Local News

  • Food inspections

    August - September

    Arrowhead Archery and BBQ, 195 Lee Oak Dr., 99, serving plates and bowls not turned upside down.

    Hardee’s, 101 Lincoln Farm Road, 97, wiping cloths lacked adequate sanitizer amount, inside of microwaves unclean, storage rack above dish washing station unclean.

    LaRue County Middle School, 911 S. Lincoln Blvd., 95, dented can (corrected immediately), unclean utensil stored as clean; 99 upon follow up.

  • Awards given at Extension Banquet

    The LaRue County Extension Office gave out two awards at their banquet on Monday, January 30 to an individual and organization that have contributed a lot to the county and the extension office.

    The Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence was presented to Joy Decker. According to the records, she started volunteering with 4-H over 32 years ago. Other accomplishments are:

    She started the 4-H Rabbit Club and continues to serve as the club leader

    She has helped other counties start rabbit clubs and has worked to help members from other counties.

  • News of Record

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

    Quitclaim deed, Melissa Hall (fka Melissa Clark) and John Hall to Douglas S. Finlay and Kelly V. Finlay, property on Edlin Road, FMV $28,000.

    Justin C. Stinnett to Micah Lee McMillion and Jessica Lynn McMillion, lot # 3 of Westdale Acres, $119,900.

    Ida Jo Bowling successor trustee under the the Robert W. Hummer Revocable Living Trust to Seth Hummer, property in LaRue County, FMV $62,000.

  • ALBNHP Volunteer Spotlight - A visit that feels like home

    For people coming to LaRue County from all over the United States and the world, to visit the place where Abraham Lincoln was born is something that rangers and volunteers at the park see every day.

    Each one of those visitors has a story and a reason they are visiting Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace. For park volunteer Joe Jolly, those visitor’s stories are one of the best parts about volunteering at the park.

  • Howell receives rare auctioneer opportunity

    A LaRue County man is receiving a rare opportunity after winning an auctioneering contest at the Kentucky Cattleman’s Convention on Saturday, January 13.

    Tyler Howell, 21, of Hodgenville won the Auctioneers Contest and as a result he will have the opportunity to auction the first cattle sold at the Bluegrass Stockyards in Lexington once construction is completed. The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association also awarded Howell with a trip to observe the World’s Auctioneering Competition held in Billings, Montana this June.

  • Communicare moving to former nursing home building

    Communicare in Hodgenville is moving a larger facility in order to serve more people.

    The organization is moving into a part of the former Sunrise Manor Nursing Home on Phillips Lane in Hodgenville. Kristy McGrew, Marketing and PR Officer for Communicare, said they are leasing a portion of the building from the Family Worship Center, which owns the building. The company will only be using the left wing of the building, which is approximately 7,400 square feet. McGrew said parking and space were the primary reasons for moving to the property.

  • City council updated about records

    The Hodgenville City Council held a short special called meeting last Tuesday, January 24 to be updated on the law about city records and to also purchase a backhoe.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore handed out packets to each council member about their duty under the law for managing government records and governing the records. The council members were asked to take the packet home to read and they were also required to sign that they had received them.

  • Auditor promises to save fiscal court money

    LaRue County magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville January 24 heard Carl Overton, owner of Telecom Audit Group, tell them his company has saved Kentucky counties thousands of dollars through billing errors and other mistakes made by their phone companies and he felt Telecom could do the same for them.

    “When we start an 18-month audit, three questions are asked--What are you paying for? How much are you paying? Are you using what you’re paying for?

  • Four vehicle accident on Greensburg Road
  • Hodgenville man faces charges in two counties after incident

    A Hodgenville man was charged in Hardin and LaRue counties after a late Saturday night incident that started in a Hawkins Drive home in Elizabethtown and ended in a DUI arrest in LaRue County.

    Robert Thompson, 56, is charged with first-degree burglary after Elizabethtown police say he broke into a home in the 800 block of Hawkins Drive and began waving a handgun, frightening two females who were on a couch in the home, according to an arrest citation. The women reportedly began screaming and attempted to get the gun away from Thompson.