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Today's News

  • LaRue County 9-11 what’s your emergency?

    When a person thinks of the LaRue County Detention Center, several things may come to mind – but 911-dispatch is probably not one of them.
    Located in a small room at the entrance of the jail, is an office that answers the high-pitched 911 calls of those in need. Whether it is fire, police or medical attention, dispatchers – more formally known as telecommunicators – are on the receiving end of emergency calls.

  • Dinky's free magic show is Sunday

    Dinky Gowen will present his 18th annual Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular on Sunday.
    The free event opens at 2 p.m. at LaRue County Park and Recreation. The two-hour program is suitable for all ages and will include magic, ventriloquism, comedy and generous door prizes.
    Gowen said he and his “show girls” will have lots of “new tricks up their sleeves.”
    Magician Aaron Harp of Radcliff and formerly of Hodgenville, a 10-year veteran performer, will present the “Seeing is Believing” portion of the show.

  • City workers put up Christmas tree

    Tim Robertson, on the forklift, helps guide the top of the Hodgenville City Christmas Tree with Justin Hart. Mayor Terry Cruse “lit up Hodgenville” Saturday on Lincoln Square.

  • Police Log - Dec. 7, 2011

    Woman charged with criminal possession of forged instrument
    Brandy N. Meredith (1982) of Hodgenville was charged with 23 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, second degree by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office. She was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 bond. She was arraigned Nov. 30 in LaRue District Court. A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 14 to determine if enough evidence exists for the case to be heard by a grand jury.

    Criminal abuse

  • LaRue County Farm Bureau honored for program achievement

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 92nd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville. Above, Misty Bivens, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and Bradley R. Smith, left, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during the Dec. 2 recognition and awards program.

  • Farm Bureau wins Gold Star

  • Sierra Enlow wins discussion meet

    Sierra Enlow of LaRue County won first place in the final round of Kentucky Farm Bureau Discussion Meet, a debate-styled competition for young farmers that relies on an individual’s skill in reasoning and logical discussion of issues. The event was one of the highlighted activities of the weekend’s general session during KFB’s annual meeting in Louisville.

  • HCP: Suspect bites officer during arrest

    “You never know what you’re walking into when you’re called to a domestic.”
    Constable Tim Ford summed up a recent experience where he was dispatched to a home to investigate a possible domestic disturbance. The couple in question allegedly joined forces when he attempted to arrest the husband.
    Ford responded to the 911 call on Miller Road outside Hodgenville about 6:15 p.m. Nov. 30. According to the report, Farron Edward Sidebottom, 37, of Cruse Road, allegedly shoved his wife, Rebecca Mae Sidebottom, 38.

  • Georgetown man says his business was taken from him

    BY CHRIS MORRIS
    NEWS AND TRIBUNE

    Kevin Carroll was once one of the top dealers for Clayton Home’s Hodgenville plant. He was selling $5 million in homes a year from his Georgetown location – Carroll’s Mobile Homes, Inc.
    Carroll said he was selling prefabricated homes in a 100-mile radius, and was going strong even during a slow economy. In fact, he said Clayton, which is based in Knoxville, Tenn., built the plant in Hodgenville to help supply his demand and to build homes with “a northern” look.

  • Donations down as Santa's Helpers struggle to 'make Christmas'

    A small group of Santa’s Helpers have been busy for several months, collecting toys and clothing, repairing and cleaning gently-used dolls and trucks and brainstorming ways to assist an ever-growing list of needy families.