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  • Hodgenville deemed motorcycle friendly

    Hodgenville was recently named at one of the top ten most affordable cities in Kentucky to insure a motorcycle.

    According to a study by ValuePenguin, the average annual insurance premium for a motorcycle in Hodgenville is $475, making it number eight on a list of 95 cities in Kentucky. Morehead was first on the list with an average annual premium of $457 and Taylorsville was last on the list with an average annual premium of $622. The study showed that the costs in Hodgenville were eight percent below the state average.

  • Upton native keeps Navy wing flying

    An Upton native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. The station is the largest base in the Southeast Region and third largest in the nation.

    Airman Tony Butler is an aviation electronic technician serving with Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11.

    A Navy aviation electronic technician is responsible for electronic, electrical and computer systems on the P-8 aircraft.

    “It gives me pride in my job being part of a mission and working on this new platform,” Butler said.

  • New program helps protect seniors from scam artists

    Attorney General Andy Beshear recently joined Kroger, AARP and over 25 other partner organizations to launch Scam Alerts, which is a text messaging service that notifies consumers when con artists are on the attack.

    Kentuckians can sign up for Scam Alerts by texting KYOAG Scam to GOV311 (468311). Or, enroll online at ag.ky.gov/scams and select text message or email alert.

  • Centennial Celebration

    A centennial celebration only comes along once in a lifetime. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first memorial tribute to Abraham Lincoln in the nation; Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

  • Relay for Life slated for this Saturday

    The community is invited to join the LaRue County Relay for Life teams and emcee Marsha Duncan as they celebrate and remember local cancer victims this Saturday, June 4 beginning at 2 p.m. The theme this year has a western flare with “Giving Cancer the Boot!” and promises to be an event for the whole family.

  • Joel Ray’s Restaurant 57th anniversary this weekend

    Joel Ray’s Restaurant in Hodgenville celebrates its 57th anniversary this weekend.

    Joel Ray Sprowls bought the Lincoln Village Truck Stop, which he said he frequented so often the waitresses called it his office, on June 6, 1959, and for 14 years it operated on a 24-hour, seven days a week schedule.

    “There were two gas pumps there when I bought it, I had to have them removed because I got tired of people saying they were going to Joel Ray’s to eat and get gas,” Sprowls said as he chuckled.

  • Two organizations appeal property tax assessment

    The LaRue County PVA office had two commercial properties that appealed their property tax assessment for 2016, which would result in a loss of approximately $8 million dollars of taxable income for city and county organizations if the two organizations win their respective appeals.

    The two organizations who are appealing their property assessment are Signature HeathCARE,, which operates Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville and AU Associates, which operates the Buffalo School Apartments in Buffalo.

  • Free program for next year’s Kindergarteners

    Kindergarten has changed from what it was when today’s parents were little. Gone are the days of naps after lunch.

    The LaRue County Public Library is offering a free program that will help upcoming kindergarteners in their school readiness.

  • Fiscal Court awards salt contract

    LaRue County Fiscal Court prepared early for winter as they awarded a contract for road salt to Cargill, a company based in North Olmstead Ohio.

    “Cargill won the bid last year at $78.25 per ton and this year at $64.99 per ton,” LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 24.

    Clyde Veirs, road supervisor, said the county has around 150 tons of salt on hand.

  • Free program for next year’s Kindergarteners

    Kindergarten has changed from what it was when today’s parents were little. Gone are the days of naps after lunch.

    The LaRue County Public Library is offering a free program that will help upcoming kindergarteners in their school readiness.