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  • Simon the oragamist

    Simon Coy got his first taste of origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures, from an American version of it at a local church.

    “One Sunday at church, my mom’s cousin, Timmy Creason, made a bowtie out of a dollar bill by folding it,” observed the 15year-old son of Marvin and Glenda Coy of Hodgenville.

    “When I got home, I looked up how to make it on YouTube and I was hooked.”

  • Band of Hawks receive distinguished rating for performance
  • Students hold mock election

    A mock Presidential election held last Wednesday by LaRue County Middle School eighth grade students gave Republican candidate Donald Trump a landslide victory over the three other candidates on the ballot for United States President.

    Of 79 total votes cast, Trump captured 56 (71 percent), Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson 11 (14 percent), Democrat Hillary Clinton 10 (13 percent), while Green Party candidate Jill Stein garnered two votes (two percent).

    The election was an assignment of Kathy Maynard’s upper math seminar class.

  • The lasting impact of the Cold War

    Affects of the Cold War on the average American went deeper than fear of bombings, often fear of foreigners, particularly Russians and Japanese.

    “Being afraid of Russians, Japanese, Chinese, we all were. I remember having a friend in fourth grade who came from Hungary,” Clara Mae Druen said, “we were told that we had a refugee family coming into our community and we were told how we needed to treat her.”

    Druen said, in the back of her mind, she remembers suspicion of adopted children from Russia;

  • Judge Reed learns about new interlock ignition law

    District Court Judge Derek C. Reed, who serves LaRue and Hart counties, got a refresher on handling DUI cases and other matters at the 2016 District Judges College at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown on September 18-21.

    The Education Committee of the Kentucky District Judges Association developed the college in conjunction with the Division of Judicial Branch Education at the Administrative Office of the Courts.

  • News of record - November 2, 2016

    Property Transfers

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

  • Eight indicted by grand jury

    Eight people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on November 21.

    Christy A. Burton, 36, of Hodgenville was indicted on counts of first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Her bail was set at $9,500 cash.

    Detra L. Darst, 31, of Hodgenville was indicted on counts of first degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and no registration plates. Her bail was set at $5,000 cash.

  • Light Up Hodgenville is this Friday

    The community is invited to participate in Light Up Hodgenville and the lighting of Creek Front Park displays this Friday, December 2 on the square in downtown Hodgenville.

    Many area businesses are staying open late Friday as part of the effort to increase awareness of ‘SHOPPING LOCAL’ this holiday season.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hodgenville, along with many community volunteers, have joined together to present this kickoff to the Holiday season event.

  • Lost in LaRue - November 30, 2016

    November is one of those months whose essence can be captured in photos if the conditions are just right. It’s not like October with brilliantly colored trees, but there is color, rustic browns and deep reds.

  • Emergency responders requesting address markers

    LaRue County emergency responders are asking homeowners in the county to purchase address markers so they can improve their run times and help those in emergency situations.

    The LaRue County Fire Department is selling 6”x18” inch aluminum address signs that also include reflective vinyl to help see the sign at night. The sign is doubles sided and can include up to five numbers to help emergency responders identify addresses. The signs can also be made either vertical or horizontal.