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  • Four scores and several tests ago

    The Kentucky Department of Education is hoping a new testing initiative further engages students in yearly assessments.

    The education reform act Senate Bill 1 requires end-of-course exams in four subject areas in high school. The tests will be used as part of the yearly state assessments as well as be counted as part of students’ grades in those classes.
    The exams will be given in English II, Algebra II, biology and U.S. history. ACT Inc. was contracted to create the exams for the state of Kentucky.

  • Vine Grove woman accused of bigamy

    A Vine Grove woman who was acquitted six years ago on rape and incest charges involving a son, faces more legal problems after being charged with one count of bigamy.
    Angela K. Christensen, 38, will be arraigned Friday in Hardin District Court after being arrested by the Vine Grove Police Department earlier this month following an investigation by Kentucky State Police.

  • County holds real property tax rates steady for fourth straight year

    Hardin Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to hold the real property tax rate to its lowest level in 21 years for the fourth straight year while slightly lowering the tangible personal property tax rate.

    Fiscal Court voted to unanimously set the real property tax rate to 10.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for general and road funds, 2.0 cents per $100 of assessed value for the health department fund, 1.03 cents per $100 of assessed value for the cooperative extension service and 0.15 cents per $100 of assessed value for the soil conservation district.

  • Sonora Days activities today include parade

    Sonora will celebrate its history and look forward to its future during Sonora Days from Friday through Sunday.

    The event, which is organized by the Sonora Merchants, is themed “Past, Present, Future.”

    It features three collages.

    One will display photos of people and buildings from as far back as 100 years ago in Sonora history.

    Sonora Merchants President Martha Cruse said she discovered things about the community she never knew while helping to compile material for the collage.

  • Building the Bell
  • Bondurant’s is a life well served

    By Ron Benningfield
    The LaRue County Herald-News

    When former district judge James Bondurant was a young man, he had two main goals: to marry the prettiest girl on earth and to become a country lawyer.

    The 81-year-old judge who has spent most of his life as a LaRue County resident, says he has accomplished both. He found the prettiest girl in the former Kaye Keyes of Lexington, whom he married in 1952. And, before becoming a judge, he practiced law in Hardin and LaRue counties, fulfilling his second goal.

  • Glendale Christian Church broken into again

    Glendale Christian Church security cameras caught the same man ransacking the building for what the congregation believes is the fourth time in the last two years early Monday morning.

    Despite the video footage and police investigations, the suspect is at-large, Brother Mike Bell said.

    “We got him. We know what he looks like, but we can’t catch him,” Bell said.

    This time the suspect was in the church between 12:30 and 3 a.m. Monday, he said.

  • Streetscaping in Radcliff
  • Community Yard Sale planned today in Radcliff

    Radcliff has a bounty of new community events on tap over the next month aligning with a campaign promise issued by Mayor J.J. Duvall to bolster community spirit.

    The series of events starts Saturday with a Radcliff Community Yard Sale and will run through late September, when Radcliff launches a new parade.

  • E'town to approach AG again for classification clarification

    Elizabethtown is once again looking to the Attorney General’s Office in regards to classification.

    The Elizabethtown City Council on Monday called on City Attorney D. Dee Shaw to send correspondence on behalf of the city regarding laws governing classification, particularly the likelihood of the city retaining the restaurant tax through a grandfather clause if it reclassifies to second-class status.