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Today's News

  • LaRue Ambassadors honored

    The LaRue County Ambassadors were the recipients of the Richard Burks Award at the annual Lincoln Luncheon on Friday.

    The award honors an individual or group that promotes the Abraham Lincoln legacy and LaRue County history throughout the state.

  • Red Cross thanks

    The American Red Cross and its volunteers work every day to help save lives or rebuild lives that have been shattered by disaster – whether it is down the street, across the country, or around the world.

    March is Red Cross Month, and we want to thank those supporters whose generosity helps us continue our service to those who need us, every day.

  • Attorney honored for historic postcard collection

    Let it be known that local attorney and Lincoln historian Carl Howell is a dyed-in-the-wool deltiologist.

    Now, before you think that Howell has taken on a new religion, suffice it to say that a deltiologist is a person who collects postcards as a hobby.

    With more than 20,000 vintage postcards in his collection, including some 2,500 connected in various ways to Abraham Lincoln, Howell definitely fits the definition.

  • Man pleads guilty to Fort Knox theft

    A former U.S. Army automotive mechanic and Hodgenville resident pleaded guilty last week to thefts from Fort Knox.

    Bobby William Fultz was employed by the Army to repair vehicles used to train soldiers at Fort Knox.

    With his plea, Fultz admitted to stealing $5,000 to $10,000 worth of MREs, tools, petroleum products and other property from the post during his employment there between 2004 and 2008.

    He’s due to be sentenced May 25 in Kentucky’s Western District of U.S. District Court in Louisville.

  • Mayor opposes raises

    Every four years, just prior to the mayor’s election, the Depart­ment of Local Govern­ment requires the setting council to establish the salary of the mayor for the next four-year term. This past term has been difficult, to say the least, considering the recession our country is going through.

  • Auditor finds no issues with county government

    State Auditor Crit Luallen has released the audit of the financial statements of the LaRue County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.

    The audit found that the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities and equity arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • LaRue's track team a blend of experience and youth

    LaRue County High School’s track team enters the 2010 season having several experienced seniors on the boys’ squad while lacking experience among girl tracksters.

    “On the girls’ side, inexperience will be our greatest weakness. Most of our varsity athletes are very young, with several middle schoolers competing,” said Jeremy Blair, who coaches both boys and girls. “The good thing is that our girls aren’t afraid of anything. They compete hard, which is our greatest strength.”

  • Two hurt in crash on 210

    Two Campbellsville women were injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on KY 210 about five miles east of Hodgenville.

    Brittany Cook, 19, was driving a 2003  Nissan Pathfinder east on KY 210 when she attempted to pass a pickup truck pulling a hayroller, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The truck began making a left turn into a driveway and Cook applied her brakes to avoid a collision.

    She lost control of the vehicle. It crossed the centerline, struck a dirt embankment and rolled on its side.

  • KU asks state for rate increase

    Kentucky Utilities residential customers could see a nearly 14 percent increase in their bills this year.

    Citing a growing customer demand as the main culprit, with a 2008 windstorm and 2009 ice storm as contributing factors, KU has asked the Public Service Commission to grant a rate increase.

    According to information provided by Cliff Feltham, KU’s statewide media relations manager, the company is requesting a $136 million base rate increase, which the company says is necessary to meet growing demand.

  • Local taxidermist takes home top honors

    Landmark News Service

    As a little girl, Alicia Love wanted to be an artist; then she aspired to be a veterinarian.

    As a grown-up, Love combined the two pursuits. Now she’s an award-winning taxidermist.

    She took home some top honors from the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Grand National Taxidermy Contest and has won blue ribbons for previous work.

    Not many women enter the Wild Turkey Federation contest, Special Events Coordinator Karen Cavender said.