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  • Marriage equality is the law

    Same-sex marriage licenses can now be obtained at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office after the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalized same-sex marriage last Friday in all 50 states.

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said no one has requested a same-sex marriage license in her office and no one has been issued a same-sex marriage license. She said they also haven’t received any calls about same-sex marriage licenses.

  • Sheriff seizes 40 pot plants

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department confiscated 40 marijuana plants Sunday at a residence on Tonieville Road in Hodgenville.

    According to police reports, a property owner on Tonieville Road was bush-hogging a field when he discovered several marijuana plants growing on his property.

    Once officers arrived, they found 40 marijuana plants that were growing on the property. Officers also noted that some of the marijuana plants were encased in chicken wire.

  • Hodgenville approves loan resolutions

    The Hodgenville City Council unanimously passed two resolutions at a special called meeting on Monday to apply for funding for their upcoming water and sewer projects.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore said the two resolutions would allow the city to submit applications for loan funding for the water and sewer projects in the city.

    Devore said funding for the water loan was projected at $962,000 and that the funding for the sewer loan was projected at $970,000.

  • EMS to help pay for FD EMT training

    LaRue County’s emergency medical service will provide 13 scholarships to local fire department members so they can become certified emergency medical technicians.

    Mike Cottrell, LaRue’s EMS director, informed members of LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 23 that his department’s initiative is being done as a way of giving back to the firefighters what they give to the community.

  • Grant, city fund fire gear

    They enter burning buildings to save lives, battle windblown blazes to save property, and do it without pay or even fuel reimbursement--all because they love what they do.

    They’re volunteer firemen, and, with new turnout gear provided by the city of Hodgenville’s supplementing a state allotment, Hodgenville’s firefighters are even more prepared.

  • Weather wreaks havoc; several wrecks reported

    These accidents were reported in LaRue County Wednesday, June 17. At 7:15 a.m. Jerrilynn Whaley, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze when she was unable to stop and struck a 2000 Dodge Dakota driven by Jason Hutcherson of LaRue County that was stopped behind a garbage truck. Both vehicles were inoperable and were towed.

  • 2015 LaRue County Fair Results

    2015 LaRue Co. Fair Floral Hall Results

    • 115 Entries •

    Grand Champion

    Tied with 8 Blue Ribbons each: Judy Greenwell, Mary Lou Owen and Dixie Todd

    (The Floral Hall exhibit was managed by the County Extension Homemaker organization. In the Floral Hall, 1st, 2nd or 3rd place ribbons are awarded according to the merit of each individual item regardless of the number of entries in a class. Judges do not have to automatically give any ribbons or a 1st place ribbon if they don’t think the item deserves that placing.)

  • Logsdon released on bond

    By Bobbie Lanham

    Terry Logsdon, of Mt. Sherman, was released from custody in Grayson County on a $10,000 50% partially secured bond June 22. Logsdon was arrested June 10 in Grayson County on charges relating to an alleged road rage event May 24. Conditions of the release require no further violations of the law, no contact with alleged victim, no illegal use of alcohol or controlled substances and no consumption of any alcohol or illegal use of controlled substances. Logsdon is scheduled for a pretrial conference 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Grayson County District Court.

  • New state laws effective June 24

     FRANKFORT – Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 regular session go into effect next week.

    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature. The General Assembly’s 2015 session adjourned on March 25, making June 24 the day for new laws to take effect.

  • Ponder, Hurst join staff of Herald News

    The LaRue County Herald News announces the hiring of Doug Ponder as editor and Vanessa Hurst as reporter/page designer.

    Ponder, 26, is a 2007 graduate of Rockcastle County High School in Mt. Vernon, Ky. He attended Eastern Kentucky University, where he graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.

    Ponder’s newspaper experience includes working for the EKU newspaper, The Eastern Progress, and the former news editor of the Mount Vernon Signal in Mt. Vernon, KY. Ponder also hosted a talk show for WKUR-FM 94.9 in Renfro Valley, KY.