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Today's News

  • Audit: Sheriff's office lacks segregation of duties

    Auditor of Public Accounts Adam H. Edelen has made available a sheriff’s tax settlement audit for April 16, 2013 to April 15, 2014.
    Merle Edlin was appointed sheriff in February 2013 to fill the unexpired term of Bobby Shoffner. The audit reports for the tenure of each were kept separate.
    The audit covers 2013 taxes collected in the amount of $5,550.709. The sheriff retained commission of $229,251 to operate the sheriff’s office. The sheriff distributed taxes of $5,292,725 within the district.

  • Community Calendar - April 29, 2015

    Boyhood Home closed
    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.

    Decorate your Derby hat
    A free program “Decorate your Derby hat” will be 5 p.m. April 30 at the LaRue County Public Library. Bring your own hat. Call 270-358-3851 to register.

    Library closing two days in May

  • News of Record: April 29, 2015

    DUI
    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • Nelson deputy honored

    “I had to do what I had to do,” was the reason Deputy Sheriff A.J. Lewis gave for risking his own safety to pull a woman out of a smoke-filled apartment in New Haven on April 12.
    Nearly two weeks later, County Judge-Executive Dean Watts called Lewis to stand by him at a Fiscal Court meeting as he read part of a letter of commendation from Sheriff Ed Mattingly, followed by a proclamation declaring April 21 “Deputy A.J. Lewis Day” in Nelson County.

  • PHOTO: Spring football practice

    LaRue County High School Head Football Coach Tony Hatmaker got a good look at his team with the onset of spring football practice. Here, Coach Hatmaker worked with players on hitting and tackling.

  • Sports Shorts - April 29, 2015

    ECTC Women’s Soccer open field play
    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Barons women soccer team will host open field play at Nicholas Street soccer fields 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday through June 9. Any women interested in trying out for the team are welcome and encouraged to participate.

    Pedal for the Park, May 9, Friends of Mammoth Cave

  • PHOTO: First Pitch

    Jaden McBride threw out the first pitch April 21 at LaRue County Park and Recreation’s opening ceremony. Jaden is the 7-year-old son of James and Kacey McBride of Hodgenville. He is in kindergarten at Hodgenville Elementary. Jaden has cerebral palsy and has undergone two open-heart and numerous brain surgeries.

  • School Calendar - April 29, 2015

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Last day of school
    The last day of school for LaRue students is May 28.

    School board dates
    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School on the following dates: May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 (LaRue County Middle School) and Dec. 21 (Abraham Lincoln Elementary School).

    ALES
    SBDM

  • Record number of rezonings approved by fiscal court

    LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 27, appointed two people to serve on the LaRue County Public Library’s Board of Trustees.
    Charlotte Tucker of Buffalo and James Curle of Hodgenville each were appointed to four-year terms that begin July 1.
    In other business, the magistrates concurred with Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning’s approval of seven rezoning requests, a record number of requests considered at a single meeting according to Judge-executive Tommy Turner.

  • Library's program goes 'Prime Time'

    The LaRue County Public Library’s family literacy project ended Tuesday – but the impact it has had on families is expected to be far-reaching.
    Prime Time Family Reading Time, funded by a grant from the Kentucky Humanities Council and Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, provided supper and reading material to about 30 people each week. The library was one of 14 in the state selected for the program, which is designed specifically for underserved families with children ages 6 to 10.