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Today's News

  • State rep candidate files suit in three counties

    A candidate who lost a bid to be the Republican 24th District state representative candidate filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the primary election results.

    Richard Treitz of Greensburg filed his complaint May 30 in Green Circuit Court. 

    Treitz is listed as the petitioner in the case, and he is representing himself.

  • Meth kits found in designer bag

    A Hodgenville couple faces drug charges after methamphetamine was found in the trunk of their car during a traffic stop.

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson said he stopped a car driven by Cody Allen Bruenning, 25, on West Main Street in Hodgenville on May 28. 

  • Unemployment rate falls in LaRue

    Unemployment rates fell in 100 Kentucky counties – including LaRue – between April 2013 and April 2014, while 14 county rates went up and six counties stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

  • Brown named to Dean's List

     Bellarmine University has named New Haven resident Mary Brown to the dean’s list for spring 2014. Brown is a sophomore majoring in biology, and previously attended Nelson County High School.

    Bellarmine’s dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • Smokin Em All BBQ is all-mobile

     If you crave barbeque and like to try new things, you might want to try Smokin Em All BBQ’s mobile kitchen. 

    Though Jesse Smith, of Hodgenville isn’t new to the craft of barbeque, his mobile kitchen has been up and running for three months. Smith cooks all the food and makes his own sauce, and is assisted by his fiancee, Bonny Burgess.

  • Glen Dale Children's Home to be auctioned

    On a lot that once housed troubled and orphaned children, 13 decaying structures now stand, taken over by nature. After five years of abandonment, the former Glen Dale Children’s Home property near Glendale will be sold at auction next month.

    The property includes about 272 acres with premier road frontage. The sale is at 10 a.m. June 28. Proceeds benefit Sunrise Children’s Services.

  • All schools get nurses this fall

     The Board of Education decided last year to collaborate with Lincoln Trail District Health Department and bring the LaRue County School District a nurse, who divided her time among the different schools. 

    On May 19, the board approved the continuation of the contract, allowing for three full-time school nurses at the same cost.

  • Weight loss challenge begins June 4

     Starting June 4, the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service and LaRue County Health Department will sponsor a 10-week weight loss program on Wednesdays.

    The program will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the LaRue County Senior Center. It ends Aug. 6.

    Theresa Howard, family and consumer services agent at the Extension office, and Diana Leathers, community health educator, said the classes are open to all ages.

  • Thursday's microburst damages homes, businesses

     Many Hodgenville residents were awakened just before 6 a.m. Thursday by a severe thunderstorm.

    A cold front brought microburst winds of 68 miles per hour, according to LaRue County Dispatch. It was accompanied by sleet and rain.

    The National Weather Service defines a microburst as a “downdraft or sinking air in a thunderstorm that is less than 2.5 miles in scale.”

    Although microbursts are not as widely recognized as tornadoes, “they can cause comparable, and in some cases, worse damage than some tornadoes produce.”

  • Microburst damages homes

     Many Hodgenville residents were awakened just before 6 a.m. Thursday by a severe thunderstorm.

    A cold front brought microburst winds of 68 miles per hour, according to LaRue County Dispatch. It was accompanied by sleet and rain.

    The National Weather Service defines a microburst as a “downdraft or sinking air in a thunderstorm that is less than 2.5 miles in scale.”

    Although microbursts are not as widely recognized as tornadoes, “they can cause comparable, and in some cases, worse damage than some tornadoes produce.”