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Today's News

  • State rep race lawsuit has been settled

    Democratic State Representative Terry Mills finally knows who his opponent will be in November.

    On July 18, a mediation agreement was reached to end a lawsuit filed by Richard Treitz, who lost the Republican primary. As a result, J. Alex LaRue will be confirmed as the Republican challenger against Mills.

    LaRue won the Republican primary on May 20 with 1,400 votes to Treitz’s 1,166 votes.

  • Former EMS worker accused of falsifying pay

    An internal investigation released July 22 by Hardin County government says former EMS Assistant Supervisor James Miller falsified thousands of dollars in overtime pay he did not work.

    The county documents also say Ira Dyer, former EMS director, purchased a “quantity of beer,” consumed it with county officials and transported the remainder of the alcohol in county vehicles while on an April business trip to Houston, Texas, which is a violation of county policy.

  • 'Pioneer' Jim Carigan dies

    A former Hodgenville man, who family members called a pioneer in modern highway design, died July 20, 2014, in Lexington.

    James M. Carigan, 93, is survived by three children, Jim Carigan, Pam Wingate and Betsy Chinn, according to his obituary.

    Carigan was raised in Liberty, graduating from Casey County High School in 1938. After earning a civil engineering degree from the University of Kentucky, he obtained a job with TVA, mapping the Tennessee River watershed and building dams to provide electricity for the procession and production of war materials.

  • News of record - July 30

    Marriage Dissolution

     The following marriage dissolution has been granted in LaRue Circuit Court in Hodgenville:

    Anthony Helm, 30, and Jessica Lobb, 29, both of Hodgenville. Married 10 years.

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    George Owens and Marilyn Owens to Bluegrass Pipeline Company LLC, memorandum of easement and right of way agreement, permanent easement, $10

  • LaRue Schools are embracing technology

    Adhering to the adage, “Waste not, want not,” LaRue County Schools are finding uses for all of the laptop computers that have been replaced by new ones at LaRue County High School.

    Freddie Newby, chief information officer, said the district has 50 Dell Latitude E5410 laptops that were assigned to the high school staff. With the implementation of the second round of laptops, the middle and high school staff will be receiving replacement units.

  • Changes await students returning to class on August 6

    LaRue County Schools open for the new year on Aug. 6.

    There are several new faces in classrooms and offices waiting to greet them – and a few changes from last year’s routine.

    All schools continue to release students early on Fridays for teacher planning time.

    Hodgenville Elementary and Abraham Lincoln Elementary – Elementary schools begin drop off at 7:15 a.m. and students should be inside the building by 7:45 a.m. Students are dismissed at 2:55 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1:25 p.m. on Fridays.

  • Schools receive $17,000 from Crusade for Children

    Every year, since 1954, the WHAS Crusade for Children has provided children with special needs with valuable resources via grants to organizations.

    For the last 30 years, the LaRue County School district has applied for, and received either a full or partial grant to help middle and high school students with special needs. The district has received 28 grants totaling $384,023 from the Crusade. This year, and the past two years as well, they have received a $17,000 grant to help pay personnel to assist special needs students.

  • Back-to-school clothing and supply closet open Aug. 2

    LaRue County students have a chance to pick up some of their back-to-school supplies and clothing – for free – on Aug. 2 at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service.

    The supply closet will be available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Michaela Rock, a senior at LaRue County High School decided to start the clothing and supply closet to fulfill her 4-H community service project requirements.

    Rock said that 4-H is a “family tradition,” and that her grandma, Joy Decker, started the rabbit club, which Rock is now a part of, in LaRue County.

  • LaRue County Bus Schedules

    114 Ceclie Miller – North Lyons Station.

    128 Rose Cottrell – Enlow Drive, Dangerfield Road, Herbert Howell Road, Logan Skaggs Road, Ball Hollow Road, Pleasant Church Road, Bennett Road, Gardner Lane, Ferrill Hill Road, L&N Turnpike, Greensburg Road, Peachtree.

    118 Substitute driver (afternoon) – Hodgenville City (Shopko, College Street, Kids Krew, Forest Avenue, Lincoln Boulevard, Cox’s Lane, Thurman Lane).

  • Employment, resignations and transfer of school employees

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations July 21.

    Employment of:

    Lisa Hawkins and Diane Morris as elementary curriculum specialists for LaRue County Schools, effective July 1.

    Ben Schell as girls’ volleyball coach at LaRue County High School, accepted June 17

    Adryanne Warren as fifth-grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, accepted June 18

    Lacy Coyle Hatfield, Tracy Murray and Shannon Keen as teachers at Hodgenville Elementary School