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  • 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.

  • City passes library rezoning

    The Hodgenville City Council granted a rezoning request from the LaRue County Public Library at their monthly meeting on Monday, December 12.

    The library requested that a property on Lincoln Drive be rezoned from a B-3 to a P-1, which means a business to a public property. The property is located near the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

  • Fiscal court votes against sign ordinance

    In a 3-2 vote, LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates refused to approve second reading of an ordinance restricting commercial signs placed in the viewshed area along Lincoln Parkway, U.S. 31-E between Hodgenville and Bardstown, and U.S. 61 from Hodgenville to Lincoln’s birthplace.

  • Man charged with manufacturing meth, organized crime

    A LaRue County man will appear in court on December 21 on charges of engaging in organized crime and other charges.

    Nicky J. Chandler, 32, of Magnolia was arrested on November 30, 2016 after the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of a domestic disturbance.

    According to the citation, when officers arrived on the scene, Chandler was arguing with witnesses at the residence.

  • Former Distinguished Young Woman faces charges

    A former LaRue County Distinguished Young woman is ordered to pay court costs and fines by March 1, 2017 and appear in court on November 29, 2017 to review a pretrial diversion on misdemeanor charges.

    Montana Metcalf was arrested and charged with allegedly committing criminal coercion, a felony, on November 17, 2016. She agreed to a pretrial diversion on misdemeanor charges of criminal trespassing.

  • Reed named chair of committee

    Kentucky’s House Republican Majority Caucus recently announced its slate of members poised to chair House committees for the 2017-2018 sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly and one of them was 24th district representative-elect Brandon Reed of Hodgenville.

    Reed was named chair of the Government Nonprofit Contracting Taskforce committee. Reed represents LaRue, Marion and Green Counties.

  • Meredith receives committee appointments

    Kentucky Senate Majority Caucus Leadership recently announced the committee assignments of Senator-elect Steve Meredith, who will represent Kentucky’s 5th Senatorial District in the upcoming 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. The 5th district includes LaRue and five other counties in the region.

  • Property tax penalty begins Dec. 31

    The deadline for LaRue County residents to pay their 2016 property taxes without a penalty is December 31, 2016.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, property tax payments accepted between now and Saturday, December 31 will be charged the base amount. However, anyone who pays their property taxes after December 31, 2016 and before January 31, 2017, will receive a five percent penalty. Property taxes paid after January 31, 2017, will incur a 21 percent penalty.