Today's News

  • Johnson returns to work in ‘limited capacity’

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steven Johnson was suspended with pay earlier this month after being charged with official misconduct.

    He returned to work last week in a “limited” capacity, according to Mayor Kenny DeVore.

    His job duties include public safety and code enforcement. His police powers are restored in emergency situations or when requested by acting-Chief Marcus Jackson or Mayor DeVore – or if he witnesses a crime.

    Mayor DeVore said he “ran it by the attorneys” before bringing Johnson back to the force.

  • Man faces federal drug charges

    A Buffalo man is facing federal drug charges after Drug Enforcement Administration officers served a warrant at a Greensburg Road business.

    Bryan Barber, 36, was charged Jan. 22 with possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances, and distribution of a controlled substance.

    According to an affidavit by Special Agent Michael A. Cates, the DEA, in conjunction with Kentucky State Police, received information that Barber was distributing cocaine and marijuana in the Buffalo area.

  • Check on school's progress with one click

    Just as parents examine their child’s report card to see how well he is doing, so, too, can anyone with Internet access look at each Kentucky public school’s or district’s report card to see how it is performing.

    Each year, School and District Report Cards are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) website. These Report Cards provide information including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • 4-H Calendar

    Arts & Crafts

    The LaRue County 4-H Arts & Crafts Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Extension office.



    4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Extension office. The program is open to LaRue County youth ages 5-8 years old or K-3rd grades.

    4-H Council to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Extension office.


    Cooking Club

  • CAIP deadline is Feb. 4

    Farmer applications for the 2014 County Agricultural Investment Program are available through the Feb. 4 deadline at the LaRue County Extension office. All areas have been designated by the LaRue County Agricultural Development Council as a primary focus investment area and are eligible for a maximum producer 50 percent cost share reimbursement limit of $2,000.

  • Farm News

    Private pesticide applicator training

    Private pesticide applicator training will be conducted 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    Bacon Creek Watershed Council

    The Bacon Creek Watershed Council will meet 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28 central time at Bonnieville City Hall, 7775 N. Dixie Hwy., Bonnieville. There is no charge to attend and the meeting is open to the public.

  • Ryan Bivens completes term as Kentucky Soybean president

    Ryan Bivens of Hodgenville recently completed his term as president of the Kentucky Soybean Association.

    Bivens, a soybean, corn and wheat farmer in Hodgenville, has been a driving force in the success of the association for many years.

    Bivens and wife Misty were named American Soybean Association/DuPont Young Leaders in 2004, which kick-started his involvement with the soybean association. He was elected to serve on the board by farmers in his region in 2008 and quickly moved to a leadership position.

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