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  • New state laws go into effect July 14

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 session will go into effect on Saturday, July 14.

    That means drivers will soon be required to leave at least three feet of space between their vehicles and cyclists they pass, children under the age of 17 will not be allowed to get married, and penalties will get tougher for those who post sexually explicit images online without the consent of the person depicted.

  • Senator Meredith joins leaders at Southern Regional Education Board annual meetings

    State Senator Steve Meredith joined other state policymakers from across the South to chart strategies to improve education at Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) meetings from June 21-25 in Boca Raton, Florida.  

  • First Friday Luau
  • News of Record - July 11, 2018

    court briefs

    Probable cause was established for the case against Edward Greenwell and their case will be passed on to Grand Jury and charged for driving on DUI suspended license and driving a motor vehicle while license was suspended.

    Probably cause was established for the case against Kevin Miller and their case will be passed on to Grand Jury and charged for resident fishing without a license or permit, drug paraphernalia, and possession of controlled substance.

  • HPD Weekly Update

    The Hodgenville Police Department has released information on three cases from the previous weeks. The three incidents were:

  • Road closure on Salem Church Road

    A small portion of Salem Church Road in LaRue County is currently closed. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, An emergency pipe replacement is in progress along KY 1832 (Salem Church Road) near the intersection of KY 2217 (Salem Lake Road).

    There is access on each side of the closure via a short local route. Work should be completed and the road reopened by Sunday, July 8 with weather permitting.

  • Waldo isn’t so easily spotted

    Waldo isn’t so easy easily spotted, but in Hodgenville the famous children’s book character in the stripped shirt and black-rimmed specs will be visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout our community throughout July.

    Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in the community.

  • News of Record - July 4, 2018

    Court Briefs

    Levi Gage Sheroon was arraigned for obstructing governmental operations and resisting arrest.

    George E. Stout was arraigned for third degree terroristic threatening and violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O.

    Roger Keith Bowlds was arraigned for speeding 18 mph over the speed limit, failure to wear a seatbelt, and disregarding stop sign.

    Shamya Jemae Callens was arraigned for speeding 22 mph over the speed limit and no/expired registration plates.

  • City warns of grass on roadways

    Hodgenville Code Enforcement Officer Rick Ogletree is asking city residents not to mow their grass clippings onto roadways.

    Ogletree said clumps of grass clippings on the roadway are dangerous to those who are riding motorcycles or bicycles.

    “When someone on a motorcycle or bicycle hits the clumps of grass clippings it is like they are hitting a sheet of ice,” Ogletree said. “It increases their chances of an accident that could cause serious injury.”

  • Fake Federal Agents Targeting Social Security Numbers

    Attorney General Andy Beshear recently issued a Scam Alert to warn Kentuckians of a new phone scam where con artists claim to be Federal Social Security Administration agents calling to notify you that your Social Security number has been stolen.

    Beshear said his office received a report of the scam after a caller tricked a Jefferson County victim into disclosing her Social Security number and paying a fee to receive a new Social Security number and card.