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Today's News

  • PVA candidates field questions at forum

    Two LaRue County natives are competing for the position of property valuation administrator or PVA.
    Chad Puyear and Scotty Lee, both Democrats, passed a general knowledge test required by the state in order to run for the office.
    Both have been active in the community.
    Puyear has worked at Herb Jones Chevrolet for 21 years, being general manager the last six. He said it would give him a “lot of pride” to be in office in LaRue County.’

  • Forum: Three vie for judge/executive

    About 100 people attended the March 20 candidate forum featuring candidates for judge executive, property valuation administrator, and the two Republican candidates for state representative. 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.
    Three Democrats are competing for the office of judge/executive.

  • Church Calendar - March 26, 2014

    Revival at Benningfield Chapel
    Benningfield Chapel will have revival 7 p.m. March 27-30. Different speaker and musicians each night. For more information, contact Ella Ward at 270-324-4043.

    Nobleman Quartet at Church of Nazarene
    The Noblemen Quartet will be in concert 6 p.m. March 30 at Buffalo Church of the Nazarene, 5910 Greensburg Road, Buffalo. A love offering will be received.
    Gospel singing at Buffalo to benefit family

  • 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.