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Local News

  • Boil water advisory issued

    The City of Hodgenville has issued a boil water advisory for several residents who live in the southern part of the city.

    The advisory was issued because of a water main break that occurred around 4:30 p.m. Thursday on South Lincoln Boulevard. City crews worked for several hours and repaired the break around 2:30 a.m. on Friday. The boil water advisory remains in effect while water samples are being tested.

  • UPDATE - Accident on Lincoln Farm Road

    UPDATE - The roadway is now open in both directions.

    Two vehicles were involved in an accident on Lincoln Farm Road in front of Lincoln’s General Store in Hodgenville. Officials said one victim was transported to the county line by LaRue County EMS then airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital. A second victim refused transport. Extent of injuries are not known at this time.

    South bound lanes are open with traffic alternating while officials reconstruct the scene. 

  • Just Ask - August 10, 2016

    I’ve noticed several homes in the city, which are becoming eyesores because the owners choose not to mow the grass.  Isn’t there some type of ordinance that covers such situations?  What can be done to improve the looks of our city?

  • Man arrested for meth

    A local man was arrested for meth possession, fleeing the scene and several other charges after police responded to a disturbance call last Thursday on Bailey Road in the Mt. Sherman area.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriffs Office, the incident started when officers responded to a trespass complaint at the intersection of Bailey Road and Mt. Sherman Ward Road. The owner stated that a green car was parked on their land and that it had left prior to the officers’ arrival.

  • Expungement law causes confusion

    A new felony expungement law in Kentucky for class D felonies has caused a lot of misunderstanding for people who are wishing to expunge a felony from their record.

    The state legislature passed house bill 40 during their 2016 session, which allows people with class D felonies to have their convictions expunged. The expungement will eliminate all records of the charge, including the original police report, as well as erasing all documentation about the charge and conviction from the official record.

  • Large turnout of Hemp Field day

    More than one hundred people came out for the Industrial Hemp Field Day event last Thursday at the David Pepper Farm outside Hodgenville.

    Several specialists in industrial hemp research attended the event including Tom Keene from the University of Kentucky, Todd Willian from Western Kentucky University and Tom Hutchens and Dave Spalding from Atalo Holdings, Inc.

  • Skaggs plead not guilty

    A local woman who was recently arrested for manslaughter pled not guilty in court last Monday.

    Lovie P. Skaggs, 59, of Hodgenville was arraigned in LaRue County Circuit Court. She was appointed a public defender and she entered a not guilty plea. Chief Circuit Judge Charles C. Simms III also ordered to have a psychiatric examination and observation on Lovie Skaggs to determine her mental condition.

  • Trail ride for Christ this weekend

    The 13th annual Trail Ride for Christ will be held on August 13 and 14 at Double J Stables and Horseman’s Camp joining Mammoth Cave Park. This event has drawn many from surrounding areas for the past 12 years. They come to enjoy the food, music and the messages as well as the horseback riding and camping. Some bring a horse while others pay to ride one of Double J’s on a guided tour through Mammoth Cave Park.

  • Glen Rice concert is August 12

    The Glen Rice Family and Friends returns to the Hardin County Schools’ Performing Arts Center in Elizabethtown on Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m.

    The concert is entitled “A Little Bit of Country, A Little Bit of Rock N’ Roll” and doors will open at 6 p.m. The show will feature Glen Rice, Jeremy Nalley, Glenn Williams, Jon Spratt, Lou Bingham and Larry Denham. Several other musicians will perform at the concert including Pat Portman, Amber Martin, Camille Turner, Christy Miller, Roger Conley, Frank Hamilton, Kaitlyn Marie and Marc Masingo.

  • News of record - August 3, 2016

    Property Transfers

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

    Aaron Fincher and Amy Melissa Fincher to Connie Jones and Dennis Jones, property in Four Angels Subdivision, $87,000.

    Melvin K. Hall and Wanda Jane Hall to Melvin K. Hall and Wanda Jane Hall, several parcels on Hwy 210, FMV $12,000.