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Local News

  • Construction accident update

    Two men were airlifted following a construction accident on Monday, January 9 and they were reported to be in stable condition.

    LaRue County EMS responded to a call at a residence on South Lincoln Boulevard. According to authorities, Joe Doyle, of Meade County and Jay Harris of Hardin County were installing new siding on a house when their scaffolding gave way on one side causing two men to fall approximately 15 feet.

  • School board approves HCC contract

    The LaRue County School Board passed a motion to pass a new communications contract with Heartland Communications Consultants during their special called board meeting on Wednesday, January 11.

    The contract was for the 2016-2017 school year with a $2,450 per month retainer fee, which was an increase from the $2,000 a month for the 2015-2016 school year. The issue was discussed and tabled during the December school board meeting.

  • Job description reviewed for Red Hill Cemetery

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission reviewed an employee’s job description at their quarterly meeting on Monday, January 9.

    The commission, which is made up of the Hodgenville City Council, reviewed the job description for a sexton, which is the office of the person or persons who are in charge of a cemetery.

  • News of Record

    Property Transfers

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

    Glenn Hawkins and Lisa Hawkins to Kevin Wissing and Christina R. Wissing, tract 1 of the Glenn and Lisa Hawkins Agricultural Division, $261,500.

    Clifford Alan Circle and Tammy Lynn Circle to Clarence Ray Riggs and Beth Ann Riggs, tract 1 of the Riggs Agricultural Division, $18,600.

  • Accident on Lincoln Parkway
  • New family court proposed for LaRue

    LaRue County could have a new family court if the current Kentucky judicial redistricting plan is passed in the state legislature.

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. recently introduced the first judicial redistricting plan for the first time in decades. The plan calls for LaRue County to keep two district court judges and two circuit court judges. However, a family court judge has been proposed to be added to serve in LaRue, Hart and Nelson Counties.

  • Fiscal Court discusses snow removal

    LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner and county magistrates discussed the pros and cons of contracting snow-removal from county roads as LaRue County Fiscal Court met at the courthouse in Hodgenville December 29, 2016.

    Turner said after last year when two heavy snows within a week of each other covered county roads, some people asked him why the county didn’t have a plan in place for contracting snow removal instead of depending on volunteers to augment county equipment.

  • Runs increase for local police

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office is reporting that they have seen a large increase in officer responded runs this year compared to previous years.

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said his office responded to 4,771 calls of service for 2016 as of Wednesday, December 28. That number is up from 3,951 in 2015, 2,957 in 2014 and 2,227 in 2013. McCoy said those calls of service include domestic violence complaints, DUI arrests, non-injury vehicle accidents, injury vehicle accidents, reckless drivers, traffic stops, panic alarms, prisoner transports, etc.

  • Reed sworn-in as State Representative
  • Smith appointed Chief Deputy