Local News

  • School Board looks to sell Magnolia property

    The LaRue County School Board voted Aug. 16 to advertise for sealed bids to sell the Magnolia School building and property. 

    The bid opening will be Thursday, Nov. 11, and the bid will be awarded at the regular board meeting Nov. 15.

  • Mayor says water is safe to drink

    Hodgenville area residents may have noticed a bad taste or smell from their tap water.

    Mayor Terry Cruse said the Kentucky Division of Water has checked the water plant and found nothing amiss. They believe the issues are associated with hot weather which promotes the growth of algae in water sources.

    Algae blooms give off a gas that is repugnant to taste buds.

    Cruse said there are no health issues associated with the musty-tasting water.

  • New water tower on schedule

    The Greensburg Street water tower project remains on schedule, Mayor Terry Cruse told city council members Aug. 9.

    The sidewalks on Greensburg Street – a bonus from the water tower project – are almost finished and work on driveways will begin soon.

    Workers will begin painting the tower, inside and out, this week.

  • Guthrie to visit Hodgenville Monday

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  • Lady Hawks plan 'Volley for the Cure'

    On Aug. 19, the Lady Hawks volleyball team will host the third annual Volley for the Cure.

    The Ladies will add pink – the color symbolic of breast cancer awareness – to their traditional blue and white uniforms and play with a pink volleyball when they host the Marion County Lady Knights.

    Booster co-president Lisa DeWitt is hopeful the Lady Knights, as well as fans for both teams, will join them in wearing pink.

  • Guthrie holds local meetings Aug. 23

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will meet with LaRue County farmers and constituents interested in agriculture 9 a.m. Aug. 23 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. The meeting should last about one hour.

    Guthrie will hold a second meeting 11 a.m.-noon at the LaRue County Courthouse to answer questions from the public. The meeting will be in the small courtroom.


  • Officer Jazz joins sheriff's department

    The newest addition to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department has arrived and is ready to work.

    A 10-year-old German shepherd Jazzlyn or “Jazz” is the department’s new drug dog. She was donated by the Metcalf County Sheriff’s Department about two months ago.

  • Electric rate increase approved

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission granted revenue adjustments Friday that increase the base electric rates for customers of Kentucky Utilities Co. and the base electric and natural gas rates for customers of Louisville Gas and Electric Co.

    With Friday’s changes, a typical KU residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month (a kilowatt-hour is the amount of electricity used by a 100-watt light bulb in 10 hours) will see a $7.31 increase in the monthly bill.

  • New Haven teen dies in crash

    A much-awaited homecoming turned to tragedy for a New Haven family last week.

    Ray and Margie Hines were expecting their grandson Cpl. James Dillon Shoffner to arrive from Afghanistan Aug. 5. However, the trip was hurried through military channels so he could comfort and be comforted by family.

    His younger brother, Joseph David Ray Shoffner, 19, who still lived in New Haven, died Aug. 3 from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle crash.

  • Charges against tree cutter branching into other counties

    A Hodgenville man is facing a misdemeanor charge of deceptive business practice in LaRue District Court.

    However, more charges against Andre B. Petrick, 37, have been piling up in recent weeks.

    Petrick is lodged in the Bullitt County Detention Center, where he faces a felony charge of theft by failure to make required disposition of property and another count of deceptive business practice in Bullitt County.