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Today's News

  • FISCAL COURT: County and city prepare for surplus auction

     LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville July 10, declared several items as surplus in preparation for public auction.

    “LaRue County Schools are having their surplus auction July 21 at the bus garage and they invited us to join them with our surplus items,” said Tommy Turner, judge-executive. 

    Among those items are several vehicles, engines, and two central air conditioners.

    The magistrates heard second reading of a Planning and Zoning ordinance amendment that clarified the ordinance’s language.

  • Linda Cundiff honored by University

     Campbellsville University art professor Linda J. Cundiff was presented the Campbellsville University Advancement Board's 20th Annual Excellence in Teaching Award for tenured faculty recently.

    The award is given annually to a faculty member who has excelled. Cundiff was given the award by Randy Herron, chair of the CU Advancement Board, and board member Kimble Jessie.

  • COLUMN: Summer stressors damage plants

     Don’t let summer stressors ruin your landscape’s good looks. Instead give your plants’ natural defenses a boost and keep both vegetable gardens producing and flowers blooming.

    Busy summer schedules can lead to plant neglect and less-than-picture-perfect gardens. When you team this with summer heat and drought that can lead to wilting, brown leaves, and poor growth, and add insects and diseases that can further weaken and damage plants, gardens can really suffer.

  • Nelson County indictments

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury.  They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court July 19.

  • LONGSTANDING MEETINGS updated July 11, 2012

     Monday

  • Hold special taxing districts accountable

     State Auditor Adam Edelen is pledging to shed much-needed light on special taxing districts throughout the state by the end of the year. His goal — create the first-ever database and inventory of all special taxing districts, which are estimated to be anywhere from 1,000 to 1,800 in numbers throughout the state. And even more staggering are the current spending estimates of those districts, which could range from $500 million to $1 billion of taxpayers’ money.

  • COLUMN: Pond cleanout leads to cattail fever

     There are a couple of things you need to know about my husband Bud. He is the hardest working man I’ve ever met and he never, ever does things the easy way.

  • Cavens shine at State Farm E'town Open

     Pupil teamed up with teacher to earn a berth in one final Sunday during the final day of the 18th annual State Farm E'town Open, while the duo later faced off in another title match.

    Sibling rivalry indeed for brothers Kyle and Terry Caven of Magnolia.

  • 9s are runners-up in tournament

     Ty Been struck out seven to lead the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 9-year-old All-Stars to a 12-2 win in four innings over LaRue County on Saturday in the championship of the Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament in Hodgenville.

    Gage Sondergard had a single and a double for Elizabethtown, while Been tripled. Eli Brown, Caleb Turner and Carson Yates each had a single.

    Bryson Arnette led LaRue County with two singles, while Derek Heath and Bryce Neagle each had a single.

  • CHURCH CALENDAR

     LaRue Baptist Church has VBS

    LaRue Baptist Church will have vacation bible school 6-8:30 p.m. through July 13. Friday is Family Fun Night, 6-7:30. Meals provided nightly. Call the church at 358-4673 for more information.

    Mount Tabor VBS

    Mount Tabor Baptist Church will have vacation bible school 6:30-9:30 p.m. through July 13. There will be classes for preschool through sixth grades. Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult. The theme is SonRise National Park. For more information, call 325-3540.