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Today's News

  • Hawks back in winning form

    The LaRue County Soccer Hawks broke a four-match losing streak with two wins last week.

    The team whipped homestanding 2nd District rival Taylor County, 5-1, Tuesday.

    The Hawks took an early lead only to see a fluke goal from Taylor County tie the game at half time. The second half saw the Hawks up the level and add an unanswered four goals.

    Junior midfielder Miguel Martinez scored his first varsity goal for the Hawks and that was followed with a “Beckhamesk” first varsity goal from the half way line by junior defender Trevor Cecil.

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  • Howell’s postcard art featured in book

    LaRue County attorney Carl Howell Jr. has collaborated on a new book on the history of Shelby, Henry and Spencer Counties.

    He provided the postcards to illustrate “Historic Kentucky Postcard Art 1900-2013” and wrote the introduction. He worked with William E.

    Matthews of Shelbyville on the book. Byron Crawford wrote the review.

    One of his favorite postcards in the book is one of a train, depot and passengers in Shelbyville about 1909. The hand-colored postcard is “just marvelous,” said Howell.

  • Iron Horse Festival is this weekend

    The annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival in New Haven is Sept. 14.

    The festival’s theme is “Small Town, Big Dreams.”

    There will be several activities Saturday including a 5k Run/Fun Walk beginning at 8:30 a.m.

    Opening ceremonies will follow at 9:30 a.m. on stage 1 in the Town & Country Bank lot.

    Admission is free.

    A baby contest for children ages 0-48 months will be held 10-11:30 a.m. on stage 1.

    The little Miss/Mister New Haven pageant, for children ages 4-7, will follow at 11:30 a.m.

  • Councilman calls cemetery financials ‘worthless’

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission, composed of members of Hodgenville City Council, Mayor Terry Cruse, City Attorney Mary Gaines Locke; and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback, met Monday evening before the regular city council meeting.

    Hornback, the treasurer, prepared an income and expense statement from June 30 to Sept. 5, 2013.

    It showed $6,351.68 total income; $4,362 expenses; and $9,724.28 payroll, for a net loss of $10,802.27.

  • Slight increase in city taxes

    Hodgenville City Council set the rates for property taxes at its Monday meeting.

    Residents will see about a $2 increase on their bills, said Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse.

    Last year’s rate, 12.5 cents per $100 assessed value on real estate and personal property, was bumped by .02 percent. The new rate is 12.7 cents per $100.

    Tax on a $150,000 home will be $190.50.

    The city’s vehicle tax of 19.5 cents remains un-changed.

  • Pipeline update: State begins talks

    LaRue Fiscal Court has no plans to adopt a resolution about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.

    Magistrates Ronald Dale Nunn, W.L. Miller, Ricky Whitlock and Tony Stewart, last week said it is a “private” decision by individuals to allow a pipeline carrying highly-flammable natural gas liquids on their properties.

    Nunn said he had heard “more people for (the pipeline) than against it.” He said it was safer to transport the liquids through a pipeline than on Interstate 65.

    Stewart said he had heard from both sides of the issue.

  • Couple killed while working on car

    A LaRue County couple died Sept. 3 when a car they were working on fell on them.

    John Andrew Muir Jr., 56, and Chong Muir, 71, were found dead by their son, Danny Allen Muir, about 7:45 p.m. at their Munfordville Road home in the Tanner community.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin, there were signs the couple had changed the oil in their son’s 2001 Chevrolet Impala and may have been working on the brakes. One of the wheels had been removed and it appeared the car had slipped off a small ramp.

  • Couple killed when car falls on them

     A LaRue County man returned home after work Tuesday night to find his parents trapped underneath a vehicle.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin, John Muir, 56, and Chong Muir, 71, were found dead around 7:30 p.m. at their Munfordville Road home in the Tanner community

    The couple was working underneath a Chevrolet Impala when it apparently fell and trapped them, he said. They had changed the oil in the car and may have been working on the brakes when the car slipped from a brace.

  • Water line repair leads to more headaches

    An attempt to improve water pressure at local schools led to a punctured line and a boil water advisory being issued last week.

    Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback said a leak in a water line across from LaRue County High School was causing pressure problems at the schools. While workers were attempting to repair the leak Wednesday, they hit another water line.