Local News

  • LaRue county food inspections

    Subway, 107 Lincoln Drive, Hodgenville, 97, three-compartment sink dripping, shelves inside coolers and cabinets unclean, three-compartment sink drain, corrected.

    Lee’s Famous Recipe, 803 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, 87, sanitizer too strong in wiping bucket, corrected immediately; floor fan, potato slicer, various surfaces throughout kitchen area unclean; hand sink leaking, floors have build up around equipment, walls have build up a few places in the kitchen area, 91 upon corrected items.

  • LaRue County Bootleg

    Despite the efforts of revenuers, one LaRue County man was able to evade capture by using his family as a diversion, often going on bootleg runs on Sunday after church.

    Moonshine continued on through the 1940s, 50s and 60s and even in the 1980s the distinct odor sour mash could occasionally be detected and smoke could be seen rising from a hollow in the backwoods of the county.

    In 1933 state conventions ratified the 21st Amendment and repealed Prohibition. The Amendment was fully ratified on December 5, 1933.

  • LCHS FFA advisor, member tour Ireland

    LaRue County High School FFA Advisor Misty Bivens and FFA member Turner Cottrill recently toured Ireland on an FFA trip.

    Cottrill was one of 52 FFA members that was selected to attend as national FFA winners that toured agriculture sites in Ireland as they compared the industries of Ireland to the United States. The group had an orientation session in New York City on June 8 before they departed for their nine day tour.

  • Woman's Club launches international supper club

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club hosted its inaugural dinner in their International Supper Club series on Thursday, June 22 with an Indian menu featuring samosas, chicken tikka masala, coconut curry vegetables, saag paneer, naan, and pistachio ice cream.  

    The supper club proceeds from the Indian dinner will be used to help underprivileged children get supplies for the upcoming school year.  $1,000 will be donated to the Family Resource Youth Service Center, known as FRYSC, of the LaRue County Schools.

  • PSC Revises Settlement in KU, LG&E Rate Cases

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted base rate increases sought by Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU), but reduced them below the levels agreed to earlier by the utilities and other parties to the cases.

  • PSC modifies Nolin RECC Rate Hike Request

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) granted Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation a revenue increase on Wednesday, June 21 that is somewhat smaller than the amount requested by the electric distribution cooperative.

    With the rate increase granted by the PSC, a typical Nolin residential customer will see their average monthly electric bill rise by about $12 (11.4 percent), from about $106 to $118. That includes a $4.46 increase in the monthly customer charge, from the current $9.04 to $13.50. The new rates take effect immediately.

  • News of Record

    Property Transfers

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

    Coleman Grimes and Linda Grimes dba Grimes Farm Partnership and Paul E. Grimes and Elisabeth Grimes aka Elizabeth Grimes dba Grimes Farm Partnership to Grimes Farms, LLC, 24 Farm properties FMV recorded at the LaRue County Clerks Office (Approximately $4,162,238.)

    Mary Jeanette Lindsey to Mary Jeanette Lindsey and Christopher Robertson and Marie Robertson, tract 3 of Curtis W. Moore Ag division, FMV $73,000.

  • Jail log - July 19, 2017

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, July 7 to Friday, July 14

    Anthony P. Schnyder Jr., 43, of Hodgenville was lodged for falsely reporting an incident and violations of conditions of a release. He was later released from LCDC.

    Garrett Phillips, 28, of Elizabethtown was lodged for failure to appear. He was later released from LCDC.

    Shannon L. Penna, 47, of Magnolia was lodged for theft by deception cold checks under $500. She was later released from LCDC.

  • Large Lincoln donation made to LaRue Co. Genealogy

    The LaRue County Genealogy Society received a large donation of records on Abraham Lincoln and his family.

    Local historian and genealogist John Lay donated a collection of hundreds of documents about Lincoln. The documents were in folders and divided up into categories.

  • Deputy jailer suffers heart attack on duty

    The LaRue County Detention Center is mourning the loss of a deputy jailer that died unexpectedly after having a heart attack while at work on Wednesday, July 12.

    LaRue County Jailer Johnny Cottrill said Deputy Jailer Andy Martin, 50, of Bardstown was working at the jail when he had a sudden heart attack around 7:30 p.m. He said Martin was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he later died.