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  • From Germany to the U.S.A

    Each year, LCHS is home to a very diverse group of students. This year LCHS is host to two foreign exchange students from Germany, Lili Knickenberg and Hannah Bansemir. Bansemir and Knickenberg are both sophomores and both find Kentucky very different from Germany.

  • Late filings round out General Election

    The candidate field looked slim the week prior to the filing deadline for nonpartisan candidates on Tuesday, August 14.

    According to LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter, only one candidate had filed for Hodgenville mayor and only one person incumbent Larry Davis, had filed for candidate for Hodgenville City Council a week before the filing deadline.

  • Filling in the water gaps

    After the August 14 LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting, one of the few remaining gaps in water service to the county is on the way to being filled, according to Judge-executive Tommy Turner.

    The area in discussion is about a mile-long section on the northern end of Shepherdsville Road. Turner explained that Hardin County Water District #2 serves the northern end while the City of Hodgenville’s water line service is at the southern end. 

  • Changes coming to drivers license

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials recently announced the launch of the Confident Kentucky initiative to improve the security of state driver’s licenses and introduce a new Voluntary Travel ID credential that meets federal standards to board U.S. flights and enter select federal facilities.

  • Lincoln Days Art Show

    The 47th Annual Lincoln Day’s Art Show will soon be receiving entries for this year’s event. A “call for entries” is happening now.

    Participants can download the Lincoln Days entry Art Show form from the Lincoln Days website www.lincolndays.org or request a prospectus by calling The Lincoln Museum at 270- 358-3163 or by emailing abe@lincolnmuseum-ky.org.

    Artwork and Entry Forms must be delivered to the Lincoln Museum community room located on the square in downtown Hodgenville, KY by Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

  • This Bud’s For Hodgenville

    What began as a controversial issue, turned into a wet/dry vote special election held on April 17, 2018, when registered voters of the city of Hodgenville said they would allow alcohol sales in restaurants and businesses by a 347 yes votes to 337 no vote margin.

    Since April, the Mayor and City officials of Hodgenville, have been busy educating themselves, putting together ordinances, making application packets and funneling a whirlwind of calls with questions on how businesses can take part in the sale of alcohol within the city limits.

  • School board approves 4 percent increase

    The LaRue County School Board approved a four percent property tax rate increase for the 2018-2019 school year at a special called meeting on Wednesday, August 15.

    According to a webpage featuring information about the tax rate, the four percent increase raised the rate to 50.3 cents per $100 of assessed value on real and personal property. The motor vehicle tax rate remained at 55.2 and the utility tax rate remained the same at three percent.

  • Shafer indicted by Grand Jury

    A man who was shot by a police officer was recently indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury for all the crimes he was charged with that led up to the officer involved shooting.

  • National Dig Safely Day

    National Dig Safely Day has added meaning in Kentucky this year, since it occurs as the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) begins enforcement of the state law that protects underground natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines from excavation damage.

    Under a law enacted by the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly that took effect on July 14, the PSC has begun investigating all incidents of excavation damage to natural gas or hazardous liquid pipelines in Kentucky, and has begun assessing penalties when appropriate.

  • Making a splash in the “Big Apple”

    Once seniors graduate from LaRue County High School, their paths lead them to places as varied as the colors in a kaleidoscope.

    Seth Newby, for instance, a member of LaRue County High School’s Class of 2017, recently returned from a trip to New York City where he met the President of NASDAQ and also had his photo taken with ABC news anchor Robin Roberts.