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Local News

  • Miss LaRue County Fair 2016
  • KSP trooper injured in chase

    A high speed chase involving a Kentucky State Police trooper ended in a two-vehicle accident last Thursday on Bailey Road in Magnolia.

    According to the arrest citation, the chase started when Dustin Shane Brewer, 35, of Buffalo pulled into the driveway of a residence where KSP Captain Jamie Heller was conducting an investigation. Heller asked Brewer for his driver’s license and while he was checking his driver’s license, Brewer fled in his vehicle.

  • City council approves pay raise

    Hodgenville City Council, meeting at City Hall Monday night, approved with the deciding vote given by Mayor Kenneth DeVore, a two percent across-the-board pay raise for employees with the exception of the police department.

    In that department, the council approved a two-dollar-per-hour raise for patrol officers and a three-dollar-per-hour increase for the chief of police.

  • A life that is full

    Everyone has a story. Individuals have stories of their life, couples have stories about how they met and every once in a while you come across someone whose story sounds like a script for an inspiring movie.

    Eugene and Edwina Hutcherson, of Buffalo, were married in 1989, but their journey to that point wasn’t an easy one.

  • Battle of the Forces
  • Fiscal court awards roadwork bids

    LaRue County Fiscal Court awarded road-related winning bids at their meeting at the LaRue County courthouse June 14.

    The categories and winning bidders included: fuel—Bault Oil Company; bituminous asphalt—Scotty’s; rock—Hanson Aggregates; asphalt emulsion—Asphalt Materials and Marathon Petroleum; grease, oil, and lubricant—Apollo Oil.

  • Farmer’s Market now open
  • LaRue Co. Genealogy Civil War room has a lot to offer

    The new Civil War, Folk Life and Genealogy Research Room has a lot to offer those LaRue Countians who are interested in history from those time periods.

    The room is operated by the LaRue County Genealogy Society and it’s adjacent to their genealogy room on North Greensburg Street in Hodgenville. The room has a wide range of items including history research books, historical documents, pictures and more.

  • Man arrested at the fair

    A Hardin County man was arrested for several drug charges during the opening night of the LaRue County Fair last Monday, June 6.

    Arrested was Alfred L. Brown, 56, of Elizabethtown.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded after receiving a complaint of an intoxicated person at the fair. Once officers arrived, they made contact with Brown and noticed that he was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech. They also noted that they smelled a strong smell of alcohol on him. Brown also admitted to officers that he was intoxicated.

  • Total transformation

    For the past two and one-half years, Linda Riley has been on a journey of a different kind with a destination of reaching physical, mental, and emotional fitness.

    “As a teacher, I had always put the needs of my students first,” said the 52-year-old former LaRue and Nelson County school educator. “but after I retired in 2013, I knew I needed to do something for myself.”

    Riley, who lives near Buffalo but was born and grew up in Frankfort, admitted she had always been heavy.