Local News

  • Fiscal Court discusses kennel ordinance

    Before fiscal court magistrates heard first reading to LaRue County’s amended kennel ordinance, the magistrates and LaRue County Attorney Kyle Williamson discussed several changes in the amended regulation as they met at the courthouse in Hodgenville on Tuesday, November 24.

    “One of the major changes that has been made is that everyone applying for a kennel license must be issued a conditional use permit,” Williamson explained, adding that the ordinance previously exempted those applying in an area zoned commercial.

  • Property tax discount ends next week

    The deadline for LaRue County residents to receive a two percent discount is approaching quickly.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, property tax payments must be paid no later than Monday, November 30 to receive the discount. Any payments accepted between Monday, November 30 and Thursday, December 31 will be charged the base amount. However, anyone who pays their property taxes after December 31 will have to pay a five percent penalty.

  • Santa’s Helpers prepare for holiday

    A local program is hard at work as they plan on helping hundreds of needy families in LaRue County during the holiday season.

    Santa’s Helpers is a local program that provides clothing, food and toys to low-income families and others who are struggling to make ends meet during the holiday season. The program was founded by the late Bobby Morrison in 1966 and it has since been carried on by his wife, Ann “Snookie” Morrison, who now coordinates the program.

  • Cosmetology school to open

    Campbellsville University is opening a new Cosmetology School at the Brockman Center in Hodgenville.

    The Hodgenville salon will be open to the public on March 1, 2016. Applications for students are now being accepted.

    Ten applications will be accepted for each period: February, April, June, August, October and December. Transfer students will be accepted in February. The schedule for the program is full time.

  • ACE Hardware now open
  • LaRue County native stars in TV show

    A LaRue County native will play a part in an Amazon original series show.

  • Big wheels, good cause

    What started as friends getting together to do something fun has transformed into a way to impact the community and raise money to help with different causes. Levi Wooldridge and Jason Newton were watching a show where people were racing big wheels down hill, “We thought that looks like fun, we could do that,” said Wooldridge, “So we got some buddies together and had a race. Every year it just grew and grew, we thought we could really do something cool with this; we could help someone in the community out.”

  • History of a log cabin
  • 'In God We Trust'

    The Hodgenville Police Department said they will still add “In God We Trust” decals to their vehicles despite all the attention the issue has received on a national level.

    HPD Chief Marcus Jackson said he and several other police officers on the department brought up the issue of adding decals of the motto to the department’s two new police cruisers. Jackson said they also plan on adding the motto on the other vehicles used as primary cruisers for the department’s five police officers.

  • Red Hat Society raises $1,000

    Red Hat Society of Sunrise Manor presented a check to the Alzheimers Foundation for $500 as well as a check to the American Heart Association. The money was raised by the Ladies of the Red Hat Society with help from the Sunrise Volunteers.

    “Each year we raise money for 5 charities,” said LaDorothy Hutchinson, President of the Red Hat Society, “MS, Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease and Diabetes. We aim to raise $500 for each. Once we accomplish that, we start for over the next year.”