• Hodgenville approves first reading of tax ordinance

    The Hodgenville City Council approved the first reading of the 2015 real property and tangible property tax ordinance at their monthly meeting on August 10.

    The ordinance calls for an increase on all taxable real property to .133 cents per $100, as opposed to last year’s rate of .128 cents per $100. The ordinance calls for the motor vehicle tax rate to remain the same at .195 cents per $100.

    Mayor Kenny Devore said the tax on real property was a small increase that would amount to an extra $10 per $200,000.

  • Town Hall meeting scheduled

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will meet with constituents in LaRue County at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12 at Paula’s Hot Biscuit in Hodgenville.  

    The town hall meeting is a part of Congressman Guthrie’s “Conversations with your Congressman” as he travels through all 21 counties in Kentucky’s Second District.  Attendees can expect casual conversation with Congressman Guthrie and the opportunity to ask questions. Everyone is invited to attend the free event.

  • State’s education investments are paying off


    State Representative

    Next month, Morehead State University will open what will be the state’s second specialty high school geared toward our best and brightest students.

    The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics will ultimately be home to 120 high school juniors and seniors from across the state, all of who will have a chance to earn up to 60 college credit hours over a two-year period.

  • State releases water report

    By State Rep. Terry Mills

    About a week ago, state officials released the latest annual report on the quality of a resource we too often take for granted, our drinking water.

    In short, the news is good for those who rely on the treated water provided each and every day by our nearly 450 public utilities.

  • Fiscal court approves bridge replacement

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, at its November 10 meeting, passed a resolution that authorizes $120,000 from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to be used toward replacing the long-standing Hall-Gaddie Bridge on the south fork of the Nolin River.

  • Election Results - LaRue County

    REPUBLICAN Candidates sweep LaRue with all precincts reporting.

    Unofficial Election Returns for LaRue County find Republican candidate Matt Bevin the clear winner with all precincts reporting. Bevin carried LaRue County with an unofficial total of 2009 votes over Democratic candidate Jack Conway with 1214 votes. (updated 7:25 p.m.)

  • Changes made at city Cemetery

    Several changes were recently made for the rules and regulations at the Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville.

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission met on September 14 for their biannual meeting. During the meeting, the commission voted unanimously to change their meeting schedule from biannual to quarterly. The meeting will now be held on January, April, July and October.

  • Lincoln Parkway turns 30

    A parkway that would connect LaRue County and Hodgenville to its neighboring community of Elizabethtown had been a long time dream of many in LaRue County.

  • Hodgenville takes 4 % tax increase

    The Hodgenville City Council approved a four percent tax increase during a special called meeting on Friday, September 18.

  • City reimbursed for Hornback salary

    In the monthly meeting of the Hodgenville City Council held Monday evening, Mayor Kenny DeVore told the council that the city recently received a check for $108,998.40 for the unauthorized overpayment of wages of former Hodgenville City Clerk Madonna Hornback. According to current city clerk Toni Burton, the city received the funds from their bonding company, Cincinnati Insurance Companies.