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  • Rep. Reed named chairman of equine issues subcommittee

    Representative Brandon Reed of Hodgenville has been named chairman of the Subcommittee on Equine Issues within the Kentucky General Assembly.

    As co-chair of the committee alongside Senator Steve West, Reed will be tasked with highlighting issues in the equine industry that could require legislation in the coming session. The committee will meet in November to hear testimony on challenges facing the industry.

    Reed serves on both the House Agriculture Committee and Tobacco Settlement Oversight Committee, and formerly served as Kentucky’s State FFA President.

  • Maintaining, updating the Birthplace

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is continuing to maintain and update the park after starting a huge park preservation project more than a year ago.

    Since the summer of 2017, several maintenance projects have been done at the park including renovating the memorial building steps to eliminate ponding water after rains, remodeling the visitor center bathrooms, repaving the sidewalks at the park and more.

  • News of Record

    Court Briefs

    Wesley Lynn Basham was arraigned for theft by failure to make required disposition of property.

    Ethan R. Cundiff was arraigned for alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, third degree assault, drinking alcoholic beverage in a public place, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Kelvin Lee Foster was arraigned for first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

    David Alexander Locke was arraigned for first degree fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest.

  • “Outlaws of Central Kentucky”

    A member of the Cornbread Mafia recently published a sequel to his memoirs and he will hold a book signing in Hodgenville.

    Former Cornbread Mafia member Joe Keith Bickett recently had his book published entitled “Cornbread Mafia, Outlaws of Central Kentucky.” The book follows the first book he published in 2016 entitled “The Origins of the Cornbread Mafia: A Memoir of Sorts.”

  • City passes delinquent tax collection program

    The Hodgenville City Council passed a program at their meeting on Monday, September 10 that will serve as a delinquent tax collection program.

    Greg Shoulders with Government Services LLC spoke about their program “Be Response-Able” to the council. According to the information packet about the program, it is more than a delinquent tax collection program as it is a comprehensive program that implements a municipality’s inherent ability to be self-sufficient and capable of eliminating vacant and abandoned properties within its boundary.

  • Two people arrested for meth

    Two people were arrested for meth possession after the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop on Thursday, September 6.

    According to the arrest citation, Chief Deputy Brian Smith observed a vehicle not coming to a complete stop at the intersection of Bird Road and Sandidge Road in Magnolia. The vehicle was drive by Jacklyn Sueann Stewart, 37, of Magnolia and the passenger was Kelvin Lee Foster, 57, of Boston.

  • Jail Log

    Allesha Knox, 33, of Hodgenville was lodged for theft of identity of another without their consent. She was later released from LCDC on bond.

    Scottie Ray Watson, 51, of Hodgenville was lodged for failure to appear. He was later released from LCDC on bond.

    Teresa Sadler, 57, of Elizabethtown was lodged for theft by unlawful taking between $500 - $10,000 and third degree assault of a EMS, Fire or Rescue Squad.) She was later released from LCDC on bond.

  • Woman injured in DUI crash
  • Apartment Fire
  • HPD has busy Labor Day weekend

    The Hodgenville Police Department has been busy this past week making traffic stops and making arrests on warrants.

    On August 29, 2018 the Hodgenville Police Department responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Fairview Drive Investigation revealed that Jerry Dye of Hodgenville, had been involved in an altercation with a family member that led to his arrest. Dye was charged with Assault 4th degree (Domestic Violence) minor injury and lodged in the LaRue County Jail.

    Officer James Skaggs investigated.