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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Good luck to the Singhs

    Rev. Andrew Singh and his wife Arpita stand beside a quilt signed by the members of Wesley Meadows Methodist Church as a departing gift for the minister who is going to be an associate pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown. A reception was held June 12 for the couple.

  • FFA members excel at State FFA Convention

    The Kentucky Association of FFA held its 82th Annual State Convention on June 7-9 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Twenty-one members of the LaRue County FFA chapter attended the State FFA Convention this year, but several others were recognized for their previous accomplishments.
    During convention members participated in a number of activities and excelled.
    Lydia Richardson was selected as the state runner-up in the Soybean Association YouTube Video Contest receiving $2,000 for her and $2,000 for the FFA Chapter.

  • Aaron Wheeler wins second State FFA Award

    Aaron Thomas Shawler Wheeler, a 2010 graduate of LaRue County High School and member of the LaRue County FFA Chapter, was named the State FFA Outdoor Recreation-Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency award winner and received a $250 check at the State FFA convention. He will advance to compete for national honors.
    Each state winner will be judged at the national contest and rated gold, silver or bronze. Four national finalists will be chosen with each receiving a $500 award and plaque.

  • Inmate indicted for escape from detention center

    An inmate who allegedly escaped last May from the LaRue County Detention Center has been indicted by a grand jury.
    Jorge Ivan Vegan-Caban, 25, was charged with second-degree escape and second-degree persistent felony offender May 16.
    He was serving a three-year sentence in the jail after being found guilty of first-degree possession of controlled substance in Kenton County. He had been at the jail less than two months when he climbed over the fence. It was three days before employees noticed his absence.

  • Work at Sinking Spring complete

    Work was completed Tuesday on the steps leading to the historic Sinking Springs at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville.
    A crew from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Maryland, restored flagstones over a six-week period. Each stone was documented and mapped so it could be replaced in the same spot. The area was closed to the public during some of the construction.

  • PHOTO: Auto City holds grand opening

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Boulevard closed for water line repairs

    City workers closed a section of Lincoln Boulevard Monday morning to repair a burst water line. Mayor Terry Cruse said it was an old, unused service line that ran to Lincoln National Bank and needed to be shut off at the main line. Tim Robertson dumps a load of gravel over the repaired line while Ronnie Cruse shovels around the edges.

  • Test wells drilled at old gas station

    A state contractor last week drilled a series of test wells at the site of a former gasoline station at the intersection of Greensburg Street and East Main Street.
    Junior Cox, a certified driller and environmental technician with J&M Monitoring, worked much of the week drilling holes and installing the PVC pipe that make up the test wells in the parking lots of the old filling station and adjoining city property. The seven monitoring wells are drilled to a depth of about 32-feet, hitting bedrock, Cox said.

  • City Council honors Smith's memory

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse presented Rita Smith a plaque Monday in honor of her husband, City Councilman Otis Smith, who passed away May 3. Otis Smith served on the Council from 1999 to the time of his death. Cruse said the Council would always miss “the funny things he would say.”

    Rita Smith drew laughter from those assembled for Monday’s Council meeting by asking jokingly, “Who makes the motion to adjourn now?” as Otis Smith would typically make the motion to close each meeting.

  • Zoning change approved for Magnolia Mall

    Magnolia Elementary School set empty for four years after students were moved to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. It is now zoned for business use and the building’s new owners plan a variety of shops inside the old classrooms.
    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning recommended the rezoning Tuesday to LaRue Fiscal Court. Fiscal Court, in turn, approved the recommendation.