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Today's News

  • Taking agriculture to whirling heights

    Though it’s not unusual to see military helicopters flying in this area, smaller ones skimming over farmers’ corn fields have drawn quite a bit of attention lately.

    Steve Berry, one of the LaRue County farmers who had a chopper spray his corn fields off Goodin Williams Road and 1607 last week, said he went through the local Southern States dealer to have his corn sprayed.

  • Practice makes perfect

    The LaRue County Public Library will host a reception for the August featured artist, John ‘Tommy” Gardner, at 5:30 p.m. on August 3.

    The featured artist is part of an ongoing program that highlights the work of local artist and authors.

    Gardner, owner and operator of Gardner’s Body Shop in Hodgenville, has been painting vehicles his whole life. However, it wasn’t until 2002 when he decided to try painting canvas as a hobby. He didn’t take any art classes in high school and thought he would try something new.

  • Shopko building to be auctioned online

    The former Shopko building on West Main Street in Hodgenville will be sold through an online auction next month.

    The Auction Management Corporation of Atlanta and Don Erler Real Estate and Auction of Louisville recently announced that the former Shopko building and property will be auctioned online only with a bid deadline of Wednesday, August 9 at 1 p.m. ET. The building and property will be sold to the highest bidder at the time of the deadline, regardless of price.

  • Name released in fatal house fire

    The name of the man who died in the fatal trailer fire last week has been released.

  • Goodlett negotiates plea deal

    Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett has negotiated a plea deal in his federal child pornography trial.

    Federal court documents show that Goodlett’s lawyer, Christopher A. Spedding of Lexington, has filed an unopposed motion for a change of plea for Goodlett and that a federal plea agreement has been negotiated. However, the terms of the agreement have not been released.

  • The Journey is never over

    A LaRue Countian with Multiple Sclerosis is continuing to help people battle and understand the disease through a support group and an annual walk.

  • Sanders to retire

    Plans have been announced to help transition LaRue County Schools for a new superintendent as current Superintendent Sam Sanders will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

    During Sanders annual evaluation at the school board meeting on July 17, one of the goals in the evaluation was to develop a transitional plan and guide to handover to the next superintendent. Sanders contract will end on June 30, 2018.

    “There is nothing official, but I have not kept it a secret that I am not seeking another contract,” Sanders said.

  • HPD officer involved in crash

    A Hodgenville police officer was injured in a vehicle accident just after midnight on Saturday, July 15.

    According to Hodgenville Police Sergeant James Richardson, officer Nathan Hall was driving into work in his police cruiser when he was involved in a single vehicle accident on South L&N Turnpike in Buffalo. Hall was transported by ambulance to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries.

  • Alcohol petitions no longer valid

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Office recently issued their opinion on a recently passed law that made the Hodgenville and LaRue County alcohol petitions void.

    House Bill 319, was signed into law by Governor Bevin on April 11, 2017 and places the cost of a wet/dry election on those petitioning if the election is held outside the normal election cycle.

  • For the love of Baseball

    What began as a 1986 trip to Louisville to watch the St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball farm team Louisville Redbirds in action has resulted in a hobby for New Haven resident Kay Inman that continues to this day.

    Inman, who with Buffalo resident Lila Carlen owns and operates K’La’S in New Haven, is a baseball card collector whose interests cover not only major and minor leagues’ men’s ball, but also the long-defunct women’s pro baseball league that was popular in the 1940’s and 50’s.