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Today's News

  • Nelson deputy honored

    “I had to do what I had to do,” was the reason Deputy Sheriff A.J. Lewis gave for risking his own safety to pull a woman out of a smoke-filled apartment in New Haven on April 12.
    Nearly two weeks later, County Judge-Executive Dean Watts called Lewis to stand by him at a Fiscal Court meeting as he read part of a letter of commendation from Sheriff Ed Mattingly, followed by a proclamation declaring April 21 “Deputy A.J. Lewis Day” in Nelson County.

  • PHOTO: Spring football practice

    LaRue County High School Head Football Coach Tony Hatmaker got a good look at his team with the onset of spring football practice. Here, Coach Hatmaker worked with players on hitting and tackling.

  • Sports Shorts - April 29, 2015

    ECTC Women’s Soccer open field play
    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Barons women soccer team will host open field play at Nicholas Street soccer fields 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday through June 9. Any women interested in trying out for the team are welcome and encouraged to participate.

    Pedal for the Park, May 9, Friends of Mammoth Cave

  • PHOTO: First Pitch

    Jaden McBride threw out the first pitch April 21 at LaRue County Park and Recreation’s opening ceremony. Jaden is the 7-year-old son of James and Kacey McBride of Hodgenville. He is in kindergarten at Hodgenville Elementary. Jaden has cerebral palsy and has undergone two open-heart and numerous brain surgeries.

  • School Calendar - April 29, 2015

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Last day of school
    The last day of school for LaRue students is May 28.

    School board dates
    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School on the following dates: May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 (LaRue County Middle School) and Dec. 21 (Abraham Lincoln Elementary School).

    ALES
    SBDM

  • Record number of rezonings approved by fiscal court

    LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 27, appointed two people to serve on the LaRue County Public Library’s Board of Trustees.
    Charlotte Tucker of Buffalo and James Curle of Hodgenville each were appointed to four-year terms that begin July 1.
    In other business, the magistrates concurred with Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning’s approval of seven rezoning requests, a record number of requests considered at a single meeting according to Judge-executive Tommy Turner.

  • Library's program goes 'Prime Time'

    The LaRue County Public Library’s family literacy project ended Tuesday – but the impact it has had on families is expected to be far-reaching.
    Prime Time Family Reading Time, funded by a grant from the Kentucky Humanities Council and Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, provided supper and reading material to about 30 people each week. The library was one of 14 in the state selected for the program, which is designed specifically for underserved families with children ages 6 to 10.

  • Magnolia man sentenced to 30 years

    A Magnolia man pleaded guilty April 22 in Grayson Circuit Court to burglarizing a Clarkson residence – while the homeowners were attending the funeral of their son.
    James G. Parrett, 45, admitted to the June 2012 burglary and was sentenced to 30 years. He is not eligible for probation and must serve a minimum of 10 years in prison before he is eligible to seek parole.
    Parrett has prior felony convictions for theft, burglary and drug possession.  Parrett’s co-defendant, Timothy D. Terry, pled guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in prison in March.

  • Farmers rally to protect herds from a wily – and protected – predator

    Few predators in recent years have created a stir quite like the black vulture. It is loved by biologists – and equally despised by farmers.
    You can curse it. You can bless it. What you can’t do is kill it.
    All vultures are scavengers – feeding on dead flesh: In essence, a clean-up crew. But the black vulture is a bolder bird, willing to kill weakened or young animals.
    “It won’t pass up a free meal, but it will kill if it needs to,” said Brandon Boone, a conservation officer with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.  

  • SPEECH: Thompson named Coach of the Year

    Bill Thompson, an assistant coach for LaRue County High School’s speech and debate team, was named District Coach of the Year March 21 at the annual Kentucky District Tournament of the National Speech and Debate Association held at Centre College.

    “I was shocked,” said Thompson, in his fifth year as assistant coach to Katy Cecil. “It’s extremely rare that an assistant receives this honor, and there are so many deserving coaches out there.”