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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts

    Volleyball tryouts

    The LaRue County High School volleyball team will hold tryouts 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. July 15-16. Attendance is mandatory both days. Any girl entering grades 8-12 may try out. A current KHSAA physical is required before tryout. Physical forms can be picked up in the LCHS office. For more information, contact Coach Ben Schell at 358-2210 or ben.schell@larue.kyschools.us.

    Soccer yard sale and car wash

  • County employees receive 2 percent raise

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a 2 percent salary increase for its employees in the 2010-11 budget as magistrates met July 13 in the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “This applies to all employees except to elected officials whose salaries are set by the state,” said Tommy Turner, judge-executive.

    Scenic highway grant

    The court approved a resolution that allows the court to receive a $144,000 Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway grant.

  • Little league coaches learn CPR basics, use of AED

    New equipment was recently introduced at LaRue County Parks and Recreation and it could help to save lives in the future.

    The park’s addition is an Automated External Defibrillator or AED. This $1,500 machine, which was donated by Nolin RECC, is used as an aid during CPR and can help to restart a heart.

    According to Jerry McBride, paramedic and instructor for the American Heart Association, AEDs save lives because they can detect when a heart enters a deadly rhythm and then reset the heart by providing a “jolt of electricity” to return it to normal.

  • 4-H calendar
  • Work begins on Buffalo Apartments

    Work has started on the Buffalo School Apartments project.

    The elementary school at 50 School Loop off College Street is being transformed into a residential complex with 19 affordable apartments for senior citizens.

    AU Associates of Lexington, the developer of the property, signed recently the final paperwork accepting transfer of the school from the LaRue County School District to Buffalo Apartments LLLP. The steel frame schoolhouse was purchased for $60,000 and has been listed with the National Register of Historic Places.

  • LaRue's 9s headed to State Tournament

    No matter the situation, Donnie Davis told his players to always be patient at the plate.

    Through the first two innings Saturday night, the LaRue County 9-year-old All-Stars appeared anything but patient.

    That changed in the third inning.

    Leading 3-2, LaRue County broke the game open with 10 runs en route to a 15-5 win in five innings over the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission All-Stars in Game 3 of the best-of-three Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament at University Drive Park.

  • LaRue Fair Board looking for pageant contestants

    The LaRue County Fair Board is seeking participants for several beauty pageants.

    Applications for all pageants may be picked up at Buffalo Bank, the LaRue County Extension Service office, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or Action Hair Studio, 504 Kirkpatrick Ave., Hodgenville.

    The events are as follows:

    •Miss LaRue County Fair, ages 16-21. The pageant is 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 26, with practice 5 p.m. Saturday, July 24 at the fairgrounds.

  • LaRue qualifies for disaster unemployment assistance

    Officials from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that 62 Kentucky counties, including LaRue, are qualified for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

    Kentuckians who have lost work or whose businesses were damaged due to severe weather May 1-June 1, 2010, may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.

  • Legal Aid Society holds free clinic

    Legal Aid Society staff and volunteer attorneys will offer assistance completing self-help divorce documents at a free legal clinic 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 20 at the Hardin County Justice Center in Elizabethtown. 

    Prospective clients must meet federal poverty guidelines. For a family of four, a client’s annual income must be $44,100 or less.

    Appointments for the clinic are necessary. Interested individuals should call the Legal Aid Society at 502-584-1254 ext. 3166 by July 13 to reserve their place in the clinic. 

  • Three charged after constable's traffic stop

    Three men face drug-related charges after a Friday night traffic stop.

    Constable Tim Ford stopped a vehicle driven by Mark Alan Caven, 49, of Summersville on Lincoln Farm Road about 6 p.m.

    Drug paraphernalia was found in a suitcase inside the vehicle, Ford said. Neither Caven or his passengers, Jacobi Alan Caven, 20, of Hodgenville, and Christopher T. Gray, 33, Summersville, would admit ownership, so all three were charged with use or possession of drug paraphernalia.