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Today's News

  • County receives grant funding for roads

    State Rep. Dottie Sims presented members of fiscal court with documentation approving almost a half-million dollars in grant funding for three county road projects as the court met Oct. 12 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, said the first grant of $100,000 will pay for the replacement of a bridge on Goodin-Williams Road and culvert on Veirs Road. The second project, $154,000, will allow roads that currently are chip-sealed to be paved with asphalt. The third, $250,000, will provide countywide strip patching.

  • Tuesday storm nicks LaRue County

    LaRue County escaped the worst of Tuesday's storms.

    The National Weather Service reported 100-miles-per-hour winds in southern LaRue and northern Hart Counties, however, the storm didn't reach the ground. Little damage was reported, according to Chris Jackson of LaRue County 911.

    "We would have had serious problems if it had hit the ground," Jackson said.

    A power line on Oak Hill Road was downed, Jackson said.

     

  • Absentee ballots eliminate excuses for missing the Nov. 2 election

    Although the Nov. 2 election is still several days away, many voters across Kentucky have already cast their ballots. State law provides opportunities for voters to cast absentee ballots through Nov. 1.

    In LaRue County, the process is simple: Go to County Clerk Linda Carter’s office and tell the worker you would like to cast an absentee ballot. They’ll ask a few questions and assist you with paperwork. You sit at a table, mark the ballot and feed it into a voting machine to be scanned.

    That’s it.

  • Prepare to be scared

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  • Man charged in tire store break-in

     A break-in at a Hodgenville tire store was foiled Monday night when a passing motorist noticed “someone walking around inside” the business after closing.

  • Student laptops distributed: The Learning Initiative begins

    More than 1,000 people filed into LaRue County High School’s gymnasium Saturday morning where students received their laptop computers as part of the initiative to place one into the hands of each of the 700-plus high school students there.

    In a brief ceremony at 10 a.m., district school Superintendent Sam Sanders, speaking to an audience of parents and students that also included several local dignitaries, noted that the laptop initiative “provides tools for LCHS students to have a competitive edge.”

  • Band of Hawks to offer ‘thank you’ concert Thursday

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks competed in the Kentucky Music Educators Association Regional Quarterfinals last weekend. The band earned a Distinguished Rating and the right to move on to State Competition next Saturday.  

    The band takes the field in KMEA Semifinals at 12:45 p.m. at Meade County High School. The week will be filled with preparations for the band’s State Championship appearance.

  • Band of Hawks to offer ‘thank you’ concert Thursday

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks competed in the Kentucky Music Educators Association Regional Quarterfinals last weekend. The band earned a Distinguished Rating and the right to move on to State Competition next Saturday.  

    The band takes the field in KMEA Semifinals at 12:45 p.m. at Meade County High School. The week will be filled with preparations for the band’s State Championship appearance.

  • Band of Hawks to offer ‘thank you’ concert Thursday

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks competed in the Kentucky Music Educators Association Regional Quarterfinals last weekend. The band earned a Distinguished Rating and the right to move on to State Competition next Saturday.  

    The band takes the field in KMEA Semifinals at 12:45 p.m. at Meade County High School. The week will be filled with preparations for the band’s State Championship appearance.

  • Local pumpkin patches have large variety