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  • Hodgenville concrete plant sold

    It’s been almost five years since the ready mix concrete plant on Enlow Drive in Hodgenville has been bustling with activity. The property, which sits just outside of Hodgenville, may get a new life in the future.

    The plant, formerly known as Lincoln Trail Ready Mix, was recently purchased by Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete of Smyrna Tennessee, from Kentucky Concrete, Inc.

    Beginning in the late 1990s Kentucky Concrete made pre-cast right-of-way markers at the plant.

  • 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.

  • Hodgenville concrete plant sold

    It’s been almost five years since the ready mix concrete plant on Enlow Drive in Hodgenville has been bustling with activity. The property, which sits just outside of Hodgenville, may get a new life in the future.

    The plant, formerly known as Lincoln Trail Ready Mix, was recently purchased by Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete of Smyrna Tennessee, from Kentucky Concrete, Inc.

    Beginning in the late 1990s Kentucky Concrete made pre-cast right-of-way markers at the plant.

  • First LaRue same-sex marriage license issued

    The first LaRue County same-sex couple applied for a marriage license last week at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office.

    County Clerk Linda Carter confirmed that her office issued a same sex marriage license last Wednesday and that she could not release the names of the couple until the marriage was recorded. She declined to comment any further on the issue.

    Angela Nicole Moore, 31, of Magnolia said the license was issued to her and her fiancée Constance, 31, of Magnolia. She said they are going to be married and have their wedding on June 18.

  • LaRue County fair starts Monday

    The oldest continuously running state fair will start next week on Monday, June 6 and continue until Saturday, June 11.

    The 109th LaRue County Fair will kick-off next Monday with a lawn and tractor pull at 8 p.m. A Coca-Cola Classic Talent Contest will also take place at 8 p.m.

    The Midway with carnival rides will start at 6 p.m. next Monday and they will also open at 6 p.m. each night of the fair. General admission is $8 per person Monday through Thursday and $10 per person on Friday and Saturday. Children two-years-old and under are free.

  • News of Record

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

    Quitclaim Deed Larry Wright to Larry Wright and Barbara Ann Wright, property Kennedy Road, FMV $75,000.

    Randy L. Price and Angela D. Price to Henry Warren and Theresa Warren, property in White City Subdivision, $26,000.

    Larry Meeks to Kevin L. Kimbel and Angelia Kimbel, property on Campbellsville Road, $81,000.

    Lanny R. Heath and Stella Joann Heath to Tyler and Evan Enterprises, LLC, property on Hwy 31E, $44,800.

  • LCHS graduation is Friday

    The graduation ceremony for the 57th graduating class of LaRue County High School will be held May 27 at 8 p.m. at the LaRue County High School in Hodgenville.

    Some 153 seniors are expected to receive their diplomas during the commencement exercises. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the LCHS football field and the gates will not open until 6 p.m.

    LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett said the event will be moved into the high school gymnasium in case of bad weather.

  • “Click It or Ticket” campaign is underway

    Local police are participating in a national Click It or Ticket campaign aimed to increase the use of seat belts.

    According to a news release from the Hodgenville Police Department, the campaign started last week and it will run until Sunday, June 5.

    The Hodgenville Police Department, LaRue County Sheriff’s Office and the Kentucky State Police will conduct safety checkpoints in Hodgenville and throughout LaRue County. Police will be looking for any seatbelt or child restraint violations and officers will be out during the day and night.

  • No decision made for transgender guidelines

    LaRue County Schools are still undecided about whether they will comply with recent federal guidelines concerning transgender students’ rights in schools.

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders said all of the guidelines are currently under review and that more information will be issued before the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. As of right now, LaRue County Schools have taken no action to change any policies relating to the transgender guidelines.

  • Mills elected co-chair of program review panel

    State Representative Terry Mills, who serves in the 24th House District of LaRue, Marion and Green Counties, is now the new co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Program Review and Investigations Committee.

    House Speaker Greg Stumbo called Mills “a great asset to his constituents and to the Commonwealth.  I’m proud to see him take on this responsibility and know he will do an outstanding job as chairman.”