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  • Bids for sale of Buffalo School to be opened today

    A plan to convert the vacant Buffalo Elementary School into low-income housing for elderly residents was advanced Thursday at a special meeting of the LaRue County School Board.

    AU Associates of Lexington has expressed interest in turning the building into apartments. The school board held a community forum in September to provide information and a tour of a similar project in Glasgow.

    AU has developed five properties in Kentucky.

    The purchase option on the school was approved 4-1 at Thursday’s meeting. Board member Denny Duggins voted no.

  • Bids for sale of Buffalo School to be opened today

    A plan to convert the vacant Buffalo Elementary School into low-income housing for elderly residents was advanced Thursday at a special meeting of the LaRue County School Board.

    AU Associates of Lexington has expressed interest in turning the building into apartments. The school board held a community forum in September to provide information and a tour of a similar project in Glasgow.

    AU has developed five properties in Kentucky.

    The purchase option on the school was approved 4-1 at Thursday’s meeting. Board member Denny Duggins voted no.

  • Bids for sale of Buffalo School to be opened today

    A plan to convert the vacant Buffalo Elementary School into low-income housing for elderly residents was advanced Thursday at a special meeting of the LaRue County School Board.

    AU Associates of Lexington has expressed interest in turning the building into apartments. The school board held a community forum in September to provide information and a tour of a similar project in Glasgow.

    AU has developed five properties in Kentucky.

    The purchase option on the school was approved 4-1 at Thursday’s meeting. Board member Denny Duggins voted no.

  • Clayton Homes halts production

    CMH Manufacturing, Inc. Home Building Facility (Clayton Homes) in Hodgenville halted operations Wednesday.

    The action is "in direct response to the continuing challenges in the housing market and related economic conditions," according to a statement from Dave Kerschbaum of CMH.

    Team members were given 60 days paid notice in accordance with the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner called Clayton’s closure “a tragic situation for the employees and their families.”

  • Railway Museum receives grant for $417,750

    By Stephanie Hornback

    Landmark News Service

    Phase 1 of a plan to put to use about six vacant acres at the Kentucky Railway Museum got a major boost recently with a $417,750 grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The money will allow KRM to complete site and drainage work and installation of a preserved historic railroad turntable, according to a KYTC press release.

  • Woman charged with resisting arrest

    A Hodgenville woman was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication after she allegedly struck a deputy.

    About 5 p.m. Oct. 6, LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Matt Darst was dispatched to the parking lot of Pleasant Grove Bap­tist Church in White City. A passerby called 911 and reported an assault was occurring in a parked car at the church.

    Darst said three people were in the car when he arrived: Derek Meredith, 18; Joshua Paslick, 20; and Amanda Mouser, 18, all of Hodgenville.

  • $1.7 million spent on lottery tickets in county

    LaRue County vendors collected $1,713,143 on lottery tickets in the last fiscal year, according to a Sept. 23 news release from the Kentucky Lottery,

    They received $1,106,036 in prizes – a difference of $607,107 in what was wagered and what was claimed.

    Players in the Lottery’s Jefferson sales region, which includes LaRue County, won nearly $166 million in the fiscal year, which ended June 30.

    Statewide, $493.1 million was won by customers; $192.1 million was paid to the state.

  • Teenager dies in crash on U.S. 31E

    Charles Bernard “Charlie” Ayers, 19, New Haven, died in a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in LaRue County.

    Ayers was traveling southbound on U.S. 31E, two miles south of Athertonville, at 12:24 p.m. when his 1994 Chevrolet Camaro entered a curve at an excessive rate of speed, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

  • Sunrise Volunteers hold annual meeting Tuesday

    The Sunrise Manor Volunteers fall semi-annual meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    Plan to attend and sign the list by the volunteer sign-in board or notify Kathy Cooper at 358-3103. The business meeting will follow a meal prepared by the Sunrise Manor kitchen staff.

    There are suggested changes in the constitution and bylaws which will be brought up for a vote.

  • City Council gives Hazle 30 more days

    By Linda Ireland

    Editor

    Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to give businessman Charles “Red” Hazle 30 more days to work on a concrete building at the corner of Water Street and North Walters Avenue. The repairs have been in contention since 2003 when the first raze order was issued under the dilapidated building ordinance.

    Hazle told the council last month he would need at least 60 more days to complete repairs, including demolishing a freestanding wall. He was given 30 days.