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Today's News

  • Woman appeals to Red Hill Cemetery Board to widen road

    The Red Hill Cemetery Board, composed of Hodgenville City Council members, met Monday night prior to the regular council meeting.
    Diane Osborne of Hodgenville told the Board cars were driving across her parents’ graves in the cemetery. She offered to donate funds to have the one-lane paved road widened in the area beside their graves.
    City Clerk MaDonna Hornback offered to obtain estimates for widening the roadway and present them at the January board meeting.

  • Changes in force for Hodgenville City Police

    Several changes have taken place at Hodgenville City Police in recent weeks.
    JACKSON PROMOTED
    Officer Marcus Jackson has been promoted to sergeant and will act as night shift supervisor.
    Chief Steve Johnson told City Council Monday that Jackson was chief deputy for several years for the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department and had the experience for the job. The extra supervision on night shift will be beneficial, he said.
    TAULBEE HIRED

  • Candis Carpenter named to Dean's List

    Candis Carpenter of Hodgenville was named to the spring Dean’s List at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must complete 12 semester hours and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average.
    She is the staff writer and graphic artist for The LaRue County Herald News.
    Carpenter and her husband Shane have a daughter, Heaven.

  • The Sweet Shoppe fudge offered in gift shop

    A new gift shop opened Monday inside Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Grayson County.
    Besides expected gifts such as cards, balloons and flowers, there will be a more varied fare.
    Many items in the store are USA and Kentucky made with Grayson County items featured. However, Hodgenville fudge maker Pat Durham of The Sweet Shoppe will present more than six flavored fudges, including Creamsicle and Turtle fudges.

  • Stephanie House joins United Way

    Stephanie House has been named resource development coordinator for United Way of Central Kentucky.
    House, a Rineyville native, graduated from Bellarmine University in May. She will travel in LaRue, Hardin, Meade, Grayson and Breckinridge Counties, “making sure people know we’re here and they are getting the help they need.”
    United Way works with groups that assist with income, health and education.

  • A year after house fire, Fisher continues to deal with fallout

    Eighteen months ago, Roy Fisher lost his home to an early morning fire.
    The Bedford stone house on West Skaggs Road, near the LaRue/Taylor County line, burned to the ground.
    At the time, Skaggs was angry because Taylor County firefighters were dispatched from 20-miles away to the scene before the much closer Buffalo Fire Department was called out. He felt that some of his household items may have been saved if they had gotten there sooner.

  • Workforce Center opening this fall in LaRue library

    Job seekers will have a new resource available in LaRue County, thanks to a $1.3 million grant.
    LaRue is among 45 counties with a high unemployment rate to receive funding for a public library workforce center. The center, located in the LaRue County Public Library, will give residents more access to computers, training and job workshops.
    LaRue County’s workforce center will open in the fall, perhaps as early as August, according to Paige Sexton of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Sue Osborne takes helm at Hodgenville Elementary

    Sue Osborne has been selected as principal at Hodgenville Elementary School.
    The HES site-based decision making council and Superintendent Sam Sanders made the announcement after a special called meeting June 30.

  • Driver charged after fleeing from police

    A Louisville man is facing five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly driving recklessly and attempting to elude police at speeds up to 100 miles per hour.
    Jesse Aaron Martin, 26, was driving a van toward Hodgenville on Ky. 210 about 4:30 p.m. on July 5, according to an arrest citation by Deputy Matt Darst. Other motorists had phoned in complaints that the van was running at a high rate of speed and running other cars off the road.

  • Vandals attempt to torch historic horse barn at fairgrounds

    Vandals attempted to burn one of the oldest structures in LaRue County last week.
    About 4:30 a.m. July 5, someone attempted to set fire to the 1907 horse barn at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. Cardboard boxes were piled against a stall and ignited. The flames scorched the wall but did no lasting damage.
    The 104-year-old barn, made of cedar and oak, is the last original structure standing at the fairgrounds. Volunteers, including Fair Board member Jimmy Engle, worked countless hours last year to restore it and several monetary donations were made by community members.