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  • More drugs found at LaRue jail

    Two inmates at the LaRue County Jail will face a preliminary hearing Wednesday after officials reportedly found them passing a package containing prescription drugs, marijuana and a cell phone.

    Gregory Wayne Smithson, 43, and Keith Wayne Sisco, 53, were both charged Oct. 26 with promoting contraband in the first- and second-degrees and possession of a controlled substance. Both are state inmates at the Hodgenville facility.

  • Two home break-ins reported in Athertonville

    Two homes were broken into Oct. 27 in Athertonville, according to reports from the Kentucky State Police. A number of weapons, including firearms were stolen from the residences, police said.

    This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case should contact Kentucky State Police at 270-766-5078.

  • Veterans, today's military honored at ceremony

    After 23 years in the Army, the military career of Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Mitchell of the 16th Cavalry Regiment brought him to Hodgenville on Sunday.

    As featured speaker at Hodgenville's tribute to veterans, he urged the crowd to offer "a simple and heartfelt" word of thanks to those who performed selflessly in military service.

  • Lower heating costs expected

    Home heating costs could be down this winter, according to projections from the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

    Sharply lower wholesale natural gas prices will likely translate to smaller bills for customers.

    “Natural gas prices have come down considerably from the artificially high levels of last year,” PSC Chairman David Armstrong said. “Furthermore, there is reason to think that we may see relatively stable prices for the next several years.”

  • Christmas Blessings accepting applications

    The LaRue County Christmas Blessings  Program, formerly known as the Angel Tree, will be accepting applications through Oct. 31.

    This community program is coordinated by First Baptist Church of Hodgenville, the LaRue County Ministerial Association, LaRue County Schools and various community agencies. It is designed for needy families to receive some assistance at Christmas for children age 18 and younger. 

  • Christmas Blessings accepting applications

    The LaRue County Christmas Blessings  Program, formerly known as the Angel Tree, will be accepting applications through Oct. 31.

    This community program is coordinated by First Baptist Church of Hodgenville, the LaRue County Ministerial Association, LaRue County Schools and various community agencies. It is designed for needy families to receive some assistance at Christmas for children age 18 and younger. 

  • Christmas Blessings accepting applications

    The LaRue County Christmas Blessings  Program, formerly known as the Angel Tree, will be accepting applications through Oct. 31.

    This community program is coordinated by First Baptist Church of Hodgenville, the LaRue County Ministerial Association, LaRue County Schools and various community agencies. It is designed for needy families to receive some assistance at Christmas for children age 18 and younger. 

  • Shots disrupt costume party

    Police are trying to locate witnesses after gunshots and fighting erupted at a Halloween costume party.

    More than 25 partiers, who attended a private gathering at American Legion Post 87 in Hodgenville late Saturday night, could be asked why at least two rounds of shots were fired there.

    The party disbanded about 1:39 a.m. Sunday, shortly after officers found two men assaulting another man in the Post 87 parking lot.

  • Officials:ee^LaRue economy will benefit from horse games

    An estimated $150 million could be injected into the state’s economy when visitors converge on Kentucky for next summer’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

    LaRue County tourism and business leaders hope to harness some of that money.

    A group of 350 Australian horse enthusiasts already have confirmed a visit to LaRue County next summer to explore Abraham Lincoln and other popular sites, said Iris LaRue, director of the Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville

    “And we have others that are coming here,” she said.

  • Penny party planned

    The final Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin release in Washington, D.C., will be Nov. 12 at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial near the intersection of First Street and Pennsylvania and Maryland avenues.

    Many from LaRue County will board a bus to attend the ceremony.

    As on Monday, 10 seats were available on the bus, said Rita Williams, an organizer of the event. Transportation costs are $112, excluding gratuity for the bus driver, she said.

    “We need to get our bus loaded,” she said.