Local News

  • AGstravaganza is next week

    The annual LaRue County Farm Bureau Agstravaganza event is next week at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville.

    AGstravaganza will take place from Monday, July 18 through Saturday, July 23. The event will give visitors the opportunity to experience what farmers do to produce and sell crops or livestock.

    The events begin on Monday with a beef youth show at 5 p.m. followed by a beef open show at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, the Boer goat show and open youth goat show both start at 4 p.m.

  • Hodgenville City Council discusses current interlocal agreements

    The current interlocal agreements between the City of Hodgenville and LaRue County government was the main topic of discussion at the monthly Hodgenville Council meeting on Monday, July 11.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said that City Attorney Catherine Ford Claycomb has drafted a letter to LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner and the LaRue County Fiscal Court asking them to provide copies of all the agreements that are in existence between LaRue County and the City of Hodgenville.

  • Lost in LaRue - July 13, 2016
  • Fiscal Court discusses vandalism

    In a rash of recent vandalism, culprits have painted obscenities on stop signs and have stolen name signs, and in some cases, the posts on which they were placed, according to Clyde Veirs, LaRue County road supervisor.

    “These missing signs can cause people to get hurt by not stopping and ambulance crews can have trouble locating the roads where they are to pick up patients,” Veirs told LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville yesterday.

  • Killed in action to living

    What began as a trip to LaRue County’s courthouse to help her son on a school genealogy assignment turned into an unusual chance discovery for Theresa Banks concerning her grandfather’s Army service in World War I.

    As she was searching through old records in one of the rooms, a yellowed newspaper clipping fell out of one book to the floor. To her amazement, the article that she picked up was about her maternal grandfather Jesse Warren.

  • Red Hill Cemetery Commission approves two percent raise

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission approved a two percent raise to a cemetery worker at their monthly meeting on Monday, July 11.

    The commission approved the raise for city employee Tim Robertson, who is in charge of the upkeep of the cemetery. Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said the increase was a cost of living increase just like the recent pay increase other city employees received.

  • Hodgenville Council members up for reelection

    All six seats on the Hodgenville City Council are up for reelection during the 2016 fall general election in November.

    According to LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter, Hodgenville Council members are elected every two years and they last ran for election in 2014. The Hodgenville mayor is elected on a four year term basis with the last mayoral election in 2014 and the next election in 2018.

    At the time of publication, Carter said only one person has filed to run for city council and that is incumbent Mitchell Key.

  • Power outage in LaRue County

    Several businesses and homes in LaRue County are currently without power. According to LG&E and KU, they have a widespread power outage and workers have been dispatched to the area. Nolin RECC customers are also without power. Representatives said the cause of the power outage and the estimated power restoration time is unknown. We will update you when more details are available.  

  • Meditating through gardening

    A local woman says her love for gardening and growing daylilies is what has helped her though life and keeps her going each day.

    Geneva Wells, 81, of Buffalo is a retired cook/baker from the former Buffalo Elementary School and she was married to her husband Lyford Wells for 46 years and they had two sons together, Boyce Wells and Dennis Wells. When her husband Lyford passed away in 1996, Geneva said she turned to gardening and growing daylilies as a form of meditation.

  • LaRue County Farm Bureau Appreciation Dinner

    The citizens of LaRue County support agriculture and its farmers as well as, if not better than, any other county in the state. Several local LaRue County farmers along with the LaRue County Farm Bureau thought it was time that they show thanks for the support they receive from the community.

    We’ve all been caught behind a farmer on a tractor on the square in downtown Hodgenville a time or two, but this time, they are going to be blocking all traffic into the square.