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  • Code enforcement discussed by council

    The Hodgenville City Council discussed several items in their monthly meeting on Monday, including utility franchise agreements and creating a code enforcement board.

    LG&E Franchise Agreement

    The council once again discussed the LG&E franchise agreement with the city after the issue was introduced during the regular meeting last month. Representatives with LG&E and KU attended the meeting to answer any questions about the franchise agreement before the council made any decisions.

  • Jail log - February 15, 2017

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, February 3 to Friday, February 10

    Prestin Reed Sneew, 23, of Jamestown, speeding 26 mph, drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine.)

    Brittany Paige Garvin, 28, of Hodgenville, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia.

    Tussie K. Harper, 25, of Hodgenville, serving bench warrant.

    Michael K. Caffee, 37, of Hodgenville, receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • News of record - February 15, 2017

    Property Transfers

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

    James Gregory Whitlock Estate by Ashley Rigdon and Jacob Andrew Whitlock, co-executors, to Andrew D. Holbert, tract one of the James Gregory Whitlock Estate agricultural division, $83,600.

    James Gregory Whitlock Estate by Ashley Rigdon and Jacob Andrew Whitlock, co-executors, to Lydia L. Whitlock, property on Hwy 61, $71,500.

  • Hodgenville man arrested for trafficking in Marijuana

    A Hodgenville man was arrested on Wednesday, February 8 for trafficking in marijuana when deputies found marijuana at a residence on Carter Brothers Road.

    According to authorities, while serving papers, in late January, at the residence of Kristopher D. Brown, 32, of Hodgenville, LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Nick Pruitt stated he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the residence.

  • Motorcyclist led police on high-speed chase

    A Buffalo man led police on a high-speed chase Sunday, February 12, reaching speeds of over 100 mph.

    According to the Hodgenville Police Department, Bobby Fisher, 33, of Buffalo was observed on a motorcycle coming from Lincoln Farm Road turning left onto the Lincoln Parkway. The motorcycle was reportedly very loud and was observed to have taken off very fast.

  • Vehicle crashed into LaRue Co. Church

    A Buffalo teen was injured after hitting a church late on Monday night off of KY 210, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS took Brendan E. Aubrey, 17, to Taylor Regional Hospital with minor injuries, the report said.

    According to the report, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Aubrey, who was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, was driving east on KY 210 near the Taylor County line when he lost control while rounding a curve.

  • Fiscal court rejects sign ordinance again

    By a 3-2 vote, LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville February 14 once again rejected an ordinance restricting commercial signs placed in the viewshed area along Lincoln Parkway, U.S. 31-E between Hodgenville and Bardstown, and U.S. 61 from Hodgenville to Lincoln’s birthplace.

  • Making nursing home residents savvy

    Thanks to a Student Technology Leadership Program, Savvy Sunrise, several LaRue County High School students are teaching Sunrise Manor residents how to use technology tools and in doing so are forming bonds of friendship with the elders, as the nursing home prefers to call the residents.

    Theresa Banks, LCHS technology resource technician, noted some unexpected benefits the interaction has produced.

  • Mat Hawks Region Champs

    The LCHS Mat Hawks wrestling team won the region 2 championship last weekend in a dominating fashion.

    The Mat Hawks entered the tournament as one of the favorites and they came away with their 13th region championship in the last 24 years. It was also the first region championship the Mat Hawks have won since Head Coach Eric Burrell took over in 2013.

  • Farmers concerned about speed limit on Lincoln Parkway

    LaRue County farmers have expressed concern about the speed limit increase on Lincoln Parkway from 55 to 65 MPH questioning if they are still able to drive their farm equipment on the roadway.