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Today's News

  • Sanders receives good evaluation

    LaRue County Superintendent Sam Sanders received a good evaluation during a recent closed-session meeting of the LaRue County Board of Education.

    At their monthly meeting on July 20, board members presented their evaluation of Sanders’ performance as superintendent. The evaluation consisted of seven categories and each category was given a grade of exemplary, accomplished, developing and growth required.

  • Brownfield obtains auctioneer license

    J.E. Bramblett Principal Broker of RE/MAX Executive Group, Inc.

    in Elizabethtown Ky. recently announced Greg Brownfield has

    obtained his Apprentice Auctioneers License. Greg attended the Kentucky

    Auction Academy in Bowling Green Ky. in June 2015.

    Brownfield will hold his license with RE/MAX Group Auctioneers Inc. in Elizabethtown. Greg has been licensed in real estate for 15 years.

  • Man arrested for cultivating Marijuana

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Nelson County man for cultivating marijuana after a two month investigation.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, Joseph Height, 55, of Bardstown was arrested on July 21 for cultivating marijuana and criminal mischief after they recieved information that he was growing marijuana on a neighbor’s property in LaRue County. Once officers arrived, Height noticed the officers and attmepted to flee on foot. After a short pursuit, officers apprehended the suspect.

  • Woman arrested on 43 warrants

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department arrested a woman on July 20 who had 43 warrants for her arrest and had been on the run for several months.

  • LaRue farmers glad to see sunshine

    LaRue County farmers are relieved to see the sun after receiving around 10 inches of rain in the county this month.

    According to the National Weather Service, Hodgenville has received 9.68 inches of rain since July 1. The large total was mainly a result of the 5.13 inches of rain during the flash flood in Hodgenville on July 3. However, farmers in other parts of the county said they received less rain than those in the Hodgenville area. .

  • 'Ag' porttion of fair features 4-H, FFA

    Agriculture has always been at the heart of the LaRue County Fair, and this year’s early fair dates in June provided the opportunity to once again split the fair so that all the agriculture shows and exhibits will be highlighted beginning Wednesday, July 29.

    This year’s split fair will be combined with the LaRue County Farm Bureau’s Board, third annual AGstravaganza event.

  • Davis to serve 10 years for role in Skaggs death

    By BOBBIE LANHAM

     Jason R. Davis, 38, of Bonnieville was sentenced in LaRue County Circuit Court Monday, July 20, to amended charges stemming from incidents that led to the death of Buffalo resident Shalayna Skaggs, on Nov. 1.

  • 100-year-flood damage less than expected

    The flood zone for Hodgenville and surrounding areas runs along the North Fork Nolin River Tributary. Under normal circumstances the flooding occurs in fields and along Creekfront Park. However with the ground already saturated and torrential downpours on July 3, the ground simply could not hold anymore and drainage systems were overwhelmed.

    “Drainage systems have been improved and streets have been raised over the years, this storm was not typical,” said Mayor Kenny Devore.

  • Honored - Joel Ray Sprowls

     Joel Ray Sprowls was awarded a pin commemorating his 65 years as a
    member of the Gavel Masonic Lodge #570. Sprowls was awarded the pin
    during the Lincoln Jamboree show on July 11, 2015. Shown from left are
    Lodge Master William H. Druen and Sprowls. Not pictured are William J.
    Druen and Secretary Darrel Riggs.

  • Richardson, Jackson sworn in