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  • Ethics training scheduled for city

    The first ever ethics training for all employees of the City of Hodgenville will be held next month.

    Mitchell Key, Chair of the Hodgenville Ethics Commission, said the commission will have a first ever ethics training session for all city officials, employees and board members of any city appointed board. The training session will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 13 at City Hall.

  • Public comments sought for LCS facility plan

    The LaRue County Board of Education and the LaRue County Schools Local Planning Committee will have a second public forum this week to give LaRue Countians a chance to input their comments about the district’s facility plan.

    The public forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday, February 22 at the LaRue County High School Media Center. A public forum was also held on February 15, but no one from the public attended the meeting.

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  • Spring burning ban in effect

    LaRue County Emergency Management is reminding people about the statewide burning restrictions for the spring forest fire season.

    The law prohibits any person to burn between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. It began on February 15 and lasts until April 30 and it is in effect for every county in Kentucky.

  • A gala of an event

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held its 1st Annual Winter Gala fundraiser event, Saturday, February 18. The event was well attended with over 150 at this year’s event.

    “We have received a great deal of positive feedback surrounding the event and the Winter Gala seems to have generated a buzz of excitement about future Chamber events”, said Sandy Kidd, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.

  • Historic unveiling of Lincoln Spirits

    The first in a limited edition line of spirits was released on President’s Day, February 20, 2017 at the Lincoln Museum in downtown Hodgenville, KY.

    Owner and Master Distiller, Brent Goodin, of Boundary Oak Distillery located in Elizabethtown, KY, along with the Lincoln Museum held a reveal for the Lincoln Spirits Collector’s Box and Bottle.

  • Restitution sought for road sign thefts

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court is attempting to put a stop to sign thefts as they are now charging restitution of $200 a sign that is stolen or vandalized.

  • Boyd accepts plea deal

    A LaRue County man, who is facing child pornography charges in federal court, recently accepted a plea deal.

    Benjamin Boyd of Hodgenville entered a guilty plea to one count of child pornography transported in interstate commerce by means including a computer and one count of knowingly possessing child pornography. Boyd was originally charged with another count of child pornography transported in interstate commerce by means including a computer. According to the plea agreement, as a part of the plea deal, that count will be dismissed at the time of his sentencing.

  • Man arrested for meth after accident

    A Hodgenville man was arrested on multiple charges following a non-injury accident on Howardstown Road, February 17.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office and LaRue County EMS responded to a call to a single vehicle accident on Howardstown Road. Michael E. Downs, 37, of Hodgenville was involved in a non-injury accident. It is reported that Downs, driving a 1996 Toyota Tacoma, was traveling westbound on Howardstown Road around the 12-mile marker.

  • Picking up trash for cash

    The LaRue County Solid Waste Department is launching the second Trash for Cash program in the county, which will give groups a chance to pick up litter and receive money for it.

    The trash for cash program is a statewide program that started in 2015. County and city governments across Kentucky have used state grant funding to pay non-profit organizations for each mile of roadway they clean up. Other businesses and organizations that are not non-profit, can donate their Trash for Cash cleanup proceeds to a non-profit organization of their choice.