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  • HMH and Baptist Health Enter Purchase Agreement

    Hardin Memorial Hospital (HMH) and Baptist Health announced Tuesday, May 1, 2018, they are entering into a $361.4 million asset purchase agreement through which Baptist Health would acquire HMH, subject to a vote of the HMH Board of Trustees and appropriate regulatory approvals.

  • New Details About Shooting

    On the April 18, 2018 the KSP Post 4 received a notification of an officer involved shooting.

    At approximately 3:08 p.m. a vehicle pursuit that began in the Buffalo community occurred. According to KSP Trooper Scotty Sharp, Post 4 Public Affairs Officer, LaRue County Sheriff Deputy Kevin Bennett observed Jason Shafer, 35 years of age from Elizabethtown, operating a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck. Deputy Bennett had knowledge that Mr. Shafer had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

  • APOLOGY TO THE CANDIDATES

    An error was made during the production process of the April 25, 2018 edition of The LaRue County Herald News. The Candidate Q & A featured on page 18A incorrectly stated the party affiliation for Magistrate District #4 candidate Troy Benningfield, and Judge Executive candidate Joe Pearman. Both gentleman are DEMOCRATS and will face opposition in the May 22 primary.

    We regret the error, and a corrected Candidate Q & A is provided in today’s edition and can be found on page 22A.

  • Candidate Q & A

    All candidates for the contested races of LaRue County Judge Executive, LaRue County Jailer, Magistrate District #3, and Magistrate District #4 received a letter containing the same two questions. 1. What would you like to see continued or improved upon if you are elected to your respective position? 2. Why do you believe you are the best candidate for the position? Candidates’ responses were limited to 250 words per question. Voting for the respective positions will be May 22, 2018.

    LaRue County Judge Executive.

  • Hodgenville council passes mayor, council raises

    The Hodgenville City council passed a second reading of ordinances that will raise the salary for the mayor and council members.

    All council members were present at the special called meeting on Thursday, April 19 and all of them voted unanimously to pass both ordinances. Both ordinances will take effect on January 1, 2019. The council passed both ordinances without any discussion.

  • HMH is coming to Hodgenville

    The Hardin Memorial Hospital Board recently voted to build a new LaRue County family medical practice in Hodgenville.

    According to a news release from HMH, a new 7,400 square foot facility will be built on Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville next to the new LaRue County Library. HMH has signed a 15 year lease with Aulbach Pence, LLC who will construct the building and they said the total cost of the Hodgenville building is unknown at this time.

  • Significant Accomplishments of the 2018 Session

    By Brandon Reed

     

    While many in Frankfort and the media focused on a select few issues this session, there were many other successes of the General Assembly in 2018.

    I was proud to support initiatives that truly put some of the most vulnerable members of our society first, including children, law enforcement, and the unborn.

  • Journey comes to a close

    Have you ever wandered around a Cracker Barrel old country store looking at all the antiques and relics that adorn the walls and display areas of the restaurant? If so, you have probably seen items that LaRue County’s Donald McDowell acquired, purchased, and sold to the franchise.

  • What's next ?

    There are a lot of unanswered questions about the sale of alcohol in Hodgenville following the special election held on April 17 when city registered voters decided to allow alcohol to be sold with a 347-337 decision. City officials believe it will be around three to four months before businesses and restaurants in the city sell alcohol.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore and Clerk Toni Burton said they are working with the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to discuss the steps they need to take before the first alcohol license can be sold in the city.

  • Deputy involved in shooting

    What initially started out as a routine traffic stop ended up in a high speed chase and an officer involved shooting on Wednesday, April 18.

    Jeff Gregory, Public Affairs Officer with KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said the incident started around 3 p.m. on Ferrill Hill Road in Buffalo when a LaRue County deputy sheriff attempted to make a traffic stop on a suspect.