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Today's News

  • Turner presented KY’s Most Outstanding Judge/Executive Award
  • Mother Goose Retires

    It’s time to say farewell to one of our most beloved community members. She’s been a librarian, a rock star, a mother goose, and a friend to this community for the past seven and a half years. Virginia Napier has retired from her job as the bookmobile driver and librarian leaving behind a legacy and a large pair of shoes to fill in her wake.

  • Who's Your Uncle
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • HMH is coming to Hodgenville

    The Hardin Memorial Hospital Board recently voted to build a new LaRue County family medical practice in Hodgenville.

    According to a news release from HMH, a new 7,400 square foot facility will be built on Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville next to the new LaRue County Library. HMH has signed a 15 year lease with Aulbach Pence, LLC who will construct the building and they said the total cost of the Hodgenville building is unknown at this time.

  • Hodgenville council passes mayor, council raises

    The Hodgenville City council passed a second reading of ordinances that will raise the salary for the mayor and council members.

    All council members were present at the special called meeting on Thursday, April 19 and all of them voted unanimously to pass both ordinances. Both ordinances will take effect on January 1, 2019. The council passed both ordinances without any discussion.

  • Candidate Q & A

    All candidates for the contested races of LaRue County Judge Executive, LaRue County Jailer, Magistrate District #3, and Magistrate District #4 received a letter containing the same two questions. 1. What would you like to see continued or improved upon if you are elected to your respective position? 2. Why do you believe you are the best candidate for the position? Candidates’ responses were limited to 250 words per question. Voting for the respective positions will be May 22, 2018.

    LaRue County Judge Executive.

  • Significant Accomplishments of the 2018 Session

    By Brandon Reed

     

    While many in Frankfort and the media focused on a select few issues this session, there were many other successes of the General Assembly in 2018.

    I was proud to support initiatives that truly put some of the most vulnerable members of our society first, including children, law enforcement, and the unborn.

  • 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.