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  • Jail Log - February 10, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County

    Detention Center from Monday, February 1 to Monday, February 8.

    Jenny L. Cowles, 31, of Greensburg, was charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and first offence prescription controlled substance not in proper container. She remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

  • Grand opening of ACE Hardware

    A LaRue County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony/ was held February 5 for the grand opening of ACE Hardware located at 99 Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville.

    According to a press release from Houchens Industries, the Hodgenville location is the fifth ACE Hardware to be opened by the company.

    Their products include everything from home maintenance needs, hardware, electrical, plumbing, automotive, lumber as well as home décor and lawn and garden.

  • Legislation introduced aims to protect gun rights of Kentuckians

    In response to executive orders by President Obama to tighten gun regulations, State Representative Kenny Imes (R) proposed a bill to the General Assembly that aims at protecting the second amendment rights of Kentuckians.

  • News of Record - February 3, 2016

    Property Transfers

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

    Joseph C. Blair to Edward Ray McDowell and Yvonne McDowell, tract 5A of the amended Willie and Lena Underwood Agricultural Division number 1, $155,500.

    Jeremiah Traxler and Lauren Traxler to April Yedinak, lot 4 of Bakk Creek Estates, $118,900.

    Harrison Sowards and Lori Sowards to Samuel P. Alvord and Elaine M. Alvord, property on Levelwoods Church Road, $45,000.

  • Why do we observe Groundhog Day?

    It’s that time of the year again when Punxsutawney Phil makes his predicition on what has become known across the country as Groundhog Day.

    Every year on February 2, people gather bundled against the cold hoping for a good forecast from a groundhog who becomes a meteorologist this one day out of the year.

  • 25 Year Anniversary of LCNI purchase

    In February 1991, The LaRue County Herald News changed ownership for the first time since 1919; purchased from the Creal Family by Landmark Community Newspapers Incorporated.

    From the LaRue County Herald News website:

    The LaRue County Herald News is the oldest continuously operating business in the county.

    The first newspaper published in LaRue County in 1879 was a monthly paper called the Public Advertiser. The paper was printed upstairs over the T.P. Howard General Store about where Smith Drug Store is located on Lincoln Boulevard today.

  • Ricky Alvey files to run for state senate

    Hart County Magistrate Ricky Alvey filed the necessary paperwork last Tuesday for the democratic nomination for the Kentucky State Senate, District 5 seat.

    The 5th Senatorial District includes Breckinridge, Edmonson, Grayson, Hart, LaRue, and Meade counties. The current senator is Republican Carroll Gibson of Leitchfield, who did not file for re-election.

  • Reed of Hodgenville files

    Republican candidate William Brandon Reed, 35, of Hodgenville filed on Thursday, January 14 for the office of State Representative 24th House District which represents Green, LaRue and Marion counties.

    Reed is married to his wife Olivia and they have two girls; Chloe, 4 and Alexandria, 11 months. Brandon Reed currently has a background in ministry and he finished studying political science at the University of Kentucky in 2004.

  • Treitz of Green County files

    Richard Treitz of Green County recently filed for State Representative, District 24 which covers Green, Larue and Marion Counties.

    Treitz said he has years of experience in the Kentucky legislature.

    “I have read and analyzed bills, testified before committees, and have written legislation, all without compensation,” Treitz said. “I know and have working relationships with many senators and representatives.”

    Treitz said Former Agriculture Commissioner and State Representative James Comer has endorsed his campaign.

  • No action taken at Hodgenville Council meeting

    It was a slim agenda at the monthly Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, January 11.

    The only items that were voted on and unanimously approved by the council were the minutes from the previous meeting and the monthly financial statements.