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  • Total transformation

    For the past two and one-half years, Linda Riley has been on a journey of a different kind with a destination of reaching physical, mental, and emotional fitness.

    “As a teacher, I had always put the needs of my students first,” said the 52-year-old former LaRue and Nelson County school educator. “but after I retired in 2013, I knew I needed to do something for myself.”

    Riley, who lives near Buffalo but was born and grew up in Frankfort, admitted she had always been heavy.

  • Boil water advisory- LIFTED as of 11:30 a.m. June 11

    The City of Hodgenville had issued a boil water advisory for the Hodgenville Grill restaurant and residents at the 150 Strange Road apartment complex Friday June 10.  All residents who live in the area were advised to boil all water used for drinking and cooking until further notice.

    City of Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore has released a statement, that the advisory has been lifted as of 11:30 a.m. Saturday June 11.

  • Two vehicle wreck closes portions of Bailey Road

    A two vehicle wreck occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, and has closed portions of Bailey Road in LaRue County.

    Details are not confirmed, but sources report two people were injured. A KSP officer is reported have been involved in the incident.

    Updates will be made as information becomes available.

  • Jail log - June 8, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center From Monday, May 23 to Monday, June 6.

    Aleshia K. Rosenberry, 22, of Illinois was arrested on a bench warrant for court. She remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

    Craig A. Vernon, 26, of Campbellsville was charged with possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to maintain required insurance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and drug paraphernalia. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

  • Hodgenville receives safety grant

    “We use every opportunity to make our city safer,” said City Clerk, Toni Burton referring to the $2,212.90 that the City of Hodgenville was recently awarded by the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS).

    The grant was used for fall prevention safety harnesses and reflective outerwear for maintenance workers and also allowed two employees to attend the KLCIS Risk and Safety Conference.

  • Created by the people for the people

    It’s common knowledge that Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States was born just south of Hodgenville. What many don’t know is that the park and memorial would not have come to exist with out the tireless efforts of dedicated community members and historical enthusiasts.

  • Lincoln Birthplace Returns to Summer Park Hours

    Summer hours are currently in effect at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. The Birthplace Unit is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will run through Monday, September 5, 2016.

  • Looking ahead

    Congratulations Class of 2016

    Congratulations to our Leadership LaRue Scholarship recipients, Sierra Schmidt and Andrew Coy. The Chamber Board of Directors and Leadership LaRue Alumni wish you the best as you further your education. Congratulations to all our 2016 LaRue County High School Graduates and many blessings as you pursue your dreams!


  • Improving the odds for farmers

    Every livestock farmer wants their herds to be as productive as they can be, and one LaRue County man is helping farmers across the nation in meeting those productivity goals.

    Gil Myers PhD, of Magnolia is an independent consultant and livestock parasitolosist who owns and operates Myers Parasitology Services, which is a parasite monitoring laboratory that tests parasites in livestock herds. Through his business, Myers said he promotes parasite monitoring as it allows livestock farmers to objectively evaluate their worm control programs.

  • News of Record - June 8, 2016

    Property Transfers

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

    Renee Brewer, executrix of Kenneth R. Bell estate, to Renee Brewer, property in LaRue County, FMV $70,000.

    Mildred Lynn Moffett to Mildred Lynn Moffett and Elaine Stirling, property on Wonderland Road, $87,500.

    Gary Hinton, Pamela Hinton, Terry Hinton by and through Kathryn Hinton, his attorney in fact and Kathryn Hinton to Branden Pepper, property on Borders Curve, $815,000.