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  • Paula’s Hot Biscuit turns 20

    Peace, Love and Bacon Grease is on the menu this week at a locally eatery in Hodgenville, KY.

    Paula’s Hot Biscuit will celebrate 20 years in business this weekend with an open house celebration.

    Owner Paula Varney started the business after having worked for her father, James LaRue for over 20 years followed by owning and operating what was known as Abe’s Market located on Lincoln Boulevard from 1993-1997.

  • Deputy Jailer jailed for drugs

    A LaRue County Detention Center employee was arrested for drug trafficking on Tuesday, May 9.

    Bradley Russell, 43, of Hodgenville was charged with trafficking a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Skaggs sentenced 1 year for reckless homicide

    A local woman who was charged with manslaughter was found competent to stand trial and was sentenced in court on Friday, May 12.

    Lovie P. Skaggs, 60, of Hodgenville appeared for a competency hearing in LaRue County Circuit Court on Friday, May 12. Chief Circuit Judge Charles C. Simms III previously ordered a psychiatric examination and observation on Lovie Skaggs to determine her mental condition to see if she was competent to stand trial.

  • Unique, unusual woodworking

    Harold Skaggs loves to make unusual or one-of-a-kind things out of wood.

    The 81-year-old Hodgenville resident has crafted replicas of Shaker furniture, built welcome signs to Hodgenville and to other cities, created business signs, even Christmas displays.

    Among the hundreds of unusual items he fashioned is a replica of Benjamin Franklin’s lap desk and a Civil War general’s military display box.

  • Honoring the Fallen

    The Kentucky State Police visited Red Hill Cemetery to lay a wreath at the graves of Troopers William F. Pickard and Edward R. Harris to honor them during National Police Week. National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Pictured standing at salute Trooper Scott Wheatley, Trooper Travis Sturgill, Trooper Jeff Gregory, Trooper Todd Simon, Lt. Bryan Powell, Lt. Daniel White and pictured standing opposite is Trooper Ken Borders.

  • Countdown to 2017 Graduation

    The graduation ceremony for the 58th graduating class of LaRue County High School will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 19.

    The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the LCHS football field and the gates open at 6 p.m. Seniors are required to meet in the LCHS cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.

    LCHS Principal Denise Skaggs said the event will be moved into the high school gymnasium in case of inclement weather.

    “We will notify the public by 3 p.m. on Friday through One call and social media if we need to move to the LCHS gym,” Skaggs said.

  • HES student wins $1,000 for college

    The family of a Hodgenville Elementary School kindergartner won a $1,000 college savings account after their daughter shared her dream of changing the world after college.

    Ella Bales submitted a video for the “Dream Out Loud Challenge” explaining how she might change the world by becoming a teacher. The Dream Out Loud Challenge was sponsored by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust (KESPT), Kentucky’s official 529 college savings plan.

  • LaRue deputy jailer arrested on drug charges

    A LaRue County Detention Center employee was arrested for drug trafficking on Tuesday, May 9.

    Bradley Russell, 43, of Hodgenville was charged with trafficking a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Electrical Fire at Crop Production Service

    An electrical fire was the cause for some commotion at Crop Production Services in Hodgenville on Thursday, May 4.

    The Hodgenville and LaRue County Fire Departments and Kentucky Utilities were called out to an electrical fire at CPS that began at the meter base for a tub mixer and loading conveyor. An electrical short was believed to have caused the fire; cause of the electrical short is unknown at this time. No injuries were reported

  • Court briefs - May 10, 2017

    Ricky L. Benningfield entered a guilty plea for cultivating marijuana 5 or more plants, enhancement of cultivation of marijuana 5 or more plants, first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He is recommended to receive a total of ten years in jail.