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Today's News

  • Final sentencing held

    Final sentencing was held March 19 for former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk/treasurer MaDonna Hornback.
    The pair pleaded guilty to numerous counts of abuse of public trust on Feb. 10, after maintaining their innocence for more than a year. They admitted to using the city’s fleet fuel card to gas up their personal vehicles. In addition, prosecutors said they accepted mileage reimbursement at a higher rate than allowed by ordinance, while having use of city vehicles.
    Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.

  • PHOTO: Kelly Dean Sanders donation

    The Cecilian Bank made a $200 donation to the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund through a fundraiser held at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. Tiffany Skaggs, loan officer at the The Cecilian Bank’s Sonora Banking Center, left, presented the donation to Machelle Durham, ALES Family Resource Center Coordinator.

  • Fundrai$ers - March 25, 2015

    Relay for Life
    LaRue County’s Relay for Life will begin at 1 p.m. May 30 on Lincoln Square. The event ends at 1 a.m. the next day. For more information on forming a team, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    RELAY FOR LIFE: Adopt-A-Pig
    Living Strong’s Adopt-A-Pig Project is going on through April 25. Adopt a plastic pig and enter a variety of contests to support Relay. For more information, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    RELAY FOR LIFE: Mr. Gatti’s beneft

  • PHOTO: PVA speaks to Retirees

    Hardin County PVA Danny Hutcherson spoke to the Kentucky Public Retirees - Lincoln Trail Chapter. The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. April 13 at Golden Corral in Elizabethtown with Lisa Pullin of Intrepid Home Health, speaker.

  • PHOTO: No cabin fever in the playhouse

    Velma Wells and her daughter, June Whitlock, got creative during the recent snowstorms. They stitched together a 90x36-inches playhouse – much to the delight of Velma’s granddaughters. The fabric covered a table, making a perfect hideaway for Ava Legaspi, above, who was celebrating a birthday. The windows were made of sheer material; the door knobs were painted buttons. The flowers were made of “yo-yo”

  • County Cleanup Days are March 27-28

    LaRue County’s annual cleanup days are noon to 4 p.m. March 27, and 8 a.m. to noon March 28.
    Large items will be accepted at the county maintenance garage across from LaRue County High School. Scrap metal, old appliances, furniture, electronics and cell phones will be accepted at no charge.
    Tires will be accepted for a fee.
    No regular household trash, chemicals, yard waste, construction materials or liquid paint will be accepted.

  • Several indicted by grand jury

    Several people were indicted March 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Matthew J. Skaggs (1979) of Buffalo, was charged with failure to comply with sex offender registry – first offense. He is accused of failing to complete the address verification form as required. The offense occurred between Dec. 15, 2014, and Jan. 26, 2015.
    Bond was set at $5,000 cash only on condition of dusk-to-dawn curfew and no violation of penal code, drug or traffic laws.
    Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • School board: Will Pepsi's popularity triumph over RC's scoreboard?

    The LaRue County School Board met for more than two hours March 16, with the majority of time spent discussing bids – waste collection, beverages, asphalt and copiers – for the upcoming year.
    Several of the vendors bidding on services did not meet the requirements set forth by the board in January.
    Waste collection

  • COLUMN: Splg skls hv suffrd tx 2 tk

    Gone from the landscape of many schools today is the old-fashioned spelling bee. Count us among those lamenting its demise.
    While some elementary school classes might have a spelling bee, to our knowledge, there is no school-wide spelling bee at either South Christian or Pembroke Elementary
    Back in my school days, the classroom spelling bee to determine who would represent each class in the overall spelling bee was a big deal. Teachers promoted it and students considered it a major achievement to advance to the district-wide spelling bee.

  • Community Calendar - March 25, 2015

    Boyhood Home closed
    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.

    FREE CLASS: Color Analysis