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Today's News

  • LaRue County Water District celebrates 50 years

    About 200 people attended Saturday’s 50th year celebration of LaRue County Water District No. 1.
    Current and past employees and commissioners, customers and well-wishers enjoyed porkburgers and hotdogs at Buffalo Baptist Church’s annex, just a few hundred yards from the water district’s office.
    LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner made a few remarks, providing background and history of the water district.

  • Haley Holt signs with Lindsey Wilson

     Submitted photo

    LaRue County High School senior Haley Holt signed last week to play basketball at Lindsey Wilson College. Front from left, Tony Holt, Sandy Holt, Haley Holt, Lindsey Wilson College’s varsity women’s coach, Steve Beck; back, LCHS Athletic Director David Dawson, assistant coaches Roy Walker and Tommy Adams, LCHS Principal Paul Mullins and Lady Hawks Coach Travis Wootton. Not pictured is Kyle Baker.

  • Girls’ relay team qualifies for State

     Several LaRue County athletes placed high in the Class 2A Region 2 Track and Field championship last week. The girls’ 4X400 relay team, consisting of Amanda Brewer, Kristina Durbin, Nichole Thomas and Natalie Mullins qualified for the State Track Meet this weekend.

  • Wright completes IRA training

    William Steve Wright completed advanced IRA distribution training at Ed Slott and Company’s recent Elite IRA Advisor Group Workshop on May 2-4, in Dallas, Texas.

    Covering recent updates such as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the Health Care Law’s tax consequences, Wright joined over 200 of the nation’s top financial professionals who are dedicated to solving the country’s biggest and most complex financial problem — effectively managing the distribution of assets from Individual Retirement Arrangements.

  • Mayor sums up fiscal year, announces plans for next

    The following is Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse’s summation of fiscal year ending 2013.

    First of all, I am pleased to announce that once again as the City approaches the end of our fiscal year 2012-2013 we are going to close well within our proposed budget restraints. Our income and expenses fall closely within our proposed budget adopted almost 12 months ago. 

    During the past year we were able to achieve several improvements to the City such as:

  • City Council approves first reading of budget, can't agree on work session time

    Hodgenville City Council held first reading Monday of a $1,234,950 million budget ordinance for fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.

    Anticipated funds include $336,300 from occupational taxes; $296,000 from city taxes; $285,000 from insurance premium surtax; and $48,900 miscellaneous government aid.

    General fund expenditures include $486,990 for police; $489,510 for capital outlay; $55,250 for fire department, debt and outlay; $25,000 for park and recreation; and $78,200 for Red Hill Cemetery (which is expected to be offset by revenue or carryover).

  • Hardee's giveaway keeps on giving

    Hardees/Red Burrito owners Wayne and Wendy Tyree recently celebrated their 20th year in business.

    During the anniversary, several giveaways were awarded including two kids’ bikes.

    Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jones were the winners of the boy’s bike, and Farrin Humphrey was the winner of the girl’s bike.

    After the winners were announced, Humphrey and Jones switched bikes because the Joneses needed a girl’s bike for a family member, and the good deed trade didn’t end there.

  • Hawks defeat Hart, Washington

     The LaRue County Hawks defeated Hart County 7-5 on May 7.

  • Sports Shorts - May 15

     Future Hawks Basketball Camp

  • New Haven man involved in crash to serve four weekends

    A New Haven man charged last June with numerous counts has been ordered to serve four weekends in jail.

    Austin P. McMahan, 20, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and fleeing and evading, April 26 in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Additional charges of speeding and reckless driving were dismissed.

    According to Kentucky State Police, McMahan was operating a Yamaha motorcycle at 102 miles per hour in a 55 zone on U.S. 31-E about eight miles north of Hodgenville last June.