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  • LaRue County fair starts Monday

    The oldest continuously running state fair will start next week on Monday, June 6 and continue until Saturday, June 11.

    The 109th LaRue County Fair will kick-off next Monday with a lawn and tractor pull at 8 p.m. A Coca-Cola Classic Talent Contest will also take place at 8 p.m.

    The Midway with carnival rides will start at 6 p.m. next Monday and they will also open at 6 p.m. each night of the fair. General admission is $8 per person Monday through Thursday and $10 per person on Friday and Saturday. Children two-years-old and under are free.

  • News of Record

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

    Quitclaim Deed Larry Wright to Larry Wright and Barbara Ann Wright, property Kennedy Road, FMV $75,000.

    Randy L. Price and Angela D. Price to Henry Warren and Theresa Warren, property in White City Subdivision, $26,000.

    Larry Meeks to Kevin L. Kimbel and Angelia Kimbel, property on Campbellsville Road, $81,000.

    Lanny R. Heath and Stella Joann Heath to Tyler and Evan Enterprises, LLC, property on Hwy 31E, $44,800.

  • LCHS graduation is Friday

    The graduation ceremony for the 57th graduating class of LaRue County High School will be held May 27 at 8 p.m. at the LaRue County High School in Hodgenville.

    Some 153 seniors are expected to receive their diplomas during the commencement exercises. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the LCHS football field and the gates will not open until 6 p.m.

    LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett said the event will be moved into the high school gymnasium in case of bad weather.

  • “Click It or Ticket” campaign is underway

    Local police are participating in a national Click It or Ticket campaign aimed to increase the use of seat belts.

    According to a news release from the Hodgenville Police Department, the campaign started last week and it will run until Sunday, June 5.

    The Hodgenville Police Department, LaRue County Sheriff’s Office and the Kentucky State Police will conduct safety checkpoints in Hodgenville and throughout LaRue County. Police will be looking for any seatbelt or child restraint violations and officers will be out during the day and night.

  • No decision made for transgender guidelines

    LaRue County Schools are still undecided about whether they will comply with recent federal guidelines concerning transgender students’ rights in schools.

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders said all of the guidelines are currently under review and that more information will be issued before the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. As of right now, LaRue County Schools have taken no action to change any policies relating to the transgender guidelines.

  • Mills elected co-chair of program review panel

    State Representative Terry Mills, who serves in the 24th House District of LaRue, Marion and Green Counties, is now the new co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Program Review and Investigations Committee.

    House Speaker Greg Stumbo called Mills “a great asset to his constituents and to the Commonwealth.  I’m proud to see him take on this responsibility and know he will do an outstanding job as chairman.”

  • Wild election in LaRue

    With all the other races decided by large margins in LaRue County, the race for the democrat candidate for state Senate District 5 came down to a difference of 103 votes.

    Democrat Ricky Alvey narrowly beat Democrat Leslie Stith 878 (53.12%) to 775 (46.88%) votes. However, Stith was the overall winner in the district with 5,470 (52.29%) to 4,990 (47.71%) votes. In the 2016 General Election in November, Stith will face Republican Steve Meredith, who was unopposed in the Primary Election.

  • Gone fishing

    One day, while Frank and Bob were out fishing, a funeral procession passed over the bridge above them. As the hearse rolled by, Bob took off his hat and placed it over his heart. He held it there until the procession passed.

    Frank, noticing the respect Bob paid, uttered, “Gee Bob, I didn’t know you had it in you!”

    Bob reverently nodded his head and replied, “It’s the least I could do. After all I was married to her for 30 years.”

  • Seven indicted by Grand Jury

    Seven people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, May 16.

  • Vehicle accident in Magnolia

    A motorcycle driver was very fortunate in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Mt. Sherman Road and South L and N Turnpike in Magnolia. Authorities say Charles Lafollette, 59, of Buffalo was traveling on Mt. Sherman Road and attempting to turn on to South L and N Turnpike when he pulled out into the path of a motorcycle driven by Richard McIntyre, 47, of Hodgenville. Lafollette was not injured in the accident. McIntyre was not seriously injured and refused treatment at the scene. LaRue County EMS was assisted by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.