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Government

  • Motion for guilty plea filed in Jason Davis case

    A Bonnieville man has plead guilty to charges stemming from an incident involving the death of a Buffalo woman.

    Attorneys for Jason R. Davis, 38 of Bonnieville, filed a motion for a guilty plea in LaRue County Circuit Court on June 1 to amended charges stemming from incidents Nov. 1, 2014, that involved the death of Shalayna Skaggs, of Buffalo.

  • City to provide Ag Fair water

    The Hodgenville City Council approved Monday night a request to provide water and sewer service for the second half of the split fair.

    “I would like to extend the water and sewer service for the second part of the fair in the same fashion that we did for the fair this week,” Mayor Kenny Devore said. Devore said he came to the decision after talking with community members, but that extending water and sewer services to the fair would be “for this year, and only for this year.”

  • Wreck on I 65 causing back up on Hwy 357 in LaRue County

     Traffic Advisory:  I65 Northbound Mile Point 73

     

    A commercial vehicle crash has closed I65 Northbound near Mile Point 73.

  • UPDATE -West Main Street Reopened

     According to Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore, West Main Street just east of College St is temporialy reopened. Crews closed the road on Friday, due to collapsing of street decking over the drain. A steel plate has been placed over the drain, and repairs are expected to happen on Thursday, June 11. 

  • Fiscal Court approves budget exceeding $8M

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 26, approved an $8,096,107 budget for the next fiscal year.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, said the approved budget would go to the state’s Department for Local Government for review and then be returned to the court for further action.

  • Election results must be checked

       The May primary across the state of Kentucky, looked more like a photo finish at the Kentucky Derby. Unofficial vote totals indicate James R. Comer and Chris McDaniel, trail opponents Matt Bevin and Jenean Hampton by 83 votes. 

  • Fair Board wants free water

    For many years, the City of Hodgenville provided free water and sewer service to the privately-owned LaRue County Fairgrounds.
    A change in administration led to a change in policy last summer – and an end to the free service.
    Monday night, several Fair Board members appealed to City Council to reinstate the agreement.
    Sandy Bell, fair board treasurer, described the fairgrounds as “nonprofitable.”
    The last water bill for the fairgrounds was $1,009 – and Bell said she had to borrow the funds to pay it.

  • James Comer denies accusation of abuse, says campaign will continue

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer denied accusations Tuesday that he physically assaulted a college girlfriend, accusing the newspaper that printed them of "Rolling Stone-style" journalism and pledging that his campaign for governor will go on.

    The allegations, reported Monday night in The Courier-Journal, were made by Marilyn Thomas of New York City, who said in a letter to the Louisville newspaper that Comer was physically and mentally abusive to her when they dated while students at Western Kentucky University in the early 1990s.

  • Dog license info corrected

    Information about dog license fees was incorrect in Discover LaRue, published last week.
    The LaRue County Judge/executive’s office provided the following:
    Dogs that are electronically chipped with proof of the state required rabies vaccination tags are not required to have a license. However, the animal must be registered with LaRue County.
    If the owner wishes to have a tag, the cost is $1. Electronically chipped dogs without proof of their state-required rabies vaccinations must be registered and pay a $4 registration fee.

  • Primary: Attorney General, newcomer battle for governor nomination

    Since January 2008, Jack Conway has been serving as the Kentucky Attorney General, where he said he has been working to make Kentucky a safer place to live and work. He hopes to continue serving the state of Kentucky as its next governor. Conway’s opponent in the Democratic primary is Geoffrey “Geoff” Young of Lexington. Young said he has 36 years of experience working in the political arena, dealing with issues related to energy policy, economic development and protecting the environment. The two will face off in the May 19 primary.