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Today's News

  • School nurse program discussed

    The use of the three school nurses in LaRue County Schools was a topic that was heavily debated during the monthly school board meeting on Monday, May 16.

    LaRue County Schools Director of Pupil Personnel Rip Collins presented three different proposals for the school nurse program after he said they were informed by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department that there would be significant changes from their current model as LTDHD will no longer supply the nurses, meaning the nurses would have to become employees of LaRue County Schools.

  • Students compete in Special Olympics

    The LaRue County High School had their first team ever in the Region 4 Special Olympic games last weekend.

    The games took place at St. Xavier High School in Louisville last Saturday. Four LCHS students and six Hodgenville Elementary School students competed in the event. The games also included a parade of athletes before the races.

  • Fiscal court discusses Mesonet payment

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court tabled the payment of $5,000 to Western Kentucky University for support and operation of the Kentucky Mesonet weather station site that is located at the LaRue County Environmental and Research Center on Leafdale Road in Hodgenville.

    During their meeting last Tuesday when the magistrates were examining the current county bills, Magistrate Ricky Whitlock questioned the $5,000 payment for the Mesonet weather reporting station.

  • Hodgenville passes amended license ordinance

    During a special called meeting last Tuesday, the City of Hodgenville passed the second reading of an amended ordinance relating to occupational, trade and professional licenses.

    All council members voted in favor of the ordinance with the exception of councilmember Woodie Handley who was not present at the meeting.

    The annual business license fee is $50. For the occupation license, the fee is 3/4 percent (.75%) of all salaries, wages, commissions and other compensation and net profits earned in the city for work done or services performed in the city.

  • Remembering the fallen
  • Hands on training in LaRue County
  • Bennett arrested again

    A LaRue County man was recently indicted for 13 felony counts of unlawful interactions with minors in Marion County.

  • Gas station demolished for cleanup

    A landmark gas station on the corner of North Greensburg Street and East Main Street in Hodgenville was recently demolished so crews could prepare for an environmental clean-up.

    LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray said she requested the state Division of Waste Management place the former gas station as a priority for environmental cleanup because the ground was found to be contaminated.

  • Primary election is May 17

    LaRue County voters will head to the polls next Tuesday to cast their vote for several national and state offices.

    The 2016 primary election will be held next Tuesday, May 17 with polls opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m.

  • Bivens appointed to State Fair Board

    Governor Matt Bevin announced on May 10, 2016 new members to serve on the Kentucky State Fair Board.

    The Fair Board oversees operations for the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, located at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds, and the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC), located in downtown Louisville. Total economic impact from these venues is more than $482.3 million annually. In August KICC will undergo a 2-year, $180 million renovation, which will potentially bring an additional $53 million in annual economic impact to the downtown area.