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    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Eat those fruits and veggies

    September is National Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month. Eating fruits and veggies is no doubt a good step toward a healthy diet and there are many benefits linked with eating more fruits and veggies.

  • Judge Reed attends college

    LaRue District Court Judge C. Derek Reed participated in the 2014 District Judges Fall College that took place Sept. 14-17 at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort. The AOC provided the judicial education program for the state’s district judges.

  • Balancing your savings: Retirement vs. everything else

    Should I save money or pay down debt? Should I pay for my child’s education or save for retirement? Should I pay down my student loans or build my savings? These are valid questions, as many of us have multiple savings and debt repayment goals to achieve at the same time. Figuring out how to prioritize them can be a struggle. The good news is that in most cases, the answer to these questions is the same: do both.

    Paying down student debt vs. saving for retirement

  • PHOTO: End of an era
  • Fair Board getting new bylaws

    Stockholders of the LaRue County Fairgrounds met Oct. 21 to discuss the 2015 fair and elect new officers.

    Attorney Kyle Williamson had drawn up new by-laws for the group, based on their 1938 by-laws. However, board member Glenn Phelps brought a copy of July 30, 1970 articles of incorporation to the meeting – and another board member, Beverly Heath, recalled an even-newer document.

    The suggested changes were defining the number of board members and officers, and voting privileges.

  • Ky. 470 improvements planned

    Safety improvements are in the works for a rural LaRue County route. Awarding of a contract by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is expected by the end of this year to realign portions of KY 470 between KY 61 and KY 210.

    During the previous five years on this stretch of road, records indicate 24 collisions resulting in 16 injuries. These numbers are among the highest throughout KYTC’s District Four counties when compared to other roads having similar characteristics.

  • Hammonsville Cemetery: Donations needed to care for veterans’ graves

    Though silent and serene on the surface, cemeteries hold entombed within their graves not only the bodies, but also the accounts of all who rest there. Some lived and died as heroes; others, villains; some were murderers; others, victims.

    Most of these accounts remain unknown except to those still living who knew the deceased. A few, however, will have their lives told and retold through generations.

  • Bonnieville woman dies after car struck by train

    On Saturday at 8:55 p.m., Hope Wheeler, 21, of Bonnieville, died as a result of injuries she suffered after her car was struck by a CSX locomotive.

    At 11:09 a.m. Friday, state troopers were called to the intersection of Concord Church Road and J.L. Thomas Road at the CSX Railroad Crossing after a train and car collided.

    A preliminary investigation shows Wheeler was driving east in her 2014 Chevrolet Impala when she attempted to cross the railroad tracks and failed to see a northbound train, according to a release from state police.

  • Filters being changed at City’s water plant

    It’s time for some updating. The water plant in Hodgenville is conducting a filter change.

    While this may not sound like a big deal, keep in mind, the filters at the plant aren’t like the filter you have for your hot water heater at home.

    These filters are massive, extending 20 feet deep into the plant. Each one looks to be roughly the size of a normal hot tub in diameter.

    Jerry Gaulke, superintendent at the plant, said the filters are changed when they’re needed, and it’s been about 22 years since it was done last.