Today's News

  • Hodgenville's local mail going to Louisville

    Residents may notice some changes upon paying a visit to the Hodgenville Post Office.

    The Post Office has altered its collection and sorting processes. Now, all mail – local and out of town – that comes into the post office will be sent to Louisville and sorted. The local mail will be sent back to LaRue County for delivery.

    The post office’s mail boxes will no longer be marked “local” or “out of town.” All boxes are now marked “mixed.”

  • County receives $32,400 state grant for recycling

    LaRue County Fiscal Court has received a state grant of $32,400 to expand the county’s recycling efforts.

    Grants totaling more than $3.5 million were distributed to reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and sustain the environmental management of hazardous waste from homes, including electronic scrap and mercury.

  • Budgeting is automatic for some

    Based on your financial personality, there is at least one budget that should work for you. However, some budgeters are likely to retire with enough money, while others are likely to always have to deal with financial emergencies. Continuing from last week, here is another budget personality.

  • Taylor County voters say no to nickel tax proposal

    A nickel tax proposal by Taylor County School District was voted down last week.

    Voters said no to the tax in Tuesday’s special election with 2,276 voting “Against” the tax and 2,144 voting “For” the tax.

    Results from the first few precincts showed the “For” votes pulling ahead. But as the final precincts came in, the “Against” votes steadily took over.

  • Three steps to prepare for the unexpected

    As any scout can tell you, “Be Prepared” is an excellent motto. With the storms and flooding of early May still fresh in people’s minds, now is a good time for you and your family to prepare for the next disaster-whatever it may be.

    There are three important steps to personal preparedness: get a kit; make a plan; and be informed.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met June 15 at Sunrise Manor Day Care. The club provided a luncheon for the staff and members of Adult Day Care as well as some of the residents from Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. Bingo games were played with the residents after the luncheon with “quarters” being the prizes given as well as some Mardi-Gras beads.”

    The meeting was called to order by President Emogene Gardner following the activities. Roll call was answered by “Naming the most unusual thing you recall happening at a wedding you attended”. 

  • Laptop Initiative passes 4-1

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to place laptop computers in the hands of each LaRue County High School student.

    The Laptop Initiative failed to pass in March after Superintendent Sam Sanders requested a unanimous vote “to bring the board together.” Four board members voted in favor with Norbert Skees casting a “no” vote.

    At the March meeting, Skees read a statement giving reasons for his vote against the initiative. They included budget and technology concerns, liability issues and a possible tie to childhood obesity.

  • Bright named LCMS principal

    Bob Bright, principal at Bernheim Middle School in Shepherdsville for the past three years, will be the new principal at LaRue County Middle School.

    Bright was one of 27 candidates reviewed by the LaRue County Middle School site-based decision-making council and Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    Sanders said the applicant pool was the best he could recall during his eight-year tenure as superintendent.

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  • Stanton outlines improvements for jail

    In May, LaRue County’s Fiscal Court discussed the role of Jail Consultant Joey Stanton, questioning whether he was truly necessary. Recently, in an ironic twist of events, Stanton has been promoted and is now overseeing all operations within the jail.

    Kentucky’s Department of Corrections stepped in after a rash of escapes from the LaRue County Detention Center and Stanton has been given oversight of the jail.