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Local News

  • Pruitt sworn in to Sheriff’s Office
  • 2016 KY Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch

    The summer camping program at the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch officially opened to campers for their 41st season on Sunday, June 12. The camp runs throughout June and July serving both boys & girls alternating weeks, throughout the camp season.

  • Leadership LaRue deadline August 5

    Applications are now being accepted for this year’s LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, 2016-17 Leadership LaRue County Class. Established in 2005, Leadership LaRue provides educational experiences for present and future leaders to develop knowledge and foster appreciation of our community and to encourage civic involvement.

  • Former Shopko building vandalized

    The Hodgenville Police Department is currently investigating vandalism that was discovered at the former Shopko building on West Main Street.

    HPD Sergeant James Richardson said the vandalism was discovered last Saturday morning and that it included graffiti at the front and west side of the building. He said he believes it occurred sometime late last Friday night and early last Saturday morning.

    The building has remained vacant since April 2015 when Shopko decided to close the doors of their Hodgenville location and several other Shopko stores in the region.

  • Library seeks public opinion for long range goals

    The LaRue County Public Library is going to hold a public forum to allow the community to share their ideas and possibly help the library with their long range goals. It’s the first time in recent memory that they have held a public forum like this one.

    “We haven’t had a public forum since I have been Director. I’ve been Director for 6 years and I was the bookmobile librarian 9 years previous and I don’t recall having one then either,” said LaRue County Head Librarian, Dana Jolly.

  • Local officers receive award
  • Fiscal Court votes against tax increase

    Roadwork and taxes were the main topics of discussion at the Fiscal Court meeting Thursday July 29.

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner recommended that the four percent increase not be adopted by fiscal court. The recommendation was followed by a unanimous vote to turn down the increase.

    There was also discussion of repairing the shoulder of a road in the fourth district. Magistrate Larry Howell talked about how there’s no shoulder on Airline road where it intersects with 31E.

  • Marijuana plants seized

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department seized 26 marijuana plants in a central section of LaRue County on Monday, August 1.

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said the seizure is part of an ongoing investigation by his department. He said the plants were being cultivated and are worth several thousand dollars.

    “A full grown marijuana plant is worth approximately $2,000,” McCoy said. “These 26 plants have an approximate street value of $35,000.”

  • Ribbon cutting held for Reed headquarters
  • LaRue Distinguished Young Women candidates announced

    Three LaRue County participants are among the nine young women who will be competing for college scholarships at the 2017 LaRue County Distinguished Young Women program August 13 at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School auditorium.

    “We are partnering with Hardin County this year,” said Denise Skaggs, chairperson for LaRue County. “These upcoming senior girls will be competing for scholarship money in the areas of fitness, interview, talent, self-expression and scholastics.”