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Today's News

  • Health department offers ‘Walk With Ease’ program

    The LaRue County Health Department is offering the “Walk With Ease” program to benefit those dealing with arthritis.

    LaRue County is hosting the program for the first time this year, said Diana Leathers, health educator.

  • Couple treks through New Zealand

    An Elizabethtown native and her husband are on a six-month hike through the wilderness and urban areas of New Zealand.

    Clara Mills, a 1997 graduate of Central Hardin High School, and her husband, B.J. Romines, have traveled much of the United States living in a recreational vehicle during regular two-week breaks from Mills’ work as a corporate pilot.

    She and her husband hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Maine to Georgia, in 2011.

  • Collision at intersection
  • Minor injuries reported in two-car crash near Park

    Two people – and a group of bicyclists – escaped serious injury in a two-vehicle crash May 22.

    Agnes Osgood was driving a Chevrolet Blazer on U.S. 31-E about a mile past Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. Osgood said she was driving behind a group of bicyclists when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a Ford Escort driven by Otis Nunn.

  • Officials warn of ‘storm scammers’

    Local officials recommend using caution when dealing with contractors in the wake of the May 19 hailstorm.

    Hodgenville and surrounding areas are being flooded with numerous roofing companies trying to get the jump on any needed repairs.

    “Since the hailstorm, we’ve had a lot of roofing companies in our area surveying the damage done,” said Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson. “Citizens should ask for a city business license from contractors.”

  • ‘Dig into Reading’ at the library’s summer program

    The LaRue County Public Library will begin its Summer Reading Program this year on June 10.

    Registration for the program began on May 22. With your registration your child will receive a gift bag with items for this year’s theme, “Dig Into Reading” as well as coupons for the Louisville Zoo, the Corvette Museum, Adventure Water Park and more.

  • Summer Reading Program Calendar for "Dig Into Reading"

    Teddy Bear’s Picnic
    The Teddy Bear’s Picnic is noon-2 p.m. June 6 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park

    Day Themes – June 10-14
    Dinner served 5-6 p.m. with a program 6-7 p.m.
    Monday
    “Dig” into the Garden – Dinner by Paula’s Hot Biscuit
    Tuesday
    “Digging” a Construction Site – Dinner by Crosstown Homemakers
    Wednesday

  • 160 graduate in outdoor ceremony

    LaRue County High School’s graduating seniors were the first, in 50 years, to walk across the stage outdoors.

    The ceremony, held Friday night, took place on Hawk football field in front of a large crowd.

    “The weather was absolutely perfect for graduation and the set-up made for a wonderful venue for the ceremony,” said Paul M. Mullins, LCHS principal.

  • Personnel changes made in school district

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations on May 20:
    Accepted the recommendation of employment of:

  • School Board approves tentative budget, adopts calendar

    LaRue County School Board members met May 20, to discuss end-of-year and upcoming school year plans.

    A tentative budget was briefly assessed by members of the board and passed.

    Salaries for the 2013-14 fiscal year will total more than $11 million dollars; a little more than $1 million is earmarked for grant specific positions, such as community services.