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  • Animal shelter contract extended for LaRue Co.

    The Hardin County Fiscal Court just recently approved a one year contract extension between them and the LaRue County Fiscal Court to provide animal shelter services to LaRue County.

    The contract began in 2013 and and costs LaRue County $21,000 a year. It allows up to 20 dogs and cats each month to be housed in the Hardin County Animal Care and Control and up to $15 an animal beyond the allotted amount. Hardin County Animal Care and Control also has full responsibility for adoption, returning animals to owners, euthanasia, etc. 

  • Jail log - April 12, 2017

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, March 31 to Friday, April 7

    Michael Q. Parrott Blaine, 21 of Bardstown, court ordered appearance.

    Charles Reed, 48, of New Hope, court ordered appearance.

    James David Williamson, 42, of Hodgenville, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid.

    Jennifer R. Bandy, 39, of Guston, KY, drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

  • News of Record: Property transfers, marriages

    Property Transfers

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

    James Everett Despain aka James Despain and Priscilla Lee Despain aka Priscilla Despain aka Priscilla L. Despain to Bradley Wayne Vittitow and Jessica N. Vittitow property in Buffalo, $140,000.

    Estate of Gordon Board by Malinda Board Co-executor and Danny Board co-executor to Johnny Shofner and Robin Shofner, lots 1 and 2 of Turner Subdivision in LaRue County, $19,900.

  • Discovering their savior years later

    After more than 50 years have passed by, a group of U.S. marines now know who the unidentified army pilot was that saved their lives after warning them of hidden Viet Cong soldiers. That pilot was Don Medley of Hodgenville.

  • LaRue County inmate escapes

    A pregnant LaRue County inmate escaped Sunday afternoon while receiving care at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Authorities said 27-year-old Brittany Zabala was last seen running towards Woodland Drive from Hardin Memorial Hospital at approximately 6:55 p.m. on Sunday, April 2. She is also reportedly 15 weeks pregnant.

  • Midwest Wildfires: Locals aid in relief

    The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association has joined in a multi-county Wildfire Relief effort, sending donations to farmers in Kansas that were directly affected by the March wildfires that spread across four Midwest states; Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Texas.

  • Handley appointed to school board seat

    All the seats are now filled on the LaRue County School Board as Paul Handley of Hodgenville was recently appointed to fill the vacant seat in the second district of Hodgenville East and White City.

    Handley was officially appointed to the vacant seat on March 17 by Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen L. Pruitt. According to KRS 160.190, the state education commissioner will appoint someone to fill a vacant school board seat within 90 days after the vacancy occurs.

  • Artist Spotlight: Know when to Fold 'em

    A LaRue County origamist will have his work on display at the LaRue County Public Library for the month of April.

    Simon Coy, a LaRue County High School freshman, has been practicing Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, since he was in second grade.

    “My mom’s cousin showed me how to make a dollar bill bowtie; that’s when I became interested in origami,” Coy, son of Marvin and Glenda Coy, said.

    When the art captivated his imagination, Coy started looking for tutorials online.

  • Hodgenville 200: Strangers in the box

    There is a poem written by Pam Harazim that speaks of faces she wished she knew;

     …I wish I knew the people these strangers in the box. Their names and all their memories are lost among the socks. I wonder what their lives were like, how did they spend their days? What about their special times? I’ll never know their ways. If only someone would have taken time, to tell who, what, and when, those faces of my heritage would come to life again.

    The author goes on to wonder if this could be the fate of all the pictures we take today.

  • LaRue County inmate escapes

    A pregnant LaRue County inmate escaped Sunday afternoon while receiving care at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    Authorities said 27-year-old Brittany Zabala was last seen running towards Woodland Drive from Hardin Memorial Hospital. She is also reportedly 15 weeks pregnant.