Local News

  • AGstravaganza a huge success

    Thousands of people came out to the third annual AGstravaganza event Wednesday, July 29 through Saturday, August 1.

    Agstravaganza was held by the LaRue County Farm Bureau Board at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville. Boardmember Ryan Bivens said that they estimated around 2,000 people came out to AGstravaganza during the four day period.

    “We had around 1,000 people come through the gate for the KTPA tractor pull,” Bivens said. “As far as we can tell, our numbers are way up from last year. We are extremely happy with the turnout.”

  • Genealogical society revamping Civil War history

    The LaRue County Genealogy Society is looking to increase interest in the Civil War historical sites in the county,

    Vice-President Beverly Heath said there were several Civil War skirmishes in the county and some of the churches in the county were used as hospitals during the war. Most notably, she said there was a training camp for Union soldiers in LaRue County called Camp Wickliffe.

  • Flooded businesses reopening

    The city park and several other flooded businesses in Hodgenville have reopened or are planning to reopen in the near future after the city received more than five inches of rain in three hours on July 3.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore said everything is open to the public at Creekside Park except the playground. Devore said contractors are scheduled to re-mulch the playground on Thursday, August 6 and that it will be reopened as soon as the work is completed. However, Devore said the time frame could be postponed for inclement weather.

  • KYTC makes road upgrades

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has recently made several road and traffic improvements in LaRue County.

    According to KYTC Public Information Officer Chris Jessie, state highway crews recently extended the shoulder near the intersection of Lincoln Parkway (Hwy 1618) and South Lincoln Boulevard (Hwy 31E). He said the improvements also include a defined left, thru and right turning lanes.

  • Fiscal Court sets tax rates

    LaRue County Fiscal Court set its 2015-16 tax rates as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville July 28.

    “All rates are less than those approved by the Department for Local Government,” Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, told magistrates.

    The rates, in cents per $100 assessment, were: real property, 20.35; personal property, 29.85; water craft, 25.15; motor vehicles, 25.15; aircraft, 25.15; inventory in transit, not taxed. The rates go into effect in the November billing, according to Turner.

  • Man caught burglarizing store

    A burglar was caught red-handed on July 23 after the Kentucky State Police responded to a burglary complaint around 3:40 a.m. at Jones Home Center in Upton.

    According to state police reports, officers responded after receiving a burglary in progress complaint at Jones Home Center. Once officers arrived, they noticed David R. Wolfe, 35, of Oakland was still inside the business and they announced for him to “come out with his hands up.”

  • Upton Council approves bid process

    The Upton City Council held their monthly meeting July 21.Business included in the meeting was the need to advertise for bids to paving several city streets.

    The council agreed that a portion of College Street and Hill Street needed to be repaved. The council unanimously approved to advertise for bids for the project. Upton Mayor Melissa Smith said that she will contact several businesses that provide those services and will advertise the notice for bids in local newspapers so they can have several quotes to consider at the August council meeting.

  • Man arrested for assault

    A Hodgenville man was arrested for fourth-degree assault on July 22 after police responded to a complaint on South Greensburg Street in Hodgenville.

  • High-speed chase leads to arrest

    A local man was arrested July 22 after allegedly leading police on a two-county chase, with speeds reportedly exceeding 100 mph.

    Hodgenville Police said Officer Eddie Dockery was on patrol near North Lincoln Boulevard and Hamilton Acres when he spotted a white 2015 Chevrolet C/K 3500 driven traveling south on North Lincoln at a high rate of speed.

    When the truck then turned onto Hwy 3204, Dockery noted the driver almost hit another vehicle head-on.

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