Local News

  • School board approves GESC payments

    It was a slim agenda at the monthly LaRue County School Board meeting Monday night as the board approved several Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract (GESC) payments and the second reading of the special education policy and procedures.

    The board unanimously approved the payments of $92,261 to Harshaw Trane, $1,278,939.60 to Trane U.S. Inc and $416,080 to Trane U.S. Inc.

  • Bees may stay for several more weeks

    It doesn’t appear much is happening with the swarm of bees that has taken up residence in a hollow cedar tree at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    Beekeeper, Gene Englert, had begun the process to extract the swarm from the tree without harming the bees or the tree in June. One of the first steps in the removal process was placing a board over the hole in the tree to prevent the bees from coming and going from multiple places. However the bees have made a new hole in the tree, complicating the removal process.

  • State auditors examine BFD

    Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon’s Office recently released their results of a special examination of alleged misuse of public funds by the department’s former Buffalo fire department chief Wendell Perkins.

  • Woman seriously injured in accident
  • Eight file for Hodgenville city council

    The filing deadline for local city council and school board races ended last Tuesday with a crowded field of eight for the Hodgenville City Council race that includes four incumbents, a former council member a former police chief and two local business owners.

    Incumbents who filed for reelection were Larry Davis, Sharon Hornback, Bonnie Clark and Mitchell Key. Davis, Hornback and Key are all filing for their second term. Clark is filing for her fifth term.

  • LaRue gears up for State Fair

    From cupcakes, fudge and hams to cattle, rabbits and crafts, many LaRue County residents are getting ready for the state fair.

    Several local businesses are going to set up shop at the Kentucky State Fair including Sugar Fashion Cakes, Sarah Anthony, who said it’s her first time at the state fair as a vendor.

    “This is our first year doing the state fair,” Anthony said. “We’ve been making around 1,000 cupcakes a day.”

  • Reed to retire as treasurer

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville last Tuesday afternoon, appointed Olivia Reed to fulfill the unexpired term of county treasurer Lauralene “Luke” Reed, who will retire later this month.

    Reed, whose retirement will be effective August 24, has served 16 years as treasurer after becoming acting treasurer November 1, 2001, upon the death of her predecessor, Janet Propes.

    Olivia Reed, who is married to Brandon, son of Luke and Willie Reed, will take the oath of office at the court’s August 23 meeting.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory has been lifted for all of Hodgenville.

  • Boil water advisory issued

    The City of Hodgenville has issued a boil water advisory for several residents who live in the southern part of the city.

    The advisory was issued because of a water main break that occurred around 4:30 p.m. Thursday on South Lincoln Boulevard. City crews worked for several hours and repaired the break around 2:30 a.m. on Friday. The boil water advisory remains in effect while water samples are being tested.

  • UPDATE - Accident on Lincoln Farm Road

    UPDATE - The roadway is now open in both directions.

    Two vehicles were involved in an accident on Lincoln Farm Road in front of Lincoln’s General Store in Hodgenville. Officials said one victim was transported to the county line by LaRue County EMS then airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital. A second victim refused transport. Extent of injuries are not known at this time.

    South bound lanes are open with traffic alternating while officials reconstruct the scene.