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Today's News

  • Mayor sums up fiscal year, announces plans for next

    The following is Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse’s summation of fiscal year ending 2013.

    First of all, I am pleased to announce that once again as the City approaches the end of our fiscal year 2012-2013 we are going to close well within our proposed budget restraints. Our income and expenses fall closely within our proposed budget adopted almost 12 months ago. 

    During the past year we were able to achieve several improvements to the City such as:

  • City Council approves first reading of budget, can't agree on work session time

    Hodgenville City Council held first reading Monday of a $1,234,950 million budget ordinance for fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.

    Anticipated funds include $336,300 from occupational taxes; $296,000 from city taxes; $285,000 from insurance premium surtax; and $48,900 miscellaneous government aid.

    General fund expenditures include $486,990 for police; $489,510 for capital outlay; $55,250 for fire department, debt and outlay; $25,000 for park and recreation; and $78,200 for Red Hill Cemetery (which is expected to be offset by revenue or carryover).

  • Hardee's giveaway keeps on giving

    Hardees/Red Burrito owners Wayne and Wendy Tyree recently celebrated their 20th year in business.

    During the anniversary, several giveaways were awarded including two kids’ bikes.

    Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jones were the winners of the boy’s bike, and Farrin Humphrey was the winner of the girl’s bike.

    After the winners were announced, Humphrey and Jones switched bikes because the Joneses needed a girl’s bike for a family member, and the good deed trade didn’t end there.

  • Hawks defeat Hart, Washington

     The LaRue County Hawks defeated Hart County 7-5 on May 7.

  • Sports Shorts - May 15

     Future Hawks Basketball Camp

  • New Haven man involved in crash to serve four weekends

    A New Haven man charged last June with numerous counts has been ordered to serve four weekends in jail.

    Austin P. McMahan, 20, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and fleeing and evading, April 26 in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Additional charges of speeding and reckless driving were dismissed.

    According to Kentucky State Police, McMahan was operating a Yamaha motorcycle at 102 miles per hour in a 55 zone on U.S. 31-E about eight miles north of Hodgenville last June.

  • Lady Hawks whip Thomas Nelson in three innings

     The Lady Hawks whipped 5th Region foe Thomas Nelson May 8 in three innings.

  • Bardstown Road to be reduced to one lane

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awarded a contract for asphalt rehabilitation for LaRue County projects in May.

    A 4.57-mile section of New Haven Road (U.S. 31-E) from the north side of Lincoln Square to just north of Ky. 84 was approved.

    Scotty’s Contracting and Stone LLC was awarded the contract for $382,014. Completion date is Nov. 15.

    The reconstruction of Enlow, Devers and Boyhood Home curves and culvert work on U.S. 31-E continues.

  • Ryan Abell qualifies for State Tennis Tourney

     Senior Ryan Abell qualified for the State Tennis Tournament.

  • Child injured by wringer washer

    A small child was injured last week when his arm was caught in a wringer washer.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy received a call to do a welfare check on the child, estimated to be between 2 and 3 years old.

    “His parents had taken him to Taylor Regional Hospital after his arm was caught in a wringer washer,” McCoy said. “They were told to (take the child) to Kosair’s and they never went.”