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  • A Christian “Selfie” now available

    It’s a digital age, scroll through Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter feeds and you’ll find a myriad of self-made photos, selfies, of people from all walks of life.

    Jamie Walters, of Hodgenville, has written a book that she calls her ‘selfie.’ A Christian “Selfie’”A Pastor’s Wife’s Honest Look at her Relationship with God takes the reader through the authors life, her walk with God and the ebb and flow that comes from the struggle of being a Christian in a busy world.

  • Childress accepts plea deal

    A LaRue County man has accepted a plea deal for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid following an ATV incident that occurred in October 2014.

    Matthew Kyle Childress, 31, of Buffalo was initially charged with first degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident without failure to render aid/assist with serious physical injury, leaving the scene of an accident and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Fiscal court discusses Mesonet payment

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court tabled the payment of $5,000 to Western Kentucky University for support and operation of the Kentucky Mesonet weather station site that is located at the LaRue County Environmental and Research Center on Leafdale Road in Hodgenville.

    During their meeting last Tuesday when the magistrates were examining the current county bills, Magistrate Ricky Whitlock questioned the $5,000 payment for the Mesonet weather reporting station.

  • Remembering the fallen
  • Students compete in Special Olympics

    The LaRue County High School had their first team ever in the Region 4 Special Olympic games last weekend.

    The games took place at St. Xavier High School in Louisville last Saturday. Four LCHS students and six Hodgenville Elementary School students competed in the event. The games also included a parade of athletes before the races.

  • Hodgenville passes amended license ordinance

    During a special called meeting last Tuesday, the City of Hodgenville passed the second reading of an amended ordinance relating to occupational, trade and professional licenses.

    All council members voted in favor of the ordinance with the exception of councilmember Woodie Handley who was not present at the meeting.

    The annual business license fee is $50. For the occupation license, the fee is 3/4 percent (.75%) of all salaries, wages, commissions and other compensation and net profits earned in the city for work done or services performed in the city.

  • Jail log - May 18, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, May 9 to Monday, May 16.

    Raymond Alden Harris II, 40, of Elizabethtown was arrested for a court ordered appearance. He remains lodged in LCDC.

    Monty Dale Hart Jr., 37, of Oneida, Tennessee was arrested for a court ordered appearance. He remains lodged in LCDC.

    Adam Matthews, 28, of Hodgenville was charged with violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO. He was later released from LCDC on bond.

  • Fallen tree closes cruse road
  • Election Results - Reed will face Mills - Stith will face Meredith in November

    Update - Leslie Stith has been declared the winner of the Democratic party nomination for the 5th District State Senate race that includes LaRue County. Stith defeated Ricky Alvey with 52% of the votes with all 95 precincts reporting. Stith's overall vote total was 5,470 votes over Alvey's 4,990 votes. Stith will face Republican candidate Steve Meredith in the November election.


  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory that was issued for several areas in Hodgenville was lifted at 4 p.m. Thursday.