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  • Shopko building to be auctioned online

    The former Shopko building on West Main Street in Hodgenville will be sold through an online auction next month.

    The Auction Management Corporation of Atlanta and Don Erler Real Estate and Auction of Louisville recently announced that the former Shopko building and property will be auctioned online only with a bid deadline of Wednesday, August 9 at 1 p.m. ET. The building and property will be sold to the highest bidder at the time of the deadline, regardless of price.

  • Name released in fatal house fire

    The name of the man who died in the fatal trailer fire last week has been released.

  • Goodlett negotiates plea deal

    Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett has negotiated a plea deal in his federal child pornography trial.

    Federal court documents show that Goodlett’s lawyer, Christopher A. Spedding of Lexington, has filed an unopposed motion for a change of plea for Goodlett and that a federal plea agreement has been negotiated. However, the terms of the agreement have not been released.

  • Jail log - July 19, 2017

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, July 7 to Friday, July 14

    Anthony P. Schnyder Jr., 43, of Hodgenville was lodged for falsely reporting an incident and violations of conditions of a release. He was later released from LCDC.

    Garrett Phillips, 28, of Elizabethtown was lodged for failure to appear. He was later released from LCDC.

    Shannon L. Penna, 47, of Magnolia was lodged for theft by deception cold checks under $500. She was later released from LCDC.

  • Large Lincoln donation made to LaRue Co. Genealogy

    The LaRue County Genealogy Society received a large donation of records on Abraham Lincoln and his family.

    Local historian and genealogist John Lay donated a collection of hundreds of documents about Lincoln. The documents were in folders and divided up into categories.

  • Deputy jailer suffers heart attack on duty

    The LaRue County Detention Center is mourning the loss of a deputy jailer that died unexpectedly after having a heart attack while at work on Wednesday, July 12.

    LaRue County Jailer Johnny Cottrill said Deputy Jailer Andy Martin, 50, of Bardstown was working at the jail when he had a sudden heart attack around 7:30 p.m. He said Martin was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he later died.

  • Sanders to retire

    Plans have been announced to help transition LaRue County Schools for a new superintendent as current Superintendent Sam Sanders will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

    During Sanders annual evaluation at the school board meeting on July 17, one of the goals in the evaluation was to develop a transitional plan and guide to handover to the next superintendent. Sanders contract will end on June 30, 2018.

    “There is nothing official, but I have not kept it a secret that I am not seeking another contract,” Sanders said.

  • HPD officer involved in crash

    A Hodgenville police officer was injured in a vehicle accident just after midnight on Saturday, July 15.

    According to Hodgenville Police Sergeant James Richardson, officer Nathan Hall was driving into work in his police cruiser when he was involved in a single vehicle accident on South L&N Turnpike in Buffalo. Hall was transported by ambulance to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries.

  • For the love of Baseball

    What began as a 1986 trip to Louisville to watch the St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball farm team Louisville Redbirds in action has resulted in a hobby for New Haven resident Kay Inman that continues to this day.

    Inman, who with Buffalo resident Lila Carlen owns and operates K’La’S in New Haven, is a baseball card collector whose interests cover not only major and minor leagues’ men’s ball, but also the long-defunct women’s pro baseball league that was popular in the 1940’s and 50’s.

  • Alcohol petitions no longer valid

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Office recently issued their opinion on a recently passed law that made the Hodgenville and LaRue County alcohol petitions void.

    House Bill 319, was signed into law by Governor Bevin on April 11, 2017 and places the cost of a wet/dry election on those petitioning if the election is held outside the normal election cycle.