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  • Boil water advisory issued

    The City of Hodgenville has issued a boil water advisory for residents on Forresta Court. The advisory was issued because of a fire hydrant installation. All residents who live on Forresta Court are advised to boil all water used for drinking and cooking until further notice.

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  • Kids in hot cars are a deadly combination

    With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicting that most of the U.S. will face well above average temperatures this summer, the Kentucky State Police is warning parents and caregivers about the fatal dangers posed by leaving children in hot cars.

    “Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash related deaths for children ages 14 and younger,” says Sergeant Michael Webb. “Your car can become an oven very quickly, reaching temperatures of 125 degrees in minutes even with the windows cracked.”

  • Talley sworn in to HPD
  • Black Bear spotted in LaRue

    A black bear has recently been spotted in LaRue County. In the last several weeks authorities have had reports in surrounding counties of a black bear being seen in fields and near residential areas.

    LaRue County residents have reported a black bear as close as their back yard in the past two weeks.

    “We were on our patio last Friday night eating supper when we saw a black bear come out of the field, right there behind our house,” said Kristy Stillwell.

  • Storms cause multiple problems

    Several storm systems wreacked havoc on LaRue County last week resulting in flooding, downed trees and a power outage.

    The Kentucky Mesonet Station on Leafdale Road in Hodgenville recorded a total of almost seven inches of rain for LaRue County last week between Sunday, July 3 and Saturday, July 9. The majority of the rain came during the night of Sunday, July 3 and the morning of Monday, July 4 as LaRue County received a total of 4.78 inches of rain. However, other people throughout the county have reported higher rain totals.

  • Centennial Celebration this weekend

    A centennial celebration will be held this weekend for the 100 year anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    The park will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. The Lincoln Museum in downtown Hodgenville will be open this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek will also be open this Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Former LCHS teacher writes novel

    A former LCHS teacher is hoping her novel shows God’s love and forgiveness as people read her novel.

    Debbie Taylor of Upton is a retired teacher that taught at LaRue County High School from 2004 to 2010. She recently had her first book published by WestBow Press entitled “Hart of Roundstone.”

  • AGstravaganza is next week

    The annual LaRue County Farm Bureau Agstravaganza event is next week at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville.

    AGstravaganza will take place from Monday, July 18 through Saturday, July 23. The event will give visitors the opportunity to experience what farmers do to produce and sell crops or livestock.

    The events begin on Monday with a beef youth show at 5 p.m. followed by a beef open show at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, the Boer goat show and open youth goat show both start at 4 p.m.

  • Hodgenville City Council discusses current interlocal agreements

    The current interlocal agreements between the City of Hodgenville and LaRue County government was the main topic of discussion at the monthly Hodgenville Council meeting on Monday, July 11.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said that City Attorney Catherine Ford Claycomb has drafted a letter to LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner and the LaRue County Fiscal Court asking them to provide copies of all the agreements that are in existence between LaRue County and the City of Hodgenville.