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Today's News

  • Community Calendar - March 18, 2015

    Boyhood Home closed
    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.

    Extension Expo
    The Extension Expo will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 21 in the LaRue County High School gym. Call the Extension office at 270-358-3401 for more information.

    Art Guild hosting a demonstration

  • Just Ask: City Hall sets new hours

    I read in last week’s newspaper that City Hall  will be closing at 4:30 p.m.
    Will they be taking comments from the public before they change the closing time?

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    No. City Council voted unanimously to start closing the office at 4:30 p.m. effective April 1.
    The next council meeting is 7 p.m. April 13. Call City Hall in advance at 270-358-3832 if you want to be added to the agenda.
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    Why didn’t you run the answer to the online poll question last week?
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  • COLUMN: Open government? Take it personally

    Don’t take it personally?
    That’s usually good advice, but today we urge the opposite reaction to all government bodies operating in the shadows, purposely avoiding public scrutiny and genuine transparency.
    In other words, take closed government personally. Please!
    • Take it personally when a reporter is kicked out of a city council meeting so members can hold an illegal or unnecessary executive session.
    • Take it personally when public access to government records is refused, limited, or attached to excessive fees.

  • Editorial: Conduct public's business in the light of day

      Anyone who has been in office for any amount of time will tell you that you need to quickly develop a thick skin.

    Public officials need to remember that they were elected to represent their districts, not their supporters. That will include hearing from those with opposing viewpoints and talking out differences, often in a public forum.

  • PHOTO: Hawk seniors
  • Sports Shorts - March 18, 2015

     Soccer Skills Camp

  • State reports salt usage

     Chris Jessie, spokesman for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 4, provided the following information about the recent winter storms:

    Feb 16-22 storm:

    Salt tons used – 466.5

    Calcium chloride gallons used – 2,226

    Total storm cost – $38,447.70

     

    March 4-6 storm:

    Salt tons used – 158

    Calcium chloride gallons used – 1105

    Total storm cost – $13,302.80

     

  • Two men indicted in Nelson County

      The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court March 19.

  • Magnolia Bank awards scholarships

     

    Eighteen sixth-grade students from LaRue and Hardin Counties were awarded the annual Preparing for Success Scholarships from Magnolia Bank. Students were asked to write an essay telling what would make a great career, and how they plan to pursue that career.

    “The goal of this program is to get kids and their families talking about college early. We want to help students in our area get off to a good start saving for their future,” said Stefanie Rock, vice president at Magnolia Bank.

  • Burrell's first medalist is little brother

     Ten LaRue County Mat Hawks represented their school March 10-11 at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s State Wrestling Tournament.

    The team was tied in 25th place at the end of the first day’s wrestling, and fell to 33rd by tournament’s end.