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  • Meth lab discovered near courthouse

    A LaRue County man was arrested last Friday, January 27, after officers with the Hodgenville Police Department discovered a meth lab in a home next to the LaRue County Courthouse.

    Cullen T. Logsdon, 25, of Hodgenville was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Featured Artist - A different perspective

    A local photographer’s work will be part of the LaRue County Public Library program featuring local artists for the month of February.

    An artist strives to show others what they see from their perspective. It is often thought that an amazing photo can’t be produced without an expensive camera and that photography itself isn’t quite art, but LaRue County photographer Jon Hall is working to break those stereotypes.

    Hall, armed with a Samsung Galaxy S6, will often take months to compose the perfect photo.

  • Drinking a part of history

    Boundary Oak Distillery will be releasing a line of spirits later this month named after President Abraham Lincoln and a limited amount of them will feature corks made from the famous Boundary Oak tree from the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Federal trial date set for Goodlett

    Former LaRue County High School Principal, Stephen Kyle Goodlett, entered a not guilty plea to federal child pornography charges during his arraignment on Thursday, January 26 in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville.

    According to Stephanie Collins, Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Goodlett appeared before Judge Colin H. Lindsey and entered a not guilty plea to the federal indictment of one count of transportation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.