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Today's News

  • Justice prepares to move on

    The superintendent of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park is looking back on his time spent at the park after recently accepting a position at Vicksburg National Military Park.

    Bill Justice has been the superintendent at the Lincoln Birthplace National Park since August 2011. He recently accepted the position as superintendent of Vicksburg National Military Park after serving as the interim superintendent at the park in February. He will officially take over the Vicksburg position in August.

  • AGstravaganza is this week

    The annual AGstravaganza, set for Wednesday, July 29, through Saturday, Aug. 1, at the LaRue County Fairgrounds, will give visitors an opportunity to come out to the county fairgrounds and experience what 400 county farmers do to produce and sell more than $41 million annually in crops and livestock.

    Extension Agent David Harrisson said the free event will have something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Upton Council approves bid process

    The Upton City Council held their monthly meeting July 21.Business included in the meeting was the need to advertise for bids to paving several city streets.

    The council agreed that a portion of College Street and Hill Street needed to be repaved. The council unanimously approved to advertise for bids for the project. Upton Mayor Melissa Smith said that she will contact several businesses that provide those services and will advertise the notice for bids in local newspapers so they can have several quotes to consider at the August council meeting.

  • High-speed chase leads to arrest

    A local man was arrested July 22 after allegedly leading police on a two-county chase, with speeds reportedly exceeding 100 mph.

    Hodgenville Police said Officer Eddie Dockery was on patrol near North Lincoln Boulevard and Hamilton Acres when he spotted a white 2015 Chevrolet C/K 3500 driven traveling south on North Lincoln at a high rate of speed.

    When the truck then turned onto Hwy 3204, Dockery noted the driver almost hit another vehicle head-on.

  • Man arrested for assault

    A Hodgenville man was arrested for fourth-degree assault on July 22 after police responded to a complaint on South Greensburg Street in Hodgenville.

  • Man caught burglarizing store

    A burglar was caught red-handed on July 23 after the Kentucky State Police responded to a burglary complaint around 3:40 a.m. at Jones Home Center in Upton.

    According to state police reports, officers responded after receiving a burglary in progress complaint at Jones Home Center. Once officers arrived, they noticed David R. Wolfe, 35, of Oakland was still inside the business and they announced for him to “come out with his hands up.”

  • LaRue County Court Indictments

    Twelve people were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury July 20.

    Sherman Ellis III (1975) of Hodgenville was indicted for failure to comply with a sex offender registry, second or more offense, and for being a persistent felony offender. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only.

  • Fiscal Court sets tax rates

    LaRue County Fiscal Court set its 2015-16 tax rates as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville July 28.

    “All rates are less than those approved by the Department for Local Government,” Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, told magistrates.

    The rates, in cents per $100 assessment, were: real property, 20.35; personal property, 29.85; water craft, 25.15; motor vehicles, 25.15; aircraft, 25.15; inventory in transit, not taxed. The rates go into effect in the November billing, according to Turner.

  • Cruse completes chlorine training

    By BOBBIE LANHAM

    Daniel Cruse completed a chlorine safety and training seminar on June 18 in Bardstown.

    The training will help keep Hodgenville safe in water related emergencies. Cruse is a water treatment plant operator at the Hodgenville Water Treatment Plant.

    The training instructs water treatment workers to use emergency repair kits to shut down and repair leaks in chlorine storage cylinders.

  • Trooper Island Camp celebrates 50 years

    SPECIAL TO THE LARUE COUNTY HERALD NEWS

    Trooper Island, a free summer camp operated by the Kentucky State Police, is observing its 50th anniversary this year by doing what it does best by providing a fun, life-changing experience for underprivileged children from throughout the state.

    Located on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County, the 34.5 acre island hosts around 700 campers each summer. It is estimated that more than 25,000 boys and girls between 10 and 12 years old have attended the program since 1965.