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Local News

  • Vandalism at Creekfront Park
  • Fire on Sherman Ward Road
  • Accident on Greensburg Road
  • Woman arrested for animal cruelty

    A LaRue County woman was arrested for cruelty to animals after authorities discovered more than 100 animals at her residence.

    Jane Embry, 57, of Magnolia was originally arrested on 60 charges of cruelty to animals. A warrant was issued for her arrest after the LaRue County Fiscal Court asked Hardin County Animal Control Inspector Gereld Foley to inspect Embry’s residence to determine if she was in compliance with the county’s kennel ordinance.

  • Walking in the footsteps of greatness

    Going to a National Historic Park can be awe inspiring, but imagine an experience so close and so real as to live on the same ground as one of our most influential presidents. That is exactly the experience Sandra Akin of Bardstown, formerly of LaRue County, has lived.

    Akin was born in Natchez Mississippi where her father was a ranger on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Her father E.L. Wright, Jr. was transferred to Williamsburg, Virginia and then Yorktown, Virginia.

  • Fiscal Court audit released

    State auditor Adam Edelen has released the audit of the financial statements of the LaRue County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.

    The audit showed the county had total receipts of $6,605,350 and disbursements of $7,001,162 in the fiscal year 2014. The total ending fund balance was $2,974,818, which is a decrease of $395,812 from the prior year. The total receipts in the jail fund were $1,707,450 with total disbursements of $1,984,754.

  • Hodgenville discusses speed bumps

    The issues of speed bumps on city streets were hotly debated by the mayor and council members during the monthly Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, December 14.

    During his report to the council, Mayor Kenny DeVore informed them about the recent additions of six new speed bumps in the city. Two speed bumps were recently placed on West Main Street and four more were added on Kirkpatrick Avenue.

    Councilmember Bonni Clark said she has received several complaints from citizens and business owners on those two roads.

  • Magnolia woman arrested for cruelty to animals

    A LaRue County woman was arrested for cruelty to animals after authorities discovered 35 dogs and 25 cats in her care that were reportedly neglected.

    Jane Embry, 57, of Magnolia was arrested on 60 charges of cruelty to animals. A warrant was issued for her arrest after the LaRue County Fiscal Court asked Hardin County Animal Control Inspector Gerald Foley to inspect Embry’s residence to determine if she was in compliance with the county’s kennel ordinance.

  • Accident on Dangerfield Rd.
  • Fiscal Court approves solid waste agreement

    LaRue County magistrates approved transferring the remainder of the county’s current solid waste services’ franchise agreement from Waste Transport Services to Santek Waste Services, Inc., at their meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville on Tuesday, December 8.

    Wayne Smith, owner of WTS, which has operated in LaRue County since 1999, told the court that due to health and other reasons he was selling his business to Santek.