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Today's News

  • Upton woman receives a new kind of home

    By Jere Downs

    Landmark News Service

    Until recently, Joann Priddy lived in third world conditions while caring for her disabled mother and sister in a wood-frame shack south of Elizabethtown.

    She cooked meals atop a wood-burning stove made from an oil drum, the only source of heat. Her toilet was an outhouse with a leaky roof and a shower curtain for privacy.

  • 17 from Parkway take mission trip to Belize

    Parkway Baptist Church and its pastor, Brother DeWayne Gibson, are no strangers to international missions. Earlier this month, Gibson took a group of 17 youth and adults to Belize City, Belize, for five days.

    “Parkway feels really strongly about getting outside the church walls—and not just internationally, but locally too,” said Gibson.

  • Break-ins reported at park, fairgrounds

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating two break-ins and the theft of a vehicle that occurred over the weekend.

    According to Police Chief Steve Johnson, a building at LaRue County Park and Recreation was burglarized Friday night. String trimmers and other tools were taken.

    LaRue County Community Action reported the theft of a 1994 Mercury Grand Prix from its parking lot on Friday night. Johnson said the key was stuck in the ignition.

  • 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.