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Today's News

  • Ford-Claycomb sworn-in as city attorney

    Hodgenville City Council hired Catherine Ford-Claycomb as city attorney during the city council meeting on April 11.

    Claycomb, from Owensboro, is the wife of Tom Claycomb, also a local attorney. They are part of the Claycomb Law Office in Hodgenville, the firm with which the city contracted to provide legal services.

    “I am happy to help the city and am looking forward to seeing what all this position entails,” Ford-Claycomb said.

  • Stacked graves now allowed at Red Hill Cemetery

    Red Hill Cemetery Commission members, meeting at Hodgenville City Hall April 11, developed a fee policy for grave plot owners who wish to double stack a grave.

      In the case of a double stacked, or double depth grave, the first grave on the site is dug to a depth to ensure that the first vault can have another vault stacked vertically on top of it and still have the minimum required amount of earth on top of the upper vault lid.

  • Meth, organized crime ring

    Six people who were indicted for their involvement in a methamphetamine organized crime ring appeared in LaRue County Circuit Court last Friday.

    The six people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury in October 2015. According to the indictments, the six people participated in an organized crime ring between August 2014 and September 2015. The indictments further state that those indicted were responsible for the distribution of crystal methamphetamine in LaRue, Nelson and Hardin Counties.

  • Prehistoric LaRue County

    It doesn’t look like much to the average eye; a pile of rocks that stretches approximately 300 feet across the top of a LaRue County ridge. A spring pours over a rock ledge 40 feet to the rocks below, just down hill from the site.

    It’s a strenuous climb up a steep hillside to the top. Loose rocks and muddy terrain render the climb nearly impossible. It makes one wonder: Why was this place chosen for such a large and permanent structure?

  • Memories of park sparks theme for Lincoln Days

    A theme has been chosen for the 2016 Lincoln Days Celebration and it comes as no surprise that the theme focuses on the Centennial of the Abraham Lincoln National Historic Park, which is located in LaRue County.

  • Can’t stay cool at this pool

    The City of Hodgenville will keep their public pool closed for 2016.

    The pool is located at the LaRue County Parks and Recreation Center on City Park Road in Hodgenville. The pool operated on a limited schedule in 2013 and 2014 before being permanently closed in 2015.

  • Spring search planned for Key

    Another massive search has been planned as crews and volunteers search the Rolling Fork River for a LaRue County man who has been missing for several months.

    Search coordinator and Buffalo Fire Chief Troy Wilmoth said the search for Michael Key, 31 of Hodgenville will take place on Saturday, April 9. He is asking anyone interested in volunteering to meet at a grass pull-off area at 8 a.m. near the intersection of Wayne Ennis Road and Highway 84 in Howardstown.

  • Remembering... J.D. Watts
  • Four indicted for Meth

    Seventeen people were recently indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury, including four people who were indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine.

    According to the indictments, the manufacturing meth incident occurred on Wednesday, March 9 as the four people were responsible for knowingly and unlawfully possessing two or more items of equipment or two or more chemicals for the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

    Those indicted for manufacturing meth were:

  • Fiscal Court discusses road program

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court unanimously passed the rural secondary road recommendations at their meeting on Tuesday, March 22.