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  • School board discusses cell phone usage

    The LaRue County School Board discussed the use of cell phones in LaRue County Schools at their monthly meeting on Monday, November 21.

    The board heard a first reading of an amended telecommunication device policy that defined the rules of “possession and use” of telecommunication devices, including cell phones.

  • Memoirs from the Cornbread Mafia

    A member of the Cornbread Mafia recently published his memoirs and will hold a book signing in Hodgenville.

    Former Cornbread Mafia member Joe Keith Bickett recently had his book published entitled “The Origins of the Cornbread Mafia: A Memoir of Sorts.” In 1990, Bickett was convicted and sentenced in federal court of distribution of marijuana. He served 21 years in prison and was released in 2011. After being released from prison, Bickett started working as a law clerk/paralegal with the law office of Elmer J. George in Lebanon.

  • Reviewing Butler's cases

    A LaRue County woman who had her settlement fund mishandled by lawyer Danny Butler is encouraging other clients of his to review their cases.

    Wanda Brewer of Hodgenville learned of the arrest of Butler last Wednesday and was also made aware that he stole all of the $207,000 settlement in the 2010 wrongful death lawsuit of her son.

    Brewer said that she thought the case was still open and pending. She said that Butler had not returned her phone calls or messages for several months.

  • A salute to service

    A crowd gathered around New Haven City Hall on Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 to honor Veterans in celebration and remembrance of the sacrifices they have made for the United States.

    The ceremony opened with the raising of a new flag, by Frank Hall at City Hall. The St. Ann’s Choir sang the National Anthem and then the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  • Large turnout in LaRue for Election

    Almost two-thirds of registered voters in LaRue County voted in the 2016 Fall General election last Tuesday.

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said they had 6,450 out of 10,425 registered voters vote in the election with a 61.85 percent turnout. The turnout in LaRue surpassed the overall statewide turnout of 59 percent.

    For LaRue County, the 61.85 percent turnout was up from a 25.33 percent turnout for the primary election in May and a 32.84 percent turnout in the 2015 Fall General election.

  • Ireland's trial postponed for the holidays

    A local man accused of engaging in organized crime had his sentencing in court postponed so he could allegedly spend time with his family for the holidays.

  • School bus involved in collision
  • Wood new district coordinator for LaRue Co. Conservation

    Paula McDowell-Wood is the new district coordinator for the LaRue County Conservation District.

    Wood started her new position on Monday, October 31. She graduated from LaRue County High School in 1985 and she served in the United States Navy for three years from 1988-1991. She was stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

  • These Four Walls

    There is a building that has brought visitors from as far as Shepherdsville and Louisville when it housed Middleton and Marcum Store. Now, the same building brings in visitors from all over the world as part of the Lincoln Museum.

    “Dad, Morgan Marcum, had worked for G.O. Kirkpatrick for a while in his dry goods store as a clerk. G.O. had built the buildings in that corner after a fire,” John Marcum, Morgan and Virginia Marcum’s oldest son, explained.

  • 9-1-1 Chili Cook-off is Saturday

    A 911 chili cook-off event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, November 19 at Hodgenville City Hall.

    Chili is $5 a bowl and the price also includes a drink and dessert. Emergency responders and community members are making their own chili and having it judged at the event. The categories are best (hottest) 911 chili, judges choice and peoples’ choice.

    There will also be pictures with Santa at the event from 4 to 7 p.m. A digital file is $10 and a package of one 8x10 and two 5x7 is $25.