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  • Census: LaRue’s return higher than state average

    In the race to get 2010 U.S. Census forms returned, LaRue County exceeds the state average. According to the U.S. Census Web site, 73 percent of LaRue County Census forms have been returned. The state average is 69 percent.

    Neighboring Nelson, Taylor and Hart Counties are at 74 percent; Hardin County is at 71 percent; Green County is 75 percent; and Marion County is at 69 percent. The national 2010 Census participation rate is 65 percent.

  • New legislation broadens public scrutiny

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law two Senate bills that will ensure that public entities and affiliated organizations such as the Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities conduct their business operations under the light of public scrutiny.

  • Saturday night prom coincides with Lincoln Presenter visit

    The National Lincoln Presenters Association visited Hodgenville Saturday. The group of 50 Lincolns and about 100 LaRue County High School students - wearing their finest prom apparel -  converged at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site that afternoon.

  • Man charged with assault, robbery

    A Hodgenville man faces several charges after he allegedly broke into a woman’s house and took $4,800.

    Thomas Michael Spalding, 20, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, fourth-degree assault, first-degree robbery, third-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree criminal mischief.

    According to court records, he damaged property in the amount of $500 or more, kicked and pushed the alleged victim and threatened her. The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department served the arrest warrants.

  • Man charged with assault, robbery

    A Hodgenville man faces several charges after he allegedly broke into a woman’s house and took $4,800.

    Thomas Michael Spalding, 20, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, fourth-degree assault, first-degree robbery, third-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree criminal mischief.

    According to court records, he damaged property in the amount of $500 or more, kicked and pushed the alleged victim and threatened her. The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department served the arrest warrants.

  • Man charged with assault, robbery

    A Hodgenville man faces several charges after he allegedly broke into a woman’s house and took $4,800.

    Thomas Michael Spalding, 20, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, fourth-degree assault, first-degree robbery, third-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree criminal mischief.

    According to court records, he damaged property in the amount of $500 or more, kicked and pushed the alleged victim and threatened her. The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department served the arrest warrants.

  • Fire Runs

    Wood fire

    Magnolia, Upton and LaRue County Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene of a wood fire on Talley-Oak Hill Road about 4 p.m. Sunday. The Kentucky Division of Forestry assisted. The fire was brought under control about 5:15 p.m.

    Tractor-trailer

    LaRue County Fire Department and Rolling Fork Fire Department were called to Zak Limited in Athertonville to extinguish a burning tractor-trailer about 2 p.m. April 7.

  • Fire Runs

    Wood fire

    Magnolia, Upton and LaRue County Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene of a wood fire on Talley-Oak Hill Road about 4 p.m. Sunday. The Kentucky Division of Forestry assisted. The fire was brought under control about 5:15 p.m.

    Tractor-trailer

    LaRue County Fire Department and Rolling Fork Fire Department were called to Zak Limited in Athertonville to extinguish a burning tractor-trailer about 2 p.m. April 7.

  • Fire Runs

    Wood fire

    Magnolia, Upton and LaRue County Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene of a wood fire on Talley-Oak Hill Road about 4 p.m. Sunday. The Kentucky Division of Forestry assisted. The fire was brought under control about 5:15 p.m.

    Tractor-trailer

    LaRue County Fire Department and Rolling Fork Fire Department were called to Zak Limited in Athertonville to extinguish a burning tractor-trailer about 2 p.m. April 7.

  • Lincoln presenters coming to town

    Look for a lot of tall men wearing stovepipe hats Saturday, April 17, in Hodgenville, for that is the date when more than 50 Abraham and Mary Lincoln presenters will be in town as the national Association of Lincoln Presenters come to Hardin and LaRue counties.

    Larry Elliott of Louisville, who has close ties with Hodgenville and is distantly related to the midwife who helped deliver the 16th President, is coordinating the event with his wife, Mary, and several others.