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  • LaRue's official historian dies at age 94

     James D. “Jim” LaRue Jr., LaRue County’s official historian, died Aug. 11, 2014, at the age of 94.

    He had battled cancer for some time, according to family.

    Mr. LaRue had an encyclopedic knowledge of local history, which earned him the official title from the county. He held an extensive collection of documents and photographs relating to the county’s – and his own family’s – heritage. 

    He freely shared his knowledge and research with anyone who showed interest.

  • City Council: SCRTC approved, bookkeeping a mess, fire truck a dud

    It has been a year since South Central Rural Telephone Company announced plans to expand its services farther into LaRue County. Monday night, Hodgenville City Council held first reading of an ordinance to allow SCRTC into the City.

    The council agreed to a 15-year non-exclusive contract with the telecommunications company.

    SCRTC, which is based in Glasgow, has served the Buffalo, Magnolia and Mount Sherman area for several years. The expansion means it will bring high-speed Internet access to more areas.

  • Food inspections
  • News of Record

    Court Briefs

    Bench warrant issued

    Michael Aubrey Jr. (1977) has absconded, according to court documents filed Aug. 4. A bench warrant was issued. He received a suspended sentence on a count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument in LaRue Circuit Court in 2010. Probation was revoked in October 2013. He was required to pay restitution of $700.

     

    Bench warrant issued

  • 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.