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  • Be aware of tick disease

    Summer means spending time outdoors and time spent outdoors in the country could mean more exposure to ticks and the diseases they may carry.

    Lyme Disease

    According to the CDC, Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Black Legged tick. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia as it enters the bloodstream from the infected tick.

  • Drowning victim died trying to save others from flood


    The fourth drowning victim found after recent flooding in Johnson County reportedly helped several family members to safety before being swept away while trying to rescue his grandmother.

    Searchers found the body of Scott Johnson, who went by Scott Free, on Friday night, according to authorities and a family member.

  • 100-year-flood damage less than expected

    The flood zone for Hodgenville and surrounding areas runs along the North Fork Nolin River Tributary. Under normal circumstances the flooding occurs in fields and along Creekfront Park. However with the ground already saturated and torrential downpours on July 3, the ground simply could not hold anymore and drainage systems were overwhelmed.

    “Drainage systems have been improved and streets have been raised over the years, this storm was not typical,” said Mayor Kenny Devore.

  • Richardson, Jackson sworn in
  • Honored - Joel Ray Sprowls

     Joel Ray Sprowls was awarded a pin commemorating his 65 years as a
    member of the Gavel Masonic Lodge #570. Sprowls was awarded the pin
    during the Lincoln Jamboree show on July 11, 2015. Shown from left are
    Lodge Master William H. Druen and Sprowls. Not pictured are William J.
    Druen and Secretary Darrel Riggs.

  • Davis to serve 10 years for role in Skaggs death


     Jason R. Davis, 38, of Bonnieville was sentenced in LaRue County Circuit Court Monday, July 20, to amended charges stemming from incidents that led to the death of Buffalo resident Shalayna Skaggs, on Nov. 1.

  • 'Ag' porttion of fair features 4-H, FFA

    Agriculture has always been at the heart of the LaRue County Fair, and this year’s early fair dates in June provided the opportunity to once again split the fair so that all the agriculture shows and exhibits will be highlighted beginning Wednesday, July 29.

    This year’s split fair will be combined with the LaRue County Farm Bureau’s Board, third annual AGstravaganza event.

  • LaRue farmers glad to see sunshine

    LaRue County farmers are relieved to see the sun after receiving around 10 inches of rain in the county this month.

    According to the National Weather Service, Hodgenville has received 9.68 inches of rain since July 1. The large total was mainly a result of the 5.13 inches of rain during the flash flood in Hodgenville on July 3. However, farmers in other parts of the county said they received less rain than those in the Hodgenville area. .

  • Sanders receives good evaluation

    LaRue County Superintendent Sam Sanders received a good evaluation during a recent closed-session meeting of the LaRue County Board of Education.

    At their monthly meeting on July 20, board members presented their evaluation of Sanders’ performance as superintendent. The evaluation consisted of seven categories and each category was given a grade of exemplary, accomplished, developing and growth required.

  • News of Record - July 15, 2015

    Property Transfers

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

    William A. Mouser to C & C Erectors, Inc., tract 4, of Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc., $20,000.

    Samuel David Sanders and Laura Dee Anne Sanders to Anthony S. Ennis and Jean Carole Ennis, Parcel of Carrie B. Patterson Estate Subdivision, and parcel of Hamilton Acres Subdivision, $300,000.

    Shawn P. Martin and Diana M. Martin to Jackie Lawson, property at E. W. Barnes Line, $107,000.