• Ethics commission holds meeting

    The newly re-established Hodgenville ethics commission held their first meeting on Tuesday, September 8.

    State law requires the City of Hodgenville to have an ethics ordinance in place to define standards expected in elected and appointed officials. The City first appointed an ethics commission in 1994, but former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse did not make appointments to the commission during his tenure (2007-2014), making the commission nonexistent.

  • Creekfront Park Reopens - Mayor Devore advises caution

    Mayor Kenny Devore has partially reopened Creekfront Park as of today, July 8. "The park is very wet, and we are asking folks to please use caution, and avoid any and all areas that have been marked with caution tape, and refrain from viewing or walking around the banks of the creek, as those areas are still very wet and dangerous", said Mayor Devore.

    The park substained damage to the playground area and part of the walking tracking following the flooding that occurred July 3 in Hodgenville and LaRue County.

  • 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.