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  • News of record - May 3, 2017

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Glen Rice, property in LaRue County $113,032.

    Robert L. Ernst and Sharon M. Ernst to Caleb Michael Ernst and Kayla Elizabeth Ernst, tract 2 of Bob and Sharon Ernst Property, FMV $20,000.

    Romona Shawn McCorkle aka Ramona Shawn Burnham and Troy V. McCorkle to Coleen S. Berry property in Hodgenville, $99,000.

  • Purple plastic pigs do their part for Relay

    As Relay for Life winds down, several purple plastic pigs have done their part, thanks to some conscientious owners, to help the cancer cause by raising $2,350.20 for LaRue County. The pig contests are one way Relay engages the community throughout the year with several different contests.

  • June food inspections

    Pizza Zone 2501 Greensburg Rd., Buffalo, 94, dented can (corrected immediately), bare wood at edge of countertops, floor in bad repair in restroom, floor vents unclean. Scored 98 upon follow up.

    Paula’s Hot Biscuit, 531 W. Water St., Hodgenville, 94, dented cans and home canned product in refrigerator (both corrected immediately), not wearing hair restraints. Scored 98 upon follow up.

    Lincoln Jamboree, 2579 Lincoln Farm Rd., Hodgenville, 97, shelving in need of paint, rust in cooler, ice machine has build up, floors unclean around cooking equipment.

  • Jail log - July 19, 2017

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, July 7 to Friday, July 14

    Anthony P. Schnyder Jr., 43, of Hodgenville was lodged for falsely reporting an incident and violations of conditions of a release. He was later released from LCDC.

    Garrett Phillips, 28, of Elizabethtown was lodged for failure to appear. He was later released from LCDC.

    Shannon L. Penna, 47, of Magnolia was lodged for theft by deception cold checks under $500. She was later released from LCDC.

  • Large Lincoln donation made to LaRue Co. Genealogy

    The LaRue County Genealogy Society received a large donation of records on Abraham Lincoln and his family.

    Local historian and genealogist John Lay donated a collection of hundreds of documents about Lincoln. The documents were in folders and divided up into categories.

  • Deputy jailer suffers heart attack on duty

    The LaRue County Detention Center is mourning the loss of a deputy jailer that died unexpectedly after having a heart attack while at work on Wednesday, July 17.

    LaRue County Jailer Johnny Cottrill said Deputy Jailer Andy Martin, 50, of Bardstown was working at the jail when he had a sudden heart attack around 7:30 p.m. He said Martin was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he later died.

  • Sanders to retire

    Plans have been announced to help transition LaRue County Schools for a new superintendent as current Superintendent Sam Sanders will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

    During Sanders annual evaluation at the school board meeting on July 17, one of the goals in the evaluation was to develop a transitional plan and guide to handover to the next superintendent. Sanders contract will end on June 30, 2018.

    “There is nothing official, but I have not kept it a secret that I am not seeking another contract,” Sanders said.

  • HPD officer involved in crash

    A Hodgenville police officer was injured in a vehicle accident just after midnight on Saturday, July 15.

    According to Hodgenville Police Sergeant James Richardson, officer Nathan Hall was driving into work in his police cruiser when he was involved in a single vehicle accident on South L&N Turnpike in Buffalo. Hall was transported by ambulance to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries.

  • For the love of Baseball

    What began as a 1986 trip to Louisville to watch the St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball farm team Louisville Redbirds in action has resulted in a hobby for New Haven resident Kay Inman that continues to this day.

    Inman, who with Buffalo resident Lila Carlen owns and operates K’La’S in New Haven, is a baseball card collector whose interests cover not only major and minor leagues’ men’s ball, but also the long-defunct women’s pro baseball league that was popular in the 1940’s and 50’s.

  • Alcohol petitions no longer valid

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Office recently issued their opinion on a recently passed law that made the Hodgenville and LaRue County alcohol petitions void.

    House Bill 319, was signed into law by Governor Bevin on April 11, 2017 and places the cost of a wet/dry election on those petitioning if the election is held outside the normal election cycle.