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  • Relay for Life slated for this Saturday

    The community is invited to join the LaRue County Relay for Life teams and emcee Marsha Duncan as they celebrate and remember local cancer victims this Saturday, June 4 beginning at 2 p.m. The theme this year has a western flare with “Giving Cancer the Boot!” and promises to be an event for the whole family.

  • Joel Ray’s Restaurant 57th anniversary this weekend

    Joel Ray’s Restaurant in Hodgenville celebrates its 57th anniversary this weekend.

    Joel Ray Sprowls bought the Lincoln Village Truck Stop, which he said he frequented so often the waitresses called it his office, on June 6, 1959, and for 14 years it operated on a 24-hour, seven days a week schedule.

    “There were two gas pumps there when I bought it, I had to have them removed because I got tired of people saying they were going to Joel Ray’s to eat and get gas,” Sprowls said as he chuckled.

  • Two organizations appeal property tax assessment

    The LaRue County PVA office had two commercial properties that appealed their property tax assessment for 2016, which would result in a loss of approximately $8 million dollars of taxable income for city and county organizations if the two organizations win their respective appeals.

    The two organizations who are appealing their property assessment are Signature HeathCARE,, which operates Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville and AU Associates, which operates the Buffalo School Apartments in Buffalo.

  • Free program for next year’s Kindergarteners

    Kindergarten has changed from what it was when today’s parents were little. Gone are the days of naps after lunch.

    The LaRue County Public Library is offering a free program that will help upcoming kindergarteners in their school readiness.

  • Fiscal Court awards salt contract

    LaRue County Fiscal Court prepared early for winter as they awarded a contract for road salt to Cargill, a company based in North Olmstead Ohio.

    “Cargill won the bid last year at $78.25 per ton and this year at $64.99 per ton,” LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 24.

    Clyde Veirs, road supervisor, said the county has around 150 tons of salt on hand.

  • Free program for next year’s Kindergarteners

    Kindergarten has changed from what it was when today’s parents were little. Gone are the days of naps after lunch.

    The LaRue County Public Library is offering a free program that will help upcoming kindergarteners in their school readiness.

  • Hodgenville concrete plant sold

    It’s been almost five years since the ready mix concrete plant on Enlow Drive in Hodgenville has been bustling with activity. The property, which sits just outside of Hodgenville, may get a new life in the future.

    The plant, formerly known as Lincoln Trail Ready Mix, was recently purchased by Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete of Smyrna Tennessee, from Kentucky Concrete, Inc.

    Beginning in the late 1990s Kentucky Concrete made pre-cast right-of-way markers at the plant.

  • Two organizations appeal property tax assessment

    The LaRue County PVA office had two commercial properties that appealed their property tax assessment for 2016, which would result in a loss of approximately $8 million dollars of taxable income for city and county organizations if the two organizations win their respective appeals.

    The two organizations who are appealing their property assessment are Signature HeathCARE,, which operates Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville and AU Associates, which operates the Buffalo School Apartments in Buffalo.

  • Hodgenville concrete plant sold

    It’s been almost five years since the ready mix concrete plant on Enlow Drive in Hodgenville has been bustling with activity. The property, which sits just outside of Hodgenville, may get a new life in the future.

    The plant, formerly known as Lincoln Trail Ready Mix, was recently purchased by Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete of Smyrna Tennessee, from Kentucky Concrete, Inc.

    Beginning in the late 1990s Kentucky Concrete made pre-cast right-of-way markers at the plant.

  • First LaRue same-sex marriage license issued

    The first LaRue County same-sex couple applied for a marriage license last week at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office.

    County Clerk Linda Carter confirmed that her office issued a same sex marriage license last Wednesday and that she could not release the names of the couple until the marriage was recorded. She declined to comment any further on the issue.

    Angela Nicole Moore, 31, of Magnolia said the license was issued to her and her fiancée Constance, 31, of Magnolia. She said they are going to be married and have their wedding on June 18.