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Today's News

  • Gibson storms out of caucus

     The Courier-Journal of Louisville reported Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, “stormed out of the Senate Republican caucus meeting on Wednesday after clashing with Majority Leader Damon Thayer over the new version of HB 1 – a bill to bring more accountability to special taxing districts.”

    Gibson represents, LaRue, Meade, Breckinridge, Hancock, Hart and Grayson Counties.

  • TENNIS: LaRue falls to John Hardin

    BOYS' PREP

    THURSDAY'S SCORES

    JOHN HARDIN 4, LARUE COUNTY 1

    ELIZABETHTOWN - Scores from Thursday's match at the Freeman Lake Tennis
    Complex:

    Singles

    Tyler Edlin (JH) def. Ryan Abell (LC), 6-0, 6-1

    Keiren Bowen (LC) def. Hebert Veldenz (JH), 6-1, 6-1

    Nathan Anderson (JH) def. Preston Howell (LC), 6-2, 6-3

    Doubles

    Jared Anderson/Carson McCann (JH) def. Kyler Hart/Trevor Sanders (LC),

  • County close to a solution for stray animals

     LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner reported to LaRue County Fiscal Court that he has reached a tentative agreement with an adjoining county to provide a shelter for LaRue’s stray animals.

    Speaking to magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 12, Turner declined to name the county because of no official agreement having been signed, but said he would disclose that name at the court’s next meeting March 27 when the contract can be finalized.

  • Superintendent's salaries available online

     Education Commissioner Terry Holliday supports a recommendation by Auditor Adam Edelen to require superintendent contracts, benefits and annual evaluations be made available online after a series of school district special examinations found a lack of transparency and oversight.  

  • Jobless rate up in county for January

     Unemployment rates fell in 83 Kentucky counties between January 2012 and January 2013, while 33 county rates increased and four stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 8.3 percent. Of 6,896 potential workers, 573 were unemployed.

    LaRue’s rate in December was 7.6 percent.

  • PHOTO: Young Democrats honored

     The Lincoln Trail Young Democrats were awarded chapter of the year at the state convention. The areas covered are LaRue, Hardin and Hart. From left, Liles Taylor, KYD; Michael Wilson, LTYD president, vice president programming KYD; Sierra Enlow, vice president LTYD; and David Williams, secretary, LTYD.

  • March 22-23: County Cleanup Days

     It’s spring cleaning time for LaRue County.

    The annual County Cleanup Days will be held March 22-23 at the county maintenance garage across from LaRue County Middle School.

    Drop-offs will be accepted noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 22; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

    Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray requests “no early birds” as she does not have as many workers available this year.

  • Adopt-A-Highway

      How can you contribute to the community, make a difference, send a message and educate others – all while having fun with friends and family? Join Kentucky’s Adopt-a-Highway Program. By taking responsibility for an area roadway, you set an example in your community.

  • PHOTO: Chamber meets Rotary
  • COLUMN: Farm Safety Symposium made you think

     I attended the 20th Dixie Fire School’s Farm Safety Symposium on March 8 in Elizabethtown. The program was very impressive. LaRue County FFA member Ashley Cottrell was part of a regional FFA team to plan and conduct the program.