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Today's News

  • Old Man Winter hits LaRue

    Two winter storm systems rolled through LaRue County this past week with as much of a quarter-inch of ice and seven inches of snow in some areas.

    Craig Dunn, Assistant Director of LaRue County Emergency Management, said that the winter weather started on the afternoon of Friday, January 12 with Winter Storm Hunter. Dunn said that was the storm that delivered the quarter-inch of ice and approximately two to three inches of snow.

  • Blind to being blind

    Though blind ever since he can remember, Leon Grimes has not let that blindness keep him in the dark as far as living is concerned.

    The soon to be 78-year-old man who lives on Herbert Howell Road with his brother Coleman and his family is a farmer, competent mechanic, and musician, playing a mean harmonica and chording a piano.

    He also looks at life from a somewhat different viewpoint than most sighted people.

  • BFT Logistics is expanding, transforming

    After being vacant for several years, the former Shopko building located off of West Main Street in Hodgenville has now turned into a bustling center of activity as a trucking company has moved into the property and building.

    BFT Logistics, purchased the former Shopko building in August 2017 for $336,600 through an online auction. The Auction Management Corporation of Atlanta and Don Erler Real Estate and Auction of Louisville auctioned the property to the highest bidder as an absolute auction.

  • Arendt selected as ExCEL winner

    Andy Arendt was selected as the 2018 ExCEL award recipient for LaRue County.

    Arendt is the art teacher for the LaRue County Middle School and he was recognized as the ExCEL winner at a special dinner on Thursday, January 11 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. Arendt was selected over Erin Hardwick at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Natasha Price at Hodgenville Elementary School and Eric Allen at LaRue County High School.

  • Goodlett sentencing delayed once again

    In what seems to be a reoccurring pattern, the federal child pornography case against former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett was once again delayed.

  • Primary election taking shape

    With the filing deadline on January 30, and only two weeks away, only 18 people have filed so far for the 2018 May Primary election.

    The most contested race is for LaRue County Jailer. Democrat incumbent Johnny Cottrill will face Democrat Anthony Bailey in the primary election. Republican jailer candidate Jamie Underwood has no opposition in the primary and will face the Democrat candidate that wins the primary election.

    District #3 Magistrate Ronald Dale Nunn will face opposition from Democrat Earl T. Riggs who filed on January 9, 2018.

  • Fiscal court updated on recycling center

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court received an update on the status of inmates returning to the Renaissance Recycling Center at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge Executive, updated the court on the status of Renaissance Recycling Center that lost its inmate help because of one of the inmates being found with contraband. He said that without that help, the center was running over with recyclable materials.

  • Hometown Teams exhibit opens

    While many schools, events and businesses were closed or cancelled due to inclement weather on January 12-13, The Lincoln Museum opened the doors to the Hometown Teams exhibit on Saturday, January 13 at 10 a.m. as scheduled.

    According to Rob Thurman who is one of the many helping put on the event, a few visitors came in Saturday, but the afternoon of Sunday, January 14 saw an increase in visitation.

  • Flu death reported in LaRue

    More than 30 flu-related deaths have occurred in the state, including one in LaRue County.

    Lincoln Trail District Health Department Public Information Officer Donny Gill said as of Fri­day, one flu-related death has been reported in the region, and it was in LaRue. The death happened earlier this month and is one of 36 flu-related deaths in Ken­tucky this flu season.

  • Alcohol vote stalled

    When it comes to the issue of alcohol sales in the city limits of Hodgenville, it has been “one step forward and two steps back” for almost a year now.

    After a petition with the required number of signatures was filed to begin the process of a wet-dry vote to be held in a special election, LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said there were not enough valid signatures on the petition to continue the process.