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  • Illegal street rods tear up Commerce

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office and Kentucky State Police shut down an “underground street-racing” group early Saturday on Commerce Parkway.

    Deputy Russell McCoy said he received a call about 1 a.m. regarding a “large gathering of people at a business” in the industrial park.

    When he and KSP arrived, they found more than 80 people gathered in a business parking lot – and six-to-eight racing vehicles.

  • KSP investigates Lincoln Parkway Pharmacy break-in

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a break-in that occurred early Tuesday at Lincoln Parkway Pharmacy in Hodgenville.

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was called to the scene when the store opened. He turned the case over to KSP.

  • Who’s behind Kentucky’s ban on casinos, gay marriage?

    Why have casinos and gay marriage had such a tough time in the Kentucky General Assembly?

    Baptists.

    That’s the consensus among the Kentucky Baptist Conference and lawmakers themselves, who say the high number of Baptists in the General Assembly can take the blame or credit for Kentucky’s continuing ban on gay marriage and lack of casinos.

  • CU and Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders discuss new partnership agreement

     Representatives from Campbellsville University met with Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders on Wednesday, Aug. 13, to report that the CU Board of Trustees voted to remove itself from its Covenant Agreement with the KBC and enter into discussions regarding a partnership agreement that will allow the university and Kentucky Baptists to work together on shared ministry and mission ventures in the future.

  • One Knox: Send more letters to save Fort Knox

    With less than two weeks of a public comment period remaining, community leaders continue to encourage Fort Knox supporters to join thousands of citizens who have electronically signed a letter discouraging the Army from making further cuts in personnel at the post. The letter can be found at www.oneknox.com/letter.

    Options for reducing the Army workforce include cutting an additional 4,100 soldiers and civilian personnel at Fort Knox. This is in addition to the 3,500 soldiers of the 3/1 Brigade Combat Team, which already has been inactivated.

  • LaRue Jr. memorialized by family, friends

    Family and friends gathered Thursday for the funeral of James D. LaRue Jr.

    LaRue County’s official historian was memorialized at First Baptist Church Hodgenville. “Jim” was given the title several years ago in honor of his vast historical research and knowledge.

  • A winning goal for life

    The 2014 World Breastfeeding Week theme, “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life,” acknowledges that when mothers and babies succeed in their breastfeeding plans, they can enjoy a lifetime of benefits.

  • School board hears ACT report

    The LaRue County School Board met Monday night. The agenda included an ACT report by Amanda Reed, which showed that LaRue county juniors in 2014 tested at or above state averages in every subject.

    Also included was the awarding of an honorary veteran’s diploma to Donnie Waggoner.

    The board also approved payment of the Kentucky School Board Insurance Trust workers comp fund in the amount of $36,619. 

  • Fiscal Court makes donation to Veterans Memorial Park, film

    LaRue County magistrates approved a 2014-15 tax rate of 19.65 cents per $100 of assessed property value as they met at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 12.

    Tommy Turner, judge-executive, explained that the increase is below the permissible 4 percent increase, but slightly above the compensating rate that yields an amount of revenue approximately equal to that produced in the preceding year from real property.

    Fiscal Court also approved an across-the-board 2 percent increase in county salaries not set by state statute.

  • Veteran’s diploma