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Today's News

  • Storm damage occurs on Bailey Road

    Storms moved through the county on July 10 leaving one couple’s yard in shambles. Kenneth Gibson of the Bailey Road, Mount Sherman area, shared a scary experience with his wife during the storm.

    “It was about 10 minutes after 2 when it hit. We were getting ready to head to town and dark clouds started to come across the hill so we were going to wait. Before we could head back into the house the rain started pouring so we sat inside our vehicle waiting for it to pass, and that’s when all the wind started blowing,” he said.

  • Two named to Dean's List

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 2,749 students earned Dean’s List honors for the spring semester.

    Two local students were named to the list:
    Armanda Fae Pennington and Sean-Micheal Wathen, both of Magnolia, are sophomores and LaRue County High School graduates majoring in aviation.

    To achieve Dean’s List honors at Eastern, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0.

  • Hodgenville High School Class of 1958
  • Fairy rings crop up around county

    Nancy Devers, of Hodgenville, does not just have a large “fairy ring” in her yard – as they are called, she has a circle of 23-and-counting mushrooms.

    Several of the fungi are over half a foot wide in diameter, making for a rather impressive display. Other, newly sprouted fungi are rather small.

  • Environmental lawyer urges caution by landowners when dealing with legal matters, signing documents

    Landowners and residents who attended a meeting Thursday night on the planned Bluegrass Pipeline shared what they had learned about the project from their neighbors and heard from a leading environmental lawyer about what they should do to safeguard their property rights and other interests.

  • Christian Women's Connection celebrates 35 years

    The Elizabethtown Area Christian Women’s Connection celebrated their 35th birthday on July 8.

    About 50 women from Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Hodgenville, Vine Grove, Cecilia and Leitchfield attended, including three women from the 1978 executive committee – Gwen Yarbrough, Barbara Hicks and Rose Harris. Also attending were five women who were past chairperson: Pam Kerr, serving 1987-88; Jeanette Wilson, 1997-99; Alice Pepper, 1999-2001 and 2003-4; Carolyn Smith, 2001-3; and Denise Garrett, 2007 to present.  

  • Making A Splash
  • News of Record

    Property Transfers
    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Charles Thurman and Joyce Thurman to Mitchell Wayne Embree, lot 5 in Georgetown section, Hodgenville, along Handley Street, gift, love and affection, FCV $34,500

    Norbert Skees and Barbara Skees and John Roberts and Diane G. Roberts to Teresa T. Dekalands, property on Dangerfield Road, $175,000

  • KSBA changes tighten regulations

    The Kentucky School Board Association has made several changes to their list of Policies and Administrative Procedure.

    The LaRue County School Board went over the changes at its June 17 meeting.

    “This year it was a little different because the state auditor had several recommendations in light of issues that had occurred within other school districts in the state,” said Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    Changes made to the KSBA Policies and Procedures are very broad, covering multiple areas.

  • Library lowers late fees

    Walking into the LaRue County Public Library with an overdue or “late” book or movie could cost a pretty penny depending on how long you’ve kept it past the due date.

    However, those who had to worry about paying a dollar to make up for a day’s worth of tardiness on a DVD – now pay half the cost.

    The library recently announced changes for the charges that would be expected when returning overdue items, making copies, making laminates or placing faxes.