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Today's News

  • Four months added to escaped inmate’s sentence

    A LaRue County Jail inmate will serve an additional four months after pleading guilty to an amended charge of third-degree escape Aug. 18.

    Ryan David Robinson, 25, of Sandridge Road, Magnolia, was serving a 179-day sentence on contempt charges after failing to pay child support. According to court documents, he was required to pay $218 per month and was in arrears more than $1,100.

  • Fiscal Court approves compensating tax rate

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a compensating tax rate of 16.5 cents per $100 of assessment at its meeting Tuesday at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Although higher than the 15.8 cents levied last year, County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner expects the new rate to bring in less money.

    “There are several factors that account for this, but two of the bigger ones are homestead exemption and motor vehicle valuation,” Turner said.

  • LaRue County is vital to HMH's business, hospital president says

    Mixing personal experience, industry statistics and business philosophy, the leader of Hardin Memorial Hospital described the changing face of health care during the Aug. 19 luncheon meeting of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

    David Gray, HMH’s president for the past dozen years, said LaRue is a vital part of the Elizabethtown hospital’s business model. Gray said 78 percent of the LaRue County adults admitted to a Kentucky hospital selected HMH. That’s the greatest market penetration in the hospital’s service area.

  • Outdoors Woman signups ongoing

    The “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” program is being offered Sept. 18-20 at Lake Cumberland.

    This workshop, hosted by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, offers beginners an opportunity to learn more about enjoying the outdoors.

    The workshop offers classes on hunting, fishing, archery, canoeing, campfire cooking, tree identification, boating, wilderness survival, orienteering and more.

  • Former deputy jailer pleads guilty to promoting contraband

    A former LaRue County deputy jailer pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree promoting contraband, both misdemeanors, Aug. 19. The charge was merged with another count of official misconduct.

    Troy U. Carter, 28, of Underwood Avenue, originally was charged with first-degree promoting contraband when he allegedly smuggled a prepaid cell phone inside the jail in April.

  • Boosters selling reserved seats

    The LaRue County High School Football Boosters are selling reserved seating for the upcoming football season.

    The seats are $50 each and a limited number are available.

    For more information, call Lori Puyear at 358-8512 or 769-8629.

  • Get moving challenge: Join local walking club

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Kentucky. Along with smoking and family history, one of the major risk factors for heart attack and stroke is lack of physical activity. Kentucky ranks among the top 10 states with sedentary lifestyles, and many of our fellow residents say it’s because they don’t have the time or opportunity.

  • Faulty screwbands can cause problems in home canning

    Sometimes I get calls at the office about people having trouble getting their home canning jars to seal. Below are reminders of things to check when you are working with canning lids. Watch how tight you put on the screwbands and also watch your headspace, the amount of air left at the top of the jar.

    The information below came from Mississippi State University Extension Service. These are common home canning questions and answers on why jars don’t seal.

    Q. How tightly should screwbands be put on when closing jars with two-piece lids?

  • New Haven revises business license fees

    Landmark News Service

    New Haven commissioners voted to amend the city’s business license ordinance.

    Owners of a tattoo and piercing shop had approached the board on the subject because of the $1,000 business license fee for tattoo parlors, which they considered unfair.

    A committee appointed to review the ordinance suggested at the Aug. 20 commission meeting that  rates for tattoo and body artists, body piercing, fortune telling and psychics and parapsychology practitioners be lowered from $1,000 to $75.

  • Rules to be posted at Creekfront Park

    Creekfront Park soon will have written rules and streetlights.

    Monday, Hodgenville City Council gave the thumbs up to Mayor Terry Cruse to develop a set of posted rules for the park.

    Cruse said he has received numerous complaints about animals at Creekfront - especially unleashed dogs and owners not cleaning up after their pets.

    City Clerk Madonna Hornback said the Kentucky League of Cities recommended written rules for liability reasons about a year ago.