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  • News of record - May 24, 2017

    Property Transfers

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

    Cindy L. Hill to Stephen D. Janes and Mary Jane Janes property on River Road in New Haven, $25,000.

    Charles E. Swift to Aaron Scott Daulbaugh and Amanda H. Daulbaugh, property on Hwy 357, $32,500.

    Mary Helen Smith to Meredith and Meredith Building and Rental, LLC., lot 11 of the Hillcrest subdivision, $20,000.

  • LaRue Co. Extension plans to expand

    The LaRue County Extension Office will soon be adding around 2,000 square feet to their existing building for more meeting space.

    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension District Board is now accepting bids from qualified general contractors until May 31 to expand their existing meeting room. The expansion will include a foyer area, hallway, an expandable partition wall and more meeting room space.

  • Library celebrates 100 years

    This year marks the 100th birthday of the LaRue County Public Library. In honor of a century of promoting literacy and education the Library will host a celebration this Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m. The event will include a presentation about the Library’s rich history by Judy Greenwell and Lynn Claycomb, both descendants of Ladies Lincoln League members. There will be cake and ice cream and door prizes.

  • Plans for new library underway

    Over 2.8 million dollars in grant money was awarded to the LaRue County Public Library for the building of a new facility from the Public Library Facilities Construction Fund. According to a press release from The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, the grant will span 20 years, the Library will receive $141,050 per year from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives totaling $2,821,000 to assist with debt retirement.

  • Sparks: dedicated servant

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks, 55, passed away Wednesday, May 17 at his home on West Maple Avenue in Hodgenville.

    Hodgenville Mayor Ken DeVore said the sudden and unexpected loss of Sparks has left a large void in the community.

  • Services for Hodgenville Fire Chief announced

    The services for Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks have been announced.

    Walton Lee "Wally" Sparks, 55, of Hodgenville, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at his residence.

    He was a 911 Dispatcher for LaRue County; Chief of the Hodgenville Fire Department; a member of the LaRue County Fire Department, Hodgenville Methodist Church, B. R. Young Lodge #132 F&AM in Hodgenville and LaRue County Sportsmans Lake.

    Wally was preceded in death by his parents, W.L. and Wanda Stephens Sparks.

  • Hodgenville fire chief dies

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks, 55, passed away Wednesday night.

    According to the LaRue County Coroner’s Office, Sparks was found dead at his home Thursday morning on West Maple Avenue in Hodgenville and the cause of death was an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    No further information has been released at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.

  • Countdown to 2017 Graduation

    The graduation ceremony for the 58th graduating class of LaRue County High School will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 19.

    The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the LCHS football field and the gates open at 6 p.m. Seniors are required to meet in the LCHS cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.

    LCHS Principal Denise Skaggs said the event will be moved into the high school gymnasium in case of inclement weather.

    “We will notify the public by 3 p.m. on Friday through One call and social media if we need to move to the LCHS gym,” Skaggs said.

  • Fiscal court approves budget

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved its 2017-18 tentative $7.5 million budget while meeting at the LaRue County Courthouse in Hodgenville on May 9.

    According to Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, the budget includes no new taxes, but does include some new purchases while continuing contributions to fire departments, parks and recreation and special tax districts such as the soil conservation district and chamber of commerce.

    Turner said budgeted purchases include an ambulance and dump truck.

  • Legal action taken against former SNAP Fitness owners

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday, May 10 that his office has recently taken action against SNAP Fitness Center in Hodgenville.

    According to a news release from Beshear’s office, by law, fitness centers or gyms, spelled out in statute as “health spas,” are required to file an annual registration statement with the Office of the Attorney General, and post a bond, if they charge an initiation fee or have pre-paid memberships. Each bond amount is based on the number of memberships.