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  • First reading heard for mayor, council raises

     The Hodgenville City Council heard the first readings of ordinances that will raise the salary for the mayor and council members.

    The ordinances were heard during their monthly meeting on Monday, April 9 and both ordinances state that the council and mayor salaries have not been increased in several years. Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said the council and mayor have not always taken the recommended Department of Local Government cost of living adjustment in the past years as well.

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  • Man arrested for alleged disturbance at park

    A man was recently arrested for disorderly conduct at the LaRue County Parks and Recreation complex after having a confrontation with the park manager.

    According to the arrest citation, Hodgenville Police Officer Kenneth Thompson responded to the park complex on City Park Road in Hodgenville on Friday, March 30. Thompson responded after receiving a “call for help” from Brience Willian, who is the park manager for LaRue County Parks and recreation.

  • Charity truck and tractor pull

    The 3rd annual pulling for Ronnie Chaudion and Mike Coffey charity truck and tractor pull will be held on Saturday, April 14 at the LaRue County Fair Grounds located at 375 S. Greensburg Street, Hodgenville.

    This year’s event features kids peddle pull that will be held at 4:30 p.m., along with a RC pull at 4:30 p.m. and the Tractor pull starts at 5 p.m. A balloon launch in memory of Dane Pickerell will be held during the pull as well.

  • Sanders’ suit dismissed in federal court

    After almost three years, the U.S. District Court in Louisville has issued an order dismissing DeeAnne Sanders federal suit concerning a police dashcam video of her that was released to the media.

  • Wet/dry vote is April 17

     The decision will soon be made to determine if alcohol can be sold in restaurants or businesses within the city limits of Hodgenville.

    Hodgenville city registered voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 for a special wet/dry election. Only registered voters in the city limits of Hodgenville in the following precincts are eligible to vote: Hodgenville West, Hodgenville and Hodgenville East.

  • Tennis court to be dedicated to Mike Brown

    LaRue County Schools are honoring the late teacher, coach, athletic director, building and district administrator Mike Brown by dedicating Tennis Court Number One as Mike Brown Court during the annual Tennis Event April 14.

    Brown, who died at age 65 last November, coached tennis from the late 1970s through 1997.

    Veteran teacher Verda Hacker said Brown was the boys’ coach when she played high school tennis from 1978-1981.

  • Havoc in LaRue

    Mother Nature wreaked havoc throughout LaRue County last week as severe storms passed through the state on Tuesday, April 3.

    After touring the storm damage throughout the county the day after the storm, Meteorologist John Gordon with the National Weather Service confirmed the damage was caused by straight-line winds of up to 90 mph. According to LaRue County Emergency Management Director Dennis Wells, the storm caused downed trees and downed power lines throughout LaRue County. There were also widespread power outages in Hodgenville and others areas of the county.

  • Old Timers basketball

    Some events that people experience, even when they happened many years ago, have a way of finding a resting place in their minds so that memories of those occasions can be pulled up almost as fresh as when they were made.

    Even though over 60 years have passed, Murrell Smith, who graduated from Hodgenville High School in 1954, remembers very well his high school days on the basketball court and the rivalry between his Eagles, the Magnolia Majors, and the Buffalo Bisons.

  • Reed hospitalized

    Kentucky lawmakers put a hold on debating a revenue plan Monday afternoon as Representative Brandon Reed of Hodgenville, KY suffered a medical emergency and was taken by ambulance to the hospital with a “serious medical condition.”

    This happened while lawmakers were debating House Bill 366. The entire house stopped the debate, as Representative Chris Fugate, Republican from Chavies, KY, led the House in prayer for Representative Reed.

    Reed represents the 24th District, serving LaRue, Green, and Marion counties.