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Today's News

  • Sparks: dedicated servant

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks, 55, passed away Wednesday, May 17 at his home on West Maple Avenue in Hodgenville.

    Hodgenville Mayor Ken DeVore said the sudden and unexpected loss of Sparks has left a large void in the community.

  • Lee named acting HFD Chief

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore named Chuck Lee as acting chief for the Hodgenville Fire Department following the recent death of former chief Wally Sparks.

    DeVore said Lee volunteered for the position and was selected for it around noon on Thursday, May 18. He said Lee was selected due to his decades of experience as a volunteer firefighter, his proven leadership ability and his dedication to performing the job.

  • Plans for new library underway

    s awarded to the LaRue County Public Library for the building of a new facility from the Public Library Facilities Construction Fund. According to a press release from The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, the grant will span 20 years, the Library will receive $141,050 per year from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives totaling $2,821,000 to assist with debt retirement.

  • Library celebrates 100 years

    This year marks the 100th birthday of the LaRue County Public Library. In honor of a century of promoting literacy and education the Library will host a celebration this Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m. The event will include a presentation about the Library’s rich history by Judy Greenwell and Lynn Claycomb, both descendants of Ladies Lincoln League members. There will be cake and ice cream and door prizes.

  • LaRue Co. Extension plans to expand

    The LaRue County Extension Office will soon be adding around 2,000 square feet to their existing building for more meeting space.

    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension District Board is now accepting bids from qualified general contractors until May 31 to expand their existing meeting room. The expansion will include a foyer area, hallway, an expandable partition wall and more meeting room space.

  • Cultivating Community - 2017 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce meeting

    The annual meeting of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce was held Thursday May 18 in a picturesque farm setting in LaRue County. Beautiful wheat fields served as the backdrop for the event. Members gathered at Fresh Start Farms outside of Hodgenville for the “Cultivating Community” themed event.

    The yearly event featured guest speaker Brent Goodin, Master Distiller of Boundary Oak Distillery in Elizabethtown, who spoke on entrepreneurship and community support that goes into small business.

  • Two indicted in burglary ring

    Nineteen people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, May 15 including two people who were indicted for first degree burglary in a reported burglary ring.

  • Deputy Jailer jailed for drugs

    A LaRue County Detention Center employee was arrested for drug trafficking on Tuesday, May 9.

    Bradley Russell, 43, of Hodgenville was charged with trafficking a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Skaggs sentenced 1 year for reckless homicide

    A local woman who was charged with manslaughter was found competent to stand trial and was sentenced in court on Friday, May 12.

    Lovie P. Skaggs, 60, of Hodgenville appeared for a competency hearing in LaRue County Circuit Court on Friday, May 12. Chief Circuit Judge Charles C. Simms III previously ordered a psychiatric examination and observation on Lovie Skaggs to determine her mental condition to see if she was competent to stand trial.

  • Unique, unusual woodworking

    Harold Skaggs loves to make unusual or one-of-a-kind things out of wood.

    The 81-year-old Hodgenville resident has crafted replicas of Shaker furniture, built welcome signs to Hodgenville and to other cities, created business signs, even Christmas displays.

    Among the hundreds of unusual items he fashioned is a replica of Benjamin Franklin’s lap desk and a Civil War general’s military display box.