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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Plane crashes near elementary school

    Three people were injured when a small plane crashed beside Lincoln Farm Road about 3:30 p.m. Monday. All three were flown to Louisville hospitals.
    Police say the single-engine plane was operated by Joshua Marksbury, 31, of Buffalo. Also on board were his wife, Jamie, 32, and 4-year-old son Jacob.
    A witness said the plane took off from a small airfield across from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. It was headed in the direction of the school when it crashed.
    Huel Vincent, who lives in a rental cabin near the airfield, saw it take off.

  • Jessi Boyd earns doctorate

    Jessi Boyd, a 2002 graduate of LaRue County High School and 2006 graduate of Western Kentucky Universityhas received the Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Kentucky. 

    Sheis the daughter of Darryl and Debby Boyd of Hodgenville. Dr. Boyd graduated with a 4.0 in the program and was awarded the 2011 UK Physical Therapy Outstanding Student Award.

  • School Calendar: Updated 08/16

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5

    ALES
    Family Resource Advisory Council
    Abraham Lincoln Elementary Family Resource Advisory Council will meet 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 in the ALES conference room. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Machelle Durham at 358-4112.

    Activities
    Aug. 24 and 25 – 5th grade field trip to Frazier Museum
    Aug. 30 – Blood drive
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    OTHER
    Wee Time