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Today's News

  • Candidate forum: Republicans square off for primary

    About 100 people attended the March 20 candidate forum featuring candidates for judge executive, Tommy Turner, Joe Pearman and Jerry Rock; property valuation administrator, Chad Puyear and Scotty Lee; and the two Republican candidates for state representative, Alex LaRue and Richard Treitz (Democratic candidate Terry Mills, who is unopposed in the May 20 primary, did not attend.)
    LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed moderated the event which was held in the LaRue County Courthouse and sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and LaRue County Farm Bureau.

  • Significance of unsealed documents disputed by mayor

    TV reporters descended on the LaRue County Circuit Clerk’s office last week after learning information had been released in a criminal case involving Hodgenville City Hall.

  • Miss Kentucky Basketball: Ivy Brown
  • PHOTO: Not a registered voter

     Miss Kitty, the courthouse cat, checked out an available pew beside Camille Turner at last week’s candidate forum. Miss Kitty has lived at the LaRue County Courthouse for several years. See inside for coverage of the candidate forums sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and LaRue County Farm Bureau.


  • Ohio man ordered to repay storm victims

     A roofing contractor accused of failing to perform repair services for Kentucky residents, despite being paid to do so, has pleaded guilty to one count of theft by deception under $10,000, a class D felony. 

    James M. Twaddle, 41, entered the plea on March 18 in Bullitt Circuit Court. His two-year prison sentence is suspended for five years on the condition that he repays $7,389.96 to the victims. He must pay the restitution in full by June 30 or he will be taken into custody.

  • Community Calendar – March 26, 2014

    Bingo at the Library
    The LaRue County Public Library will host bingo at 5 p.m. March 27. Call 270-358-3851 to register.

    Country Spring
    Clean-Up

  • PHOTO: Nicholas the Explorer

    Nicholas Hardin dressed in a safari hat and shirt for Hodgenville Elementary School’s Career Day program. He and other students performed a song about future careers.

  • Senior Activities: March 26, 2014

     Prime Time Band to perform

  • Glen Rice, Family and Friends return to PAC

    The Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series returns to the Hardin County Schools’ Performing Arts Center 7 p.m. Friday, April 11.
    The concert features former educator Rice, Tiffany Puckett and Ricky Puckett, Clint Sapp and Allie Shae Hash and guests, Grace Farmer, Matthew Dyer and Camryn Reynolds.
    A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.
    Advance tickets cost $15 and are available at Bank of Buffalo, Geneva’s Florist, Glenda’s Korner Kurl, The Lincoln Museum and Rock and Rogers. Tickets are $20 at the door.

  • The Sweet Shoppe and Dessert Cafe featured in Kentucky Monthly

    Kentucky Monthly Magazine featured The Sweet Shoppe and Dessert Cafe in Hodgenville in its February issue.
    A full page photo and nearly a page of text is devoted to owners Patrick and Paula Durham, and their children, Forrest and Maria.
    The Sweet Shoppe, which opened 11 years ago, sells about 33,000 pounds of fudge each year, locally, at festivals and on the Internet.