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  • Multiple break-ins plague Park

    Hodgenville City Police continue to investigate a break-in that occurred last weekend at LaRue County Park and Recreation.

    Groundskeeper Brience Willian said someone entered a storage building and took some of his Craftsman tools and a string trimmer. It appeared they purposely took only items belonging to him, he added.

    Last month, his 6X12-foot lawnmower trailer was stolen from Park and Rec.

    In all, he has lost about $1,600 worth of items to thieves in the last two months, he said.

  • Man stabbed in New Hope

    A man was stabbed at a bar in New Hope July 25, according to police.

    Around midnight Friday, Nelson County Sheriff deputies responded to Four Corners Bar in New Hope to investigate a complaint of a stabbing release.

    Police said 23-year-old Jamie J. Owens, of Bardstown, was stabbed by Dustin Thompson, 21, of New Hope.

    Thompson was charged with first-degree assault.

    Owens was air lifted to U of L Hospital. 

  • Water Works recognized by State

    Hodgenville Water Works was recognized last week by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.

    HWW was among 61 water treatment plants in the state that “consistently produced drinking water in 2013 that exceeded state and federal water quality standards,” according to a news release.

  • UPDATED: City property found at Fairgrounds

    A reported burglary at the LaRue County Fairgrounds over the weekend has led to the recovery of numerous items belonging to the City of Hodgenville.

    LaRue County Fair Board President – and ousted mayor of Hodgenville - Terry Cruse reported that several items were taken from buildings at the fairgrounds either late Saturday or early Sunday, according to Police Chief Steve Johnson. One of the items was a Scag riding lawnmower owned by the City.

    Apparently, locks to both of the fairgrounds’ gates were cut by the perpetrator.

  • Task Force seeks three

    The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force is looking for the following individuals in regards to the drug round up that occurred last week in Larue County.

    Brandon T. Weathers B/M 33 years of age of 22 Fairview Drive Hodgenville, KY 42748

    Weathers is wanted for the following:

     Engaging in organized crime, Trafficking in controlled substance 2nd or greater offense (Cocaine 2 counts), Trafficking controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school and Persistent Felony Offender.

  • Girls' Sweet Sixteen is moving

    The tourism community remains optimistic despite news that the KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament won’t be coming to Bowling Green in 2016-17.

    Vicki Fitch, executive director of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, said there will be other opportunities for Bowling Green to bring in large crowds.

    “Of course we’re disappointed ... but we have other KHSAA events we’re securing,” Fitch said.

  • Sam Sanders featured in Kentucky Teacher

    Dylon Hedgespeth, a recent LaRue County High School graduate, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Nolin RECC.

    He plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to pursue a double major in plumbing technology and accounting.

    His parents are Larry and Cheryl Hedgespeth of Hodgenville. 

  • Attorneys continue battle over dash cam in DUI case

    Several motions in LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders’ DUI case were overruled Thursday by Special Judge Lisa P. Jones.

    Sanders was charged with driving under the influence and speeding on March 29 while operating a school-owned vehicle. A Hodgenville officer pulled him over within 200-yards of his home.

  • UPDATE TO STORY: 911 service restored after lightning strike

    UPDATE: 911 was restored Tuesday evening, according to dispatch.

    911 service in LaRue County has been partially restored.

    According to dispatch, “most” landline 911 calls are being routed correctly. Cell phone 911 calls are “hit-and-miss.”

    The system went down about 11 p.m. Saturday when it appeared a direct lightning strike hit the phone lines. The surge knocked out the trunk cabinet that controls the phone system.

  • Drug Task Force rounds up 23

    A dozen members of an alleged criminal syndicate were arrested Thursday by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson, who joined the Task Force a year ago, said the seven-month investigation of a crack cocaine ring was a team effort that included Kentucky State Police.

    “The Task Force has so many resources,” said Williamson. “That’s the kind of investigation you can do with a group effort.”