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  • Keeping things clean

    By the armful, bagful, and trunk full, Renaissance Recycling is fighting a continuous battle to make America clean again.

    “In 2006, the first year we recycled, we totaled 50 tons of cardboard, newsprint, magazines, slicks, and plastics,” recalled Jill Gray, LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator. “In 2016 we totaled 317 tons, and that’s just from our recycling center site.”

    When she became coordinator in 2003, the contracted hauler was using dumpsters as recycling receptacles.

  • Sheriff's office cracks down on drugs

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office has been stepping up their investigative work and cracking down on drug complaints.

    In the past few months, LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said his office has worked hard to follow up on nearly every complaint of drug trafficking they have received and it seems to be working.

  • Lincoln Parkway or Lincoln Speedway

    Two vehicles were involved in an alleged racing incident on Lincoln Parkway in Hodgenville with speeds reportedly reaching 96 mph on Saturday, March 11.

    According to Deputy Sheriff Kevin Bennett, he responded to a complaint about two vehicles that were reportedly racing on the Lincoln Parkway. Upon arrival, Bennett observed a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Stephanie R. Shofner, 40, of Campbellsville and a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Thomas P. Harper, 52, of Munfordville traveling at a high rate of speed.

  • LCS staff exposes 'sexting' dangers

    Several LaRue County Schools staff members took part in the Parent Workshop hosted by the LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center last Thursday. The workshop was for parents or guardians of any middle or high school student about the dangers of their children ‘sexting’.

  • Work-A-Thon raises over $27,000 for local youth group

    On March 11, 2017, the youth group of Hodgenville Pentecostal Church participated in their annual fundraiser part of a program called Work-A –Thon. The group was able to accomplish several different projects over the 8 hours that they worked. “We did yard work for two widows and one elderly couple. We also picked up trash along 10 miles of roadsides, and we did various yard work and maintenance for Red Hill Cemetery,” said Sarah Astor.

  • Hodgenville residents soon to have automatic withdrawal option for utilities

    The Hodgenville City Council voted on an agreement with a local bank to set up an automatic transaction option for customers that wish to have their utility bill automatically withdrawn from their bank account each month.

    All council members were present at the meeting and they unanimously agreed to partner with Lincoln National Bank to help with the processing of the withdrawals. For those who choose to have their city utility bill automatically withdrawn from their bank account, an additional $1 charge will be added to the bill.

  • Revitalizing Roanoke

    A Roanoke family is working to bring business back to their community in northern LaRue County.

    F & F Tack, Feed and Deli is now open in Roanoke offering customers a wide range of products from sandwiches to saddles as well as feed for livestock, goats, chickens and even man’s best friend.

  • Lost in LaRue - March 15, 2017

    Spring is my favorite time to drive around, but it isn’t to see the budding trees and beautiful spring flowers. I like to drive around during spring because a particular flower gives an idea of what homesteads dotted the landscape and are no longer standing as a testament to the people who lived there. If you haven’t guessed what I’m talking about, it’s daffodils.

  • LaRue County native earns distinguished award

    Nolin RECC’s Anthony Huff is the 2016 recipient of the Gene Yates Cooperative Spirit Award.

    According to Nolin RECC Communications Manager Patsy Whitehead, Huff is from LaRue County and he graduated from LaRue County High School in 2008. She said he was also voted the “Most Dependable” by his classmates during his senior year.

    Huff is a line technician and has been employed at the cooperative for six years. This award is considered one of the highest personal achievements a Nolin employee can obtain.

  • A window to the past

    LaRue County is a community of people who are proud of their ancestry and cherish their history. However, LaRue Countians have more to tell about their history than they realize.

    Every moment that was captured with a camera and maybe seemed quite ordinary, is a window into the past. It could be some happy children eating some ice cream, a church picnic with young men and women all dapper in their Sunday best. It could even be a quirky uncle who was always covered in grease from working on vehicles.