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Today's News

  • July 12 is deadline for FEMA flood assistance

    Athertonville residents were among the hardest hit during the May flooding; however, anyone who suffered loss or property damage during the storm is eligible for federal assistance.

    FEMA representatives and Chris Jackson of LaRue County Emergency Management visited Athertonville Friday to assess damage along the Rolling Fork River and Knob Creek.

    Jackson said about 12 houses in Athertonville were damaged when several feet of muddy river water poured in. One home on Mount Sherman Road was hit also by flash flooding.

  • 4-H calendar

    4-H Camp registration

  • Fiscal Court renews contract for housing disabled inmates

    LaRue County Fiscal Court renewed its contract with Taylor County Detention for housing disabled inmates as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 8.

    LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner explained to the court that the local jail, being constructed before handicapped accessibility was required, has no cells that meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.

  • School board updated on hybrid bus, KOSSA

    Melissa Howell with the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition was on hand at the May 24 school board meeting to discuss the new hybrid school bus coming to LaRue County in August.

    Howell said 22 districts across Kentucky would receive the buses, which still will operate with a diesel engine but also utilize a battery pack.

    She said the bus would average 12.5 miles per gallon versus 7.5 mpg in a non-hybrid bus.

    The bus is scheduled to be delivered in August.

    “Kentucky will have the largest hybrid bus fleet in the nation,” Howell said.

  • School board updated on hybrid bus, KOSSA

    Melissa Howell with the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition was on hand at the May 24 school board meeting to discuss the new hybrid school bus coming to LaRue County in August.

    Howell said 22 districts across Kentucky would receive the buses, which still will operate with a diesel engine but also utilize a battery pack.

    She said the bus would average 12.5 miles per gallon versus 7.5 mpg in a non-hybrid bus.

    The bus is scheduled to be delivered in August.

    “Kentucky will have the largest hybrid bus fleet in the nation,” Howell said.

  • School board updated on hybrid bus, KOSSA

    Melissa Howell with the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition was on hand at the May 24 school board meeting to discuss the new hybrid school bus coming to LaRue County in August.

    Howell said 22 districts across Kentucky would receive the buses, which still will operate with a diesel engine but also utilize a battery pack.

    She said the bus would average 12.5 miles per gallon versus 7.5 mpg in a non-hybrid bus.

    The bus is scheduled to be delivered in August.

    “Kentucky will have the largest hybrid bus fleet in the nation,” Howell said.

  • Middle school's site-based council meets Tuesday

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  • Community calendar

    Chamber banquet

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards banquet June 17. For tickets, call the Chamber office at 358-3411.

    Sewing Service Project

  • LCHS students chosen for Farm Bureau project

    Abby Sullivan and Shelby Sullivan, juniors at LaRue County High School, have been chosen to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Firefighters contribute to Crusade for Children

    About 200 fire departments, hundreds of organizations and thousands of people contributed $5,301,182 to this year’s 57th annual Crusade for Children.

    Local groups contributing include:

    • Hodgenville/LaRue County Fire Department – $8,040.32

    • New Haven Fire Dept. – $8,086.93

    • Upton Fire Dept. – $3,000

    • Sonora Fire Dept. – $2,693.60

    • Valley Creek Fire Dept. – $16,073.58

    • Glendale - $4,514.57