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Today's News

  • Fiscal Court increases mileage reimbursement to 56.5 cents

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved vehicle and mileage reimbursement of 56.5 cents per mile for 2013 as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville July 9.

    “This is the IRS approved rate and employees are requested to select the most cost effective method for vehicle usage in the conduct of county business,” said Judge-executive Tommy Turner.  

  • Red Hill Cemetery Commission changes biannual meeting times

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission met Monday for about 15 minutes.

    The group approved minutes and financial records for the period July 2012 to June 2013. There was $31,954.73 in income; $14,693 in general expenses.

    After taking out payroll expenses, health insurance, retirement and taxes, maintenance and repairs, the Commission lost $37,467.13 during that period.
    Diane Osborne asked the commissioners to look at a couple of trees that had been damaged by a storm sometime in the past. She said it is possible they could fall on and damage several monuments.

  • NEW HAVEN; Lyons once roared with activity

    Tucked away in the country, without a sign to let travelers know they are passing through it, lies Lyons Station – or Lyons as it’s referred to by locals. 

  • Buffalo Post Office deals with spiders

    The Buffalo Post Office is temporarily closed while the facility is treated for recluse spiders.

    In the meantime, Post Office box customers can pick up their mail at the Hodgenville Post Office, 102 S. Walters St., in Hodgenville between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.  

    Retail services are also available at these locations:  

    Magnolia Post Office, 4900 South L&N Turnpike, 7-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed for lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.); 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday.

  • Proposed pipeline talks continue in Nelson County

    Several Nelson County landowners have told The Kentucky Standard they won’t grant an easement for a natural gas liquids pipeline to cross their property.

    County Judge-Executive Dean Watts said some landowners are for the pipeline, which would carry natural gas byproducts such as butane and propane from the shale fields of Pennsylvania to petrochemical processing plants in Louisiana. But all the landowners at a public forum in June either spoke against it or were skeptical.

    Property owners who are against the pipeline haven’t been reluctant to talk.

  • Holleran gives solid 'A' to teaching career

    For Doris Jean Holleran, her classroom at LaRue County Middle School was her home away from home for the past 17 years.

    Holleran, who taught math courses and coached the Math Counts and the Academic Team, retired in May.

    Holleran spent four years in the Fayette County School system before accepting a job in LaRue in 1984. She taught in LaRue County for 29 years.

    A 1975 graduate of LaRue County High School, Holleran said she was thrilled to teach in her home county.

  • NEW HAVEN; Abraham Lincoln history
  • NEW HAVEN; Athertonville's roots: Distilleries and Wattie Boone

    Athertonville, a small town located between Hodgenville and New Haven, was once known as the home of several distilleries.

    Many local residents earned their livelihood at the distilleries, which historians believe cropped up in the late 1700s. The waters of nearby Knob Creek were thought to give the liquor an extra bite.

    Thomas Lincoln, the father of Abraham Lincoln, is believed to have worked at a distillery owned by Wattie Boone, a relative of pioneer Daniel Boone.

  • NEW HAVEN; Library patrons triple after branch is built

    Leather bound, plastic covered and hand bound – books of all shapes, sizes, colors, and content add color to the New Haven Public Library, a branch of the Nelson County Public Library.

    The new branch location opened on May 6, 2012, and has helped rekindle the community’s interest in reading.

    Formerly located on South Main Street, the library had been confined to a one-room building that limited resources and the number of literacy materials offered to the public for 20 years.

  • School Calendar - July 10, 2013