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  • LaRue County Employees Taxable Wages 2013

     

    David C. Anderson – $18,202

    Joseph A. Allen – $564

    Anthony A. Atwell – $1,052

    Jeremy H. Barr – $5,104.25

    Gloria Jean Bell – $6,671.90

    Jeremy C. Bell – $13,517.28

    William C. Bennett – $20,973.74

    Charles R. Benningfield – $32,813.13

    Kimberly A. Bishop – $6,056.25

    Ira W. Bloyd Jr. – $570

    William A. Bowen – $2,972.25

    Timmy R. Bright – $16,863.93

  • Rep. Guthrie to field questions at town hall meeting

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will host a town hall 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Lincoln Museum Community Room, 58 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville. The town hall will be open to both the general public and the media.

    “It is an honor to represent Kentucky’s Second District and I look forward to hearing what’s on the mind of my fellow Kentuckians,” said Congressman Guthrie. “There are so many issues in the news today and I think it’s important to provide an opportunity to discuss them.”

  • Lincoln Trail receives grant for mobile dental unit

    Five local health departments are set to launch mobile dental hygiene programs after receiving grant awards from the Kentucky Department for Public Health to increase access and improve oral health standards in their communities.

  • Work continues on Little Mount

    The rehabilitation of Little Mount Cemetery is a painstaking process.

    The graveyard on Leafdale Road – with ties to Abraham Lincoln – saw its last burial about 100 years ago. The church building was destroyed by a windstorm in 1909 and the cemetery, surrounded by farmland, was taken over by trees, poison ivy and sawbriars.

  • Retired HES teachers enjoy annual luncheon

    A group of retired teachers and staff from Hodgenville Elementary School have taken to meeting for lunch on the first day of school. The luncheon, now its seventh year, has grown over time.

    The Aug. 6 luncheon took place at the LaRue County Extension office.

    More than 20 retired teachers and staff members now attend the event annually. Their ages range from 54-to-90 years old, and they retired at different times. The longest-retired is Lillian Allen, who retired in 1988- 26 years ago. Two new retirees, Carol Henry and Mary Lou Newton just retired this year.

  • Retired HES teachers enjoy annual luncheon

    A group of retired teachers and staff from Hodgenville Elementary School have taken to meeting for lunch on the first day of school. The luncheon, now its seventh year, has grown over time.

    The Aug. 6 luncheon took place at the LaRue County Extension office.

    More than 20 retired teachers and staff members now attend the event annually. Their ages range from 54-to-90 years old, and they retired at different times. The longest-retired is Lillian Allen, who retired in 1988- 26 years ago. Two new retirees, Carol Henry and Mary Lou Newton just retired this year.

  • Retired HES teachers enjoy annual luncheon

    A group of retired teachers and staff from Hodgenville Elementary School have taken to meeting for lunch on the first day of school. The luncheon, now its seventh year, has grown over time.

    The Aug. 6 luncheon took place at the LaRue County Extension office.

    More than 20 retired teachers and staff members now attend the event annually. Their ages range from 54-to-90 years old, and they retired at different times. The longest-retired is Lillian Allen, who retired in 1988- 26 years ago. Two new retirees, Carol Henry and Mary Lou Newton just retired this year.

  • Glendale firefighter memorialized

    When Jonathan Upton was looking for a mentor after joining the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department, he found one in Jonathan French.

     “Whenever I had a question, he would answer it to his best,” Upton wrote in an email. “He was one heck of a firefighter. If you had a question about firefighting, he was the man to ask.”

    Upton and French became friends about three years ago. Volunteering for the fire department was at the heart of that bond.

    “He loved firefighting,” Upton said.

  • Firefighter's funeral is Monday

    Jonathan French, 25, one of 23 firefighters in the Glendale Fire Department, was killed early Wednesday morning when a firetruck was struck by tractor-trailer while responding to a vehicle fire at the 87-mile marker in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65. French, his mother, Lisa French, 43, and his uncle, Chief Richard Peters, were in the finishing stages of extinguishing a van fire around 3 a.m. when a tractor-trailer driven by John M. Hatton of Covington struck a fire truck.

  • Friends recall fallen firefighter Jonathan French

     When Jonathan Upton was looking for a mentor after joining the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department, he found one in Jonathan French.

     “Whenever I had a question, he would answer it to his best,” Upton wrote in an email. “He was one heck of a firefighter. If you had a question about firefighting, he was the man to ask.”

    Upton and French became friends about three years ago. Volunteering for the fire department was at the heart of that bond.

    “He loved firefighting,” Upton said.