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  • High Speed Chase in Hodgenville

    Hodgenville Police Department and LaRue County Sheriff officers were involved in a high speed chase early Thursday morning. HPD officers attempted to stop a vehicle speeding on Lincoln Parkway, when the suspect  fled from police and a pursuit began.

  • Ford-Claycomb sworn-in as city attorney

    Hodgenville City Council hired Catherine Ford-Claycomb as city attorney during the city council meeting on April 11.

    Claycomb, from Owensboro, is the wife of Tom Claycomb, also a local attorney. They are part of the Claycomb Law Office in Hodgenville, the firm with which the city contracted to provide legal services.

    “I am happy to help the city and am looking forward to seeing what all this position entails,” Ford-Claycomb said.

  • Sign-ups begin for Sheriff's Camp

    Applications are now being accepted for children interested in attending the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch summer camp in Gilbertsville, Kentucky.

    The summer camp is sponsored by the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association for children from throughout Kentucky between the ages of 8 and 11. The camp is designed to build their self esteem, moral character and teach them to respect themselves, others and law enforcement officers.

  • Jail log - April 13, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, April 4 to Monday, April 11.

    William T. Bartley, 57, of Bardstown was charged with trafficking in marijuana. He was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Hodgenville Police Department.

    Kyle A. Bowlds, 22, of Hodgenville was charged with operating on a suspended or revoked license and failure to use child restraint device in a vehicle. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Hodgenville Police Department.

  • News of Record - April 13, 2016

    Property Transfers

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

    Contract for Deed, Shirley Helm to Jason Joiner and Alison Joiner, property at the southwest corner of Margie Chambers lot, $5,600.

    Quitclaim Deed, Harbour Portfolio VII, LP to SG Capital Partners, LLC, property on Smith Street in Hodgenville, FMV $30,748.23.

    George C. Watts to Steven A. Peace and Lindsey F. Peace, property on Catlett Road, $205,000.

  • Nolin RECC accepting applications for Operation Round-up

    Nolin RECC offers its members a unique program that allows them to voluntarily contribute to a special account earmarked to help worthy causes in the community. The program is appropriately called Operation Round-Up (ORU) because it rounds up electric bills to the next highest dollar.

    The extra change in the form of quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies goes into the ORU account. Member participation is voluntary and is open throughout the year.

  • Search turns up empty

    Nothing was found during the search for a missing LaRue County man as volunteers braved the cold to search the Rolling Fork River.

    Search Coordinator Troy Wilmoth said there was a low turnout for the search for Michael Key, 31, of Hodgenville and that they didn’t find any signs of Key in the river or the area surrounding the river. Key was reported as missing on December 16, 2015 when his vehicle was found parked on a gravel bar in the Rolling Fork River near Wayne Ennis Road.

  • Students learn about the life of a Marine recruit

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary students were visited by a Marine who recently graduated from Parris Island.

    Harley Keller, daughter of Dr. Michael Keller and Jackie Keller and a recent graduate from Marine boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, came to visit the school while on leave.

    The students have been writing to Marines at Parris Island boot camp. The letters have offered a ray of hope in a often grueling and exhausting environment. Many of the Marine recruits do not receive support from their family while in training camp.

  • Helping others in need

    Driven by a desire to help others, a LaRue County Elementary School student has started a neighborhood project to collect items and supplies for people who are staying at a domestic violence shelter.

    Shelby Cooper, 11, of Hodgenville is a fifth grader at Hodgenville Elementary School who recently started a neighborhood project to collect items that were needed at SpringHaven domestic violence center in Elizabethtown. SpringHaven is a non-profit agency for victims of domestic violence and they serve eight counties, including LaRue County.

  • Program provides critical patient information for first responders

    Dennis Wells, Director of LaRue County Emergency Management is encouraging residents to take part in The Yellow Dot Program that is now available in LaRue County.

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety has introduced the Yellow Dot Program. The program alerts first responders at crash scenes of critical medical information that could save a person’s life. The Yellow Dot Program began over 10 years ago and is now available for all Kentucky Citizens, and is being made locally available for those that would like to participate.