• Board of Adjustments gives sawmill operator until June 1 to correct issues

    The Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments has discussed the operation of a sawmill on Sonora Road in four meetings during the past year.
    Despite numerous complaints by neighbors  – many of whom have attended every meeting – the board agreed Feb. 23 to give the owner of the sawmill, Mose Yoder, more time to make improvements at the site.

  • PHOTO: Key to dispatch


    Dispatcher Michael Key assisted a 911 caller from the telecommunications center located in the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • Hodgenville hosts Republican candidates

      The hometown of Abraham Lincoln will play host on March 13 to 13 Republican candidates for state office.

    The candidates have confirmed attendance at the LaRue County Republican Party’s chili supper at 6:30 p.m. at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. 

  • Fiscal Court shows appreciation for road and ambulance crews

     Clearing the drifted and at times almost impassable county roads meant little sleep and long hours for LaRue road crews during the recent major winter storm.

    Each of LaRue County Fiscal Court’s magistrates and Tommy Turner, judge-executive, thanked Clyde Veirs, county road supervisor, and the other road department employees for their work as the court held session at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 24.

  • PHOTO: Page Cayleigh

     On Feb.12, State Rep. Terry Mills welcomed Cayleigh Allen to the Kentucky House of Representatives, where she served as a House page. Cayleigh is a senior at LaRue County High School.

  • New Haven's historical center attracting visitors

    The Historical Preservation and Information Center, located at 306 Center St. in New Haven, has been developing over the past year into a gathering place for the community and a celebration of town history and local military personnel.

    In the front room of the building, photographs of New Haven veterans line the walls, and in the office area, Tessie Cecil, director of the center, displays a collection of items and photos of New Haven businesses and landmarks throughout the years.

  • Fiscal Court: Milby appointed to library board, new road sign ordered

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved the appointment of Robin Milby to the LaRue County Library Board of Trustees as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 10.

    “Kyle Williamson, who held the position, resigned on Jan. 5 in order to be our county attorney, leaving the vacancy,” said Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive.   

    In other business, magistrates approved the sale of a 1998 ambulance, declared surplus property, to Hart County Fiscal Court for $2,000. 

  • City council to adopt new ethics ordinance, training incentive

    Hodgenville City Council took steps Monday to rectify some long overlooked matters.

    State law requires the City to have an ethics ordinance in place to define standards expected in elected and appointed officials. The City first appointed an ethics committee in 1994 – but former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse did not make appointments to the committee during his tenure (2007-14). It no longer exists.

  • KSP raffling motorcycle

    The Kentucky State Police has partnered with Man O’ War Harley-Davidson and the Calipari Foundation in an effort to raise money for two great causes.

  • City Hall closed Monday for personnel hearing; water line project bid

    Hodgenville City Hall was closed Monday due to a personnel hearing.

    The hearing was closed to the public, at the request of the employee.

    In other business:

    City Hall opened bids Jan. 29 for the water line extension project that will link a water main on Lincoln Boulevard to Ky. 210.

    Cleary Construction of Tompkinsville was the lowest of five bidders. The bids must go through a “review process” by engineers and be approved by City Council before one can be awarded, according to Mayor Kenny DeVore.