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  • Bob Sims retires

    Bob Sims, LaRue County Economic Development Director, retired September 1.

    Sims was appointed as the director by LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner when the LaRue County Office of Economic Development was created in 2002.

    In his retirement letter, Sims said he wanted to thank Turner for giving him the opportunity to be the first executive director and said there have been many successes that he is proud of while he served in the position.

  • LaRue Co. native named interim MSU President

    Dr. Bob Jackson, a LaRue County native and LaRue County High School alumnus, was appointed interim president of Murray State University on August 7.

    A 1981 LCHS graduate, he was a class officer during high school and a student council representative. In 2010, Jackson was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of LaRue County High School.

  • PSC Denies KU and LG&E bid to Deploy Smart Meters

    Commission says utilities provided insufficient evidence to justify expense                                                                                                                               

  • Overdose awareness event held

    On Friday, August 31, 2018, an overdose awareness event was held at City Hall in Hodgenville. Sixteen people attended the event which was hosted by Sergeant Richardson of the Hodgenville Police Department. Guest speakers included State Representative Brandon Reed and Vicki Dawley.

    Richardson spoke about how drugs are becoming more dangerous and are a cause of great concern and an ongoing problem in Kentucky.

  • Lincoln Jamboree celebrates 64 years

    Joel Ray’s Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville celebrates its 64th anniversary on Saturday, September 8.

    The “Anniversary Spectacular” show will feature a star line up including comedy and vocals by Billy Nett - fiddler extraordinaire, Vicki Kidd - who has been synonymous with the Lincoln Jamboree since 1970, Sarah Patrick - who will do a salute to Loretta Lynn and Wyatt Miller - Johnny Cash sound-a-like. The show will also feature Lincoln Jamboree notables Ricky Puckett, Tiffany Lynn Puckett and the Jamboree Gang.

  • Frymire family tradition

    Everyone has family traditions, and as our mothers or fathers pass down their family traditions to us, we in turn pass the traditions down to our children. A lot of families share similar traditions, whether that be collecting holiday ornaments, making Thanksgiving dinner together as a family, or passing on a family heirloom or story, whatever your family tradition is, it holds meaning.

  • LCHS graduate dies in accident

    A lot of people in the LaRue County School system and throughout the county are mourning the death of 2018 LaRue County High School graduate Joseph Pennington, 18, of Hodgenville who was killed in a two vehicle accident on the Western Kentucky Parkway in Grayson County on Friday, August 31, 2018.

  • City, county vote on tax rates

    Property taxes lowered in Hodgenville

    The Hodgenville City Council heard the first reading of a property tax ordinance at a special called meeting on Thursday, August 30. The ordinance calls for the city to take the compensating rate that will actually lower the rate for city residents.

    The compensating tax rate is a rate that when applied to the current year’s property assessment produces revenue equal to that of the prior year.  

  • Drugs found during traffic stop, operator doesn’t trust police

    A LaRue County Sheriff Deputy made an interesting traffic stop that led to the arrest of two people with the operator of the vehicle telling him she doesn’t trust the police.

    According to the arrest citation, Chief Deputy Brian Smith said he was waiting to turn right at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Lincoln Farm Road in Hodgenville when a black Mazada car passed Smith in the emergency lane.

  • Drugs found during traffic stop, operator doesn’t trust police

    A LaRue County Sheriff Deputy made an interesting traffic stop that led to the arrest of two people with the operator of the vehicle telling him she doesn’t trust the police.

    According to the arrest citation, Chief Deputy Brian Smith said he was waiting to turn right at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Lincoln Farm Road in Hodgenville when a black Mazada car passed Smith in the emergency lane.