Today's News

  • Take care when handling storm debris

     With storms impacting much of the Commonwealth, many Kentuckians are cleaning and restoring their homes and properties. The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has specific guidelines for proper disposal of debris in the aftermath of severe weather.

    Storm-affected Kentuckians should be aware of health, safety, and compliance hazards associated with debris handling and disposal. These hazards include, but are not limited to, burning of debris, asbestos removal, and mold growth.

  • Several indicted by Hart County grand jury

     The Hart County Grand Jury handed down several indictments in Februrary:

    Denise E. Horn, 56, of Lone Star Road, Upton, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and complicity; possession of precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of marijuana and complicity.

  • Storms pass through county with little damage

    The tornado warning issued earlier Friday for LaRue County has expired.
    Little damage was reported in the county, according to 911 Coordinator Chris Jackson. A large window in the old Polley building on Lincoln Boulevard was blown out by winds and the old Druthers building on Old E'town Road lost some shingles. A tree was downed across Old E'town Road but was removed quickly.
    A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect.

  • Tornado warning issued

    The National Weather Service and the Storm Prediction Center include LaRue and neighboring counties in a high-risk zone today.

    A tornado warning has been issued until 5:15 p.m.

    It is advised that residents take shelter.

    Severe thunderstorms are expected and likely will deliver outbreaks of lightning, hail and high winds. A squall line associated with the storm front could spawn isolated tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service forecast for this area.

    The threat is expected to extend into the early evening hours.

  • FOCUS ON STUDENT WORK: Breea Kirkpatrick

     There are many problems in the world. They often involve people not being able to get along. The reasons are varied. The book, The War Between The Classes, is a great example that shows the main reasons of why the world can be cruel. Those reasons are racism, genderism and classism.

  • FOCUS ON STUDENT WORK: Mallory Williams

     There are many injustices in the world. Because of differences in people, people are often treated differently. Racism, genderism and classism are three main reasons why people were treated differently. There are many examples of these reasons in the book The War Between the Classes. The author shows how the differences among the students in the book lead to racism, genderism and classism.

  • Check with building inspector before repairing damaged homes

    The recent tornadoes and high winds damage to the local community has caused much structural damage and destroyed many homes, garages, and utility buildings in the LaRue County area.

    Property owners should avoid being hurt twice, once by wind damage and secondly by poor, unsafe reconstruction. The rebuilding and reconstruction of many of these structures will require a building permit and follow-up building inspections to assure that the building is again made safe to use and live in. 

  • Leadership LaRue County offers scholarship

    The Leadership LaRue County Class of 2006-07 will offer a $500 scholarship to graduating seniors from LaRue County public, private or home schools. Adults wishing to begin an educational program may apply.

    Applicants must reside in LaRue County and enroll as a full-time student in either the Kentucky Community and Technical College system or a four-year college or university in Kentucky.

    Consideration will be given to financial need and those applicants with community involvement in LaRue County.

  • Shelter available at courthouse

     With the impending severe weather predicted the LaRue County Courthouse is available for storm shelter through noon on Saturday, March 4, 2012.

    Anyone needing shelter from the storms is encouraged to assemble inside the main courthouse at 209 West High Street, Hodgenville, KY. If you have questions or concerns, contact the judge executive’s office at 270-358-4400.  

  • Boil Water Advisory issued after workers hit line

    Residents and businesses in the south end of Hodgenville had some interruption in water service last week, followed by a boil water advisory.

    Workers installing a fiber optic cable drilled into a water line about 3 p.m. Feb. 28 near the intersection of S. Lincoln Boulevard and Lincoln Parkway, according to Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse.

    The advisory took in areas south of McDonalds to Miller Road, Lincoln Drive and Bluegrass Drive.