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Today's News

  • Great Outhouse Blowout is Sept. 13

    It’s off the races again for Penn’s Store’s Great Outhouse Blowout on Sept. 13.

    The Great Outhouse Blowout began in 1992 at the dedication of Penn’s Store’s first outhouse. To this day, the Gravel Switch store still does not have running water, and the annual blowout now serves as its primary fundraiser.

  • Three file for mayor

     The deadline for candidates to file for nonpartisan races was 4 p.m. Aug. 12.

    Three people have filed for mayor of Hodgenville: James Phelps Jr.; Kenny DeVore and Greg Harry.

    Two people have filed for school board: Farrah L. Pruitt in District 3 – Lincoln Farm and Buffalo; and Joanna Hinton in District 5 – Hodgenville, Otter, Atilla and Mount Sherman).

  • Auditors: Invoices not paid timely, fiscal court failed to approve claims

    The accounting processes of LaRue County Fiscal Court and the LaRue County Detention Center – like numerous other public agencies – are subject to annual scrutiny by the state auditor. The latest audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, showed the county had total receipts of $6,689,816 and disbursements of $5,641,598 – and an increase of $1,083,283 in ending cash balance from the previous year.

    The jail canteen fund showed receipts of $194,894 for the fiscal year.

  • Rock Walks

    Saturday’s AGstravaganza gave residents a chance to visit six farming enterprises around the county. The program, sponsored by LaRue County Farm Bureau, is in its second year of promoting local agriculture.

    One of the most visited stops was Rock Brothers Dairy in Roanoke. Owner Gary Rock – one of four dairy farmers in the county – was on hand to show off his rebuilt dairy barn – and his new legs.

  • 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.

  • Cundiff, Metcalf compete in DYW

     Two LaRue County teens will compete Saturday in the Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky contest – formerly called Junior Miss.

    Emillee Cundiff or Montana Metcalf –both seniors – will represent the county in the state contest in January.

    A third contestant, Cayleigh Allen, decided against competing after she won the Miss LaRue County Fair pageant, according to LaRue County DYW coordinator Denise Skaggs.

  • 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
  • It’s never too early to read to your children

     To help get your children ready for kindergarten, the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood reminds everyone that young children need nutritious food, stimulating toys and lots of hugs and kisses. But beginning at birth, they also need to be talked, sung and read to.

  • 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