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Today's News

  • Teen injured in Bardstown Road crash

    A Hodgenville teen was injured Friday in a near head-on vehicle collision on Bardstown Road.
    Warren P. Banks, 22, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2000 Dodge Neon south on U.S. 31E in the Ovesen Heights community about 4:10 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.
    Banks was attempting to make a left turn into a driveway and failed to yield right-of-way to a 2001 Mitsubishi passenger car driven by Dakota R. White, 17.
    White’s vehicle traveled through two yards and struck some rocks before coming to rest in a yard, Darst said.

  • COLUMN: You know you grew up in LaRue County when ...

    I’m not a big fan of Facebook, but I do enjoy playing “Gardens of Time” and looking at photos of my grandchildren and that seems to be the fastest way of doing that.
    Last week, though, I noticed a new group called “You’re probably from LaRue County if ...” I had to check it out.
    Actually, it says “Larue” which is just wrong, but that’s beside the point.
    There’s another one “You know you grew up in LaRue County, KY, if …”

  • COLUMN: I'll retire some day ... really, I will

    Forty years, four months and one day – the countdown is on. That’s the day I’m eligible for retirement.
    I have plans of sitting on a beach somewhere (preferably in Gulf Shores, Ala.) and soaking up the warm rays of sunshine – just as I did a few years back.
     I can’t wait to read a book without interruption, nap whenever I please, take a boat out for some deep-sea fishing and do all the things that I want to do, when I want to do it.

  • COLUMN: Facebook, tractor pull writer back home

    If you are on Facebook, you might have seen the page “If you grew up in ...” that has become a big talking point around town. I grew up in the western part of the state, so over the past week or so, I’ve found myself glued to the “If you grew up in Crittenden County” page where many have been reliving days gone by.

  • Fiscal court sets tax rate, approves 2 percent raise

    LaRue County Fiscal Court voted the compensatory rate for taxes for the 2011-12 year which means the county will be taking in the same amount of revenue from taxes as it did the prior year.
    “Everybody’s going through some hard economic times now and I believe we can get by on the same amount as last year, so I recommend the compensatory rate,” Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 9.
    The court approved a raise of up to 2 percent for full-time employees for the next year.  

  • Recycling Center holds open house, demonstrates glass pulverizer

    Renaissance Recycling, LaRue County’s recycling center located on Water Street, will have an open house 10 a.m. Aug. 23 to demonstrate its new glass pulverizer.
    Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray said the unit was delivered in November and is similar to the one she borrowed from the state a couple of years ago.

  • New Haven man indicted

  • Water main break leads to advisory

    City workers hit a gusher when they began searching for a water leak Wednesday morning.
    They were aware of what they thought was a “small leak” from a line on Lincoln Boulevard for some time, according to Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse, but were unable to find its source despite assistance from state agencies.

  • School nurse approved by board

    LaRue County School Board approved both a contract for an on-call registered nurse and a student health services nurse Monday.
    The on-call position is a temporary contract that would be filled by Angela Rutledge, R.N., for a period up to Oct. 1 of the current school year until the district can arrange for a full-time district nurse.
    Rutledge has volunteered her nursing skills and time to LaRue County Schools for several days since the start of the school year, performing medical dispensing audits and dosage figuring for students with medication needs.

  • New Sunrise Manor holds open house

    After more than a year of construction the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home is nearing completion.
    The Signature Healthcare-managed facility will host an open house for the community 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.
    Employees will “likely be stationed throughout the building to guide visitors as they explore the new facility,” according to Signature’s media relations manager Ben Adkins. There will be a short program, but “overall, pretty informal.”