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  • News of Record - February 3, 2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Joseph C. Blair to Edward Ray McDowell and Yvonne McDowell, tract 5A of the amended Willie and Lena Underwood Agricultural Division number 1, $155,500.

    Jeremiah Traxler and Lauren Traxler to April Yedinak, lot 4 of Bakk Creek Estates, $118,900.

    Harrison Sowards and Lori Sowards to Samuel P. Alvord and Elaine M. Alvord, property on Levelwoods Church Road, $45,000.

  • Why do we observe Groundhog Day?

    It’s that time of the year again when Punxsutawney Phil makes his predicition on what has become known across the country as Groundhog Day.

    Every year on February 2, people gather bundled against the cold hoping for a good forecast from a groundhog who becomes a meteorologist this one day out of the year.

  • 25 Year Anniversary of LCNI purchase

    In February 1991, The LaRue County Herald News changed ownership for the first time since 1919; purchased from the Creal Family by Landmark Community Newspapers Incorporated.

    From the LaRue County Herald News website:

    The LaRue County Herald News is the oldest continuously operating business in the county.

    The first newspaper published in LaRue County in 1879 was a monthly paper called the Public Advertiser. The paper was printed upstairs over the T.P. Howard General Store about where Smith Drug Store is located on Lincoln Boulevard today.

  • Ricky Alvey files to run for state senate

    Hart County Magistrate Ricky Alvey filed the necessary paperwork last Tuesday for the democratic nomination for the Kentucky State Senate, District 5 seat.

    The 5th Senatorial District includes Breckinridge, Edmonson, Grayson, Hart, LaRue, and Meade counties. The current senator is Republican Carroll Gibson of Leitchfield, who did not file for re-election.

  • Reed of Hodgenville files

    Republican candidate William Brandon Reed, 35, of Hodgenville filed on Thursday, January 14 for the office of State Representative 24th House District which represents Green, LaRue and Marion counties.

    Reed is married to his wife Olivia and they have two girls; Chloe, 4 and Alexandria, 11 months. Brandon Reed currently has a background in ministry and he finished studying political science at the University of Kentucky in 2004.

  • Treitz of Green County files

    Richard Treitz of Green County recently filed for State Representative, District 24 which covers Green, Larue and Marion Counties.

    Treitz said he has years of experience in the Kentucky legislature.

    “I have read and analyzed bills, testified before committees, and have written legislation, all without compensation,” Treitz said. “I know and have working relationships with many senators and representatives.”

    Treitz said Former Agriculture Commissioner and State Representative James Comer has endorsed his campaign.

  • No action taken at Hodgenville Council meeting

    It was a slim agenda at the monthly Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, January 11.

    The only items that were voted on and unanimously approved by the council were the minutes from the previous meeting and the monthly financial statements.

  • Jail Log - January 6, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, December 21 to Monday, December 27.

    Ryan T. Banks, 23, of Hodgenville was charged with no operators license and failure to wear seat belts. He was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Hodgenville Police Department.

    Karen Dudley, 47, of Campbellsville was charged with failure to report change in order to receive benefits. She remains lodged in LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Clark loves meeting people, sharing blessings

    For some, he is the man who takes your keys and waves you through the metal detector. But for others, Deputy LeRoy Clark of Hodgenville is more than a court security guard. He is a friendly face on good days and bad.

    “I get to meet a lot of people, and I try to have something positive to say to everyone,” Clark said. “It may be the only friendly face they see that day.”

    For the past 10 years, Clark has been working security at the Nelson County Justice Center, and as a bailiff in Drug Court.

  • 70 years of faithful service

    3,640 and counting. That describes the approximate number of consecutive times that a LaRue County man has attended Sunday School.

    Ed Fultz, 73, of Hodgenville has attended Sunday School for more than 70 years at Nolynn Baptist Church. He said he started when he was three-years-old when his mother Carrie Alice Hart took him.