Local News

  • News of record - February 15, 2017

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    James Gregory Whitlock Estate by Ashley Rigdon and Jacob Andrew Whitlock, co-executors, to Andrew D. Holbert, tract one of the James Gregory Whitlock Estate agricultural division, $83,600.

    James Gregory Whitlock Estate by Ashley Rigdon and Jacob Andrew Whitlock, co-executors, to Lydia L. Whitlock, property on Hwy 61, $71,500.

  • Jail log - February 15, 2017

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, February 3 to Friday, February 10

    Prestin Reed Sneew, 23, of Jamestown, speeding 26 mph, drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine.)

    Brittany Paige Garvin, 28, of Hodgenville, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia.

    Tussie K. Harper, 25, of Hodgenville, serving bench warrant.

    Michael K. Caffee, 37, of Hodgenville, receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • I don't need your rocking chair

    After spending 25 years working for one business, most people would be ready and willing to retire and spend the remainder of their lives waking and sleeping on their own schedule.

    But not the Gardner boys. Like his brother Arlie who in his mid eighties continues to work, so Clarence Gardner, Jr., after delivering for Kerns bread for 25 years, has completed another 21 years and counting as a Walmart employee.

  • Food inspections

    August - September

    Arrowhead Archery and BBQ, 195 Lee Oak Dr., 99, serving plates and bowls not turned upside down.

    Hardee’s, 101 Lincoln Farm Road, 97, wiping cloths lacked adequate sanitizer amount, inside of microwaves unclean, storage rack above dish washing station unclean.

    LaRue County Middle School, 911 S. Lincoln Blvd., 95, dented can (corrected immediately), unclean utensil stored as clean; 99 upon follow up.

  • Awards given at Extension Banquet

    The LaRue County Extension Office gave out two awards at their banquet on Monday, January 30 to an individual and organization that have contributed a lot to the county and the extension office.

    The Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence was presented to Joy Decker. According to the records, she started volunteering with 4-H over 32 years ago. Other accomplishments are:

    She started the 4-H Rabbit Club and continues to serve as the club leader

    She has helped other counties start rabbit clubs and has worked to help members from other counties.

  • News of Record

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Quitclaim deed, Melissa Hall (fka Melissa Clark) and John Hall to Douglas S. Finlay and Kelly V. Finlay, property on Edlin Road, FMV $28,000.

    Justin C. Stinnett to Micah Lee McMillion and Jessica Lynn McMillion, lot # 3 of Westdale Acres, $119,900.

    Ida Jo Bowling successor trustee under the the Robert W. Hummer Revocable Living Trust to Seth Hummer, property in LaRue County, FMV $62,000.

  • ALBNHP Volunteer Spotlight - A visit that feels like home

    For people coming to LaRue County from all over the United States and the world, to visit the place where Abraham Lincoln was born is something that rangers and volunteers at the park see every day.

    Each one of those visitors has a story and a reason they are visiting Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace. For park volunteer Joe Jolly, those visitor’s stories are one of the best parts about volunteering at the park.

  • Howell receives rare auctioneer opportunity

    A LaRue County man is receiving a rare opportunity after winning an auctioneering contest at the Kentucky Cattleman’s Convention on Saturday, January 13.

    Tyler Howell, 21, of Hodgenville won the Auctioneers Contest and as a result he will have the opportunity to auction the first cattle sold at the Bluegrass Stockyards in Lexington once construction is completed. The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association also awarded Howell with a trip to observe the World’s Auctioneering Competition held in Billings, Montana this June.

  • Communicare moving to former nursing home building

    Communicare in Hodgenville is moving a larger facility in order to serve more people.

    The organization is moving into a part of the former Sunrise Manor Nursing Home on Phillips Lane in Hodgenville. Kristy McGrew, Marketing and PR Officer for Communicare, said they are leasing a portion of the building from the Family Worship Center, which owns the building. The company will only be using the left wing of the building, which is approximately 7,400 square feet. McGrew said parking and space were the primary reasons for moving to the property.

  • City council updated about records

    The Hodgenville City Council held a short special called meeting last Tuesday, January 24 to be updated on the law about city records and to also purchase a backhoe.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore handed out packets to each council member about their duty under the law for managing government records and governing the records. The council members were asked to take the packet home to read and they were also required to sign that they had received them.