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Today's News

  • Just Ask -August 14, 2013

    People’s Garden
    Who is responsible for the fenced-in garden area at the picnic area at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park?
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    According to Park Superintendent William Justice, the garden in the picnic area of the park is a “People’s Garden.”

    The project was started by Steve Meredith who is with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has been working with the state FFA to maintain the garden.
    Justice offered the following:

  • Pipeline wants to know who, what, where and why

    Thursday’s open house hosted by Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners was interesting. There was some protesting done by singing nuns (you’ve got to love singing nuns) who offered a bit of distraction, and others carrying signs.

    There is a lot of vocal opposition to the pipeline, which, if built, will carry highly toxic and flammable chemicals, right under LaRue County. The company is trying to obtain easements from property owners so they can have the pipeline operational by 2015.

  • Chamber, Leadership unveil State Fair Booth
  • Young found not guilty

    A Jefferson County jury has returned a not guilty verdict in the Josh Young murder trial.

    The six-day trial ended Friday with Young, 17, being acquitted on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence.

    Young was accused of beating his stepbrother, 14-year-old Trey Zwicker, to death, in 2011.

    Young’s father Joshua Gouker pleaded guilty to the murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

    Zwicker’s body was found in a ditch near Liberty High School, not far from his home.

  • City Council: Rocks, rights, agenda discussed

    Two Hodgenville residents battled Monday with Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback over three large rocks that were taken from a construction site.

    Donna Rodehaver and Don Costello asked to be added to City Council’s agenda to discuss the removal of rocks from Costello’s property on Smith Street.
    Rodehaver passed a one-page statement to council members; Cruse asked for them to read it before Rodehaver read it aloud.

  • Fiscal Court: Tax rate set, Education Center ‘embarrassing’

    LaRue County magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 12, set a 2013-14 tax rate of 18.65 cents per $100 real property assessment.

    Tommy Turner, judge-executive, said the rate fell below the state recommendation of 20.1 cents and also below the 19.4 compensating rate. He explained to the court that the compensating tax produces an amount of revenue approximately equal to that produced in the preceding year from real property.  

  • Herald staffers win LCNI awards for writing, special section

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was recognized by parent company LCNI in the annual editorial contest.

    Ireland received two third-place awards for news writing and column writing; the staff received third place in special sections for “Lens on LaRue,” an annual section spotlighting work of local photographers.

    The contest was judged by The Roanoke Times.

  • Cottrell earns $1,000 scholarship from LCCD
  • Nolan honored at Aug. 20 reception

    A retirement reception will be held 1-4 p.m. Aug. 20 for Laura Nolan at the Farm Service Agency, 250 Sportsman Lake Road, Elizabethtown.

    For more information, call 765-2702.
     

  • Castorena, Grimes honored by Nationwide Uniform

    Juan Castorena has been selected as the July Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    He has been employed with Nationwide since August 1999 and is under the supervision of Kim Beard in the trouser department.

    Vicky Grimes has been selected as the August Employee of the Month.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since August 2011 and is under the supervision of Nellie Gaskin in the trouser department.

    They will receive an award for dedication and service to Nationwide.