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Local News

  • Two indicted in burglary ring

    Nineteen people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, May 15 including two people who were indicted for first degree burglary in a reported burglary ring.

  • Cultivating Community - 2017 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce meeting

    The annual meeting of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce was held Thursday May 18 in a picturesque farm setting in LaRue County. Beautiful wheat fields served as the backdrop for the event. Members gathered at Fresh Start Farms outside of Hodgenville for the “Cultivating Community” themed event.

    The yearly event featured guest speaker Brent Goodin, Master Distiller of Boundary Oak Distillery in Elizabethtown, who spoke on entrepreneurship and community support that goes into small business.

  • Lee named acting HFD Chief

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore named Chuck Lee as acting chief for the Hodgenville Fire Department following the recent death of former chief Wally Sparks.

    DeVore said Lee volunteered for the position and was selected for it around noon on Thursday, May 18. He said Lee was selected due to his decades of experience as a volunteer firefighter, his proven leadership ability and his dedication to performing the job.

  • A visit to the WWII Memorial

    The men and women of what has been called The Greatest Generation are dying at an increasing rate.

    According to US Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, the USA loses 372 veterans per day, leaving only 620,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II alive as of last year.

    But, thanks to such initiatives as the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, visitors from past and future generations have the opportunity to revisit those feats of courage that justify why those who made up The Greatest Generation deserve that appellation.

  • LaRue Co. Extension plans to expand

    The LaRue County Extension Office will soon be adding around 2,000 square feet to their existing building for more meeting space.

    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension District Board is now accepting bids from qualified general contractors until May 31 to expand their existing meeting room. The expansion will include a foyer area, hallway, an expandable partition wall and more meeting room space.

  • Library celebrates 100 years

    This year marks the 100th birthday of the LaRue County Public Library. In honor of a century of promoting literacy and education the Library will host a celebration this Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m. The event will include a presentation about the Library’s rich history by Judy Greenwell and Lynn Claycomb, both descendants of Ladies Lincoln League members. There will be cake and ice cream and door prizes.

  • Plans for new library underway

    Over 2.8 million dollars in grant money was awarded to the LaRue County Public Library for the building of a new facility from the Public Library Facilities Construction Fund. According to a press release from The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, the grant will span 20 years, the Library will receive $141,050 per year from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives totaling $2,821,000 to assist with debt retirement.

  • Sparks: dedicated servant

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks, 55, passed away Wednesday, May 17 at his home on West Maple Avenue in Hodgenville.

    Hodgenville Mayor Ken DeVore said the sudden and unexpected loss of Sparks has left a large void in the community.

  • Services for Hodgenville Fire Chief announced

    The services for Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks have been announced.

    Walton Lee "Wally" Sparks, 55, of Hodgenville, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at his residence.

    He was a 911 Dispatcher for LaRue County; Chief of the Hodgenville Fire Department; a member of the LaRue County Fire Department, Hodgenville Methodist Church, B. R. Young Lodge #132 F&AM in Hodgenville and LaRue County Sportsmans Lake.

    Wally was preceded in death by his parents, W.L. and Wanda Stephens Sparks.

  • Hodgenville fire chief dies

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks, 55, passed away Wednesday night.

    According to the LaRue County Coroner’s Office, Sparks was found dead at his home Thursday morning on West Maple Avenue in Hodgenville and the cause of death was an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    No further information has been released at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.