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Today's News

  • Use your gift or lose it

     There is an old axiom which says, “Use it or lose it.” This principle can be applied to almost everything in life. 

  • Church Calendar - July 10, 2013

     Methodist records needed

  • Paving the way
  • Court Briefs

    Contempt
    Steve Jewell was ordered to serve 30 days in jail for contempt July 1 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was credited for time served.
     
    Guilty plea
    Roberto C. Gonzalez (1963) pleaded guilty July 1 in LaRue Circuit Court to unlawful possession of meth precursor; complicity, possession of controlled substance, first-degree meth; and complicity, buy or possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to five years, three years and 12 months respectively and fined $415. Final sentencing held.
     

  • LaRue County receives $7,000 in state funding for early childhood education

    LaRue County Schools received a portion of nearly $1.2 million set aside by the state for 58 Community Early Childhood Councils.

    LaRue County’s share was $7,000.

    “These grants will help communities give our children the best possible start in school and in life,” said Governor Steve Beshear. “Every child in the Commonwealth, from the most rural farm to the inner city, deserves the opportunity for a promising life. Local councils are most qualified to serve the needs of the children in their communities.”

  • Nolin RECC celebrates 75 years

     It was about this time 75 years ago, when Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation began serving electricity to rural homes in Hardin and LaRue counties. Today, as the member-owned cooperative celebrates its diamond anniversary, the membership has grown to more than 33,000 and they provide electric service to nine counties.

  • Fiscal Court increases mileage reimbursement to 56.5 cents

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved vehicle and mileage reimbursement of 56.5 cents per mile for 2013 as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville July 9.

    “This is the IRS approved rate and employees are requested to select the most cost effective method for vehicle usage in the conduct of county business,” said Judge-executive Tommy Turner.  

  • Red Hill Cemetery Commission changes biannual meeting times

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission met Monday for about 15 minutes.

    The group approved minutes and financial records for the period July 2012 to June 2013. There was $31,954.73 in income; $14,693 in general expenses.

    After taking out payroll expenses, health insurance, retirement and taxes, maintenance and repairs, the Commission lost $37,467.13 during that period.
    Diane Osborne asked the commissioners to look at a couple of trees that had been damaged by a storm sometime in the past. She said it is possible they could fall on and damage several monuments.

  • NEW HAVEN; Lyons once roared with activity

    Tucked away in the country, without a sign to let travelers know they are passing through it, lies Lyons Station – or Lyons as it’s referred to by locals. 

  • Buffalo Post Office deals with spiders

    The Buffalo Post Office is temporarily closed while the facility is treated for recluse spiders.

    In the meantime, Post Office box customers can pick up their mail at the Hodgenville Post Office, 102 S. Walters St., in Hodgenville between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.  

    Retail services are also available at these locations:  

    Magnolia Post Office, 4900 South L&N Turnpike, 7-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed for lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.); 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday.