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  • Diving with the best

    Swimming is a common part of camp for many teenagers, but for LaRue County student Andrew Hutchins, time at summer camp involves sailing, scuba diving and a whole lot of hard work.

    For the past five summers, Hutchins has attended SeaTrek BVI, a summer camp at sea for junior high, high school and college-aged students in the British Virgin Islands. This year, Hutchins was selected for the camp’s SHIP program to work as an intern and also earned his certification as a National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Divemaster.

  • Students standing raise concerns

    A picture taken of a LaRue County bus that looked overcrowded with students standing in the back has been circulating on Facebook and has parents concerned.

    The picture started spreading on social media after someone posted it on Monday, August 21 and in the post she labeled it as a LaRue County bus. The picture shows the back of the bus with students standing in the back of it appearing to be overcrowded.

  • July building permits

    Applicant             Address               Type      Structure

    David Clyde        1160 Leafdale Rd           Land division     Plat

  • July building permits

    Applicant             Address               Type      Structure

    David Clyde        1160 Leafdale Rd           Land division     Plat

  • Hodgenville Council discusses mobile home ordinance

    The Hodgenville City council heard the first reading to revise the city’s regulations concerning mobile homes in city limits.

    DeVore said they had an issue with a mobile home on a lot that took several years to be removed. The same owners purchased another mobile home to put on the lot. There was confusion with the planning and zoning giving them a permit for it when it was actually against their ordinance. Regardless, he said the previous council voted to let them put it on the lot.

  • School board increases average daily attendance funding

    The LaRue County Board of Education, meeting in LaRue County High School’s media center August 21, approved an additional $15 per average daily attendance in discretionary money to district schools, bringing the total allocation to $45, the same as last year.

    Superintendent of Schools Sam Sanders noted that the board had earlier allocated $30. He said he was waiting to see the district’s financial situation before allotting the remainder.

  • Goodlett enters guilty plea

    Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett entered a guilty plea to child pornography charges on Tuesday, August 15 in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville.

    If convicted, Goodlett faces no less than five years in prison and no more than 40 years. Further, Goodlett could be fined up to $500,000 and serve a period of supervised release of at least five years and up to and including a lifetime period of supervised release.

  • From baseball player to an administrator

    The new administrator and CEO of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home has an interesting past as he once pursued a career in Major League Baseball.

  • Experiencing the eclipse

    People could be seen staring up at the sky with special solar eclipse viewers throughout LaRue County on Monday afternoon as they experienced an almost total eclipse.

    Experts said that LaRue County experienced between 97 and 98 percent of the sun being covered by the moon. The moon started to eclipse the sun in LaRue County around 1 p.m., with peak coverage occurring around 2:28 p.m. and the eclipse completely ending around 4 p.m.

  • Lincoln Motel demolished

    Last week, crews neared completion on the demolition and clearing of debris of the Lincoln Memorial Motel, a structure that has stood adjacent to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace since the mid 1950’s.

    “My parents (Eugene and Prudence Whitlow) and grandparents (Hardy and Nellie Whitlow) bought it from H.R. Tharp in 1957,” recalled Faye Whitlow Nicholas, the current owner.” “I think they probably bought the motel because of Daddy’s fascination with travel.”