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  • Three DUIs in one year

    A Hodgenville woman has been arrested for three DUIs in under one year with two of them including having her grandchildren in the vehicle with her.

    Patricia Greenwell, 41, of Hodgenville was arrested earlier this month for her third DUI in under three years.

    According to the police citation, Hodgenville Police Sergeant James Richardson spotted Greenwell traveling on Lincoln Farm Road on Wednesday, August 3. He noted that he thought her license was “DUI suspended.” However, he later discovered that her license was valid.

  • Helping veterans through merchandise

    Two LaRue Countians are using their merchandise business to help veterans who are suffering from mental and emotional illnesses.

    Jon Hall and Raymond Bates recently launched a merchandise company called Aries Athletics. The clothing line is designed for athletes and it features shirts, hats and more. A portion of all the sales will go to a veterans cause to help those suffering from thoughts of suicide or other mental or emotional illnesses.

  • Goodlett enters guilty plea

    Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett entered a guilty plea to child pornography charges on Tuesday, August 15 in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville.

    If convicted, Goodlett faces no less than five years in prison and no more than 40 years. Further, Goodlett could be fined up to $500,000 and serve a period of supervised release of at least five years and up to and including a lifetime period of supervised release.

  • Property transfers - August 9, 2017

    Property Transfers

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

    James W. Eastridge and Shirley Eastridge (AKA Shirley Eastridge) to Angela G. Lile, Trustee of the Angela G. Lile Revocable Living Trust, tract #2 of the Shirley Ramsey and James. Eastridge and Shirley Eastridge property. $160,000.

    Jonathan Knight to Armando Rangel-Rocha and Mariah Garcia, property in LaRue County, $20,000.

  • Court briefs - August 9, 2017

    Steven T. Edlin had a bench warrant issued for his arrest and his bond was issued at $50,000 cash. He is charged with complicity to cultivation of marijuana five or more plants and complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • HMH opens temporary entrance for emergency walk-in patients

    All Hardin Memorial Hospital Emergency Department (ED) walk-in patients will now have to enter the hospital at the covered overhang entrance (formerly the main admitting entrance). Patients, visitors and staff who park in the parking garage will access the entrance via a new sidewalk connecting the garage to the new entrance.

    People dropping off emergency walk-in patients who enter the hospital campus from Dixie Highway (U.S. 31W) closest to the parking garage are asked to turn right and head north up the hill to the new entrance.

  • Back to school back then

    From blackboards to smart boards, tablets and pencils to chrome books and emails there’s no question school has changed a lot in the last 60 years. One LaRue County couple recalls their experience in school during the late 1940s through the 50s.

    Carl and Carolyn Mather attended school in the late 1940s and 50s; a time when “back to school deals” were unheard-of and student’s feet were often the only means of transportation to school.

  • Solar eclipse in LaRue

    Kentuckians, especially those who are in southwestern Kentucky, are in for a treat the afternoon of August 21, 2017, as a strip of the state about 100 miles wide will experience a total solar eclipse.

    According to information from Western Kentucky University, the last time a total solar eclipse was visible from the United States was July 11, 1991, and even then, it could only be seen from part of Hawaii.

  • Two killed in crash

    Two LaRue County people were killed in a vehicle accident on Sunday, August 6 on Hodgenville Road near the LaRue/Hardin County line.

    According to Jeff Gregory, Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer, the accident happened around 3:30 p.m. when a vehicle driven by Jerimiah Williams, 26, of Hodgenville was traveling northwest on Hodgenville Road and reportedly crossed the center line into the path of another vehicle driven by Wilma Brown, 78, of Hodgenville who was traveling southwest on the roadway.

  • Trumbo named distinguished young woman

    Alexia Trumbo, 17-year-old daughter of Matt and Tamra Trumbo of Roanoke, was named LaRue County’s 2018 Distinguished Young Woman during a joint program with Hardin County in LaRue County High School’s auditorium Saturday evening.

    “I was surprised but very happy, not only for me, but also for the other girls who did so well,” said the LCHS student. “We all know each other well since we’re seniors at our school and that helped ease our nerves so it seemed more like we were just having fun on stage.”