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Today's News

  • Bluegrass Pipeline awards grant to Park and Rec

     LaRue County Park and Recreation is one of 21 groups awarded a grant from Bluegrass Pipeline.

    The money will be used for a restroom project.

    More than $160,000 has been given to 43 organizations in Kentucky and Ohio to fund projects in counties traversed by the pipeline project. These grants are in addition to those awarded earlier this year. 

  • PHOTO: Senator Caroll Gibson

    Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, right, and Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, follow proceedings in the Kentucky Senate.

  • PHOTO: Friendship fun

    The children at Friendship Baptist Church had a contest to have Ronnie French, a University of Kentucky fan, wear a University of Louisville shirt. Pictured with French are Tyler Foster, Catherine Spalding, Christian Veirs, Peyton Foster, Caydence Engle and Chloe Geary. Kaleigh Graham, Patricia Keys, Jake Foster and Hannah Boggs also participated but were not present.

  • PHOTO: Potted Few

     After a winter hiatus, the Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club met in March to welcome Spring. Renate Gosser and Linda Novak were hostesses. Gosser and Joyce Kelly presented a "Spring is Sprung" program on how to create an inside planter in a container. The next meeting will be 10 a.m. April 16 at the Glendale home of Bonnie Lush with Marilyn Ardisson as co-host. The program will be about "Fine Gardening" with Bob and Mary Ann Hines. Details are available from Ardisson at 270-307-8670. 

  • SCHOOL BOARD: No action taken on superintendent

     The LaRue County School Board convened April 1 in a special called meeting to discuss the weekend arrest of Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    Sanders was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and speeding by Hodgenville City Police. He was driving a school-owned vehicle.

    He will be arraigned April 9 in LaRue District Court.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Donation
  • LG&E adds natural gas powered truck to fleet

    At first glance, drivers across Hardin, Hart and LaRue Counties may not give a second thought when passing a utility vehicle from Louisville Gas and Electric Company on the roadways. However, heads may turn this month when the utility unveils its newest operations truck fueled by compressed natural gas.

  • Court Briefs: April 2, 2014

    Sentenced to five years
    A Buffalo man was sentenced to five years March 17 in LaRue Circuit Court on several counts.
    John Howard Aubrey, 50, was found guilty on two counts of possession of handgun by convicted felon; possession of firearm by convicted felon; two counts of receiving stolen property and complicity; and obscuring the identity of a machine and complicity.
    He was also fined $415.
    Aubrey was accused of receiving stolen property after LaRue County deputies found several lawnmowers and trailers at his residence.

  • Fiscal Court wants crosswalk at school, offers the scoop on poop

    In a resolution passed at its March 25 meeting, LaRue County Fiscal Court requested the state transportation department “review the necessity for a crosswalk” on U.S. 31-E at LaRue County High School.
    The resolution acknowledged that students, teachers, parents and visitors cross the highway on a regular basis to access food establishments, residences and for other purposes, and noted that the court desires to see a safe environment for all those attending and visiting LaRue County schools.

  • ALES student tops in cursive

    The computer keyboard has been called the “pen of the future.” But educators say there is still a place for cursive handwriting in the classroom.
    Heather Sutherland, a fourth-grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, said research “has shown a direct correlation in fluent readers and cursive writing.”