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Today's News

  • Fiscal Court: Budget a work in progress

     LaRue County Fiscal Court met briefly May 29 at the courthouse to approve the tentative budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    “The budget is somewhat similar to what our (current) budget is, not exactly though, there have been a few changes in it,” said LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner.

    The tentative budget allocates $3,204,850 to the general fund; $1,710,847 to the road fund; and $2,063,925 to the jail fund.

  • Ky. 222 makes state's six-year road plan

     

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has approved nearly $2.6 million in safety improvement road projects.

    The projects, which include guardrail repair, striping of narrow roadways and sign repairs, are under the Highway Safety Improvement Program funded by federal funds and administered by the state.

  • Police department collects 30-plus pounds of outdated prescription meds

     

    More than 30 pounds of outdated or unneeded prescription drugs have been collected at a drop-off box at the Hodgenville Police station.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson packaged the drugs last week. They will be taken to the Elizabethtown Police Department and eventually be disposed of by representatives of Communicare.

  • Reminder: Learn before you burn

     It’s the time for spring cleaning — the time to clean out the attic, and the basement and the closets. Before you know it, you have a bunch of trash to get rid of. 

    But, what are you supposed to do with it all? The Kentucky Division for Air Quality and LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray want to make sure you know that burning your trash is not the answer.

  • School Calendar - June 4, 2014

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Last day of school

    The last day of school for students is June 4. Graduation is 8 p.m. June 6.

    HES

    FRC has special called meeting

    The Hodgenville Family Resource Center is having a special called meeting at 11:30 a.m. June 5, in Room 106 at HES. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Melissa Pearman at 270-358-3506.

    ALES

    ALES site-based council

  • Speech team shines at national tourny

    Last weekend, five high school speech students represented LaRue County at the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) speech tournament in Chicago.

    Students who competed were: Brian Anderson and Joey Gearon in Extemporaneous Speaking (Extemp.), Elijah Thomas and Curtis Milby in Duo Interpretation, and Steven George in Congressional debate.

    Katy Cecil, high school English teacher and Head Speech Coach for LaRue County schools said they were pretty confident before leaving for the tournament.

  • Farm News & 4-H Calendar - June 4

    FARM NEWS

    Beef Cattle Association to meet

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. June 10 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. Plans for beef events at the LaRue County Fair will be discussed. All interested individuals are welcomed. A meal will be served. For information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401. 

     

    Farmers Market

  • County Fair - two weeks away

     The LaRue County Fair is June 23-27, and continues to feature many livestock shows. 

    Livestock entries are generally open to the world, but must meet several requirements including Exhibition Health Requirements with a health certificate. Some livestock show classes require an entry fee, some do not. 

  • Welcome to the Garden of Correction (It's no Eden)

    Honeysuckle is in bloom right now, so I guess that makes this Honeysuckle Winter – which is marked by pleasant temps, humidity and pop-up thunderstorms.

    I till. I hoe. I sow.

    It rains. It pours.

    I till some more. I hoe some more. I sow some more.

    Welcome to the Garden of Corrections.

  • Sports Shorts - June 4, 2014

     

    Free fishing weekend

    Kentucky observes free fishing weekend on June 7-8. Every year during the first full weekend of June, anglers do not need a fishing license or even a trout permit. Normally, people over the age of 15 must have a license to fish away from their property. Normal size limits and creel limits for fish still apply during free fishing weekend, however.