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Today's News

  • Enrollment down at schools

    A total of 2,346 students showed up for classes at LaRue County Schools for the first day Aug. 6. That’s 12 fewer than last year’s first day enrollment. In 2007, first day enrollment was 2,475.

    First Day Enrollment

                         2009        2008           

    District        2,346        2,358       

  • U of L football team going back to basics at Fort Knox

    Landmark News Service

    Coaches in many sports talk about going “back to basics” after rough or rebuilding seasons.

    The University of Louisville football team, however, is taking the phrase to its most literal sense as the Cardinals visit Fort Knox on Sunday for a day of leadership training.

  • Man ordered to repay welfare benefits

    A former Magnolia man has been ordered to return $78,482.36 to the Kentucky State Treasury after being found guilty of welfare fraud in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Robert Caughron, 37, who now lives in Salesville, Ohio, was sentenced to two years, suspended and probated for five years. He also was ordered to begin making payments of $100 per month to the treasury department beginning in September.

    At that rate of reimbursement, he will be paying the government back for the next 65 years.

  • Seniors appreciate their fair day

    We want to give special thanks to president Ann Morrison and advisor Bobby Morrison and all the board members and staff for another year for senior’s day at the fair.

  • Credit Union plans to open branch in Hodgenville

    Sunny skies and a ton of food greeted those attending the groundbreaking ceremony Friday for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union’s Hodgenville location.

    Several credit union employees and board members introduced themselves to LaRue County residents at the short program and reception.

    J. Marvin Hawk, chairman of the board of directors, called the event a “new and wonderful chapter” for the credit union.

  • Credit Union plans to open branch in Hodgenville

    Sunny skies and a ton of food greeted those attending the groundbreaking ceremony Friday for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union’s Hodgenville location.

    Several credit union employees and board members introduced themselves to LaRue County residents at the short program and reception.

    J. Marvin Hawk, chairman of the board of directors, called the event a “new and wonderful chapter” for the credit union.

  • Credit Union plans to open branch in Hodgenville

    Sunny skies and a ton of food greeted those attending the groundbreaking ceremony Friday for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union’s Hodgenville location.

    Several credit union employees and board members introduced themselves to LaRue County residents at the short program and reception.

    J. Marvin Hawk, chairman of the board of directors, called the event a “new and wonderful chapter” for the credit union.

  • Do what’s right

    Never be afraid to get involved and do what’s right.

  • Battle of Bardstown plays out again this weekend

    Landmark News Service

    Go back in time by almost 150 years this weekend at Old Bardstown Village with the second annual Battle for Old Bardstown Village. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Civil War re-enactors from both sides will demonstrate what it was like for cavalry, infantry and artillery to converge on a small town.

  • Holt House to host celebration Saturday

    The historic Judge Joseph Holt House in rural Breckinridge County is holding a community celebration and open house 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The home will be the featured site along the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail. 

    Activities will include period music, a portrayal of Judge Holt by Hardin County Circuit Judge Kelly M. Easton, and a signing of the new book Lincoln’s Advocate: The Life of Judge Joseph Holt by local author Susan Dyer, published by Acclaim Press.