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Today's News

  • Working with wood

    When LaRue County Library’s February Artist of the Month Dave McKellep was growing up in Clinton, Arkansas, he, like many small town Kentuckians, often got together with neighbors to play and sing gospel and country tunes.

    “We’d go to their house, or they would come to ours and we’d sit and jam,” said the Upton resident. “I remember ‘Wildwood Flower’ was the first song I learned to play on the guitar.”

  • Threat made at LCHS

    A lot of people were on high alert last week after an incident on Wednesday, January 24 when a LaRue County High School student reportedly made a threatening statement.

    According to a LaRue County Schools news release, the LCHS student reportedly made a threatening comment to another student in a side conversation during a class. After the class, a student who witnessed the exchange notified the teacher, who notified school leaders.

  • Safety precautions taken at schools

    In the wake of last week’s shooting at Marshall High School in Benton, Kentucky and rumors of a shooting at LaRue County High School, LaRue County Schools have taken steps to increase security by evaluating current safety precautions as well as potential future improvements.

    In the week following the events, LCS Director of Pupil Personnel Rip Collins said teachers have discussed safety with their students while school administrators have spoken with local law enforcement to discuss improvements.

  • Mega store means closure of local CPS

    Crop Production Services of Glendale, Hodgenville, and Upton will soon be combining efforts to serve farmers in the region when a new, state-of-the-art facility opens on U.S. 31W located between Sonora and Upton.

    The new facility will allow Crop Production Services to be more efficient in serving its customers from the “small hobby farmer to the largest grain farmer”, according to the news release.

  • Few candidates file near deadline

    With the filing deadline ending this week, only two more candidates have filed for the 2018 May Primary election.

    As of publication time on Tuesday, Democrat Emily Ernst filed for LaRue County Circuit Clerk and is unopposed. Republican Matt Tucker filed for District #4 Constable and will run against Democrat Paul Massie.

  • LaRue County teen indicted for sodomy

    A LaRue County teenager was indicted for sodomy by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, January 22.

    William L. Allender, 18, of Hodgenville was indicted for first degree sodomy. The alleged act occurred on November 26, 2017. According to the indictment, Allender engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with another person who was incapable of consent because they were “physically helpless.” No other information has been released at this time. His bail was set at $25,000 cash and he will be arraigned in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, February 5 at 10 a.m.

  • Legislative bill combines LaRue with Nelson

    There are currently two bills in the Kentucky House of Representatives that would, if passed, combine LaRue County with Nelson County.

    House bill 243 will consolidate 100 of Kentucky’s counties into 34 new counties, which calls for LaRue and Nelson County to combine. This would cut Kentucky’s 120 counties into 54 total counties.

  • Harmon releases audit of LaRue County Fiscal Court

    State Auditor Mike Harmon has released the audit of the financial statement of the LaRue County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016. The audit was released on Tuesday, January 30; state law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.

    As part of the audit process, the auditor must comment on noncompliance with laws, regulations, contracts, and grants. The auditor must also comment on material weaknesses involving the internal control over financial operations and reporting.

    The audit contains the following comments:

  • Shutdown affects parks

    The recent national government shutdown hit close to home for LaRue County as the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park was closed for three days because of the lapse in federal appropriations.

  • Hodgenville Rite-Aid to become Walgreens

    The Hodgenville Rite Aid completed a large step last week in the store’s transition to becoming a Walgreens.

    Jami Payton, Hodgenville Rite Aid Store Manager, said their Rite Aid Pharmacy made the complete transition into a Walgreens Pharmacy on Friday, January 19. Payton said their customers will need to check their insurance coverage for their prescriptions during the transition to make sure everything has transferred correctly and that they will be working with their customers and helping them throughout the process too.