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  • Three arrested on drug charges

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office made drug related arrests while attempting to serve a warrant on Tuesday, April 18 at a Hodgenville residence.

    According to the arrests citations, LaRue County Deputy Sheriffs Nick Pruitt and Kevin Bennett responded to a residence on North L and N Turnpike in an attempt to serve a warrant on Annette Enlow, 31, of Hodgenville.

  • Forrest Hill and Mather Road Boil water advisory has been lifted

    The City of Hodgenville lifted the boil water advisory for the area of Forrest Hill and Mather Road as of 11:25 a.m.

  • Prescription drug take back day

    The Hodgenville Police Department, in partnership with the LaRue County Sheriff’s office, will be teaming up with the Kentucky State Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29, 2017.

  • Concern over new wet/dry vote bill

    A bill recently passed to amend a law that may change the way LaRue County would vote for a local option election or wet/dry vote.

    House Bill 319, was signed by Governor Bevin on April 11, 2017 and places the cost of a wet/dry election on those petitioning if the election is held outside the normal election cycle.

  • Plating Season: Caution advised on roads

    With spring in full force, farmers have begun preparing their fields for another growing season. As farmers begin moving equipment, drivers and farmers alike are urged to practice patience and common sense when sharing the road ways.

    This year in LaRue County there will be around 40,000 acres of grain crops planted, according to LaRue County Cooperative Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources agent Daniel Carpenter.

  • Mt. Sherman Man charged with child sexual exploitation

    On April 20, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Mark Nelson, 59, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

     Nelson was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.

  • It runs in the family

    A LaRue County home school student has been accepted into Western Kentucky University’s Gatton Academy and that alone is quite an achievement, but what makes Richard Pike unique is he is the second in his family to be accepted to the prestigious school. Pike’s older sister, Leslie, was accepted in to Gatton Academy in 2014.

  • It runs in the family

    A LaRue County home school student has been accepted into Western Kentucky University’s Gatton Academy and that alone is quite an achievement, but what makes Richard Pike unique is he is the second in his family to be accepted to the prestigious school. Pike’s older sister, Leslie, was accepted in to Gatton Academy in 2014.

  • Fiscal court discusses animal shelter, old voting machines

    LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 11 renewed their animal shelter agreement with Hardin County.

    Judge-Executive Tommy Turner said the agreement, which costs $21,000 is the same as in prior years.

    “This has saved the county a tremendous amount of money, plus their shelter met all state requirements in a recent inspection,” he noted. “Anytime we’ve tried to look at doing our own shelter, staffing and overhead was way over $100,000.”

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  • News of record - April 19, 2017

    Property Transfers

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

    Quitclaim deed, Bolivar Toro, Jr. and Patricia Toro and Elijah Toro to Bolivar Toro, Jr., and Patricia Toro, property in Buffalo, $10,000.

    Myla Farris as adminstratrix of the estate of Frank Buchanon to Michele P. Graham, tract A of Carrie B. Patterson Estate subdivision, $135,000.

    Martin Belcher and Theresa Belcher to Robert M. Nicholas and Michael L. Nicholas, property in Buffalo, $150,000.