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  • Boyd accepts plea deal

    A LaRue County man, who is facing child pornography charges in federal court, recently accepted a plea deal.

    Benjamin Boyd of Hodgenville entered a guilty plea to one count of child pornography transported in interstate commerce by means including a computer and one count of knowingly possessing child pornography. Boyd was originally charged with another count of child pornography transported in interstate commerce by means including a computer. According to the plea agreement, as a part of the plea deal, that count will be dismissed at the time of his sentencing.

  • Man arrested for meth after accident

    A Hodgenville man was arrested on multiple charges following a non-injury accident on Howardstown Road, February 17.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office and LaRue County EMS responded to a call to a single vehicle accident on Howardstown Road. Michael E. Downs, 37, of Hodgenville was involved in a non-injury accident. It is reported that Downs, driving a 1996 Toyota Tacoma, was traveling westbound on Howardstown Road around the 12-mile marker.

  • Code enforcement discussed by council

    The Hodgenville City Council discussed several items in their monthly meeting on Monday, including utility franchise agreements and creating a code enforcement board.

    LG&E Franchise Agreement

    The council once again discussed the LG&E franchise agreement with the city after the issue was introduced during the regular meeting last month. Representatives with LG&E and KU attended the meeting to answer any questions about the franchise agreement before the council made any decisions.

  • Hodgenville man arrested for trafficking in Marijuana

    A Hodgenville man was arrested on Wednesday, February 8 for trafficking in marijuana when deputies found marijuana at a residence on Carter Brothers Road.

    According to authorities, while serving papers, in late January, at the residence of Kristopher D. Brown, 32, of Hodgenville, LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Nick Pruitt stated he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the residence.

  • Motorcyclist led police on high-speed chase

    A Buffalo man led police on a high-speed chase Sunday, February 12, reaching speeds of over 100 mph.

    According to the Hodgenville Police Department, Bobby Fisher, 33, of Buffalo was observed on a motorcycle coming from Lincoln Farm Road turning left onto the Lincoln Parkway. The motorcycle was reportedly very loud and was observed to have taken off very fast.

  • Fiscal court rejects sign ordinance again

    By a 3-2 vote, LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville February 14 once again rejected an ordinance restricting commercial signs placed in the viewshed area along Lincoln Parkway, U.S. 31-E between Hodgenville and Bardstown, and U.S. 61 from Hodgenville to Lincoln’s birthplace.

  • Making nursing home residents savvy

    Thanks to a Student Technology Leadership Program, Savvy Sunrise, several LaRue County High School students are teaching Sunrise Manor residents how to use technology tools and in doing so are forming bonds of friendship with the elders, as the nursing home prefers to call the residents.

    Theresa Banks, LCHS technology resource technician, noted some unexpected benefits the interaction has produced.

  • Mat Hawks Region Champs

    The LCHS Mat Hawks wrestling team won the region 2 championship last weekend in a dominating fashion.

    The Mat Hawks entered the tournament as one of the favorites and they came away with their 13th region championship in the last 24 years. It was also the first region championship the Mat Hawks have won since Head Coach Eric Burrell took over in 2013.

  • Farmers concerned about speed limit on Lincoln Parkway

    LaRue County farmers have expressed concern about the speed limit increase on Lincoln Parkway from 55 to 65 MPH questioning if they are still able to drive their farm equipment on the roadway.

  • LaRue County Celebrates Lincoln's 208th birthday

    LaRue County celebrated Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on Sunday, February 12, with a traditional wreath laying ceremony and a luncheon.

    Wreath laying ceremony

    A crowd of around 60 people attended the wreath laying ceremony in front of the Memorial Cabin at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. Those in attendance also included Cub scouts with Pack 155 of Fort Knox and Mary Todd Lincoln impersonators Susan Miller of Nicholasville and Joan Howard of Frankfort.