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  • AgStravaganza - Faith, Family, Farms, Food

    A perfect summer evening with over 350 community members joining together to share a meal on the square in downtown Hodgenville, KY, was the scene Saturday evening August 12, 2017.

  • Fiscal court sets tax rates

    LaRue County Fiscal Court set its tax rates for 2017-18 in a meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville on Tuesday, August 8.

    The rates set are: Real Property: 22.60 cents per $100 assessed value; Personal Property: 29.35 cents; Watercraft, Motor Vehicles, and Aircraft: each set at 25.15 cents.

    “I recommended and the fiscal court accepted that we not take the four percent rate, which would have allowed the county to increase its revenue by four percent from the previous year,” said Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge-executive.

  • Rollover accident on Bardstown Road
  • Lee named HFD chief

    Current Acting Hodgenville Fire Chief Chuck Lee was recently appointed as the chief by Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore.

    DeVore announced his appointment at the Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, August 14.

    “Chuck is extremely dedicated with several decades of experience,” DeVore said. “He has been chief before and he has also been our water plant operator. He is more than qualified for the position.”

  • Ag. commissioner visits Hodgenville

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles visited Hodgenville on Thursday, August 10, speaking to members of the Rotary Club while traveling with his chief of staff, Keith Rogers, in this area.

    Rogers, who grew up in the Sonora area, said the commissioner had met with the Kentucky Agricultural Council in Elizabethtown earlier in the day. Before the Rotary meeting the two also met with LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner and others at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    While there, Quarles spoke about the economic impact agriculture has on the state.

  • School day extended for eclipse

    LaRue County’s public schools will release students 15 minutes later than regular dismissal time on August 21, the day of the upcoming solar eclipse.

    All schools have provided opportunities for students with signed parental permission to view the rare event that afternoon.

    Information is being sent this week to parents informing them that in order for students to participate, the school must receive permission forms signed by the parent or legal guardian.

  • I-65 exit ramp to close

    LaRue Countians who access I-65 northbound at exit 91 will have a new route as the on-ramp will be closed sometime this week.

  • Three DUIs in one year

    A Hodgenville woman has been arrested for three DUIs in under one year with two of them including having her grandchildren in the vehicle with her.

    Patricia Greenwell, 41, of Hodgenville was arrested earlier this month for her third DUI in under three years.

    According to the police citation, Hodgenville Police Sergeant James Richardson spotted Greenwell traveling on Lincoln Farm Road on Wednesday, August 3. He noted that he thought her license was “DUI suspended.” However, he later discovered that her license was valid.

  • Helping veterans through merchandise

    Two LaRue Countians are using their merchandise business to help veterans who are suffering from mental and emotional illnesses.

    Jon Hall and Raymond Bates recently launched a merchandise company called Aries Athletics. The clothing line is designed for athletes and it features shirts, hats and more. A portion of all the sales will go to a veterans cause to help those suffering from thoughts of suicide or other mental or emotional illnesses.

  • Goodlett enters guilty plea

    Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett entered a guilty plea to child pornography charges on Tuesday, August 15 in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville.

    If convicted, Goodlett faces no less than five years in prison and no more than 40 years. Further, Goodlett could be fined up to $500,000 and serve a period of supervised release of at least five years and up to and including a lifetime period of supervised release.