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Today's News

  • Police investigate car break-ins

    Hodgenville residents are reminded to lock their vehicles.
    Police are looking for a couple who allegedly entered unlocked cars and pocketed “anything that was left unsecured, from loose change on up” early Tuesday, according to Acting Police Chief Marcus Jackson.
    The two people – described as a white male with a medium build, and a female about 5-feet 4-inches tall with dark or two-tone hair – were spotted by residents on Kirkpatrick Avenue and Underwood Avenue. The two entered eight to nine vehicles.

  • Primary: Four Republicans campaign for governor

    This is the final installment in the series centering on this month’s primary elections, with Election Day falling on May 19. This article focuses on the Republican gubernatorial race, featuring Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott.

  • Last day of school is May 28

     The last day of school for LaRue County students will be Thursday, May 28 – as long as the weather cooperates and no more days are missed.

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to amend the calendar, making up days lost to snow. Students have missed seven instructional days this year – but will make up only six.

  • Discovery of headstone may cause revisionist Lincoln history

    DECATUR – A recently uncovered headstone at Greenwood Cemetery in Decatur could rewrite part of the family history of Illinois' most famous figure.

    That headstone belongs to Mary Hanks, who was the second cousin of Abraham Lincoln. While history books say she was born in 1824 and was buried in 1843, the headstone suggests she was instead buried in 1813, which would make her the oldest recorded burial in Decatur and perhaps the oldest in the entire state of Illinois.

  • Arts historian chronicles life, work of Nelson silversmith

    Less is known about Bardstown silversmith and clockmaker Jonathan Simpson than about his work, but Gary Dean Gardner wants to change that.

    The independent scholar of southern history and decorative arts is working with local historians Francis X. Smith Sr., Dixie Hibbs, Bjoern Lorenzen, David Hall and others on a survey of the work of the nationally renowned 19th century craftsman.

    He is also writing a comprehensive biography of Simpson.

  • James Comer denies accusation of abuse, says campaign will continue

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer denied accusations Tuesday that he physically assaulted a college girlfriend, accusing the newspaper that printed them of "Rolling Stone-style" journalism and pledging that his campaign for governor will go on.

    The allegations, reported Monday night in The Courier-Journal, were made by Marilyn Thomas of New York City, who said in a letter to the Louisville newspaper that Comer was physically and mentally abusive to her when they dated while students at Western Kentucky University in the early 1990s.

  • Conway owed voters defense, despite personal views

    We take Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway at his word when he says he thinks Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage is discriminatory. He says he believes the state's constitutional amendment forbidding recognition of such unions will be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, which heard arguments on the matter last week. He may well be right.

    But we don't think his personal views on the subject, no matter how sincere, excuse him from refusing to defend the law on the state's behalf in his capacity as attorney general.

  • Dog license info corrected

    Information about dog license fees was incorrect in Discover LaRue, published last week.
    The LaRue County Judge/executive’s office provided the following:
    Dogs that are electronically chipped with proof of the state required rabies vaccination tags are not required to have a license. However, the animal must be registered with LaRue County.
    If the owner wishes to have a tag, the cost is $1. Electronically chipped dogs without proof of their state-required rabies vaccinations must be registered and pay a $4 registration fee.

  • PHOTO: Shotput

    Junior Norman Sanders throws the shotput for the LaRue County High School Track and Field team.

  • News of Record: May 6, 2015

    Marriage Dissolutions
     The following marriage dissolution has been granted in LaRue Circuit Court in Hodgenville:
    James Gregory Whitlock, 56, of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, and Lydia Laine Switzer, 55, of Hodgenville. Married 10 years.
     
    Property Transfers
    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.
    BLVi, LLC to Kevin Glass and Cindy Glass, five acres from tract 7 of the Joe Edd Johnson Farm Division, $20,000