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  • Hodgenville reviews utility resolutions, ordinances

    The City of Hodgenville held a special called meeting on Monday, May 22 to review several resolutions and ordinances that dealt with the city’s utilities.

    With all members present, the Hodgenville City Council unanimously approved three resolutions between the city and the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority so the city can receive loans for their upcoming water and sewer line projects on Lincoln Boulevard from the square in downtown Hodgenville to the LaRue County High School.

  • Former deputy jailer indicted

    A former LaRue County Deputy Jailer was recently indicted by the Hardin County Grand Jury on drug charges.

  • Conservation: changing LaRue's landscape

    From a farmer and a team of mules plowing tillable acreage to tractors that use GPS and almost drive themselves, agriculture has changed quite a bit in the past 70 years. Evolving right along with agriculture has been conservation.

    Conservation beginning

  • News of Record: Property transfers

    Property Transfers

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

    Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. to Michael D. Nunn and Jennifer L. Nunn, property in Magnolia, $26,120.

    Donald G. Harned to Harold D. Webb and Sherry G. Webb, tract 4 of the James Wilkins and Kimberly Helm Farm division, $30,000.

    Theresa McDowell to Daniel Sidebottom and Casey Sidebottom, lot 4A of Whitlock agricultural farm division, $19,316.

  • Amish buggy involved in accident

    Three people were injured in a two vehicle collision in LaRue County on Wednesday, May 24 that involved an Amish buggy.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, officers received a call around 11:15 a.m. that morning about a two vehicle accident in the 12,000 block of US 31-W in Sonora.

  • Buffalo veteran honored in NASCAR race

    For the third consecutive year, windshield headers on all 40 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars were replaced with the names of fallen military service members during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 28 and a fallen LaRue County veteran was one of those names.

  • Relay for Life looking for the past

        The 20th year anniversary of LaRue County’s Relay for Life is quickly approaching and the local planning committee needs your help.

    The committee is looking for people who were part of the original LaRue County Relay for Life event, as well as anyone who may have photos of past Relay events from LaRue County High School, Hodgenville Elementary, or when the event has been held on the square. If you are one of those or have information you would like to share, please contact Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

  • Two arrested after death investigation

    Two people were arrested last week as the result of a death investigation into the death of a LaRue County woman earlier this month.

    Loyd W. Sadler, 58 and Lora L. Sadler, 54, were both arrested on warrants for first degree criminal abuse on Wednesday, May 24. The charges stem from the death investigation of Mary Jane King, 68, of Upton.

  • 110 Years of the Fair

    This year’s LaRue County Fair continues a long tradition that only LaRue County can claim. Notably the longest continuous running fair in Kentucky, LaRue County Fair is in its 110th year.

    Throughout the years, like most venues or long standing events, the fair has seen its ups and downs, but this year’s fair has something to brag about for the first time in a long time, it’s out of debt.

  • Dedication, memorial honoring unmarked graves

    Some all but forgotten and once lowliest citizens of LaRue County have been remembered and honored with a granite bench marking the area in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery where paupers were buried without any no headstones. A dedication ceremony was held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on May 28, 2017, that included an opening prayer, comments from LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner, Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore and Penny Burd, who spearheaded the project of placing the bench.