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Today's News

  • School board: Will Pepsi's popularity triumph over RC's scoreboard?

    The LaRue County School Board met for more than two hours March 16, with the majority of time spent discussing bids – waste collection, beverages, asphalt and copiers – for the upcoming year.
    Several of the vendors bidding on services did not meet the requirements set forth by the board in January.
    Waste collection

  • County Cleanup Days are March 27-28

    LaRue County’s annual cleanup days are noon to 4 p.m. March 27, and 8 a.m. to noon March 28.
    Large items will be accepted at the county maintenance garage across from LaRue County High School. Scrap metal, old appliances, furniture, electronics and cell phones will be accepted at no charge.
    Tires will be accepted for a fee.
    No regular household trash, chemicals, yard waste, construction materials or liquid paint will be accepted.

  • Final sentencing held

    Final sentencing was held March 19 for former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk/treasurer MaDonna Hornback.
    The pair pleaded guilty to numerous counts of abuse of public trust on Feb. 10, after maintaining their innocence for more than a year. They admitted to using the city’s fleet fuel card to gas up their personal vehicles. In addition, prosecutors said they accepted mileage reimbursement at a higher rate than allowed by ordinance, while having use of city vehicles.
    Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.

  • Last day of school is May 28

     The last day of school for LaRue County students will be Thursday, May 28 – as long as the weather cooperates and no more days are missed.

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to amend the calendar, making up days lost to snow. Students have missed seven instructional days this year – but will make up only six.

  • Careers may be launched at school event

    Planning the subjects they’ll take through four years of high school that will best prepare a path to their careers is an extremely important task for eighth grade students and their parents.

    LaRue County High School, with a program called Career Launch, helps those students and parents in that endeavor as they review with high school teachers the students’ interest inventory data and scores.

  • Bevars earns spot in Basketball Hall of Fame

     LEXINGTON – Ron Bevars developed an interest in basketball during elementary school, but he didn’t find much encouragement at home.

    As he awaited the announcement Tuesday of his selection for the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame, he clearly recalled the words of his father, Lloyde.

    “You can’t ever make a living bouncing that ball,” he would say. “You need to get yourself a trade.”

  • Library hosts Prime Time Family Reading

     The wonder in a child’s eyes as he hears a story for the first time.  

    An opportunity to talk about the story afterward.  

    Sharing the experience of reading and discussion with a parent in a group setting.

    This environment is part of Prime Time Family Reading Time, a six-week interactive program coming to the LaRue County Public Library starting on March 24.  

  • Several indicted by grand jury

    Several people were indicted March 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Matthew J. Skaggs (1979) of Buffalo, was charged with failure to comply with sex offender registry – first offense. He is accused of failing to complete the address verification form as required. The offense occurred between Dec. 15, 2014, and Jan. 26, 2015.
    Bond was set at $5,000 cash only on condition of dusk-to-dawn curfew and no violation of penal code, drug or traffic laws.
    Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • Relay for Life moving to Lincoln Square

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life Committee is changing things up a bit this year with the May 30 event not only moving locations, but changing the time and entertainment focus.

  • More information released about Kinder-Morgan pipeline project

    As Kinder Morgan continues to take steps toward abandoning a portion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, the company has provided more information than ever before about the project.

    Recently, the Marion County Clerk’s Office received a DVD from Kinder Morgan that contains 53 files with more than 5,000 pages of information.

    Those records include a copy of the 34-page abbreviated application that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline LLC filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.