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Today's News

  • Residents eligible for sales and use tax relief

    Victims of the Leap Day storm are eligible for some immediate tax relief.
    On April 16, Gov. Beshear signed into law the provisions of House Bill 255 which provide a refund of sales and use tax paid for building materials permanently installed in the repair or replacement of buildings damaged in counties covered under a federal disaster relief declaration. The legislation is retroactive to provide tax relief for property owners in the 23 disaster counties, including LaRue County, affected by the storms in late February and early March.

  • Goodtime Cruisers offer scholarship

    Submitted photo
    The Goodtime Cruisers Automobile Club in Hodgenville funded a one-time scholarship for a LaRue County student majoring in automotive/diesel technology at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Students who enroll in ECTC’s automotive/diesel technology program may earn an Associate in Applied Science degree or a variety of industry certificates and diplomas.

  • Several indicted in April by grand jury

    Several people were indicted April 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    They are:
    Johnny Wood (1951) of Upton was indicted on one count of manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; two counts of possession of a controlled substance and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of prescription not in a proper container and complicity.
    The alleged offenses occurred March 29. He is accused of acting alone or in concert with Coleman Ferriss.

  • PHOTO: Five generations of Eastridges

     Five generations of Eastridges gathered. From left, Lorie Eastridge, holding Chloe Eastridge, Judy South, Wayne Daugherty and Caleb Eastridge.

  • Court Briefs - April 25, 2012

    Failed to appear
    Aaron S. Kennedy (1991) failed to appear in LaRue Circuit Court April 16. A bench warrant was issued and he was declared a fugitive. He was originally charged with complicity, burglary and third-degree criminal mischief.

    Contempt
    Jeffrey D. Nadeau was ordered to serve 30 days for contempt by agreement April 16.

    Probation revoked
    Probation of Anthony Scherer (1970) was revoked April 16.

    Costs not paid

  • Lincoln Birthplace reduces energy consumption

     Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park has made some important changes that are reducing energy consumption – and saving money.

  • School personnel changes

    The LaRue County Board of Education heard the following personnel changes at Monday’s meeting.

    Accepted recommendation of employment of:
    • Donald Pack as part-time custodian at LaRue County Middle School
    • Tiffany Lewis as volleyball coach at LCMS
    • Robert Keith Cruse as substitute custodian at the LaRue County School District
    • Andreana Peeler as instructional monitor at Kid’s Crew

    Accepted the resignation of:

  • Heath presents outhouse program to National Santa Gertrudis group

     Submitted photo

  • Relay for Life fundraisers

    Luminaire sale
    Relay for Life teams will have a luminaire sale through May 4 to honor or remember cancer victims. Contact any Relay team.

    Gospel singing at Buffalo Baptist
    Buffalo Baptist Relay Team is having a gospel singing 7 p.m. April 27 at the church with Heartland Quartet, Brighter Day, Glen Rice and Bro. Rodney Troutman.

    Janet’s Angels holding yard sale

  • Engle wins gold medal in SkillsUSA

     Twelve Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students won gold medals at the SkillsUSA State Championships in Louisville in April. They will represent the college and the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the National SkillsUSA Championship in late June in Kansas City, Mo. In addition, eight students won silver medals and two won bronze.