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Today's News

  • Court Briefs

    Sentenced

  • LaRue County Clerk's audit OK'd by state

    The LaRue County Clerk’s annual audit for year ending Dec. 31, 2012, showed “no instances of noncompliance,” according to the Auditor of Public Accounts office.

    Excess fees increased by $17,841 from the prior year, resulting in excess fees of $148,015 at the end of the fiscal year. Expenditures increased by $210,253.

    For the year, the clerk’s office collected $490,457 in licenses and transfers; $620,286 for usage tax; and $1,138,004 in tangible personal property tax. The office collected $329,032 in delinquent tax.

  • Fiscal Court: Bids awarded, fund transfers made

    LaRue County Fiscal Court awarded several road-related bids at its June 25 meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Bid winners included: Paving: Scotty’s Paving, E’town; Rock: Hanson Aggregates, Upton; Steel Tile‚ Carter Lumber, Elizabethtown; Asphalt Emulsion‚ Asphalt Materials, E’town; Fuel and Oil Products: Bault Oil, Hodgenville.

    Most of the categories had sole bidders. Three companies bid on signs with GNC Supply, Atwood, Tenn., winning the bid.

  • Regional Wellness Center to open July 11

    The LaRue County Board of Health meeting scheduled to meet June 25, at the LaRue County Extension Office failed to result in any voted action being taken on previously scheduled plans, due to the absence of several board members.

    Linda Sims, district director of the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, discussed the plans for the wellness center expected to open in Bardstown on July 11.

  • Pool opening delayed

    Another problem has delayed the opening of the LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool.

    The pool was to open Saturday but health inspectors suggested new grates be installed at the bottom of the pool, said Eric DeVary, a Park and Rec board member.

    The grates were replaced Friday; however, the final inspection has not been held.

    Devary hopes the pool will open later this week.

  • KSP serve search warrant at City Hall

    Kentucky State Police served a search warrant Friday at Hodgenville City Hall.

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse notified The LaRue County Herald News about 10 a.m. that City Hall would be closed while the investigation takes place.

    A trooper turned away residents from the door, informing them City Hall would reopen later that day.

    Investigators left about 2:30 p.m., according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    Mayor Cruse said his staff was "fully cooperative" with the investigators.

  • Body found on I-65 identified

    Nearly a month after a woman's body was found off Interstate 65 in Hardin County, authorities have identified her as Madiha E. Roshdy Hafzalla, 27, of Nashville, Tenn.

    An Egyptian national, she was discovered May 29 by crews mowing off the northbound lanes of I-65 near the 99-mile marker.

    The body bore signs of head trauma, investigators said, and likely had been left by the side of the road several days before it was discovered. Authorities released photos of some of the woman’s clothing and jewelry hoping to prompt tips from the public.

  • National Weather Service: Tornado destroyed dairy barn

    The National Weather Service has determined an EF2 tornado ripped through the Roanoke section Wednesday night.

    Residents of Dan Dunn, Carter Brothers, Slack Road and Roanoke Road are facing substantial damage to property.

    The storm destroyed the Rock family's dairy barn, ripped off roofs, uprooted large trees and overturned a motor home. Several homes were without electricity for several hours.

  • Whitlock awarded $2,500 FFA scholarship

    Jared Whitlock, a recent graduate of LaRue County High School, is the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship awarded by the National FFA Organization. The scholarship is sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc.

    Whitlock plans to attend Western Kentucky University and major in agriculture engineering.

    He has been active in FFA and wrestling during high school.

    He is the son of Ronald and Stephanie Whitlock.
     

  • Thompson named Employee of the Month

    Delinda Thompson has been selected as the May Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since July 1996 and is under the supervision of JoAnn Pearman in the trouser department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.