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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts

    Sports passes available

    LaRue County High School sports passes are available. $50 for students; $100 for adults. All-sport family passes (for K-12 students and immediate family) are $150. Passes are available at games or contact David Dawson at 270-358-2210.

    Future Lady Hawks Volleyball Clinic

  • One Knox: Send more letters to save Fort Knox

    With less than two weeks of a public comment period remaining, community leaders continue to encourage Fort Knox supporters to join thousands of citizens who have electronically signed a letter discouraging the Army from making further cuts in personnel at the post. The letter can be found at www.oneknox.com/letter.

    Options for reducing the Army workforce include cutting an additional 4,100 soldiers and civilian personnel at Fort Knox. This is in addition to the 3,500 soldiers of the 3/1 Brigade Combat Team, which already has been inactivated.

  • LaRue Jr. memorialized by family, friends

    Family and friends gathered Thursday for the funeral of James D. LaRue Jr.

    LaRue County’s official historian was memorialized at First Baptist Church Hodgenville. “Jim” was given the title several years ago in honor of his vast historical research and knowledge.

  • A winning goal for life

    The 2014 World Breastfeeding Week theme, “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life,” acknowledges that when mothers and babies succeed in their breastfeeding plans, they can enjoy a lifetime of benefits.

  • School board hears ACT report

    The LaRue County School Board met Monday night. The agenda included an ACT report by Amanda Reed, which showed that LaRue county juniors in 2014 tested at or above state averages in every subject.

    Also included was the awarding of an honorary veteran’s diploma to Donnie Waggoner.

    The board also approved payment of the Kentucky School Board Insurance Trust workers comp fund in the amount of $36,619. 

  • Fiscal Court makes donation to Veterans Memorial Park, film

    LaRue County magistrates approved a 2014-15 tax rate of 19.65 cents per $100 of assessed property value as they met at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 12.

    Tommy Turner, judge-executive, explained that the increase is below the permissible 4 percent increase, but slightly above the compensating rate that yields an amount of revenue approximately equal to that produced in the preceding year from real property.

    Fiscal Court also approved an across-the-board 2 percent increase in county salaries not set by state statute.

  • State Fair Champs
  • Veteran’s diploma
  • Several indicted in Nelson

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court Aug. 7.

  • Lawsuit threatens library services

    Like many other libraries in the Bluegrass, LaRue County’s public library is being threatened by the ongoing lawsuit against Kentucky libraries. Dana Jolly, Director of LaRue County Public Library, said that, should the ruling in the case come down against libraries, they would lose more than half their current budget. She added that, although the board hasn’t outlined specifically which services would be cut, some would inevitably be lost.