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  • Decades of service

    Two local firefighters were recently honored for serving 40 years each on both the Hodgenville Fire Department and the LaRue County Fire Department.

    Mike “Stumpy” Mather and Charles “Chuck” Lee joined both fire departments the same night in June 1975.

  • Park fence damaged by drunk driver

    A section of the wooden fence at Creekfront Park on Tonieville Road in Hodgenville was damaged on Wednesday, August 5 after a drunk driver drove through the fence.

    According to police reports, Kenneth R. Brooks, 52, of Hodgenville, was involved in a hit and run accident in Elizabethtown and was spotted driving south on the Lincoln Parkway toward Hodgenville.

  • Four wrecks in 24 hours

    Local authorities are scratching their heads after four wrecks happened in the same area within a 24-hour period between Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7.

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said the four accidents happened within a mile of each other on Hwy 210 near the LaRue/Green County Line. The worst of the accidents occurred on Friday, August 7 when Kentucky State Police Sergeant David Gibbs was killed in a two-vehicle accident.

  • Fiscal Court discusses dog ordinance

    LaRue County’s commercial and non-commercial dog kennel ordinance was the topic of discussion at the monthly fiscal court meeting on August 10.

    Magnolia resident Jane Embry attended the meeting to discuss concerns with the fiscal court about her kennel. Embry operates a special needs kennel for animals at her residence in Magnolia.

  • Juvenile involved in high-speed chase

    A juvenile led police on a high-speed chase Tuesday, August 4 that ended with a wreck on North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville.

    According to police reports, the juvenile was driving a motorcycle when he ran a stop sign and almost caused a collision at the intersection of South Greensburg Street and Hwy 210 in Hodgenville. The juvenile fled on the motorcycle at a high rate of speed when officers attempted to make a traffic stop.

  • News of Record - August 12, 2015

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Timothy T. Houts to David A. Burba and Lorrie T. Burba, property in Upton, $36,354.

    George Gilpin on behalf of Mary Elizabeth Gilpin as Successor Trustee to Kenneth Young Skaggs and Ruby L. Skaggs, property in Hodgenville, $75,900.

    Joseph R. Cox and Deborah J. Cox to James A. LaRue and Iris. S. LaRue, property in Hodgenville, $45,000.

  • Jail Log - August 12, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, August 3 to Monday August 10.

    George Blanton, 53, of Hodgenville was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle and failure to notify address change. He was later released from LCDC on bond.

    Justin L. Borders, 27, of Hodgenville was charged with third degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking and two counts of first-degree criminal mischief. He was later released from LCDC on bond.

  • Spreading good news in Dominican Republic

    Hodgenville’s First Baptist Church put the Great Commission into action as several members recently returned from the church’s third mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

    “We’re one of several churches from Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Kentucky that send teams there,” said Dr. Paul Richey, senior pastor.

  • News of Record - Inspections - August 12, 2105

    The following food sanitation inspections were conducted by the LaRue County Health Center.

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary, 2101 Lincoln Farm Rd., Hodgenville, March 4, 96, garbage machine spewing waste product onto floor. Follow up score, 100.

    Arrowhead Archery and BBQ, 195 Lee Oak Dr., Hodgenville, Feb. 24, 95, thermometer missing in refrigerator, inside of microwave unclean, miscellaneous items in food service area.

    Bullfrogs & Butterflies CDC, 623 Tanner Road, Hodgenville, May 27, 100.

  • Lost in LaRue - August 12, 2015