Today's News

  • Men charged with trafficking in marijuana

     Two men were charged April 6 with trafficking in marijuana.

  • Fiscal Court updated on 911 tower

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner updated Fiscal Court Friday on the progress of a proposed radio tower.
    The county has emergency communications equipment on a tower at LaRue County Fairgrounds and one in Buffalo, Turner said. The lease, signed in 2003, is $200 per month per antenna ($800 total). The lease expires next year and the cost is expected to go up.
    “We have the potential for this to go up significantly,” Turner said. He anticipates the cost to increase by $500 per antenna – or $2,000 per month.

  • City Council: No new developments on proposed restaurant tax

     Hodgenville City Council and the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board have appeared to reach a stalemate – for now – on the subject of a restaurant tax.

  • Photo: Leadership LaRue and Agriculture Day

     Members of the Leadership LaRue class traveled to Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market April 3 as part of agriculture day. Above, Jeremy Hinton, co-owner of the orchard and member of the Leadership class, described his agribusiness to class members Clint Williams, Marsha Duncan, Beth Turner, Nedra Jurcak and Deidre Brooks.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union earns 5 Stars

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union has received BauerFinancial, Inc.’s highest 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability.  
    The 5-Star Superior rating is based on the overall financial picture of the credit union and indicates that Fort Knox Federal is one of the strongest credit unions in the nation.  
    Fort Knox Federal has received Superior ratings from BauerFinancial for 26 consecutive years.

  • Benningfield earns Conservation District Scholarship

    Michelle Benningfield, daughter of James and Donna Benningfield of Hodgenville, is the recipient of the LaRue County Conservation District Scholarship.
    She is a graduating senior at LaRue County High School and an active FFA member, serving as chapter reporter this year.
    She plans to attend Western Kentucky University and major in animal science and pre-veterinary medicine. Her goal is to become a veterinarian specializing in large animal medicine.
    The Conservation District is providing $1,000 toward her educational goals.

  • Dobson wins $2,500, donates to FFA

    Wayne Dobson of Hodgenville was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
    The program gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations.
    Dobson designated LaRue County FFA to receive the award.
    He was honored at a ceremony at LaRue County High School in February.

  • Library shows off new bookmobile

    The LaRue County Public Library has a new bookmobile, and it’s all thanks to a $43,776 donation made nearly 30 years ago.
    In November 1982, The Ladies Lincoln League, Inc., turned over their funds to the library board after disbanding the organization with 73 years of service to the community.
    According to Library Director Dana Jolly, the purchase of the bookmobile would not have been possible without the funding donated all those years ago by the Ladies Lincoln League.

  • Preschoolers learn about bus safety

    One of the first symbols that small children associate with starting school is the big yellow school bus.
    But taking that first giant step inside one of the massive 72-seaters can be intimidating to the average 4-year-old.
    About 40 children, along with their parents, grandparents or caregivers, had the chance Thursday to take a short ride in a school bus and learn a few tips about bus safety. Abraham Lincoln Elementary hosted the program for preschoolers in “Wee Time” and “Kindergarten Here I Come.”

  • Hovious to serve 20 years for IGA robberies

    A Hodgenville man was sentenced to 20 years after pleading guilty to a pair of robberies at a local convenience store.
    Bradley Hovious, 31, pleaded guilty in March in LaRue Circuit Court to an amended count of second-degree robbery of IGA Express on Lincoln Boulevard in November 2011.
    Hodgenville City Police said Hovious, wearing a blue bandana over his face, robbed a store clerk at knifepoint. He walked outside where he was promptly arrested by an officer who had been tipped off to the suspect’s suspicious activity.