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  • News of Record - July 13, 2016

    Property Transfers

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

    Paul Leaman Wathen and Glenda Mae Wathen to Paul Leaman Wathen and Glenda Mae Wathen and Tracy Wathan, property on Underwood Street, FMV $97,500.

    Kristopher Blair and Caren Handley Blair to Andrew Simpson, lot #12 of Shoffner Acres Subdivision, $69,000.

  • Killed in action to living

    What began as a trip to LaRue County’s courthouse to help her son on a school genealogy assignment turned into an unusual chance discovery for Theresa Banks concerning her grandfather’s Army service in World War I.

    As she was searching through old records in one of the rooms, a yellowed newspaper clipping fell out of one book to the floor. To her amazement, the article that she picked up was about her maternal grandfather Jesse Warren.

  • Red Hill Cemetery Commission approves two percent raise

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission approved a two percent raise to a cemetery worker at their monthly meeting on Monday, July 11.

    The commission approved the raise for city employee Tim Robertson, who is in charge of the upkeep of the cemetery. Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said the increase was a cost of living increase just like the recent pay increase other city employees received.

  • Hodgenville Council members up for reelection

    All six seats on the Hodgenville City Council are up for reelection during the 2016 fall general election in November.

    According to LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter, Hodgenville Council members are elected every two years and they last ran for election in 2014. The Hodgenville mayor is elected on a four year term basis with the last mayoral election in 2014 and the next election in 2018.

    At the time of publication, Carter said only one person has filed to run for city council and that is incumbent Mitchell Key.

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  • Jail log - July 13, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, July 4 to Monday, July 11.

    Kevin C. Carter, 21, of Hodgenville was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to notify of address change, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was later released from LCDC.

    Nathan Henderson, 36 is charged with driving on a DUI suspended license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, no registration plates and serving bench warrant for court. He remains lodged in LCDC.

  • Power outage in LaRue County

    Several businesses and homes in LaRue County are currently without power. According to LG&E and KU, they have a widespread power outage and workers have been dispatched to the area. Nolin RECC customers are also without power. Representatives said the cause of the power outage and the estimated power restoration time is unknown. We will update you when more details are available.  

  • Meditating through gardening

    A local woman says her love for gardening and growing daylilies is what has helped her though life and keeps her going each day.

    Geneva Wells, 81, of Buffalo is a retired cook/baker from the former Buffalo Elementary School and she was married to her husband Lyford Wells for 46 years and they had two sons together, Boyce Wells and Dennis Wells. When her husband Lyford passed away in 1996, Geneva said she turned to gardening and growing daylilies as a form of meditation.

  • Jail log - July 6, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, June 27 to Monday, July 4

    Bryan Aldrich, 33 was charged with first degree disorderly conduct and violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO. He was later released from LCDC.

    Sarah Butler, 28, of Upton was charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500. She remains lodged in LCDC.

    James Galloway, 33, of Upton was charged with flagrant non support. He remains lodged in LCDC.

    William J. Glover, 45, of Elkhorn was charged with fourth degree assault. He remains lodged in LCDC.

  • Five LaRue boys attend Sheriff’s Ranch

    Five LaRue County boys attended the annual Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch last month as the summer camping program officially opened to campers for their 41st season.

    The LaRue County boys who attended the Sheriff’s Ranch on June 26 through July 1 were Jonathan Mattingly, Aaron Foley, Jariah Rogers, Ty Tedder and Cody Love. The camp runs throughout June and July, serving both boys and girls during alternating weeks, throughout the camp season.