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Today's News

  • End of Summer
  • ‘The Maltese Falcon’ next on Free Movie Night

    A classic mystery is the next installment of Free Movie Night.

    The Maltese Falcon, a 1941 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    Bogart plays private detective Sam Spade who is trying to solve the murder of his partner while dealing with three eccentric criminals and their quest for a priceless statuette.

    The movie was directed by John Huston and based on a book by Dashiell Hammett. It is 100 minutes long.

    There is no charge to attend and free popcorn is included.

  • 130-plus attend book launch
  • Officer Richardson honored for seat belt enforcement

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored 140 law enforcement officers from 123 agencies across the Common-wealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles.

    The third annual Governor’s Occupant Protection Awards ceremony was held last week at the Marriott Downtown Louisville. Awards were presented to officers with the most occupant protection citations in each agency and division. There are six divisions, broken down by number of officers within the agency, plus a division for Kentucky State Police.

  • New 911 director takes 'one day at a time'

    LaRue County’s new 911 director of communications is taking things “one day at a time,” since beginning work July 23.

    Nathaniel “Nathan” Hall was appointed to the position one day after the death of Chris Jackson, LaRue County’s longtime 911 coordinator.

    Jackson had been battling cancer for a couple of years and taken a turn for the worse not long after Hall interviewed for the job.

    Jackson, involved in choosing his successor, recommended Hall for the job, according to LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner.

  • School board sets tax rate

    For the seventh year in a row, the LaRue County School Board voted Monday to adopt the compensating rate or less for property taxes.

    The compensating rate, when applied to current year’s property assessment, produces an amount of revenue equal to that produced in the preceding year.

    The board could have levied as much as 4 percent more than the amount of revenue produced by the compensating rate. The 4 percent levy could be added after a hearing but is not subject to recall.

  • Foster mom's family offers support during illness

    Lenora Hoover of Mount Sherman was diagnosed with malignant fibrous histiocytoma, a form of sarcoma – a soft tissue cancer – in August 2012.

    By October, 22 tumors had formed in her left leg going down to the bone.

    The cancer cells spread within a matter of weeks to her lungs, through her bloodstream. Doctors have told her she has between three months to a year to live.

    Hoover’s case is one of thousands – but the life she has led and still fights to lead is one in a million.

  • Driver charged with murder

    A Hodgenville man faces two counts of murder after a collision that left two people dead Sunday.

    Earl Dale Richardson, 46, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer south on Lincoln Parkway (Ky. 61) about 6:30 p.m., according to Kentucky State Police. The Blazer struck a 2004 Nissan Sentra in the passenger side as it traveled west on Roundtop Road (Ky. 1135) in an attempt to cross Ky. 61.

    The impact caused both vehicles to exit the southwest corner of the roadway.

  • Health department offers shingles vaccine

    Shingles vaccine is being offered through the LaRue County Health Department.

    Adults between the ages of 60 and 64 who do not have health insurance or whose insurance plans do not cover the cost of the shot, can take advantage of the service.

    The target group for the vaccine was set based on several factors.

  • Chief warns 'Get sober or get pulled over'

    If you drink and drive in Hodgenville, beware. Hodgenville City Police is joining with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and officers across the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign Aug. 16 to Sept. 2.  

    Chief Steve Johnson said officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers during the crackdown through Labor Day weekend and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired.