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  • Second police chase for one man

    The old saying history repeats itself is certainly true for one LaRue County man when he found himself in a police chase for the second time in a little over a year.

  • Karbec leaving LaRue

    A lot of movement is being made in the LaRue County Industrial Park as one company is moving out of the park and another existing company is planning to expand into their space.

    Karbec is currently moving out of their facilities in the park and they plan on moving to another location on Budco Lane in Elizabethtown. Their projected last day in the LaRue County Industrial Park is August 1.

  • Taking agriculture to whirling heights

    Though it’s not unusual to see military helicopters flying in this area, smaller ones skimming over farmers’ corn fields have drawn quite a bit of attention lately.

    Steve Berry, one of the LaRue County farmers who had a chopper spray his corn fields off Goodin Williams Road and 1607 last week, said he went through the local Southern States dealer to have his corn sprayed.

  • Practice makes perfect

    The LaRue County Public Library will host a reception for the August featured artist, John ‘Tommy” Gardner, at 5:30 p.m. on August 3.

    The featured artist is part of an ongoing program that highlights the work of local artist and authors.

    Gardner, owner and operator of Gardner’s Body Shop in Hodgenville, has been painting vehicles his whole life. However, it wasn’t until 2002 when he decided to try painting canvas as a hobby. He didn’t take any art classes in high school and thought he would try something new.

  • Shopko building to be auctioned online

    The former Shopko building on West Main Street in Hodgenville will be sold through an online auction next month.

    The Auction Management Corporation of Atlanta and Don Erler Real Estate and Auction of Louisville recently announced that the former Shopko building and property will be auctioned online only with a bid deadline of Wednesday, August 9 at 1 p.m. ET. The building and property will be sold to the highest bidder at the time of the deadline, regardless of price.

  • Name released in fatal house fire

    The name of the man who died in the fatal trailer fire last week has been released.

  • Goodlett negotiates plea deal

    Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett has negotiated a plea deal in his federal child pornography trial.

    Federal court documents show that Goodlett’s lawyer, Christopher A. Spedding of Lexington, has filed an unopposed motion for a change of plea for Goodlett and that a federal plea agreement has been negotiated. However, the terms of the agreement have not been released.

  • Jail log - July 19, 2017

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, July 7 to Friday, July 14

    Anthony P. Schnyder Jr., 43, of Hodgenville was lodged for falsely reporting an incident and violations of conditions of a release. He was later released from LCDC.

    Garrett Phillips, 28, of Elizabethtown was lodged for failure to appear. He was later released from LCDC.

    Shannon L. Penna, 47, of Magnolia was lodged for theft by deception cold checks under $500. She was later released from LCDC.

  • Large Lincoln donation made to LaRue Co. Genealogy

    The LaRue County Genealogy Society received a large donation of records on Abraham Lincoln and his family.

    Local historian and genealogist John Lay donated a collection of hundreds of documents about Lincoln. The documents were in folders and divided up into categories.

  • Deputy jailer suffers heart attack on duty

    The LaRue County Detention Center is mourning the loss of a deputy jailer that died unexpectedly after having a heart attack while at work on Wednesday, July 12.

    LaRue County Jailer Johnny Cottrill said Deputy Jailer Andy Martin, 50, of Bardstown was working at the jail when he had a sudden heart attack around 7:30 p.m. He said Martin was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he later died.