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Local News

  • New fee schedule for Red Hill

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission approved a new fee schedule for the cemetery at their quarterly meeting on Monday, July 10.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore went over the fees with the commission which included the sale of cemetery plots at $1,500 each (minimum of two plot lots) in the Smith William Section and all other sections $900 each (minimum of two plot lots) with a limited number of single plots at $800 each.

    For grave opening and closing, tent settings are $300 per grave. The price of a single grave is $600 each.

  • Gardening like Lincoln

    While many things are done by the National Park Service to preserve Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace and boyhood home in LaRue County, one of the often forgotten preservation practices is the period garden that is grown every year at Lincoln’s Boyhood Home at Knob Creek.

  • Community News - Georgetown

    Rodney Montgomery was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital last week. Last Saturday and Sunday were the Appreciation Services for Pastor Reverend Aaron Moss, Sr. and the First Lady at Lane Lincoln.

    Mary, Arneva and John Smith attended the Homecoming at Mt. Salem Separate Church on Sunday, July 9.

    During the Fourth of July weekend was the Embree family Reunion at Buffalo and Cliff Bradley Family Reunion in Horse Cave that involved many family and friends of the Hodgenville surrounding areas.

  • Vandals target library, break windows
  • Veterans event a success

    The weather cooperated with the LaRue County’s GOP’s veterans fundraiser and cookout on Saturday, July 1 at CreekFront Park in Hodgenville.

    LaRue County GOP Chair Lanny Vincent said it was obvious from the start that the event was a nonpartisan event with the accent upon veterans.

    “This is not about politics,” Vincent said in remarks to the crowd. “While the LaRue GOP is sponsoring this event, our veterans are and should be above politics.”

  • Richey part of ‘You’re the Cure on the Hill’ in Washington DC
  • KPS warns warmer weather poses danger for children

    Temperatures are on the rise this week and the Kentucky State Police is warning parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car.

    It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children in vehicles. KidsandCars.org reports that 39 children died in the U.S. during 2016 from vehicular heat stroke with 11 deaths already in 2017.

  • Statewide overdose deaths increase

    Many Kentuckians are worried about the increasing number of statewide overdose deaths last year.

    The 2016 state overdose report was released last week and it showed an increase in statewide increase of overdose deaths with a strong mix of the drugs fentanyl, heroin and prescription pills. According to the report released by the Kentucky Office of Drug Policy on June 26, there was a total of 1,404 fatal overdoses in the state in 2016, which was a 7.4 percent increase from the 1,248 overdose deaths in 2015.

  • High Speed Chase

    A LaRue County male led police on a high speed motorcycle chase on Sunday, July 2 that started in Hodgenville and ended in Magnolia.

    According to the arrest citation, Hodgenville Police Officer Kenneth Thompson observed a motorcycle cross over into his lane on North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville and reportedly almost hit him head-on. The driver of the motorcycle was later identified as Derek J. Meredith, 26, of Magnolia. When Thompsonattempted to initiate a traffic stop with his lights and siren, Meredith sped up and also ran a stop sign as he crossed Lincoln Parkway.

  • Trial rescheduled again for Embry

    For the third time, a court trial has been rescheduled for a LaRue County woman who is charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty.

    Jane Embry of Magnolia was scheduled to have her trial in LaRue County District Court on June 27-28. However, it was ultimately postponed after Embry’s lawyer, Robert Fredrick Smith of Louisville, filed a motion to reschedule the trial for medical reasons and provided medical documentation to support the motion.