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Today's News

  • Camp Invention back for another summer

    The Camp Invention program returns to Hodgenville this summer.

    In this program, children are immersed in a week-long experience of imaginative play leading them through inquiry-based activities in science, technology, engineering, math, history and the arts.

  • Technology may improve jail and ambulance service

    During last week’s LaRue Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates discussed some new technologies they hope will improve various areas within the community.

    The court is providing some funding for updating security within the LaRue County Jail. Closed circuit cameras are being installed throughout the jail. The camera system will allow officials who are given a password to access the visuals obtained by the system with a simple Internet connection.

  • Carley Ferguson awarded Lincoln Days scholarship

    Carley D. Ferguson of New Haven is the 2010 recipient of the annual scholarship awarded to a LaRue County student by Lincoln Days Celebration.

  • Local students graduate from Centre College

    Local students graduated from Centre College during the 187th commencement ceremony held at the College’s Norton Center for the Arts May 23.

    Kacie Bowles earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English and graduated cum laude. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, the daughter of John and Diana Bowles of Sonora and a graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • Church calendar

    Buffalo Church of the Nazarene VBS

    Buffalo Church of the Nazarene will hold Vacation Bible School 6:30-8:30 p.m. through July 9 for ages 4 through 12th grade. For more information, call 849-4497.

    Mount Zion holds VBS

  • Community comments heard at Mesonet meeting

    A public hearing June 22 reviewed possibilities for building a Kentucky Mesonet weather station in LaRue County.

    Western Kentucky University and the National Weather Service sponsor the Mesonet project, which builds weather towers across the state in an effort to allow counties to gather accurate information regarding the weather. The stations measure temperature, rain fall and humidity, among other things, and are used for agricultural, educational and weather safety purposes.

  • Twenty-two indicted by grand jury in June

    Twenty-two people were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury June 21.

    The majority face drug-related charges.

    Methamphetamine

  • Church calendar

    Buffalo Church of the Nazarene VBS

  • Fundraiser Calendar

    Breakfast fundraiser

    B.R. Young Lodge #132 will hold a breakfast fundraiser 8-10 a.m. July 10 at the lodge on Lincoln Square. Cost is $5, all-you-can-eat.  For more information, call 324-3325.

  • Stanton takes over jail management

    In the wake of the weekend’s escape, Jailer Ralph “Mac” Trumbo has turned over “day-to-day duties” to an administrator, according to Rodney Ballard, deputy commissioner of the Department of Corrections.

    Jail Consultant Joey Stanton was appointed as chief administrative officer by Trumbo Monday, according to LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner.

    “Joey’s taking a stepped-up role to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Turner said. “Mac is still jailer.”