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  • Water Works recognized by State

    Hodgenville Water Works was recognized last week by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.

    HWW was among 61 water treatment plants in the state that “consistently produced drinking water in 2013 that exceeded state and federal water quality standards,” according to a news release.

  • UPDATED: City property found at Fairgrounds

    A reported burglary at the LaRue County Fairgrounds over the weekend has led to the recovery of numerous items belonging to the City of Hodgenville.

    LaRue County Fair Board President – and ousted mayor of Hodgenville - Terry Cruse reported that several items were taken from buildings at the fairgrounds either late Saturday or early Sunday, according to Police Chief Steve Johnson. One of the items was a Scag riding lawnmower owned by the City.

    Apparently, locks to both of the fairgrounds’ gates were cut by the perpetrator.

  • Task Force seeks three

    The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force is looking for the following individuals in regards to the drug round up that occurred last week in Larue County.

    Brandon T. Weathers B/M 33 years of age of 22 Fairview Drive Hodgenville, KY 42748

    Weathers is wanted for the following:

     Engaging in organized crime, Trafficking in controlled substance 2nd or greater offense (Cocaine 2 counts), Trafficking controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school and Persistent Felony Offender.

  • Girls' Sweet Sixteen is moving

    The tourism community remains optimistic despite news that the KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament won’t be coming to Bowling Green in 2016-17.

    Vicki Fitch, executive director of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, said there will be other opportunities for Bowling Green to bring in large crowds.

    “Of course we’re disappointed ... but we have other KHSAA events we’re securing,” Fitch said.

  • Sam Sanders featured in Kentucky Teacher

    Dylon Hedgespeth, a recent LaRue County High School graduate, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Nolin RECC.

    He plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to pursue a double major in plumbing technology and accounting.

    His parents are Larry and Cheryl Hedgespeth of Hodgenville. 

  • Attorneys continue battle over dash cam in DUI case

    Several motions in LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders’ DUI case were overruled Thursday by Special Judge Lisa P. Jones.

    Sanders was charged with driving under the influence and speeding on March 29 while operating a school-owned vehicle. A Hodgenville officer pulled him over within 200-yards of his home.

  • UPDATE TO STORY: 911 service restored after lightning strike

    UPDATE: 911 was restored Tuesday evening, according to dispatch.

    911 service in LaRue County has been partially restored.

    According to dispatch, “most” landline 911 calls are being routed correctly. Cell phone 911 calls are “hit-and-miss.”

    The system went down about 11 p.m. Saturday when it appeared a direct lightning strike hit the phone lines. The surge knocked out the trunk cabinet that controls the phone system.

  • Drug Task Force rounds up 23

    A dozen members of an alleged criminal syndicate were arrested Thursday by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson, who joined the Task Force a year ago, said the seven-month investigation of a crack cocaine ring was a team effort that included Kentucky State Police.

    “The Task Force has so many resources,” said Williamson. “That’s the kind of investigation you can do with a group effort.”

  • Rock-throwing lands man in jail

    A Magnolia man, who police say has been throwing rocks at moving vehicles in two counties, was indicted last week by a LaRue County grand jury on several charges. He has allegedly caused thousands of dollars worth of damages to vehicles and seriously injured one driver.

    Gregory B. Stillwell, 37, was charged in separate cases with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree criminal mischief. In one case, he faces an additional assault charge for allegedly striking a woman with a rock. He faces another count of criminal mischief in Green County.

  • Students enjoy DC trip

    LaRue County High School students Rebecca Riggs and Delaina White were among five local upcoming seniors sponsored by Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation to represent the co-op on the 43rd annual Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Washington Youth Tour June 13-20 in Washington, DC. Selection for the trip was based on a quiz, essay, and personal interview.