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Today's News

  • Pray ball!

    You may have noticed some goings-on at the softball field behind LaRue County High School. Five teams are competing in the new church softball league that’s started play at LaRue County Park and Recreation.

  • Extension Service plans 'Taste of LaRue'

    Taste of LaRue County & Fall Market Day

     

    Coming this month is a chance to see what local producers have for the fall harvest season. On Thursday, Sept. 25 at the LaRue County Extension office we will have outside vendors for a Fall Market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by and support our local producers who will have fresh produce, locally raised meats, seasonal flowers, and other handmade food items.

  • Jamboree celebrates 60 years

    As he enters his 60th year as owner and producer of the Lincoln Jamboree and his 56th year as proprietor of Joel Ray’s Restaurant, Joel Ray Sprowls’ path to longevity has been like the Energizer Bunny: He takes a lickin’ but keeps on tickin.’

     “I’m like a cat with nine lives, and I think I just lived my eighth one,” he quipped.

  • Hornback retiring from adult education

    LaRue County Adult Education Director Sarah Hornback is moving on. The longtime county servant is stepping down from her position to spend more time with her family and due to dwindling grant funds.

    She said she’s glad to have worked in this county for so long.

  • Officers equipped with new body cams

    An investment in new body cameras will help preserve evidence gathered by Hodgenville City Police.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson told City Council last week that the Taser cameras cost more than the previous models – but are sturdaier and more efficient.

    Chief Johnson said the cameras are to be removed and placed in a charger at the end of each officer’s shift. The camera’s contents will download to the computer where the officer or court officials can review them.

  • City raises tax rate, revenue stable

    Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to increase the tax rate.

    Mayor Kenny DeVore said property assessments are down “quite a bit” from last year. Some new homes were built, but existing ones lost some of their value.

    In order to bring in the same revenue as last year, the rate would need to be raised from .127 (12.7 cents) per $100 assessed valuation of taxable real property and tangible personal property, to .132 (13.2 cents) per $100.

    The rate will bring in about $425 more to the City than last year, said DeVore.

  • Tot OK after missing for 12 hours

    Searchers found a 2-year-old girl Thursday after she spent the night outdoors with only her dachshund for company.

    Siera Cooper, 2, the daughter of Chelsea Stark, 21, went missing from her home at 1020 Union Chapel Road, Buffalo, sometime before 8:01 p.m. Sept. 3. The Green County E-911 Center was notified the girl had disappeared, along with two dogs, from the porch of her residence, authorities said. One dog returned later, but the other, a dachshund named Daisy, stayed with the child.

  • KSP auditor continues digging in Cruse case

    The trial date for former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback has been set for Nov. 10 in Nelson County.

    LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III moved the case after hearing requests from prosecutors and defense attorneys alike, citing pretrial publicity.

    Cruse and Hornback have pleaded not guilty to numerous charges of abuse of public trust and theft by unlawful taking. Cruse also is charged with violating campaign laws and two counts of second-degree forgery.

  • Hodgenville United Methodist plans 175th anniversary

    In 1839, a small upstart church in Hodgenville was the destination for Robinson E. Sidebottom, a pastor from the governing body of Methodist churches. The church, then called The Methodist Episcopal Church South, is still around.

  • Family’s pup taken during theft at home

    A tiny puppy was taken from its Magnolia home Friday – and its owners are hoping a witness can turn up a lead to its whereabouts.

    Melanie Wells said her daughter Patricia’s puppy, “Ringo,” was in an exercise kennel on the carport when the family left for work Friday, Sept. 5. A small carrier, water and food were available to it.

    When they returned home about 7 p.m., they discovered the puppy was gone, along with a Poulan riding lawnmower.

    Ringo is 7-to-8-weeks old and is a Walker coonhound and pit bull mix.