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  • Police department collects 30-plus pounds of outdated prescription meds

     

    More than 30 pounds of outdated or unneeded prescription drugs have been collected at a drop-off box at the Hodgenville Police station.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson packaged the drugs last week. They will be taken to the Elizabethtown Police Department and eventually be disposed of by representatives of Communicare.

  • Reminder: Learn before you burn

     It’s the time for spring cleaning — the time to clean out the attic, and the basement and the closets. Before you know it, you have a bunch of trash to get rid of. 

    But, what are you supposed to do with it all? The Kentucky Division for Air Quality and LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray want to make sure you know that burning your trash is not the answer.

  • University celebrates 31 years

    The staff and faculty of Campbellsville University celebrated their years of service at the 31st annual recognition service recently.

    “It’s hard to believe this has been happening now for 31 years, and there are a few of us here that have been to all of them,” Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs, said.

    Dr. Dwayne Howell, professor of Old Testament and Hebrew and celebrating 15 years at CU said he has been connected to CU for much longer.

  • Contractor pleads guilty to more charges

    Attorney General Jack Conway and the Office of Consumer Protection announced that a roofing contractor accused of failing to perform repair services for Kentucky residents, despite being paid to do so, has pleaded guilty to two counts of theft by deception over $500.

  • Man's arrest leads to internal investigation

     A Hodgenville man is facing four counts after an alleged altercation with a Hodgenville police officer.

    Alex M. Garvin, 29, of Wood Lane, was charged May 25 with assault, third degree (of a police officer), resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and third-degree terroristic threatening. 

  • Graduation is Friday night

     

    Some 181 seniors are expected to receive their diplomas as LaRue County High School holds Commencement exercises at 8 p.m. June 6.

    The ceremony is scheduled to take place at Hawks’ Football Field. Gates open at 6 p.m.

  • Historic Buffalo hotel shares energy with 'ghost hunter'

    When Emma Whitlock was a student at the old Buffalo Elementary School, she rode the bus past a big, deserted house every day. One day, she saw something odd in one of the windows – a woman in white.

    It was particularly odd because no one was living in the house.

    According to urban legend, a woman in white is a spirit that manifests itself at the scene of a tragedy. 

  • 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.”