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Today's News

  • Rezoning approved for new Dollar General

    Dollar General officials aren’t saying much at this stage, but the first steps have been taken to bring the discount store to Magnolia.

    At a special called meeting of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday, S.C. Development requested the rezoning of 4.1096 acres from agriculture to neighborhood business district for the purpose of opening a retail store.

    The Commission approved the request as well as a variance on the number of parking spaces required by ordinance.

  • LaRue schools gearing up for an exciting new year

    LaRue County Schools welcome new students and staff to another exciting school year. As students return tomorrow, the schools have important reminders and information to share:

  • Lincoln Memorial Building remains closed for renovation

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building is still under renovation and closed to the public, park officials say.

    The building, which houses the traditional birthplace cabin, was first closed in September 2009 to solve mold problems and issues with the heating and air system.

    In May, park officials were hoping to be finished with the renovation project by the end of this month. Workers now are unsure when the repairs will be finished.

  • Government Contracting Fair planned Wednesday in Radcliff

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  • A daughter's grief healed

    Hodgenville resident Ruby Heady’s Memorial Day weekend visit to her father’s grave in France finally healed a wound that had agonized her for 66 years.

    Heady, who lives in Hutcherson Heights with her husband Bobby, was only 7 years old when word came that her dad, Roy McDowell, had died of injuries suffered while fighting the Germans in occupied France.

  • Grand jury hands down several indictments

    Joey Stanton, recently appointed chief administrative officer for the LaRue County Jail, has voiced in several interviews the need to reduce contraband in the jail.

    Two inmates, accused of bringing cell phones into the detention center, were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury July 19.

    Jason Kitzero, 33, of Bonnieville, was charged with first-degree contraband after allegedly bringing a cell phone and charger in to the jail June 28.

    He was charged also with manufacturing methamphetamine June 2.

    Bail was set at $5,000 cash only.

  • Fiscal Court continues to debate Mesonet site

    LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates discussed further steps to acquiring a Mesonet weather station site for LaRue County as they met July 27 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    The court previously had approved construction of the station at the LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center off Leafdale Road.

    Bob Sims, the county’s community development director, said construction halted after previous owners of the property voiced their opposition to it being built there.

  • LCHS principal deserves recognition

    Today, Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, will be honored by his peers – the Kentucky Association of School Administrators – the largest school administrators group in Kentucky.

    He has been named Administrator of the Year, an award that “recognizes dynamic leaders who embody the zeal for leadership in education that KASA represents,” according to a KASA release.

  • Embry crowned Miss LaRue County Fair

    The LaRue County Fair got off to a wet start last week as rain canceled Thursday’s horse show.

    High temperatures took care of the puddles and by Monday, the fairgrounds were in top condition for the tractor pull.

    Monday marked also the crowning of a new Miss LaRue County Fair. Tessie Jo Embry, the 18-year-old daughter of Billy and Jill Embry, received the honor and was named Miss Congeniality by the other contestants.

    Cassie Danielle Bright, the daughter of Connie Maxwell and Timmy Bright, was first runner-up and selected as “Most Photogenic.”

  • Intern reflects on 10 weeks in LaRue

    There is a common myth that small towns are sleepy and boring; that they see little action and virtually no scandal. To those who succumb to this myth, I say look again " and this time, try to see things from the perspective of a reporter.