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  • 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
  • The dangers of hidden gases

    A LaRue County family escaped possible death after they were alerted by their carbon monoxide detectors in the middle of the night.

    Sandy Lafollette of Roanoke said she and her family noticed their carbon monoxide detector going off in their basement on Friday, December 9. Being a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can be deadly, Lafollette said they had no idea anything was wrong.

    “I went down there to try to turn it off and it had ‘evacuate’ on it and to call the fire department, Lafollette said.”

  • Getting cash for trash

    Several LaRue County organizations helped the community and their respective groups by picking up litter and receiving money for it.

    The trash for cash program is a statewide program that started in 2015. County and city governments across Kentucky have used state grant funding to pay non-profit organizations for each mile of roadways they clean up. Other businesses and organizations that are not non-profit, can donate their Trash for Cash cleanup proceeds to a non-profit organization of their choice.

  • Library offers Local Artist Spotlight

    A new program at the LaRue County Public Library will offer local artists the opportunity to display their work at the Library and tell their story.

    “Last May we went to the Green County Public Library and really liked how they displayed artwork,” said Dana Jolly, LaRue County Library Director.

    “We came back with the idea to feature local artists, host a reception and display their work much like we do with local authors,” said Judy Greenwell, Librarian and adult program coordinator.