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  • Hodgenville City Council passes ordinances

    The Hodgenville City Council passed several ordinances at their monthly regular meeting on Monday, December 11.

    All council members were present except for Bonnie Clark. The council unanimously passed the second readings of the following proposed ordinances:

  • Transportation crews prepare for winter

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is sounding the battle cry “Winter is Coming” to alert motorists to prepare for the impending wintery conditions.

    “Snow and ice season is upon us,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “Transportation crews are prepared to serve the public over the next few months by responding to winter weather events that may affect travel. We encourage Kentucky motorists to be equally prepared.” 

  • LaRue ExCEL winner seeks to inspire students

    Andy Arendt believes every student can learn and make art.

    In his classroom at LaRue County Middle School, he works to give his art students the techniques and tools to be successful.

    Arendt said he makes a point of trying to inspire and encourage students. Not every student will be a Picasso when they leave his class, but he wants to see growth.

    “Every­one has the ability to grow,” he said.

  • LaRue County celebrates FFA week

    Walking into the FFA classrooms at LaRue County High School you could see students laughing while learning. Through one door, groups crawled on all fours helping each other complete a teamwork challenge. Two doors down, students crumpled up red post it-notes representing negative thoughts and replaced them with positive, green ones.

     “Positive thinking—” explained student leader Gracie Furnish of Cynthiana, Kentucky, “—that is how we’re going to change the world.”

  • LINCOLN DAYS LUNCHEON – Celebrating Hodgenville’s Bicentennial

    On Sunday, February 18, 2018, a sold-out crowd filled the Hodgenville Woman’s Club for the annual Lincoln Days Luncheon. While this event usually takes place on Lincoln’s birthday (February 12), this year’s event was moved to a Sunday afternoon to allow for more time to commemorate the celebration of Hodgenville’s Bicentennial.

  • Embry found guilty

    A jury returned a guilty verdict, Friday, February 16, 2018 in LaRue County District Court concerning an ongoing animal cruelty case that began in December of 2015.

    Jane Embry of Magnolia was found guilty of 100 counts of second degree cruelty to animals. As a result, Embry will serve ten days in jail per count, which totals 1,000 days. However, Embry can only serve a maximum of 365 days (one year) in jail because all the charges are misdemeanors. Embry will pay a $500 fine per count, which totals $50,000.

  • 15 apply for LCS superintendent

    Fourteen men and one woman have completed applications to be LaRue County Schools’ superintendent once current superintendent Sam Sanders retires this summer.

    Applicants include four current district superintendents, eight central office personnel, and three principals, according to a list presented at the first joint meeting of the superintendent search committee held at the LaRue County Board of Education on February 15.

  • Second alcohol petition filed

    After receiving the news of not having enough valid signatures on a previous petition, a Hodgenville woman has now filed a second petition to calling for a special election to determine if alcohol should be sold in the city limits of Hodgenville.

    Lisa Reidner, the person who started both petitions, filed the second petition with the LaRue County Clerk on Friday, February 16. Reidner said she collected 529 signatures this time, which is more than the required amount and Reidner believes enough of them will be valid.

  • Hanging it up

    A well-known LaRue County servant will retire later this year and will not seek reelection after serving in his position for almost two decades.

    LaRue County Circuit Clerk Larry Bell took office in November 2000 after being appointed to the vacant seat left by former Circuit Clerk Ruth Ann Brown. Bell won the election for the seat in 2000 and officially started his first term on January 2001.

  • “The Summit”

    Dangerfield Road residents Gary and D.J. Canter, after gaining insight from a mission trip to Northern Ireland last fall, have embarked on a mission of their own here in LaRue County.

    “We want a gathering place for youth that will allow them to connect in a wholesome environment,” said D.J., who like her husband is a retired LaRue County school teacher.