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Today's News

  • FISCAL COURT: New bridge to be built over Goodin-Williams

    Fiscal Court awarded Hornback Construction of Hodgenville the winning bids to construct a new bridge on Goodin-Willliams Road and culvert on Viers Road.

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 27 accepted Hornback's bid of $88,960 for the bridge and $22,500 for the culvert. 

    Owner Fred Hornback told the court he could start work within 30 days and estimated two weeks to complete the bridge, one week for the culvert.

  • Mesonet now functional

    After a three-year delay, a real-time weather station or “mesonet” has been installed at the LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center.

  • City stocks grass carp in Salem Lake

    During hot weather, Hodgenville City Hall fields numerous complaints about a bad taste or smell from residents’ tap water.
    The culprit is algae blooms which give off a gas that is repugnant to taste buds, said Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse. When chlorine is added to the water supply to purify it, the algae emits a musty smell.
    Since chemicals do not seem to be improving the problem, the Mayor sought a “green” solution to reduce the algae.

  • LaRue District Court canceled

    LaRue District Court on Oct. 19-20 is canceled as the judge will be attending a conference.
    Any cases scheduled for those days are continued to Oct. 26 or Nov. 3.

  • Schools struggle with No Child Left Behind Scores

    Results from NCLB (No Child Left Behind) reports released Sept. 27 show LaRue County Schools met 11 of 13 district goals (84.6 percent), but failed to make minimum improvement required of each school to show adequate yearly progress (AYP).  

  • Sunrise Manor staff, residents move to new facility Wednesday

    July 22, 2009, was called a “day of history-making” at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.
    More than two years later, another piece of history is complete as is construction on the 100,000-square feet facility. The state has made its final inspection and given approval for the 120-or-so Sunrise residents to be moved to their new rooms Wednesday, Sept. 28.

  • School Calendar: Updated 0928

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    Sept. 30 – First nine weeks ends
    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    HES
    Site-based council schedule

  • Cafe LaRue promotes healthy choices

    This past summer, LaRue County High School’s cafeteria was completely gutted and renovated with a custom serving line, cafe-style tables, chairs, stonework and new floor tile.
    The new “branding” of the cafeteria also included renaming it “Cafe LaRue,” replacing its former name, the “Hawk’s Nest.”  

  • Nationwide celebrates 50 years in community

    Nationwide Uniform Corporation on old Shepherdsville Road celebrated 50 years in Hodgenville last weekend with a picnic at Sportsman’s Lake for employees and their families, drawing several hundred people.
    The company, which began production lines in Hodgenville in 1961, is the nation’s largest supplier of police dress (Class A) uniforms and also makes them for the United States military, postal employees, Naval Academy, police, sheriffs and fire department personnel.

  • PHOTO: Calendar Girls fundraiser