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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thomas to appear on national Christian show

    Gordon Thomas of Hodgenville has been in a lot of TV commercials, musicals and other TV spots since he started his career in 2004, and now he is able to add a national TV show to his list.

    Thomas will make an appearance on the Christian TV show “The Truth Shall Make You Laugh” with Matt Forte as the host. Forte said the Christian show is a combination of comedy and devotion. He said the show includes an opening monologue, magic tricks, a special guest interview and more.

  • 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.

  • First Goodtime Cruisers car show of the season a success
  • The story behind the car

    When Ronnie Johnson of Cecila retired five years ago, he was looking for a new hobby that he and his wife Wanda could do together. The soul searching led them to purchasing a 1972 Dodge Swinger.

    “I was ready to retire and we wanted to find something for us to do together that was good clean fun, so we bought the car and started going to car shows,” Johnson said. “We have been going to shows for five years now throughout the region. There is no rowdiness at car shows, which is what we like.”

  • 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.

  • Embry to appear in court

    A local who is charged with 100 counts of cruelty to animals is scheduled to appear in LaRue County District Court on Wednesday, April 20.

    Jane Embry, 57, of Magnolia will appear in court for her pretrial conference on Wednesday. She entered a not-guilty plea during her arraignment in December.

  • 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.”