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  • Man leads Officers on chase

    A routine traffic stop escalated quickly after a Loretto man led local police on a chase.

    According to the arrest citation, LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Nick Pruitt observed Marcus Huling, 41, of Loretto, disregarding a stop sign at Commerce Parkway and Lincoln Parkway in Hodgenville. Pruitt noted Huling was allegedly changing lanes erratically when he pulled him over.

  • Self-supporting cemetery struggles to find support

    Each Memorial Day, thousands of people in the United States from the smallest communities to largest cities visit the graves of loved ones, showing with flowers and their presence that those buried there are not forgotten.

    In most cases, the cemeteries and memorial gardens are neat and clean, but that maintenance requires money. What may surprise people is that many of those cemeteries are not owned by their namesake churches and for maintenance must depend solely upon people’s generosity to maintain the burial grounds.

  • Forrest Hill and Mather Road Boil water advisory has been lifted

    The City of Hodgenville lifted the boil water advisory for the area of Forrest Hill and Mather Road as of 11:25 a.m.

  • Concern over new wet/dry vote bill

    A bill recently passed to amend a law that may change the way LaRue County would vote for a local option election or wet/dry vote.

    House Bill 319, was signed by Governor Bevin on April 11, 2017 and places the cost of a wet/dry election on those petitioning if the election is held outside the normal election cycle.

  • Plating Season: Caution advised on roads

    With spring in full force, farmers have begun preparing their fields for another growing season. As farmers begin moving equipment, drivers and farmers alike are urged to practice patience and common sense when sharing the road ways.

    This year in LaRue County there will be around 40,000 acres of grain crops planted, according to LaRue County Cooperative Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources agent Daniel Carpenter.

  • Mt. Sherman Man charged with child sexual exploitation

    On April 20, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Mark Nelson, 59, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

     Nelson was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.

  • It runs in the family

    A LaRue County home school student has been accepted into Western Kentucky University’s Gatton Academy and that alone is quite an achievement, but what makes Richard Pike unique is he is the second in his family to be accepted to the prestigious school. Pike’s older sister, Leslie, was accepted in to Gatton Academy in 2014.

  • It runs in the family

    A LaRue County home school student has been accepted into Western Kentucky University’s Gatton Academy and that alone is quite an achievement, but what makes Richard Pike unique is he is the second in his family to be accepted to the prestigious school. Pike’s older sister, Leslie, was accepted in to Gatton Academy in 2014.

  • Buying back lots discussed at Red Hill Cemetery

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission discussed buying back lots from customers and adding new preparation and burial rights transfer fees at their quarterly meeting on Monday, April 10.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said he has received requests from people interested in selling back their lots to the Red Hill Cemetery Commission. He said the lots were purchased several years ago by individuals and that their family members now want to be buried somewhere else.

  • 4H Livestock Club

    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club met recently for their monthly meeting.  Special thanks to Southern States for providing the meal and to Dwayne for speaking to the club about the Club Master program available to youth who show livestock.  The program is now open to rabbit and poultry 4-H participants as well.  Information is available at Southern States as well as from the Extension Office.