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  • Vehicle accident on Lyons Station Road
  • Gas station demolished for cleanup

    A landmark gas station on the corner of North Greensburg Street and East Main Street in Hodgenville was recently demolished so crews could prepare for an environmental clean-up.

    LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray said she requested the state Division of Waste Management place the former gas station as a priority for environmental cleanup because the ground was found to be contaminated.

  • Primary election is May 17

    LaRue County voters will head to the polls next Tuesday to cast their vote for several national and state offices.

    The 2016 primary election will be held next Tuesday, May 17 with polls opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m.

  • School board discuses how to meet needs with available funds

    In a working session following a special meeting May 3 at its office in Hodgenville, LaRue County Board of Education members wrestled with the problem of trying to meet district and school needs with available funds.

    Among those needs discussed was the cost of maintaining and updating the Digital Learning (laptops) Initiative in which every student has access to a computer.

  • Bivens appointed to State Fair Board

    Governor Matt Bevin announced on May 10, 2016 new members to serve on the Kentucky State Fair Board.

    The Fair Board oversees operations for the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, located at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds, and the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC), located in downtown Louisville. Total economic impact from these venues is more than $482.3 million annually. In August KICC will undergo a 2-year, $180 million renovation, which will potentially bring an additional $53 million in annual economic impact to the downtown area.

  • Jail log - May 11, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, March 14 to Monday, March 21.

    Damon A. Lewis, 42 was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, no registration receipt and no registration plates. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

    Melvina Richards, 45 was charged with possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. She was later released from LCDC on bond.

  • Baking some smiles

    One LaRue county girl and her family have ‘baked’ up a way to surprise residents at Sunrise Manor with a Mother’s day treat.

    Josie Garris, daughter of Eric and Summer Garris, got the idea to make cookies for Sunrise Manor from her grandmother, Raymonda Jaggers.

    “My grandma thought it would be nice for me to start a project to help people,” Garris said.

  • Running for Jaden

    As an exhausted Cara Hill approached the finish line of the Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon, she had one person on her mind and that person was Jaden.

    Jaden McBride, 8, of Hodgenville has cerebral palsy, which is a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement, muscle coordination, and balance. Cara Hill has been McBride’s own personal assistant at Hodgenville Elementary School during the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Accident at Lincoln Pkwy & Tonieville Rd
  • Accident on Old Elizabethtown Rd