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Today's News

  • Court Briefs - April 22, 2015

     Failed to appear

    Robert G. Skaggs Jr. failed to appear March 30 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued; bond was set at $5,000 cash only.

     

    Guilty plea

  • News of Record - April 22, 2015

      Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.

    Amanda Rae Mortensen, 26, and Justin Alexander Lee, 24, both of Hodgenville

  • Chief's trial date set for July

     A trial date has been set in the case of suspended Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson.

    Johnson was charged last year with official misconduct by Kentucky State Police after he allegedly permitted TV news crews to watch and record dash-cam footage of a traffic stop on March 29, 2014. The video, which showed Superintendent Sam Sanders taking a field sobriety test and the arrival of his wife at the scene, was broadcast on several stations. 

  • PHOTO: Donation to Second Chance Ranch

    Opal Dail, president of the Hodgenville Woman’s Club, presented a check to Harold Beismer of Second Chance Youth Ranch. The funds will be used to purchase youth helmets. 

  • Elvis and Meatloaf concert combines with food drive

    Elvis and Meatloaf will appear Saturday night at LaRue County Park and Recreation.
    Jesse Perkins and Colonel Perkins, brothers from the Ball Holler area, have been performing tribute concerts since the 1980s. Jesse began recreating Elvis performances while he was still in high school. Colonel joined the act in the late 1980s.
    The Perkins brothers have combined their concerts with fundraisers for various charities over the years, including animal shelters and the Historic State Theater.

  • Bronston man charged with River Road burglary

    A Bronston man has been charged with the Sept. 23, 2014, burglary of a River Road residence.

    Brian Lawrence Lawson, 41, was charged with first-degree burglary after officers located him in Wayne County. Bond was set at $50,000 cash. He is scheduled to appear April 15 in LaRue District Court.

    Lawson allegedly entered the residence with another man and a woman. The three are accused of taking two loaded handguns and a large amount of money.

  • PHOTO: Double Rainbow

    Melissa Williamson spotted a double rainbow outside her Hodgenville home, and captured its image with her cellphone.

  • LaRue wins three at Saving Second Base

    The LaRue County High School Hawks went unbeaten in the Marion County Saving Second Base invitational over the weekend.
    LaRue County beat Washington County, 4-3 and Allen County-Scottsville, 10-0 on Saturday, and topped Marion County, 5-2 on Friday.
    The Hawks have won six straight, their second winning streak of at least five games this season.
    LaRue County 5, Marion County 0

  • Farm Calendar – April 22, 2015

    Conservation District moves
    The LaRue County Conservation District office has moved to 306 West Main Street, Hodgenville.

    Bacon Creek Watershed Council to meet

  • PHOTO: Groundbreaking at Steadfast

    Steadfast Baptist Church had a groundbreaking service April 12 for the construction of a new church building on Strange Road in Hodgenville. The congregation, led by Pastor Rodney Troutman, began in September 2012, and currently meets in the Hodgenville Civic Center. Construction of the new building is expected to be complete by September. The new building will include a worship center, kitchen and fellowship hall, and an education wing.