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Today's News

  • Former CEO Wade expands suit vs. Citizens Union Bank

    Defendants, claims added; jury trial scheduled for spring

    Former CEO Billie Wade’s lawsuit against Citizens Union Bank is headed for a jury trial next spring – with some new defendants and claims that were added this week.

    Wade, who had led CUB since 1991, left the bank in March 2010 amid state and federal reviews of the bank’s lending practices, and in July 2010 filed suit, charging wrongful termination, that the bank lied about his departure, cost him income and discriminated against him.

  • Hodgenville man struck by lightning

     According to LaRue County 911, a Hodgenville man was struck by lightning during a storm about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday.

    Steve Druen, 42, was sitting in a metal lawn chair outside his home on S. Lincoln Boulevard when lightning struck a nearby light pole, according to City Police Chief Steve Johnson. The lightning "came across the yard and got him," Johnson said.

    Druen was able to walk to the ambulance that transported him to Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was treated and released.

  • KSP offers reminders about Urban Limited plates

    With an alarming number of complaints being received, the Kentucky State Police would like to remind the public about the proper use of Urban Limited plates.
    Urban Limited plates are for use exclusively on vehicles transporting property within the limits of a city or just outside the limits.

  • State property tax set at 12.2 cents

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2011 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.
    Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.
    This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2010 to 2011.

  • New record: Sunrise Manor sends three home in two days

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, now a Signature-managed healthcare facility, has set a new record for the facility.
    Last week, during a two-day period, three residents were discharged to home. None of the current staff can recall that many people, in such a short timeframe, returning home from the long-term care facility in its 44-year history.
    “I think a lot of people have the misconception that if they come into the nursing home, they won’t leave,” said Mark Burba, staff physical therapist. “That’s not necessarily true.”

  • Mullins elected KASA vice president

    A local educator has taken on a state leadership role.
    Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, has been elected as vice president of the Kentucky Association for School Administrators. This enters him into the cycle of leadership that will eventually have him serve as president-elect and then president.

  • Fair beauty pageants open to state

    A new Miss LaRue County Fair will be selected Monday, July 25 as the 104th LaRue County begins in full swing.
    However, the new queen may not be from LaRue County. The Fair Board, following the example of other county fairs, is opening the pageant to the state. As long as the contestant lives in Kentucky, she is eligible for the crown and to contend for a state title, according to Fair Board President Ann “Snookie” Morrison.
    If a non-LaRue Countian is crowned, a local contender will be named “Miss LaRue County” as well.

  • Four states represented at Wheeler reunion

    The annual Wheeler reunion was July 10, 2011, at LaRue County Sportsman’s Club in Hodgenville.
    Attending from Kentucky: Ruth Wheeler, Henry, Connie, Nathan and Aaron Wheeler, Charles, Dorothy and Layton Wheeler, Karen Falker, Robert Bennert, Beulha Collins, Jane Lognit, Dills, Mary and Caitlyn Wheeler, Zac and Constene Wheeler, Darrell and Judell Vance, Ruel and Marilyn Elkins, Freedia Thompson, Junior and Shirley Elkins and daughter, David, David Jr., Samantha and Sheila Brothers, Sharon Brothers, Jim and Margie Davis, Mildred Benningfield.

  • Hornback-Wortham families hold reunion

    Several descendants of the Jesse and Mae Hornback Wortham family gathered July 17 for a reunion.

  • Connor Logue earns Trustee's Scholarship

    Connor Michael Logue, a graduate of Louisville Male High School, will attend the University of Louisville this fall.
    He received the Trustee’s Scholarship and was chosen to be in the University’s honor program.
    Connor is the son of Tom and Valarie Logue and the grandson of Bradley and Maxine French of Hodgenville, and Eldred Taylor and the late Buford Logue of Louisville.