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  • Battle of the Forces
  • Fiscal court awards roadwork bids

    LaRue County Fiscal Court awarded road-related winning bids at their meeting at the LaRue County courthouse June 14.

    The categories and winning bidders included: fuel—Bault Oil Company; bituminous asphalt—Scotty’s; rock—Hanson Aggregates; asphalt emulsion—Asphalt Materials and Marathon Petroleum; grease, oil, and lubricant—Apollo Oil.

  • LaRue Co. Genealogy Civil War room has a lot to offer

    The new Civil War, Folk Life and Genealogy Research Room has a lot to offer those LaRue Countians who are interested in history from those time periods.

    The room is operated by the LaRue County Genealogy Society and it’s adjacent to their genealogy room on North Greensburg Street in Hodgenville. The room has a wide range of items including history research books, historical documents, pictures and more.

  • Man arrested at the fair

    A Hardin County man was arrested for several drug charges during the opening night of the LaRue County Fair last Monday, June 6.

    Arrested was Alfred L. Brown, 56, of Elizabethtown.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded after receiving a complaint of an intoxicated person at the fair. Once officers arrived, they made contact with Brown and noticed that he was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech. They also noted that they smelled a strong smell of alcohol on him. Brown also admitted to officers that he was intoxicated.

  • Total transformation

    For the past two and one-half years, Linda Riley has been on a journey of a different kind with a destination of reaching physical, mental, and emotional fitness.

    “As a teacher, I had always put the needs of my students first,” said the 52-year-old former LaRue and Nelson County school educator. “but after I retired in 2013, I knew I needed to do something for myself.”

    Riley, who lives near Buffalo but was born and grew up in Frankfort, admitted she had always been heavy.

  • Boil water advisory- LIFTED as of 11:30 a.m. June 11

    The City of Hodgenville had issued a boil water advisory for the Hodgenville Grill restaurant and residents at the 150 Strange Road apartment complex Friday June 10.  All residents who live in the area were advised to boil all water used for drinking and cooking until further notice.

    City of Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore has released a statement, that the advisory has been lifted as of 11:30 a.m. Saturday June 11.

  • Two vehicle wreck closes portions of Bailey Road

    A two vehicle wreck occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, and has closed portions of Bailey Road in LaRue County.

    Details are not confirmed, but sources report two people were injured. A KSP officer is reported have been involved in the incident.

    Updates will be made as information becomes available.

  • Jail log - June 8, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center From Monday, May 23 to Monday, June 6.

    Aleshia K. Rosenberry, 22, of Illinois was arrested on a bench warrant for court. She remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

    Craig A. Vernon, 26, of Campbellsville was charged with possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to maintain required insurance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and drug paraphernalia. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

  • Hodgenville receives safety grant

    “We use every opportunity to make our city safer,” said City Clerk, Toni Burton referring to the $2,212.90 that the City of Hodgenville was recently awarded by the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS).

    The grant was used for fall prevention safety harnesses and reflective outerwear for maintenance workers and also allowed two employees to attend the KLCIS Risk and Safety Conference.

  • Created by the people for the people

    It’s common knowledge that Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States was born just south of Hodgenville. What many don’t know is that the park and memorial would not have come to exist with out the tireless efforts of dedicated community members and historical enthusiasts.