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  • Royalty visits Hodgenville

    A seventh generation decedent of the man Hodgenville was named after recently visited the city.

    Brandi Weiss of Eldora, Iowa attended the Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, May 12. The council unanimously voted to make her an honorary citizen of the City of Hodgenville. Weiss is the great-great-great-great-great granddaughter of Robert Hodgen, who Hodgenville was named after when it was founded after the petitioning of the Hardin County Court by his family in 1818.

  • LaRue County Bootleg

    There’s no doubt LaRue County has a colorful history. While the most infamous claim to fame in LaRue’s history is certainly the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, LaRue County has also had its share of bootleg history. Moonshine could be found all up and down the hills and hollers of LaRue County’s borders.

  • Purple plastic pigs do their part for Relay

    As Relay for Life winds down, several purple plastic pigs have done their part, thanks to some conscientious owners, to help the cancer cause by raising $2,350.20 for LaRue County. The pig contests are one way Relay engages the community throughout the year with several different contests.

  • Prescription meds can still mean DUI

    Police are performing traffic checkpoints to try and get impaired drivers off the road. The most recent checkpoint was conducted at the intersection of Campbellsville Road and Hwy 1618 in Hodgenville.

  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week: Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.

    The first day of summer is June 20. I think we are pretty well on schedule. 

    Congratulations to Brittany Carl on being chosen 2017 LaRue County Mother of the Year at the fair last week. I enjoyed karaoke on Tuesday at the fair and Senior Day on Wednesday at the fair.

    Congratulations to Craig and Kelly on the birth of son Owen Edward on May 17.

  • Guthrie to visit LaRue

    Congressman Brett Guthrie is coming to Hodgenville to meet with LaRue Countians on Monday, June 19 at 10 a.m. in the community room on the square in downtown Hodgenville.

    The meeting, which he refers to as his public office hours, is the first for Guthrie this summer as he plans on travelling to all 21 counties that he represents in the Second District of the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • June food inspections

    Pizza Zone 2501 Greensburg Rd., Buffalo, 94, dented can (corrected immediately), bare wood at edge of countertops, floor in bad repair in restroom, floor vents unclean. Scored 98 upon follow up.

    Paula’s Hot Biscuit, 531 W. Water St., Hodgenville, 94, dented cans and home canned product in refrigerator (both corrected immediately), not wearing hair restraints. Scored 98 upon follow up.

    Lincoln Jamboree, 2579 Lincoln Farm Rd., Hodgenville, 97, shelving in need of paint, rust in cooler, ice machine has build up, floors unclean around cooking equipment.

  • Father of several, patriarch of many

    Father of four and (counting children’s spouses and grandchildren) patriarch of 19, Hodgenville resident Jim Rogers learned a lot about being a good father from his dad, Elmer Rogers, who died in 1997 at the age of 87.

    “I don’t remember him setting me down and telling me about the birds and bees, but he taught me many things about being a good father by example,” said Rogers, who lives in Hamilton Acres in Hodgenville.

  • Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Michael R. Nunn and Amie R. Nunn to Joseph W. Braden, property in Upton, $23,000.

    US Bank Trust, N.A., as trustee for LSF9 Master Participation Trust to Johnny Shofner, lots 3 and 4 of Kenwood Village Subdivision, $39,900.

    Easement, Abe Amira to City of Hodgenville, property in Hodgenville, no monetary consideration stated.

  • Arrested for abuse/neglect

    A Hodgenville man was arrested on Wednesday, June 7 for reportedly neglecting two senior citizens.

    Phillip B. Bradshaw, 54, of Hodgenville was arrested for two counts of knowingly abuse/neglect of an adult by person. He remains lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.