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  • Officer involved shooting in LaRue Co.

    One man has been airlifted to the hospital after shots were fired in an officer involved shooting.
    According to Hodgenville Police Chief Marcus Jackson, who also responded to the incident, deputies with the LaRue County Sheriff's Office were in pursuit of a suspect who attempted to flee in his vehicle after a traffic stop. The name of the suspect has not been released at this time.
    The vehicle chase continued for several miles and ended when the suspect turned into a driveway on Gray Road in the Roanoke community of LaRue County.

  • Primary Voting Deadline Apr. 23

    Deadline to register to vote in Primary Election is Apr. 23

    LaRue Countians who wish to vote in the Primary Election on May 22 have less than a week to register to vote as the deadline is Monday, April 23.

    Those who haven’t registered yet can easily register and update their registration with GoVoteKY.com, the Commonwealth’s online voter portal. You can also register at LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter’s Office until 4 p.m. on Monday, April 23. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 23.

  • Hodgenville wet/dry vote decided by ten votes

    Hodgenville voters said yes to alcohol sales at the polls during a special wet/dry election on April 17, 2018.

    The registered voters in the City of Hodgenville voted to allow alcohol sales in restaurants or businesses in the City of Hodgenville. During the election, voters answered the simple question of “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in the City of Hodgenville?” YES or NO.

    The YES vote total was 347 compared to the NO vote total of 337, making it 50.73 percent to 49.27 percent. 

  • Progress in LaRue County

    The landscape is changing in LaRue County and Hodgenville as several businesses are building new buildings or adding on to their existing buildings.

    LaRue County Public Library

    Many LaRue Countians have expressed their excitement about the frame of the new library coming up in recent weeks.

    The new library is being built at 215 Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville and Director of the LaRue County Public Library, Dana Jolly, said that she is excited to see the progress of the new library.

  • Goodtime Cruisers kicks-off this Saturday

    Terry Taylor, president of Goodtime Cruisers, is quick to explain that when his members and visitors get together, the result is not a car show. Rather, it’s a “cruise, sitting still” which he explained is much more than a show.

    “We pull up our lawn chairs, share some good food and conversation and relax to some 50’s music while enjoying some of the classic automobiles,” explained Taylor. “There’s no admission charge, we sometimes have live bands, and we give away door prizes.”

  • Your Life, Your Choice

    With upcoming festivities such as Prom, Project Grad, and graduation, the roads can become a very dangerous place for excited young people.

    On Friday, April 13 both LaRue County Fire and Rescue and Buffalo Fire and Rescue with help from Dale Dobson, Farm and Home Safety Program administrator for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture put on a mock wreck and rescue for the students and faculty of LaRue County High School.

  • LCS asks community to participate in school safety survey

     LaRue County Schools officials are asking students, staff, parents and member of the LaRue community to provide input on school safety measures by taking a survey available on the district’s website.

    Like school districts across the country, LaRue County is concerned about preventing potential threats to school safety. The district’s approach focuses on prevention and the efficiency of the response to an emergency situation. School officials are considering multiple additional preventative measures and are seeking additional input via the survey.

  • First reading heard for mayor, council raises

     The Hodgenville City Council heard the first readings of ordinances that will raise the salary for the mayor and council members.

    The ordinances were heard during their monthly meeting on Monday, April 9 and both ordinances state that the council and mayor salaries have not been increased in several years. Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said the council and mayor have not always taken the recommended Department of Local Government cost of living adjustment in the past years as well.

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  • Man arrested for alleged disturbance at park

    A man was recently arrested for disorderly conduct at the LaRue County Parks and Recreation complex after having a confrontation with the park manager.

    According to the arrest citation, Hodgenville Police Officer Kenneth Thompson responded to the park complex on City Park Road in Hodgenville on Friday, March 30. Thompson responded after receiving a “call for help” from Brience Willian, who is the park manager for LaRue County Parks and recreation.