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  • Meth kits found in designer bag

    A Hodgenville couple faces drug charges after methamphetamine was found in the trunk of their car during a traffic stop.

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson said he stopped a car driven by Cody Allen Bruenning, 25, on West Main Street in Hodgenville on May 28. 

  • Glen Dale Children's Home to be auctioned

    On a lot that once housed troubled and orphaned children, 13 decaying structures now stand, taken over by nature. After five years of abandonment, the former Glen Dale Children’s Home property near Glendale will be sold at auction next month.

    The property includes about 272 acres with premier road frontage. The sale is at 10 a.m. June 28. Proceeds benefit Sunrise Children’s Services.

  • Thursday's microburst damages homes, businesses

     Many Hodgenville residents were awakened just before 6 a.m. Thursday by a severe thunderstorm.

    A cold front brought microburst winds of 68 miles per hour, according to LaRue County Dispatch. It was accompanied by sleet and rain.

    The National Weather Service defines a microburst as a “downdraft or sinking air in a thunderstorm that is less than 2.5 miles in scale.”

    Although microbursts are not as widely recognized as tornadoes, “they can cause comparable, and in some cases, worse damage than some tornadoes produce.”

  • Woman drowns in pond

     Many Hodgenville residents were awakened just before 6 a.m. Thursday by a severe thunderstorm.

    A cold front brought microburst winds of 68 miles per hour, according to LaRue County Dispatch. It was accompanied by sleet and rain.

    The National Weather Service defines a microburst as a “downdraft or sinking air in a thunderstorm that is less than 2.5 miles in scale.”

    Although microbursts are not as widely recognized as tornadoes, “they can cause comparable, and in some cases, worse damage than some tornadoes produce.”

  • Clerk no longer with City

     Hodgenville City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback is no longer an employee of the City.

    Interim Mayor Kenny DeVore said Thursday that Hornback had not returned to work following a May 15 public hearing – a hearing that ended with the removal of Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse from office.

    DeVore declined further comment about the clerk’s status.

    Hornback is facing 54 counts of abuse of public trust; and one count of theft by unlawful taking. 

  • Changes made at Hardin EMS

     Ira Dyer is out as director of Hardin County Emergency Medical Services after serving more than six years in county government.

    Dyer submitted a verbal resignation to Judge-Executive Harry Berry on Thursday and a written resignation Friday, Berry said Tuesday afternoon following Hardin Fiscal Court’s voting meeting at H.B. Fife Courthouse.

    Berry revealed Dyer’s resignation at the end of Tuesday’s meeting after Magistrate Doug Goodman asked for an update on the status of the position.

  • Cardiac monitors for county

     Two cardiac monitors featuring the latest data technology have arrived and should be online within two weeks, Emergency Medical Services Director Mike Cottrell reported to members of LaRue County fiscal court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 27.

    “One of these will be placed in each of our ambulances to provide the latest in cardiac care,” said Cottrell. He reported 163 ambulance runs in April.

    He also told magistrates that his department’s changeover to electronic patient care reports should be complete as of July 1.  

  • Illegally placed signs will be removed

     Residents, business operators and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews have authority and will remove political signs along state maintained right-of-way areas.

    Additionally, KYTC officials take this opportunity to remind everyone no yard sale, auction, business or any other sign is allowed on state maintained right-of-way areas. Such signs must be placed beyond right-of-way limits. Right-of-way fence is included in this restriction. On roads with a right-of-way fence, no signs may be attached.

  • Body found in pond identified

     The body of a woman was found in a Hodgenville pond about 8 p.m. Thursday, according to LaRue County Deputy Coroner Brad Turner.

    She has been identified as Rose Marie Akin, 62.

    Turner said she lived in a mobile home park beside the pond – located in front of the county maintenance garage on Lincoln Boulevard.

    Her family filed a missing person report with KSP Wednesday afternoon. She was last seen at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

    An autopsy is being performed. So far, no evidence of foul play has been found, said Turner.

  • Mayor removed after 12-hour hearing

      Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse was removed from office Thursday, May 15, after a nearly 12-hour public hearing at City Hall.

    The meeting was a continuation of a May 1 hearing that was halted by moderator Douglas George due to the lateness of the hour.