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Today's News

  • School Board hears personnel changes

    The LaRue County Board of Education heard the following personnel changes at the April 16 meeting.

    Accepted recommendation of employment of:

    • Donald Pack as part-time custodian at LaRue County Middle School

    • Tiffany Lewis as volleyball coach at LCMS

    • Robert Keith Cruse as substitute custodian at the LaRue County School District

    • Andreana Peeler as instructional monitor at Kid's Crew

    Accepted the resignation of:

  • New Haven man charged with arson

    A man allegedly doused a New Haven house in gasoline and threatened to set it on fire during a domestic dispute Tuesday night.

    Jonathan Jeffires, 24, reportedly fled when New Haven Police Officer K.C. Holbert arrived at 390 N. First St. around 7:34 p.m., running in the direction of Second Street.

    “He was standing in the middle of the street when I got there and had a knife in his hand. When I got there he dropped the knife and took off,” Holbert said. “I had a good visual on him the whole time and was catching up to him.”

  • Sprowles and Thompson join Century 21 Joe Guy Hagan

    Peggy Sprowles and Amy Thompson are two new agents working with Century 21 Joe Guy Hagan, Elizabethtown

    They will specialize in residential and farm properties in the LaRue County area.

    Sprowles is a native LaRue Countian, having returned home two years ago after moving many times as a military spouse. 

    Thompson has lived in LaRue County for the past five years. She owns a hair salon.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: School volunteer needs bone marrow transplant

    Volunteering is a way of life for 40-year-old Dwayne Bell of Buffalo. Everyone at Abraham Lincoln Elementary knows Mr. Bell. Whether he is helping Cynthia Patterson, ALES librarian, organize and work the two annual book fairs or reading with one of the many children assigned to him for LaRue County Reads, he is considered to be a regular at the school. But now Mr. Bell needs a volunteer. He needs a bone marrow transplant donor.

  • God's spirit is love, joy, self-control

    “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control …” (Galatians 5:22). How do we get these character qualities? God does not one day zap us. There is a process.

    God has a part and we have a part in the process. In a physical workout you develop or tone the muscles God has given you. Paul urges us to cultivate our spiritual lives. God provides the power.

  • COLUMN: One session ends and another begins

    Last-minute bills were printed, passed and enrolled into the evening Thursday as the Kentucky General Assembly bid adieu to its 2012 Regular Session after passing final legislation—including a $4.5 billion two-year Road Plan—on the session’s 60th and last legislative day.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory issued Friday by the City of Hodgenville was lifted Saturday, according to Hodgenville City Hall.

    The advisory affected areas on Old Elizabethtown Road: Magnolia Bank to Pizza Hut, including Sunrise Manor Nursing Home; and Shepherdsville Road area to Nationwide Uniform also is included. 

    For more information, contact City Hall at 358-8717.

  • General Assembly passes new laws on synthetic drugs, coal mine safety and wild hogs

     The Kentucky General Assembly's 2012 session came to a close last week, marking the end of a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and boosted efforts to stop the spread of methamphetamine labs.

    This was the 60th working day of the session and the final one allowed by the state constitution. The session started on Jan. 3.

  • Building permits and land divisions

    David Johnson, 3578 Greensburg Road, Buffalo, deck

    James Pinkston, N. Otter Creek Road, Campbellsville, cabin

    Patrick Powell, 1730 Bardstown Road, Hodgenville, plat

    Manfredo Quiros, 114 and 116 Woebegona Way, Hodgenville, duplex

    Kennie Akers, 503 Mount Sherman Road, Mount Sherman, plat

    Clifford Constant, 2335 McDowell Road, Hodgenville, addition

    Paul Mayfield, 202 Plumpurdy Drive, Hodgenville, residence

    Joanne Meredith, 132 Browns Court, Hodgenville, residence

  • Storm victims: Stay in touch with FEMA

    “Stay in touch with FEMA” is the message federal and state officials here are stressing to Kentuckians affected by the recent tornadoes. Applicants need to stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency <http://globalmessaging2.prnewswire.com/clickthrough/servlet/clickthrough?msg_id=7152420&adr_order=393&url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi8%3D> and update their contact information as it changes.