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  • Howell receives rare auctioneer opportunity

    A LaRue County man is receiving a rare opportunity after winning an auctioneering contest at the Kentucky Cattleman’s Convention on Saturday, January 13.

    Tyler Howell, 21, of Hodgenville won the Auctioneers Contest and as a result he will have the opportunity to auction the first cattle sold at the Bluegrass Stockyards in Lexington once construction is completed. The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association also awarded Howell with a trip to observe the World’s Auctioneering Competition held in Billings, Montana this June.

  • Four vehicle accident on Greensburg Road
  • Lost in LaRue - February 1, 2017

    There are two types of drivers; type one feels the need to fill up their gas tank the minute they hit the half mark. Type two “knows” their vehicle and often plays a dangerous game of letting the gauge lean on the edge of E. I am, of course, type two which doesn’t always go hand-in-hand with the fact that I am prone to turn down random roads and go 15 miles out of my way to break the monotony of the morning commute. In the 15 years that I’ve been driving nothing has changed, but I’ve been lucky. I haven’t found myself stranded yet.

  • Goodlett pleads not guilty to federal charges

    Former LaRue County High School Principal, Stephen Kyle Goodlett, entered a not guilty plea to federal child pornography charges during his arraignment on Thursday, January 26 in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville.

    According to Stephanie Collins, Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Goodlett appeared before Judge Colin H. Lindsey Thursday morning and entered a not guilty plea to the federal indictment of one count of transportation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

  • ALBNHP Volunteer Spotlight - A first rate first impression

    Thousands of people from all walks of life, every state and numerous countries make their way to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace to walk the hallowed ground of the Great Emancipator. The first place they usually stop is the Visitor’s Center at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park and there to greet them with a friendly smile is Lila Hicks of Buffalo.

    Hicks volunteers at the Park two days a week and has since March 2015. Hicks went to college at UK and has a degree in history, which she said made volunteering at the park a perfect fit.

  • Fiscal Court revisits sign ordinance

    Paul Lassanske, chairman of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission, urged magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville on January 10 to reconsider passing a signage ordinance pertaining to the viewshed area.

    Last month, in a 3-2 vote, LaRue County Fiscal Court refused to approve second reading of an ordinance restricting commercial signs placed in the viewshed area along Lincoln Parkway, U.S. 31-E between Hodgenville and Bardstown, and U.S. 61 from Hodgenville to Lincoln’s birthplace.

  • News of record - January 25, 2017

    Property Transfers

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

    Leah Gingerich fka Leah Yoder and Jacob Gingerich to Andy J. Yoder and Mattie N. Yoder, property in Sonora, $180,000.

    Quitclaim Deed, Jennifer T. Mills to Livingston Rondale Mills aka Rondale Mills, property on Hawkins Road, FMV $135,000.

    Todd Enlow and Rachel Enlow to Cody T. Clan, property on Campbellsville Road, $83,000.

  • KDE looking to fill school board vacancy

    The Kentucky Department of Education is now taking applications for the vacant school board seat of division 2, which includes the districts of Hodgenville East and White City.

    The LaRue County Board of Education is in charge of gathering the applications for KDE. Those interested can apply and the deadline is Tuesday, February 7. For more information about the requirements see page 12A under legal notices.

  • Key elected ethics chair

    Former Hodgenville City Councilmember Mitchell Key was elected as chair of the Hodgenville Ethics Commission.

    During the ethics commission meeting on January 17, the commission unanimously approved Key as the chair and commission member Gordon Thomas as co-chair. The three member commission is made up of Key, Thomas and Glenda Wathen.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore reviewed the job duties of the commission during the meeting and the commission will also have a training session with the city council on March 13 at 6 p.m.

  • Lincoln's Birthday 5K scheduled for March

    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will be hosting the second annual Lincoln’s Birthday 5K Run/Walk on March 4 at 9 a.m. starting at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.  

    Race Coordinator Misty Bivens said it will be a flat and fast course. She also said it is an excellent course for your first 5K or if you are looking for a new personal record.