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Local News

  • Coming to the rescue of pugs

     Hit by a car, suffering from a broken leg and abandoned by his owners, the outlook for 2-year-old pug Tristan was bleak. Just a few short weeks later, however, Tristan has been renamed Charlie and is in a loving household, free of any broken bones or feelings of helplessness. 

  • Chamber selects interim director

     In the ongoing search for a LaRue County Chamber of Commerce director after Jessica Davis recently announced her resignation, Angel French has been named interim director. 

  • David Harrison holds history in Extension

     This is the second in a three-part series highlighting LaRue County’s three county extension agents. The county extension program is an educational program implemented by land-grant universities to help people find and use research-based knowledge; the program turns 100 years old in 2012.

  • Fair reports rebound from shocking start

     After a rocky start, the LaRue County Fair got back up on its feet and finished with success last week.

  • Meth mess

     Three men were arrested this weekend in connection to possible methamphetamine production in Hodgenville. 

  • Marijuana bust follows report of dead guest

     An investigation of a dead body found at 670 Howardstown Road in Hodgenville led to the arrest of 50-year-old James A. Clark on drug charges. 

  • Woman pleads guilty to 61 counts

     A Vine Grove woman pleaded guilty June 18 in LaRue Circuit Court to 61 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Penny Lou Emerson, 52, formerly of Hodgenville, pleaded guilty also to theft by unlawful taking, theft by unlawful taking under $500 and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    She is accused of possessing forged checks and passing to several agencies in the county totaling more than $9,500. The alleged offenses occurred in 2005.

  • Recycling program finds history amid scrap metal

     A normal, run-of-the-mill cleaning operation by LaRue County’s Renaissance Recycling Center turned up a historical object last week – although just how historical, nobody knows.

    Edward Smith and several others were helping the recycling center on Water Street clear out some scrap metal and other assorted objects from the area around the Nolin River (north fork) dam. The water was low, so it was the perfect opportunity to remove some of the junk that inevitably finds its way there.

    “Junk” being the subjective term.

  • Storms rock residents across area

     LaRue County was hit with several thunderstorms last week.

    The rain was needed to relieve the extremely dry conditions that have existed for weeks. However, the storms also brought damage to two homesteads on Murrieltown Road near Sonora.

    Sue Crewz had driven to her job in Elizabethtown when the storm hit. She learned of the damage to her home about 7 p.m. through a phone call from her daughter-in-law.

  • Library offers lessons in working from home

                 For anyone who has a need or desire to work from home, the LaRue County Public Library is hosting an informational forum on August 9 spotlighting Kentucky Teleworks.

                Kentucky Teleworks is a program developed through the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc by Joshua Ball. EKCEP is a nonprofit agency with over 40 years of experience in connecting people, especially eastern Kentuckians, with employment opportunities.