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Today's News

  • Fiscal Court: Magistrates dealing with road issues

     Wet winter and early spring weather wreaked havoc on county roads as evidenced by the number of requests magistrates made while fiscal court met April 8 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    District One Magistrate Tony Stewart reported water standing in a ditchline in Hutcherson Heights and a stop sign leaning on Commerce Drive.  

  • Crawford enjoying life after double-organ transplant

      Betty Crawford credits two things for saving her life when her kidneys were failing and her diseased liver had swollen to weigh 30 pounds: God and a person she never had the opportunity to meet.

  • PHOTO: University of Louisville meet and greet
  • Democratic forum will be held at courthouse

     The LaRue County Democratic Woman's Club's candidate forum for tonight at 7 p.m. has been moved to the LaRue County Courthouse, same time, due to logistics problems. A local speech program champion will be the moderator. 

  • PHOTO: New AC at Rite Aid

     A large crane placed a new air conditioning unit on the roof of Rite Aid last week.

  • Court Briefs: April 9, 2014

     Final sentencing

    Steven Kelly Moore (1971) was sentenced March 17 in LaRue Circuit Court to five years, conditionally discharged and probated, on a count of flagrant nonsupport. He was fined $470.

     

    Diversion

    Jason Frances Simon, 35, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking March 17 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to two years, diverted, and ordered to make restitution and have no contact with the victim. Presentencing investigation ordered.

     

  • Cassady Crim honored by WKU

     Cassady Crim of Hodgenville, a senior at Western Kentucky University, was awarded with the Excellence in Nonprofit Administration Award for the College of Health and Human Services in recognition for her services in the minor program.

    Cassady, a 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School, is majoring in social work at WKU and minoring in nonprofit administration. She holds a certificate in family home visiting.

    She is the daughter of Kelly Finlay of Hodgenville and John Crim of Upton. 

  • Judge's ruling on pipeline: Playing field leveled

     The decision out of Franklin Circuit Court that the Bluegrass Pipeline does not have the power of eminent domain shows that, at least in one branch of government, private citizens’ rights are still important.

    In his summary judgment against Bluegrass Pipeline, Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip J. Shepherd ruled March 25 that the pipeline was not “in public service,” and therefore not eligible to have the government seize private property against the will of landowners.

  • Ancestral Trails holding book fair

     Residents interested in local history or family ancestry can find books to help with research at an upcoming event.

    The Ancestral Trails Historical Society is hosting its 12th annual book fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Admission is free.

     “This year we will have several authors from the area and surrounding area offering books of historical note for sale along with a history jamboree,” said Ancestral Trails webmaster George Williams.

  • FRANKFORT UPDATE: Rep. Terry Mills

     FRANKFORT - While several issues remain unresolved, the General Assembly completed its biggest task early last week when it overwhelmingly approved a budget to run state government for the next two years.

    In many ways, this legislation mirrors the proposal the House voted for last month. It gives our elementary and secondary schools, for example, their first real increase since 2008. There is also significantly more revenue for such things as textbooks, school safety measures and teacher development.