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  • East Kentucky Power substation to 'improve reliabilty' in Roanoke

    East Kentucky Power Cooperative is planning to build a substation in the Roanoke area.
    The company held an open house Oct. 27 at Valley Creek Church in Elizabethtown to answer questions from property owners.
    The substation will be located on Gray Road. The new 69,000-kilovolt distribution line leading in and out of the substation will cover a half-mile wide corridor that would extend about five miles, according to Nick Comer, a spokesperson for EKPC. The distribution line would run into another line that is parallel to the Bluegrass Parkway.

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  • Fiscal court: EMS passes state inspection

    LaRue County Emergency Medical Services Director Mike Cottrell told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Oct. 28 that his department passed a state inspection Oct. 7 without a single deficiency.

    “It was their new inspection that lasted three and one-half hours,” Cottrell said. “I don’t think they left a file unopened.”

    He reported 182 ambulance runs in September.

    The court approved his recommendation that Mark Vertrees of Upton be changed from part to full-time EMT.

  • Superintendent’s trial date doesn’t stick

    The court case of LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders hit a snag Friday when attorneys attempted to agree on a trial date.

    Sanders, who was charged with DUI and speeding on March 29, pleaded not guilty in LaRue District Court. A special judge and prosecutor were appointed to the case.

  • New Haven man pleads guilty to embezzling from monastery

     The former accountant for the Abbey of Gethsemani admitted to embezzling more than $1 million from the monastery and agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence Friday.

    John Hutchins entered into a plea agreement, in which he pleaded guilty to more than 100 embezzlement charges stemming from a months-long investigation that revealed that Hutchins and his wife, Carrie, used the monastery’s funds to purchase cars, trips, televisions and several other items during a timeframe that spanned more than five years.

  • Clerk receives grant to preserve records

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter has received a grant totaling $9,208 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Thirty-eight grants have been awarded for a total of $562,463 from fiscal year 2015 Local Records Grant Program funds.

  • SCRTC holds annual meeting

    South Central RTC’s annual meeting was held at the Cave City Convention Center Oct. 2 with a large crowd in attendance. Entertainment was provided by The Family Bluegrass Band.

    Incumbent Trustee Ralph J. Thompson in District I (Bonnieville and Munfordville) and Incumbent Trustee Jerry Polson in District III (Hiseville and Cave City) were both declared re-elected trustees since there was no opposition.

  • Sunrise participates in Color Run

    Three elders at Sunrise Manor signed up to do the Color Run 5K in Radcliff. Nine had signed up, but due to illness or family visits, six could not participate.

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  • BIRTH: Hagerdash

    Steven and Miranda Hagerdash of New Haven announce the birth of a son, Sawyer Mason Hagerdash, born at 7:34 p.m. June 30, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Sawyer Mason weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    He was welcomed home by a brother, Jayden, 5.

    Maternal grandparents are Michael and Connie Gardner of Hodgenville. Paternal grandmother is Denise Shoffner of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandparents are W.T. Gardner and the late Doris Gardner; Violet Druien and the late Kenneth Druien; and the late John and Helen Hagerdash.