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  • 2016 Candidate Q & A - State Senate Candidates

    Ricky Alvey

    JOBS — Every community strives to engage its workforce.  I’ll always be supportive of efforts by LaRue County to enhance infrastructure, improve transportation and have the physical assets necessary to attract and retain jobs.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory that was issued for several areas in Hodgenville was lifted at 11:30 a.m. Friday.

  • Functional art show opens

    In celebration of their first year at a storefront in Hodgenville Amber Gardner, owner of Art Gypsy is hosting a Functional Group Art Show featuring eight local artisans. Their opening day was Saturday April 16. Gardner said they had a good turn out and already sold many items.

    Featured artwork includes wearable art, pottery, unique industrial lamps with USB ports, hand-spun yarn, turned wood bowls and hand-crafted furniture. Artists featured are Luna Ortiz, Kat Jordan, Sharon Farris, Robert Gardner, Debi Fields, Brenda Heaton, Cardin Loop and Amber Gardner.

  • Fiscal court purchases lot

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 12, approved the purchase of a residential lot which initially will be used for overflow parking.

    The property is located at the corner of Bennett and High streets across from the courthouse.

    “The lot was assessed at $14,000 but the owners, Byron and Angie Pitchford, were willing to sell it to the county for $7,200,” LaRue Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates. “It’s really two back-to-back residential lots.”

  • Missing LaRue County teenager - found safe

    Update to Breaking News - The missing LaRue County teenager has been found according to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy. The teen was found unharmed and is safe. (April 20, 2016 3:30 p.m.)


    Local police are searching for a missing LaRue County teenager.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, Billie Nicole Soeder, 15, of Buffalo was last seen around 9:30 p.m. at her residence on Mt. Tabor Road in Buffalo.

  • Bo's Smoke Shop Closes Hodgenville Location

    Bo's Smoke Shop has officially CLOSED their location on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville, KY.  Bo's Smoke Shop General Manager,  Amy Dennis,  said that the business closure is due to declining sales over the past few years. The closure occurred at 9:30 a.m. this morning, April 20, 2016.

    Read more in next week's LaRue County Herald News.

  • Fast and furious

    A man led police on a high speed chase last Thursday that started on Lincoln Parkway and ended on East Water Street near downtown Hodgenville.

  • School board hires new attorney

    The LaRue County School Board now has a new attorney a for the first time in 45 years.

    During their monthly meeting on Monday night, the board unanimously approved hiring Claycomb Law Office for legal services as school board attorney for a period of three years from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019. Tom Claycomb will serve as the board’s primary attorney.

    The hiring was a result of the retirement announcement by former school board attorney Jim Whitlow. See the separate article on 5A in todays issue.

  • Claycomb Law Office to represent LCS Board of Education

    The LaRue County Schools Board of Education hired Claycomb Law Office in Hodgenville on Monday, naming new counsel for the first time since 1971.

    Tom Claycomb will serve as the board’s primary attorney.

    “We’re excited to work with an attorney as well trained as Tom, who lives in our community and is a product of our school district,” said Board Chairwoman Joanna Hinton.

    Claycomb replaces longtime board attorney Jim Whitlow, who resigned because he plans to practice on a limited basis.

  • Farm accident in Hodgenville