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Local News

  • Artist Spotlight: An artist's work is never done

    The LaRue County Library will host a reception, sponsored by Friends of the Library, for Leroy Roark of Hodgenville who will be the local featured artist for the month of May.

    Roark began drawing as a pastime when he was a child.

  • Man leads Officers on chase

    A routine traffic stop escalated quickly after a Loretto man led local police on a chase.

    According to the arrest citation, LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Nick Pruitt observed Marcus Huling, 41, of Loretto, disregarding a stop sign at Commerce Parkway and Lincoln Parkway in Hodgenville. Pruitt noted Huling was allegedly changing lanes erratically when he pulled him over.

  • Self-supporting cemetery struggles to find support

    Each Memorial Day, thousands of people in the United States from the smallest communities to largest cities visit the graves of loved ones, showing with flowers and their presence that those buried there are not forgotten.

    In most cases, the cemeteries and memorial gardens are neat and clean, but that maintenance requires money. What may surprise people is that many of those cemeteries are not owned by their namesake churches and for maintenance must depend solely upon people’s generosity to maintain the burial grounds.

  • Man lucky after Lincoln Parkway accident
  • Fiscal Court Briefs

    LaRue County Fiscal Court concurred with Planning and Zoning’s approval of three tracts of land as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 25.

    One acre owned by Bobby Shoffner at 70 Brown Road, Hodgenville was rezoned from R1B to R1A; one acre owned by Dane and Lisa Pickerall at 92 Brown Road, from R1B to R1A; and two acres owned by Clayton Gardner at 2916 Shepherdsville Road, Hodgenville, from A1 to R1A.

    In other business, Larry Mullins was changed from full-time to part-time 911 dispatcher and Nathaniel Hornback was hired full time.

  • Three arrested on drug charges

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office made drug related arrests while attempting to serve a warrant on Tuesday, April 18 at a Hodgenville residence.

    According to the arrests citations, LaRue County Deputy Sheriffs Nick Pruitt and Kevin Bennett responded to a residence on North L and N Turnpike in an attempt to serve a warrant on Annette Enlow, 31, of Hodgenville.

  • Forrest Hill and Mather Road Boil water advisory has been lifted

    The City of Hodgenville lifted the boil water advisory for the area of Forrest Hill and Mather Road as of 11:25 a.m.

  • Prescription drug take back day

    The Hodgenville Police Department, in partnership with the LaRue County Sheriff’s office, will be teaming up with the Kentucky State Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29, 2017.

  • Concern over new wet/dry vote bill

    A bill recently passed to amend a law that may change the way LaRue County would vote for a local option election or wet/dry vote.

    House Bill 319, was signed by Governor Bevin on April 11, 2017 and places the cost of a wet/dry election on those petitioning if the election is held outside the normal election cycle.

  • Plating Season: Caution advised on roads

    With spring in full force, farmers have begun preparing their fields for another growing season. As farmers begin moving equipment, drivers and farmers alike are urged to practice patience and common sense when sharing the road ways.

    This year in LaRue County there will be around 40,000 acres of grain crops planted, according to LaRue County Cooperative Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources agent Daniel Carpenter.