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  • Pearman appointed to Naval Academy

    Congressman Brett Guthrie announced on Monday, February 12, 2018 the appointment of a LaRue County High School, student William Pearman to the United States Naval Academy.

    “One of my greatest honors as a member of Congress is to nominate students like Will to our nation’s military academies,” said Guthrie. “I am thrilled to announce Will’s appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. Will is a strong student and a proven leader at his school. I know that should he choose to accept his appointment, he will serve our country admirably.”

  • 50th Anniversary of the NFMS Championship Tractor Pull

    Biggest Indoor Farm Machinery Show

    The Championship Tractor Pull is held in conjunction with the National Farm Machinery Show, the largest indoor farm show in the country. Each year more than 300,000 attendees from around the world explore the agricultural industry’s most comprehensive display of equipment, services and technology – more than 1.3 million square feet of exhibit space to be exact.

  • Books and Beyond

    A book lover from an early age, Charlotte Zirkle said she had never contemplated working as a librarian until this year when her aunt told her about a position at the LaRue County Public Library.

    When the opening came up, I thought ‘That sounds like fun’ and so far I’ve really enjoyed it,” Zirkle said. “When I tell people I work at the library a lot of them say ‘That was my dream job; I wish I could work at the library!’ and I realized ‘Wow, I’m getting to do everybody else’s dream job.’”

  • Candidate Q & A

    All candidates for the contested races of LaRue County Judge Executive, LaRue County Jailer, Magistrate District #3, and Magistrate District #4 received a letter containing the same two questions. 1. What would you like to see continued or improved upon if you are elected to your respective position? 2. Why do you believe you are the best candidate for the position? Candidates’ responses were limited to 250 words per question. Voting for the respective positions will be May 22, 2018.

    LaRue County Judge Executive.

  • Hodgenville council passes mayor, council raises

    The Hodgenville City council passed a second reading of ordinances that will raise the salary for the mayor and council members.

    All council members were present at the special called meeting on Thursday, April 19 and all of them voted unanimously to pass both ordinances. Both ordinances will take effect on January 1, 2019. The council passed both ordinances without any discussion.

  • HMH is coming to Hodgenville

    The Hardin Memorial Hospital Board recently voted to build a new LaRue County family medical practice in Hodgenville.

    According to a news release from HMH, a new 7,400 square foot facility will be built on Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville next to the new LaRue County Library. HMH has signed a 15 year lease with Aulbach Pence, LLC who will construct the building and they said the total cost of the Hodgenville building is unknown at this time.

  • Significant Accomplishments of the 2018 Session

    By Brandon Reed

     

    While many in Frankfort and the media focused on a select few issues this session, there were many other successes of the General Assembly in 2018.

    I was proud to support initiatives that truly put some of the most vulnerable members of our society first, including children, law enforcement, and the unborn.

  • Journey comes to a close

    Have you ever wandered around a Cracker Barrel old country store looking at all the antiques and relics that adorn the walls and display areas of the restaurant? If so, you have probably seen items that LaRue County’s Donald McDowell acquired, purchased, and sold to the franchise.

  • What's next ?

    There are a lot of unanswered questions about the sale of alcohol in Hodgenville following the special election held on April 17 when city registered voters decided to allow alcohol to be sold with a 347-337 decision. City officials believe it will be around three to four months before businesses and restaurants in the city sell alcohol.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore and Clerk Toni Burton said they are working with the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to discuss the steps they need to take before the first alcohol license can be sold in the city.

  • Deputy involved in shooting

    What initially started out as a routine traffic stop ended up in a high speed chase and an officer involved shooting on Wednesday, April 18.

    Jeff Gregory, Public Affairs Officer with KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said the incident started around 3 p.m. on Ferrill Hill Road in Buffalo when a LaRue County deputy sheriff attempted to make a traffic stop on a suspect.