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  • Truitt remembered for vision, tenacity

    Former Hodgenville Mayor and LaRue County Schools Superintendent Roger L. Truitt died Friday, April 13, while on vacation in North Carolina.
    Truitt, 72, had spent the day fishing and playing on the beach with his family. He suffered a massive heart attack that evening at their motel, according to his wife, Ann.
    His family called 911 and paramedics revived him. However, he later died at Avon Medical Center.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory issued Friday by the City of Hodgenville was lifted Saturday, according to Hodgenville City Hall.

    The advisory affected areas on Old Elizabethtown Road: Magnolia Bank to Pizza Hut, including Sunrise Manor Nursing Home; and Shepherdsville Road area to Nationwide Uniform also is included. 

    For more information, contact City Hall at 358-8717.

  • Storm victims: Stay in touch with FEMA

    “Stay in touch with FEMA” is the message federal and state officials here are stressing to Kentuckians affected by the recent tornadoes. Applicants need to stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency <http://globalmessaging2.prnewswire.com/clickthrough/servlet/clickthrough?msg_id=7152420&adr_order=393&url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi8%3D> and update their contact information as it changes.


     The City of Hodgenville issued a boil water advisory at 11 a.m. Friday for the following areas on Old Elizabethtown Road: Magnolia Bank to Pizza Hut, including Sunrise Manor Nursing Home

  • Former Hodgenville mayor Roger L. Truitt dies at age 72

     Roger L. Truitt, 72, former mayor of Hodgenville, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Avon Medical Center in North Carolina.

    A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with burial to follow in Red Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

  • FOOD INSPECTIONS: March and April 2012

  • PHOTO: Strolling turtle

    This large snapping turtle was spotted strolling down the sidewalk in Hodgenville last week. He had apparently been ousted from a hiding place by someone mowing a yard as he was covered with grass clippings. He wasn't pleased.

  • PHOTO: Water lines on Keith Road

     Crews are preparing to lay water line on Keith Road between Hodgenville and Buffalo.

  • Two men injured in separate crashes

     A Hodgenville man was injured April 7 when the GMC pickup he was driving crashed into a tree.

  • Library shows off new bookmobile

    The LaRue County Public Library has a new bookmobile, and it’s all thanks to a $43,776 donation made nearly 30 years ago.
    In November 1982, The Ladies Lincoln League, Inc., turned over their funds to the library board after disbanding the organization with 73 years of service to the community.
    According to Library Director Dana Jolly, the purchase of the bookmobile would not have been possible without the funding donated all those years ago by the Ladies Lincoln League.