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  • Concerns raised at fair board meeting

    LaRue County Fair Board and stockholders were called to a meeting on August 18.

    Items to be discussed were the purposes of Articles of Incorporation and discussion of current stock. No motions or decisions were made.

    Fair Board President, Steve Johnson, addressed the issue that the Fair’s Incorporated status had been deemed inactive due to lapse in paper work with Frankfort. All the proper paperwork has been filed and the Fair’s Articles of Corporation are now in good legal standing.

  • Wreck on Greensburg Road
  • LaRue cities honored

    Three different cities and communities in LaRue County were recently selected on top ten lists for small towns by Only In Your State, an online polling website about cities and communities in each state.

    The City of Hodgenville was recently selected as one of the top ten most beautiful and charming small towns in Kentucky.

  • Paula is back in biscuits
  • Jail Log - August 19, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, August 10 to Monday, August 17.

    Tristian L. Bowen, 18, of Sonora was charged with speeding, vehicle a nuisance, failure to maintain insurance, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol under 21 and possession of open alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle. He was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Kentucky State Police.

  • Importance of unemplyment insurance

    When it comes to policy, unemployment insurance may not generate as many headlines as education and public safety, but for working families dealing with the loss of a job, few programs are more important.

    President Roosevelt signed this safety net into law 80 years ago last week as part of the Social Security Act. Since then, it has weathered numerous ups and downs in the economy, but beyond the Great Depression itself, none tested the system quite like the crisis that hit the country in 2008.

  • Lack of road signs questioned

    A retired Kentucky Attorney General’s Office employee is questioning the lack of road signage at a curve on Hwy 210 that claimed the life of Kentucky State Police Sergeant David Gibbs on August 7.

    Since his retirement, Gerard Gerhard of Lexington, has dedicated his time to traveling to sites of vehicle accidents across the state and advocating for more road signage along curves on state highways.

  • Guthrie holds meet and greet

    A large crowd attended a meet and greet event with U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie on August 12 at Paula’s Hot Biscuit in Hodgenville.

    The event was a part of “Conversations with your Congressman” where Guthrie is traveling through all 21 counties in his district. Those in attendance at the event were allowed to casually talk to Guthrie and have the opportunity to ask him questions.

    Guthrie said those in attendance talked to him about several topics they had concerns with including education, banking, tax reform, etc.

  • Concerns raised over medicare proposal

    Many Medicare beneficiaries in LaRue County are concerned with proposed changes to Medicare’s coverage for lower limb amputees.

    On July 10 a Draft from the Local Coverage Determination (The proposed LCD DL33787) for Lower Limb Prostheses was released from the Contractors Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MAC). An LCD is not legislation nor formal regulation, it is a clarification of what benefits Medicare will cover in a particular area of medicine and how they will pay for those benefits.

  • CEP program a success in LaRue Schools

    Thanks to a program known as the Community Eligibility Provision, students at all four LaRue County public schools can receive free breakfast and lunch.

    According to DeeAnne Sanders, district coordinator of nutrition, early results from this school year show that the numbers eating school meals are definitely up at LaRue County’s middle and high schools, and about the same as last year at the two elementary schools, Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville.

    “However, district enrollment is also down this year,” Sanders added.