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  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR HODGENVILLE

    A boil water advisory was issued at 1 p.m. June 28 by Hodgenville Water Works for the following areas:
    Kirkpatrick Avenue, Williams Avenue, Underwood Avenue, Vaughn Avenue, Rose Circle, Shoffner Loop, Maple Avenue and Polly Avenue.
    The advisory was issued due to a water main break at the corner of Kirkpatrick and Churchill.
    No other areas are affected.
    Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

  • PHOTO: Original Creekfront restroom plans flushed

    Workers constructed the block walls of the new restrooms at Creekfront Park last week. General contractor Joe Pearman said there is a slight change to the design as reported in last week’s Herald News. Stone will not be placed on the exterior walls due to fear that water could seep inside the seams during flooding. Decorative concrete blocks are being used instead. The two-staller should be complete in about six weeks.

  • Fiscal Court approves bids

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved bids on road department supplies as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 14.
    Bid winners included: Hagan and Stone – steel culvert tile; Hanson Aggregates – stone; Bault Oil Company – fuel; Asphalt Materials and Marathon Petroleum – asphalt emulsion; Certified Construction and Scotty’s – bituminous asphalt.

  • Kentucky State Police receive new crime scene truck

    The Kentucky State Police post in Elizabethtown received a new vehicle last week that will allow officers to process crime scenes more quickly.

    Capt. John Ward, commander of the KSP Elizabethtown post, visited Frankfort last Wednesday o pick up the Ford Super Duty Truck from Gov. Steve Beshear and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, according to a KSP news release.

    The truck is equipped with a utility bed and all the tools necessary to process a crime scene, including evidence gathering supplies, said Bruce Reeves, KSP public information officer.

  • City Council agrees to pay Main Street's final bills

    Hodgenville City Councilman Jim Phelps ended a standoff between the City and Hodgenville Main Street Monday by making a motion that the City pay the outstanding bills of the volunteer group.
    Main Street was dissolved by Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse earlier this year after its contract expired. The volunteers were ordered to settle debts and make other restitutions “as required by law.”

  • Creekfront restrooms under construction

    Construction of restrooms at Creekfront Park began last week.
    General contractor Joe Pearman said the plumbing inspection was completed Wednesday. The concrete foundation has been poured also.
    The original plan made last fall was for a pre-fab restroom that came ready to set on a foundation. Mayor Terry Cruse decided to have a concrete block structure constructed on site.
    “We found we could build it for less than a pre-fab would cost,” said Cruse.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Boulevard closed for water line repairs

    City workers closed a section of Lincoln Boulevard Monday morning to repair a burst water line. Mayor Terry Cruse said it was an old, unused service line that ran to Lincoln National Bank and needed to be shut off at the main line. Tim Robertson dumps a load of gravel over the repaired line while Ronnie Cruse shovels around the edges.

  • City Council honors Smith's memory

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse presented Rita Smith a plaque Monday in honor of her husband, City Councilman Otis Smith, who passed away May 3. Otis Smith served on the Council from 1999 to the time of his death. Cruse said the Council would always miss “the funny things he would say.”

    Rita Smith drew laughter from those assembled for Monday’s Council meeting by asking jokingly, “Who makes the motion to adjourn now?” as Otis Smith would typically make the motion to close each meeting.

  • City Council cracks down on fire department's practice of filling private pools - for free

    Why pay for a season pass to the Parks and Recreation pool when you can get your own swimming pool filled to the brim – for free?
    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse told City Council Monday that three customers stopped by City Hall last week to inquire about filling their home swimming pools.

  • Audit of sheriff's fee released by state

    Frankfort - State Auditor Crit Luallen last week released the audit of the Sheriff’s Settlement - 2009 Taxes for LaRue County Sheriff, Bobby Shoffner, for the period April 16, 2009 through April 15, 2010.
    State law requires the Auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the Auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.