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  • Journey comes to a close

    Have you ever wandered around a Cracker Barrel old country store looking at all the antiques and relics that adorn the walls and display areas of the restaurant? If so, you have probably seen items that LaRue County’s Donald McDowell acquired, purchased, and sold to the franchise.

  • What's next ?

    There are a lot of unanswered questions about the sale of alcohol in Hodgenville following the special election held on April 17 when city registered voters decided to allow alcohol to be sold with a 347-337 decision. City officials believe it will be around three to four months before businesses and restaurants in the city sell alcohol.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore and Clerk Toni Burton said they are working with the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to discuss the steps they need to take before the first alcohol license can be sold in the city.

  • Deputy involved in shooting

    What initially started out as a routine traffic stop ended up in a high speed chase and an officer involved shooting on Wednesday, April 18.

    Jeff Gregory, Public Affairs Officer with KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said the incident started around 3 p.m. on Ferrill Hill Road in Buffalo when a LaRue County deputy sheriff attempted to make a traffic stop on a suspect.

  • Officer involved shooting in LaRue Co.

    One man has been airlifted to the hospital after shots were fired in an officer involved shooting.
    According to Hodgenville Police Chief Marcus Jackson, who also responded to the incident, deputies with the LaRue County Sheriff's Office were in pursuit of a suspect who attempted to flee in his vehicle after a traffic stop. The name of the suspect has not been released at this time.
    The vehicle chase continued for several miles and ended when the suspect turned into a driveway on Gray Road in the Roanoke community of LaRue County.

  • Primary Voting Deadline Apr. 23

    Deadline to register to vote in Primary Election is Apr. 23

    LaRue Countians who wish to vote in the Primary Election on May 22 have less than a week to register to vote as the deadline is Monday, April 23.

    Those who haven’t registered yet can easily register and update their registration with GoVoteKY.com, the Commonwealth’s online voter portal. You can also register at LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter’s Office until 4 p.m. on Monday, April 23. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 23.

  • Hodgenville wet/dry vote decided by ten votes

    Hodgenville voters said yes to alcohol sales at the polls during a special wet/dry election on April 17, 2018.

    The registered voters in the City of Hodgenville voted to allow alcohol sales in restaurants or businesses in the City of Hodgenville. During the election, voters answered the simple question of “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in the City of Hodgenville?” YES or NO.

    The YES vote total was 347 compared to the NO vote total of 337, making it 50.73 percent to 49.27 percent. 

  • Progress in LaRue County

    The landscape is changing in LaRue County and Hodgenville as several businesses are building new buildings or adding on to their existing buildings.

    LaRue County Public Library

    Many LaRue Countians have expressed their excitement about the frame of the new library coming up in recent weeks.

    The new library is being built at 215 Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville and Director of the LaRue County Public Library, Dana Jolly, said that she is excited to see the progress of the new library.

  • Goodtime Cruisers kicks-off this Saturday

    Terry Taylor, president of Goodtime Cruisers, is quick to explain that when his members and visitors get together, the result is not a car show. Rather, it’s a “cruise, sitting still” which he explained is much more than a show.

    “We pull up our lawn chairs, share some good food and conversation and relax to some 50’s music while enjoying some of the classic automobiles,” explained Taylor. “There’s no admission charge, we sometimes have live bands, and we give away door prizes.”

  • Your Life, Your Choice

    With upcoming festivities such as Prom, Project Grad, and graduation, the roads can become a very dangerous place for excited young people.

    On Friday, April 13 both LaRue County Fire and Rescue and Buffalo Fire and Rescue with help from Dale Dobson, Farm and Home Safety Program administrator for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture put on a mock wreck and rescue for the students and faculty of LaRue County High School.

  • LCS asks community to participate in school safety survey

     LaRue County Schools officials are asking students, staff, parents and member of the LaRue community to provide input on school safety measures by taking a survey available on the district’s website.

    Like school districts across the country, LaRue County is concerned about preventing potential threats to school safety. The district’s approach focuses on prevention and the efficiency of the response to an emergency situation. School officials are considering multiple additional preventative measures and are seeking additional input via the survey.