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Today's News

  • Treasure Finders going to Kentucky State Fair

    Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is offering a direct link to his Treasure Finders website at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Fairgoers can digitally search the Treasury’s list of hundreds of thousands of unclaimed properties valued at nearly half-a-billion dollars – and file a claim online.

  • FISCAL COURT: County employees receive 2 percent raise

    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.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Meet James Slaven, LCMS assistant principal

    LaRue County Middle School assistant principal James Slaven enters his new position with both administrative and classroom teacher experience.

    “This is my 18th year in education,” said the native of Monticello who graduated from Wayne County High School. “I taught a variety of math classes in middle and high schools for 14 years, spent one year in Louisville, five years at Allen County-Scottsville and 10 years at North Hardin.”

  • COLUMN: Our greatest sin is forgetting God

    We are blessed to live in America. James Buchanan, in his 1857 inaugural address said, "No nation in the tide of time has ever been blessed with so rich and noble inheritance as we enjoy." These words could as easily have been said today.

    James MacArthur, in his book, Can God Bless America, says, "America wants God's blessing, but not God. Our nation has systemically pushed him out of the national consciousness - rejecting Biblical morality, ignoring his word, and relying on the political and entertainment arenas for moral guidance."

  • COLUMN: A strong Fort Knox equals a stronger Army

    The recent developments worldwide are a reminder why our nation needs a strong national defense. Fort Knox is key to our military’s future. Unfortunately, this Administration has taken actions that reduce our military advantage when we should be doing all that we can to keep our advantage strong.

  • PHOTO: Soybean Board
  • PHOTO: Eggs-citing difference

    Lou Downs of Stiles showed off three eggs from the same flock. Her neighbor’s hens keep her supplied with an assortment of sizes: bird-size, jumbo and ostrich-size.

  • PHOTO: Class of 1954

    The Hodgenville High School Class of 1954 held their 60th reunion in August. Front from left, Kitty Priddy Dixon, Ginger Comer Luzon, Shirley Hazlewood Hornback, Frances Brewer Wheeler, Patsy Perkins Forrest; middle, Rose Marie Middleton Guy, Delores Isbell Salsman, Dorothy Tharp Wheeler, Sue Robinson Smith, Reba Skaggs Duell, Bobby Heady, A.R. “Robbie” Hatcher; back, Carroll Lawson, Dale Morris, Ruth Ann Atherton Brown, Donald Davenport, James (Chico) Nunn, Dean Hunt, Jackie Bradley, Murrell Smith and R.M. Fulkerson.

  • Subpoena denied in murder case

     

    A Hodgenville man charged with two counts of murder after he struck and killed an Elizabethtown couple last August appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    The hearing for Earl Dale Richardson, 47, was to address a motion to reject a subpoena for insurance records for victim Johnie M. Dennis entered by Richardson’s attorney, public defender Heather Stroutman.

  • Gribbins' case appealed

    Christopher Gribbins was convicted of wanton murder for the death of David Litsey Jr. on July 17.

    On July 22, Gribbins’ attorneys filed a motion for a new trial in Marion Circuit Court. Gribbins’ sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 7 before Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly.

    The jury recommended a 20-year sentence at the end of the trial.