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  • From baseball player to an administrator

    The new administrator and CEO of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home has an interesting past as he once pursued a career in Major League Baseball.

  • Experiencing the eclipse

    People could be seen staring up at the sky with special solar eclipse viewers throughout LaRue County on Monday afternoon as they experienced an almost total eclipse.

    Experts said that LaRue County experienced between 97 and 98 percent of the sun being covered by the moon. The moon started to eclipse the sun in LaRue County around 1 p.m., with peak coverage occurring around 2:28 p.m. and the eclipse completely ending around 4 p.m.

  • Lincoln Motel demolished

    Last week, crews neared completion on the demolition and clearing of debris of the Lincoln Memorial Motel, a structure that has stood adjacent to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace since the mid 1950’s.

    “My parents (Eugene and Prudence Whitlow) and grandparents (Hardy and Nellie Whitlow) bought it from H.R. Tharp in 1957,” recalled Faye Whitlow Nicholas, the current owner.” “I think they probably bought the motel because of Daddy’s fascination with travel.”

  • Biggest car dealer in LaRue

    Ronald Dale Nunn just might be the biggest car dealer in LaRue and surrounding counties. That is, if one is talking about Hot Wheels.

    “I figure I have around 60,000 Hot Wheels,” said the Buffalo resident who is a former deputy sheriff and current LaRue County magistrate.

    Nunn’s love affair with the brand of built-to-scale die-cast toy cars introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968 began after his son Greg lost interest in them.

  • Increase in stolen vehicles

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office has arrested several people for stolen vehicles this month.

    Mark J. Hale, 55 was charged with third degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking between $500 and $10,000, second degree criminal trespassing, operating a vehicle with an expired license and failure to produce an insurance card.

  • Webpage details LCS tax levy options, funding needs

    LaRue County Schools announced today that community members can access new information about district tax rates and funding needs online.

    The LaRue County Board of Education is expected to vote on the 2017 proposed tax rates after a public hearing set for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 31 in the LaRue County High School library.

    “Our goal is to provide LaRue County taxpayers with straightforward information about the proposed tax rates as well as the funding needs of our schools,” superintendent Sam Sanders said.

  • 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.”