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  • Embry trial continued to June 15

    The court date has been postponed for a LaRue County woman who is charged with over 100 counts of animal cruelty.

    Jane Embry, 57, of Magnolia appeared in LaRue County District Court for her pretrial conference last Wednesday and her pretrial was postponed until Wednesday, June 15.

  • Amazin Glazin opening LaRue location

    The aroma of freshly made donuts will soon fill the air in downtown Hodgenville.

    Amazin Glazin Donuts will be located in the new building location that once was home to Hazle’s Farm Supply since 1957. Located at 114 Water Street in Hodgenville, KY, the new building is owned by Jim Shaw and will be home to three businesses.

  • Good turnout for tire amnesty program

    Hundreds of LaRue County residents took advantage of the opportunity to rid their properties of tires.

    LaRue County government hosted an annual waste tire amnesty program on April 21-23. They accepted eight semi-truck loads of tires that were either on or off the rims. However, they did not take foam or calcium filled tires, large off-road construction equipment tires with a bead greater than 1 3/4 and solid tires with pressed on rims.

  • Five indicted by grand jury

    Five people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on April 18.

    Michael Lee Davis, 32, of Hodgenville was indicted on a charge of flagrant non-support. His bail was set at $5,000 cash only.

    Raymond A. Harris, 40, of Hodgenville was indicted on charges of first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first degree complicity to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and receiving stolen property (handgun). His bail was set the same as his bond in district court.

  • Missing LaRue teen found safe

    A LaRue County teenager who was missing last week has been found safe.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, Nicole Soeder, 15, of Buffalo was located and recovered by officers in his department last Wednesday.

    Soeder, also known as Billie Nicole Norris, was originally reported as a missing person after she was last seen at her residence around 9:30 p.m. last Tuesday.

  • 2016 Candidate Q & A - State Representative Candidates

    Terry Mills

  • 2016 Candidate Q & A - State Senate Candidates

    Ricky Alvey

    JOBS — Every community strives to engage its workforce.  I’ll always be supportive of efforts by LaRue County to enhance infrastructure, improve transportation and have the physical assets necessary to attract and retain jobs.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory that was issued for several areas in Hodgenville was lifted at 11:30 a.m. Friday.

  • Functional art show opens

    In celebration of their first year at a storefront in Hodgenville Amber Gardner, owner of Art Gypsy is hosting a Functional Group Art Show featuring eight local artisans. Their opening day was Saturday April 16. Gardner said they had a good turn out and already sold many items.

    Featured artwork includes wearable art, pottery, unique industrial lamps with USB ports, hand-spun yarn, turned wood bowls and hand-crafted furniture. Artists featured are Luna Ortiz, Kat Jordan, Sharon Farris, Robert Gardner, Debi Fields, Brenda Heaton, Cardin Loop and Amber Gardner.

  • Fiscal court purchases lot

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 12, approved the purchase of a residential lot which initially will be used for overflow parking.

    The property is located at the corner of Bennett and High streets across from the courthouse.

    “The lot was assessed at $14,000 but the owners, Byron and Angie Pitchford, were willing to sell it to the county for $7,200,” LaRue Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates. “It’s really two back-to-back residential lots.”