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Today's News

  • Marijuana plants seized

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department seized 26 marijuana plants in a central section of LaRue County on Monday, August 1.

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said the seizure is part of an ongoing investigation by his department. He said the plants were being cultivated and are worth several thousand dollars.

    “A full grown marijuana plant is worth approximately $2,000,” McCoy said. “These 26 plants have an approximate street value of $35,000.”

  • Knob Creek exhibits discussed

    A public meeting was recently held to discuss the preliminary designs for new exhibits for the Lincoln Tavern at the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek.

    Several people attended the meeting at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park on Monday as representatives from Color-Ad, Inc of Manassas, Virginia and Design Minds, Inc of Fairfax, Virginia presented presentations of the preliminary drawings to the crowd. The exhibits are being designed to portray the story of Lincoln’s childhood at Knob Creek.

  • Community supports police officer

    There has been a large amount of community support through donations for a Hodgenville Police Officer and his family after they lost their home to a house fire last Wednesday morning.

  • LaRue Distinguished Young Women candidates announced

    Three LaRue County participants are among the nine young women who will be competing for college scholarships at the 2017 LaRue County Distinguished Young Women program August 13 at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School auditorium.

    “We are partnering with Hardin County this year,” said Denise Skaggs, chairperson for LaRue County. “These upcoming senior girls will be competing for scholarship money in the areas of fitness, interview, talent, self-expression and scholastics.”

  • Burglary under investigation

    Local police have one suspect and are looking for two more people that were involved in a burglary at a residence on Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville last month.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner of the residence had set up a video camera with his smartphone and a video from the smartphone allegedly caught three people entering his residence on July 18. The burglars reportedly stole a small amount of medication during the burglary.

  • Man extricated from vehicle
  • Former Shopko building vandalized

    The Hodgenville Police Department is currently investigating vandalism that was discovered at the former Shopko building on West Main Street.

    HPD Sergeant James Richardson said the vandalism was discovered last Saturday morning and that it included graffiti at the front and west side of the building. He said he believes it occurred sometime late last Friday night and early last Saturday morning.

    The building has remained vacant since April 2015 when Shopko decided to close the doors of their Hodgenville location and several other Shopko stores in the region.

  • Fiscal Court votes against tax increase

    Roadwork and taxes were the main topics of discussion at the Fiscal Court meeting Thursday July 29.

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner recommended that the four percent increase not be adopted by fiscal court. The recommendation was followed by a unanimous vote to turn down the increase.

    There was also discussion of repairing the shoulder of a road in the fourth district. Magistrate Larry Howell talked about how there’s no shoulder on Airline road where it intersects with 31E.

  • The evolution of special education

    By State Representative Terry Mills 

    Before the mid-1970s, special education in our country’s public schools was all but non-existent.  Many students were either outright denied the opportunity to attend because of their disability or they received inferior instruction if they were able to enroll.

    That thankfully began to change in 1975, when Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and required each state to provide appropriate services in this critical area.

  • Community News: August 24, 2016

    This past Sunday was Usher Day at First Baptist Elizabethtown. The guest speaker was Dr. Michael Rice, Pastor of First Baptist Glasgow and Second Vice Moderator of the General Association of Kentucky Baptists. Also, the First Baptist Hodgenville Ushers were special guest. Victor Cox was involved in an accident last Saturday. We are very thankful he wasn’t seriously injured.

    First Baptist- This Wednesday at noon will be Bible Study. This Thursday at 6 p.m. will be choir rehearsal.