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Today's News

  • Fiscal court purchases animal control truck

    At a special called meeting December 21, LaRue County Fiscal Court approved the purchase of a replacement animal control truck.

    Tommy Turner, judge-executive, stated that the current truck had gotten in bad condition and another one needed to be purchased as soon as possible to prohibit an interruption in services.

    He told magistrates a used one has been found in Missouri. After presenting photos and information on the vehicle, Turner recommended that it be purchased for $6500 which the magistrates approved unanimously.

  • 13 indicted by grand jury

    The LaRue County Grand Jury handed down a large number of indictments in December as they indicted 13 people on Monday, December 19.

    The indictments were for a large range of charges including sexual abuse, drugs thefts, promoting contraband and others. All thirteen will be arraigned in LaRue County Circuit Court on January 9, 2017.

    Jeffrey Aubrey, 28, of Hodgenville was indicted on single counts of first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication. His bail was set at $5,000 cash.

  • Goodlett pleads not guilty

    Former LaRue County High School Principal, Stephen Kyle Goodlett, entered a not guilty plea to child pornography charges during his arraignment in Hardin County Circuit Court on Tuesday, December 20.

    Goodlett plead not guilty to 60 counts of possession of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and three counts of distribution of a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Boyd faces charges of child porn

    A LaRue County man is scheduled to appear in federal court next month on child pornography charges.

    Benjamin Boyd of Hodgenville is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville, at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017. Senior District Judge Charles R. Simpson III will be presiding.

    Boyd was originally indicted by a federal grand jury on July 6, 2016 for two counts of child pornography transported in interstate commerce by means including a computer and one count of knowingly possessing child pornography.

  • Winter preparation underway

    As the temperatures get cooler, the highway departments in LaRue County are preparing for how they will treat the roadways in the county this winter.

  • Christmas through the 20th Century

    Every Christmas season has its own “must-buy” toy.

    This year, the Hatchimals, those eggs that will hatch if given enough love and care, are sending anxious parents and grandparents scurrying to stores to find what may be the last one left.

    Every decade has had its own popular toys and every family has found a way to celebrate

    Christmas, even in the lean times such as the 1930s when parents were too concerned with having enough money to feed their family to give much thought to toys.

  • December school board meeting update

    The LaRue County School Board agreed at their monthly meeting on December 19, to advertise for bids that would improve the schools parking lots in the district.

    The board reviewed a report about blacktopping the parking lots at LaRue County High School from LaRue County Maintenance Director Phil Fulkerson. He stated the parking areas at LCHS are deteriorating because of water intrusion. He said the lots have been inspected by an expert and that there are several areas in need of repairs.

  • Fiscal Court discusses snow removal

    LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner and county magistrates discussed the pros and cons of contracting snow-removal from county roads as LaRue County Fiscal Court met at the courthouse in Hodgenville December 29, 2016.

    Turner said after last year when two heavy snows within a week of each other covered county roads, some people asked him why the county didn’t have a plan in place for contracting snow removal instead of depending on volunteers to augment county equipment.

  • New family court proposed for LaRue

    LaRue County could have a new family court if the current Kentucky judicial redistricting plan is passed in the state legislature.

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. recently introduced the first judicial redistricting plan for the first time in decades. The plan calls for LaRue County to keep two district court judges and two circuit court judges. However, a family court judge has been proposed to be added to serve in LaRue, Hart and Nelson Counties.

  • Accident on Lincoln Parkway