic Places.

  • LaRue Fair Board looking for pageant contestants

    The LaRue County Fair Board is seeking participants for several beauty pageants.

    Applications for all pageants may be picked up at Buffalo Bank, the LaRue County Extension Service office, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or Action Hair Studio, 504 Kirkpatrick Ave., Hodgenville.

    The events are as follows:

    •Miss LaRue County Fair, ages 16-21. The pageant is 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 26, with practice 5 p.m. Saturday, July 24 at the fairgrounds.

  • LaRue qualifies for disaster unemployment assistance

    Officials from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that 62 Kentucky counties, including LaRue, are qualified for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

    Kentuckians who have lost work or whose businesses were damaged due to severe weather May 1-June 1, 2010, may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.