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Today's News

  • Prather to resign as transportation secretary

    Landmark News Service

    After nearly 20 months of service in Gov. Steve Beshear’s cabinet, Joe Prather has decided to spend more time with family and announced his resignation Tuesday as the secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the chief position at an agency that employs more than 4,500 in the state.

    Beshear said in a news release  he was aware Prather, who plans to retire effective Dec. 30, was planning to leave office before his administration ended, but he hoped to keep him longer.

  • 4-H calendar

    State Fair Shows

    The Kentucky State Fair 4-H Rabbit Show will be Aug. 21; the 4-H and FFA youth beef shows will be Aug. 27.

  • Community calendar

    Children’s library program

    LaRue County Public Library Children’s program registration is being held at the upstairs desk. For more information, call Michelle Perkins at 358-3851.

    Art Guild to meet

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. For more information, call Debbye at 307-7590.

    Chamber luncheon

  • Community calendar

    Children’s library program

    LaRue County Public Library Children’s program registration is being held at the upstairs desk. For more information, call Michelle Perkins at 358-3851.

    Art Guild to meet

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. For more information, call Debbye at 307-7590.

    Chamber luncheon

  • Community calendar

    Children’s library program

    LaRue County Public Library Children’s program registration is being held at the upstairs desk. For more information, call Michelle Perkins at 358-3851.

    Art Guild to meet

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. For more information, call Debbye at 307-7590.

    Chamber luncheon

  • 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.