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  • New family court proposed for LaRue

    LaRue County could have a new family court if the current Kentucky judicial redistricting plan is passed in the state legislature.

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. recently introduced the first judicial redistricting plan for the first time in decades. The plan calls for LaRue County to keep two district court judges and two circuit court judges. However, a family court judge has been proposed to be added to serve in LaRue, Hart and Nelson Counties.

  • Fiscal Court discusses snow removal

    LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner and county magistrates discussed the pros and cons of contracting snow-removal from county roads as LaRue County Fiscal Court met at the courthouse in Hodgenville December 29, 2016.

    Turner said after last year when two heavy snows within a week of each other covered county roads, some people asked him why the county didn’t have a plan in place for contracting snow removal instead of depending on volunteers to augment county equipment.

  • Woman injured in fire
  • Hodgenville woman sentenced for embezzling over $540,000

    The former bookkeeper of an Elizabethtown health provider was sentenced this week to 12 months and one day in prison and ordered to pay $541,224.88 in restitution by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, for embezzling funds through wire fraud announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Jeanne E. Goodsell, of Hodgenville was charged in a seven count criminal information, on May 8, 2015 and entered a guilty plea to all charges on June 4, 2015.

  • Former BFD Chief Wendell Perkins indicted for abuse of public trust

    Former Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins has been indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury for abuse of public trust less than $10,000.

    According to the indictment, Perkins committed the offense by using funds belonging to the Buffalo Fire Department to pay for automotive related expenditures for non-department vehicles. The indictment further reads that the allegations happened sometime between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015 while Perkins was chief of the Buffalo Fire Department.

  • Relay for Life is ready for spring

         With spring just around the corner, LaRue County’s Relay for Life is busier than ever with various fundraisers and plans for the 6th Annual Survivor Dinner.

  • Jail log - February 22

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, February 10 to Friday, February 17

    Leanne N. Bailey, 34, of Hodgenville, fourth degree assault.

    Mark J. Baumgardner, 28, of Hodgenville, first degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

    Matthew Dickerson, 43, of New Haven, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and license to be in possession.

  • Ethics training scheduled for city

    The first ever ethics training for all employees of the City of Hodgenville will be held next month.

    Mitchell Key, Chair of the Hodgenville Ethics Commission, said the commission will have a first ever ethics training session for all city officials, employees and board members of any city appointed board. The training session will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 13 at City Hall.

  • Public comments sought for LCS facility plan

    The LaRue County Board of Education and the LaRue County Schools Local Planning Committee will have a second public forum this week to give LaRue Countians a chance to input their comments about the district’s facility plan.

    The public forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday, February 22 at the LaRue County High School Media Center. A public forum was also held on February 15, but no one from the public attended the meeting.

  • A gala of an event

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held its 1st Annual Winter Gala fundraiser event, Saturday, February 18. The event was well attended with over 150 at this year’s event.

    “We have received a great deal of positive feedback surrounding the event and the Winter Gala seems to have generated a buzz of excitement about future Chamber events”, said Sandy Kidd, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.