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Today's News

  • Heavy rain creates pain for LaRue County Road Crews

    Torrential rains washed down three tandem truck loads of gravel onto Peake Road near Knob Creek, county road supervisor Clyde Veirs told members of fiscal court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 13.
    “And we’re not done hauling gravel off the road yet,” said Veirs. “Mainly, we’ve been cleaning up the mess from floodwaters.”

  • County Clerk's office receives grant to buy plat cabinet

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter has received a $3,305 grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The grant funds will be used to purchase and install a plat cabinet for the storage of permanent plats recorded in the county clerk’s office.
    The Local Records Program is dedicated to the preservation and management of Kentucky’s local government records of enduring value.

  • PHOTO: Watching the clouds

    An unusual cloud formation was spotted over the LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center on Leafdale Road last week.

  • Heath Seymour named executive director of Heritage Council

    Heath Seymour is the new executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council.
    Returning to his hometown after a roughly 15-year absence, the soft-spoken Seymour will soon be heading a mammoth effort to revitalize downtown as outlined by Mayor Tim Walker. The task is an expansion on Seymour’s new role as executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council.
    Seymour replaces Dana Beth Lyddan, who left Elizabethtown in December to relocate with her husband to Indiana.

  • New chief Steve Johnson shares a slice of Mayberry

    When newly-appointed Police Chief Steve Johnson first joined the squad 33 years ago, he worked the night shift. One cold winter’s evening, he received a call on Hill Street.
    “The subject was drunk and had walked in a lady’s house,” Johnson said. He left his cruiser running, due to the cold temperature, and walked up to the house.
    “She said she didn’t know where he went so I started tracking him in the snow.”
    The tracks headed back toward the cruiser and Johnson felt his heart drop.

  • Hodgenville's new police chief has wealth of experience

    Long-time Hodgenville City Officer Steve Johnson has been named Chief of Police.
    Mayor Terry Cruse recommended Johnson for the position at last week’s city council meeting and the vote was unanimous.
    “I think he deserves to be the next chief,” said Cruse. “He has done better than well, taking care of business.”
    Johnson, who joined HCP in July 1977, has served as acting chief since January when previous chief Johnny Cottrill was sworn in as jailer. Before that, he was a lieutenant for many years.

  • Buffalo woman charged with sexual abuse of child

    A Buffalo woman is facing several felony charges, including three counts of second-degree rape (no force), first-degree sexual abuse and four first-degree counts of unlawful transaction with a minor under 16.
    Annabelle Carlen Hatcher, 27, of Greensburg Road, was arrested April 15 by LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy and was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.
    According to an arrest report by Deputy Matt Darst, Hatcher is accused of having sexual relations with a 13-year old male between April 9 and 11.

  • County Attorney files civil suit against Sunrise Board of Directors

    County Attorney Dale Morris has filed a small claims case in LaRue District Court against the Board of Directors of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.
    Morris claims the Board – consisting of Jim Whitlow, Carl Howell Jr., Rondal Wright, James D. LaRue Jr., Linda Carter, Dale Keith and David Ragland – refused to pay his legal fees after he represented the nursing home in a 2009 civil suit.
    The suit was a payment dispute between the nursing home and a patient’s estate.

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Last day of school
    June 2

    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    HES
    ITBS Testing at Hodgenville Elementary
    ITBS testing for grades K-2 is April 25-29.

    Junior Beta food drive

    The Junior Beta canned food drive is April 25-29.

    LCHS
    Senior photos
    Group senior photos will be taken 9 a.m. May 5 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    The Lincoln Museum
    The Lincoln Museum is offering a scholarship to LaRue County students who will graduate from high school this year. Applications are due by 4 p.m. April 26. Forms are available from LaRue County High School or The Lincoln Museum in downtown Hodgenville.
    The Lincoln Museum has been providing scholarships to local graduates since 1995.
    For more information, call 270-358-3163 or email abe@lincolnmuseum-ky.org.

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