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  • Marijuana plants seized

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department seized 26 marijuana plants in a central section of LaRue County on Monday, August 1.

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said the seizure is part of an ongoing investigation by his department. He said the plants were being cultivated and are worth several thousand dollars.

    “A full grown marijuana plant is worth approximately $2,000,” McCoy said. “These 26 plants have an approximate street value of $35,000.”

  • Ribbon cutting held for Reed headquarters
  • LaRue Distinguished Young Women candidates announced

    Three LaRue County participants are among the nine young women who will be competing for college scholarships at the 2017 LaRue County Distinguished Young Women program August 13 at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School auditorium.

    “We are partnering with Hardin County this year,” said Denise Skaggs, chairperson for LaRue County. “These upcoming senior girls will be competing for scholarship money in the areas of fitness, interview, talent, self-expression and scholastics.”

  • Community supports police officer

    There has been a large amount of community support through donations for a Hodgenville Police Officer and his family after they lost their home to a house fire last Wednesday morning.

  • Man extricated from vehicle
  • Burglary under investigation

    Local police have one suspect and are looking for two more people that were involved in a burglary at a residence on Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville last month.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner of the residence had set up a video camera with his smartphone and a video from the smartphone allegedly caught three people entering his residence on July 18. The burglars reportedly stole a small amount of medication during the burglary.

  • Hemp field day scheduled

    An Industrial Hemp Field Day event will take place at 2 p.m. this Thursday at the David Pepper Farm on 4566 Glendale Road in Hodgenville.

    The event will feature several speakers including Dr. Todd Willian and Dr. Paul Woosley from Western Kentucky University, Dr. Tom Keene from the University of Kentucky and Andy Graves and Tom Hutchins from Atalo Holding, INC.

  • Knob Creek exhibits discussed

    A public meeting was recently held to discuss the preliminary designs for new exhibits for the Lincoln Tavern at the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek.

    Several people attended the meeting at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park on Monday as representatives from Color-Ad, Inc of Manassas, Virginia and Design Minds, Inc of Fairfax, Virginia presented presentations of the preliminary drawings to the crowd. The exhibits are being designed to portray the story of Lincoln’s childhood at Knob Creek.

  • HPD officer loses home in fire

    A Hodgenville Police officer lost his home in a house fire early Wednesday morning.

    According to Hodgenville Police Chief Marcus Jackson, officer Eddie Dockery came home from working a night shift early Wednesday morning to discover a fire at his house in Taylor County near Campbellsville.

    Jackson said that Dockery’s wife and son were not injured in the fire. He said the house is believed to be a total loss and the cause of the fire remains unknown. No other details have been released at this time.

  • Notes based on shape

    Where Julie Andrews in the movie, The Sound of Music, associated each note of the musical scale with an animal or object(“Do, a deer; re, a drop of golden sun”), the system of music Tess Milby teaches assigns a different shape to each note.

    Though positioned on the same lines and spaces as songs written in round notes, the sight-reader relies on each’s notes shape instead of position for its pitch.