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Today's News

  • Band of Hawks base show on "The Starry Night"

    The Band of Hawks at LaRue County High School have learned about leadership along with learning notes.

    The LaRue County High School Marching Band enters the season with more difficult music and a new class in which to compete.

    The band has moved from class 3-A to 2-A this year, which gives them a new set of bands to compete against, band director Jaime Smith said. That can be a challenge in itself, facing bands that aren't familiar to you, Smith said.

  • PHOTO: Guthrie visits LaRue Countians at State Fair

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) met with Bonnie Willenbrink at the LaRue County Booth at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 26.

  • Large crowd attends Sunrise Manor open house

    About 1,000 people attended Sunday’s open house for the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. The parking lot was overflowing and a steady stream of current and former employees, volunteers, civic leaders and other community members entered the lobby doors during the three-hour event.
    They took in a short program and reception before, map-in-hand, they began wandering the hallways.
    More than one person was heard to utter, “wow,” at the amenities provided by the 100,000-square-feet building.

  • LaRue's school tax among lowest in area

    LaRue County property owners will see a reduction in school taxes next year.
    At the Aug. 15 board meeting, the board unanimously approved to accept the compensating rate, which means that the new tax rate is expected to bring in about the same amount of funding as the previous year.
    According to Superintendent Sam Sanders this is the fourth year in a row that LaRue County Schools have taken the compensating rate or less.

  • Couple charged with burglary, officers recover property

    A complaint about a stinky burn pile and gunfire led to a break in a burglary case.
    LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst made contact with residents at 2070 Dan Dunn Road in the Roanoke area on Aug. 26 after neighbors complained about “outdoor fires burning at all hours” and the sound of gunshots at the property.
    Darst said he spoke to Michael Allen Baker and Paula Jean Baker, both 38, about the complaints and asked to search the home. Michael Allen Baker, as a convicted felon, is not permitted to own firearms, Darst said.

  • Coroner identifies body found in trailer

    A man was found dead Monday afternoon in a trailer on White City Road.
    Coroner Todd Skaggs said Eural Lewis Lunsford, 59, was last seen by neighbors last Wednesday.
    “They thought he had gone on a trip,” Skaggs said. The neighbor's found Lunsford's body when they checked on him.
    The body was taken to Louisville for autopsy and according to a preliminary report, Lunsford died of natural causes.

    "It appears he passed away Thursday," Skaggs said.

    Lunsford's family members have been notified.

  • Man charged with unlawful access of computer

    A Buffalo man was charged Aug. 24 with seven counts of unlawful access to a computer after he allegedly took lottery tickets from his employer for his own use.
    According to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson, Adam C. Packard, 31, was caught on surveillance video “taking scratch-off lottery tickets, scratching off the bottom part and scanning them to see if they were winners.” If they weren’t winners, he “threw them away without paying for them.”
    He had been working at IGA Express for about two weeks, Johnson said.

  • Police warn of counterfeit bills

    About 10 counterfeit bills have cropped up in Hodgenville businesses in the last two weeks.
    “The most I’ve seen are $20 bills,” said Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson. “One was a $10 bill.”
    The bills are being passed at convenience stores and fast food restaurants, Johnson said. Store owners are urged to look closely at bills and not accept any that appear suspicious.
    One fake $20 bill was traced to a man who had received it in change from a small store in Hudgins in Green County, Johnson said.

  • SCHOOL CALENDAR, Aug. 31, 2011

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    Activities
    Sept. 2 – Progress reports out
    Sept. 5 – Labor Day
    Sept. 6 – Boy Scouts organizers speak to students
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    LCHS
    Site-based council schedule

  • Lincoln Trail Youth Salute finalists named

    Lincoln Trail Youth Leadership Council Inc. in conjunction with the Lincoln Trail Youth Salute, announces the finalists of the year. They are: Jessica Gabhart and Morgan Thompson - Elizabethtown High School; Aaron Shepperd  - Hart County; Zach Leftwich - Green County; Rachel Puckett - John Hardin; Lucas Pepper - LaRue County; Whitney Crume, Barrett Greenwell, Cole McDowell - Bethlehem High School; and Jordan Ellis-Reeves - Central Hardin High School.
    Students were selected based on their leadership positions, biographical sketch and essay.