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  • Hodgenville reviews utility resolutions, ordinances

    The City of Hodgenville held a special called meeting on Monday, May 22 to review several resolutions and ordinances that dealt with the city’s utilities.

    With all members present, the Hodgenville City Council unanimously approved three resolutions between the city and the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority so the city can receive loans for their upcoming water and sewer line projects on Lincoln Boulevard from the square in downtown Hodgenville to the LaRue County High School.

  • Community welcomes Skaggs

    A welcome reception for the newly appointed principal of LaRue County High School, Denise Skaggs, was held at the school on Thursday, May 25. Local community members and fellow educators came out to officially welcome Skaggs into her new role.

  • News of Record: Property transfers

    Property Transfers

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

    Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. to Michael D. Nunn and Jennifer L. Nunn, property in Magnolia, $26,120.

    Donald G. Harned to Harold D. Webb and Sherry G. Webb, tract 4 of the James Wilkins and Kimberly Helm Farm division, $30,000.

    Theresa McDowell to Daniel Sidebottom and Casey Sidebottom, lot 4A of Whitlock agricultural farm division, $19,316.

  • Shoffner pleads guilty

    Former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner entered a guilty plea on Thursday, June 22 to a single count of embezzling almost $22,000 while in office.

    Shoffner, 58, of Hodgenville appeared in U.S. District Court where he admitted that he embezzled $21,901 in property tax receipts between November 2011 and April 2012. Shoffner was the LaRue County Sheriff during that time and was responsible for collecting and remitting franchise tax payments and property tax payments.

  • Cindy spins up a tornado

    A tornado was confirmed in LaRue County after the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy moved across the state on Friday, June 23.

    LaRue County Emergency Management Director, Dennis Wells, said that officials with the National Weather Service came with him to view the damage of the storm and they confirmed it was an EF-1 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is a tornado listed as having moderate damage and wind speeds from 86 to 110 mph. The scale rates tornadoes on a scale of wind speeds, damage caused and other data.

  • Cindy spins up a tornado

    A tornado was confirmed in LaRue County after the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy moved across the state on Friday, June 23.

    LaRue County Emergency Management Director, Dennis Wells, said that officials with the National Weather Service came with him to view the damage of the storm and they confirmed it was an EF-1 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is a tornado listed as having moderate damage and wind speeds from 86 to 110 mph. The scale rates tornadoes on a scale of wind speeds, damage caused and other data.

  • Eight arrested in theft ring

    Eight people were arrested on Friday, June 23 for drug and theft charges after officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office followed up on reports of a stolen vehicle on Bird Road in Mt. Sherman.

  • Local business named franchisee of the year

    What started almost 25 years ago as Dobbs-Tyree Enterprises has been awarded the Hardee’s Corporation top honor as the Domestic Franchisee of the Year for a single unit.

    The late Elwyn Dobbs and his son in law Wayne Tyree, took their combined years of experience and knowledge from working in the corporate world of Hardee’s to form their partnership and started their single franchise, located in Hodgenville, KY.

  • Making learning fun, accessible

    CreekFront Park in Hodgenville now has an interactive trail designed to engage parents, grandparents and caregivers to help them turn everyday occasions into exciting learning activities.

  • LaRue County Bootleg Part II

    Few remember the dramatic and short life of Wild Bill Skaggs, but those who do remember him for his generosity, dashing looks and successful moonshine operation.

    National prohibition of alcohol began in 1920 as the “noble experiment” a way to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America, according to the CATO Institute.