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Today's News

  • School day extended for eclipse

    LaRue County’s public schools will release students 15 minutes later than regular dismissal time on August 21, the day of the upcoming solar eclipse.

    All schools have provided opportunities for students with signed parental permission to view the rare event that afternoon.

    Information is being sent this week to parents informing them that in order for students to participate, the school must receive permission forms signed by the parent or legal guardian.

  • AgStravaganza - Faith, Family, Farms, Food

    A perfect summer evening with over 350 community members joining together to share a meal on the square in downtown Hodgenville, KY, was the scene Saturday evening August 12, 2017.

  • Ag. commissioner visits Hodgenville

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles visited Hodgenville on Thursday, August 10, speaking to members of the Rotary Club while traveling with his chief of staff, Keith Rogers, in this area.

    Rogers, who grew up in the Sonora area, said the commissioner had met with the Kentucky Agricultural Council in Elizabethtown earlier in the day. Before the Rotary meeting the two also met with LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner and others at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    While there, Quarles spoke about the economic impact agriculture has on the state.

  • Lee named HFD chief

    Current Acting Hodgenville Fire Chief Chuck Lee was recently appointed as the chief by Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore.

    DeVore announced his appointment at the Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, August 14.

    “Chuck is extremely dedicated with several decades of experience,” DeVore said. “He has been chief before and he has also been our water plant operator. He is more than qualified for the position.”

  • Fiscal court sets tax rates

    LaRue County Fiscal Court set its tax rates for 2017-18 in a meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville on Tuesday, August 8.

    The rates set are: Real Property: 22.60 cents per $100 assessed value; Personal Property: 29.35 cents; Watercraft, Motor Vehicles, and Aircraft: each set at 25.15 cents.

    “I recommended and the fiscal court accepted that we not take the four percent rate, which would have allowed the county to increase its revenue by four percent from the previous year,” said Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge-executive.

  • Rollover accident on Bardstown Road
  • Increase in stolen vehicles

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office has arrested several people for stolen vehicles this month.

    Mark J. Hale, 55 was charged with third degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking between $500 and $10,000, second degree criminal trespassing, operating a vehicle with an expired license and failure to produce an insurance card.

  • Two killed in crash

    Two LaRue County people were killed in a vehicle accident on Sunday, August 6 on Hodgenville Road near the LaRue/Hardin County line.

    According to Jeff Gregory, Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer, the accident happened around 3:30 p.m. when a vehicle driven by Jerimiah Williams, 26, of Hodgenville was traveling northwest on Hodgenville Road and reportedly crossed the center line into the path of another vehicle driven by Wilma Brown, 78, of Hodgenville who was traveling southwest on the roadway.

  • Trumbo named distinguished young woman

    Alexia Trumbo, 17-year-old daughter of Matt and Tamra Trumbo of Roanoke, was named LaRue County’s 2018 Distinguished Young Woman during a joint program with Hardin County in LaRue County High School’s auditorium Saturday evening.

    “I was surprised but very happy, not only for me, but also for the other girls who did so well,” said the LCHS student. “We all know each other well since we’re seniors at our school and that helped ease our nerves so it seemed more like we were just having fun on stage.”

  • Solar eclipse in LaRue

    Kentuckians, especially those who are in southwestern Kentucky, are in for a treat the afternoon of August 21, 2017, as a strip of the state about 100 miles wide will experience a total solar eclipse.

    According to information from Western Kentucky University, the last time a total solar eclipse was visible from the United States was July 11, 1991, and even then, it could only be seen from part of Hawaii.