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Today's News

  • City discusses alcohol and fairgrounds water bill

     

    At the monthly city council meeting, the council discussed changes being made to the alcohol policy, the fairgrounds water bill, and gave an update on the city’s annexation project.

  • New 911 Director announced at Fiscal Court

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner introduced Troy Williams as the county’s interim 911 coordinator at the July 9 fiscal court meeting in the courthouse at Hodgenville.

    Williams, who was also hired as deputy emergency management director, has served as a dispatcher in LaRue County since February, 2013. Prior to that he was a dispatcher in Hardin County, starting work there in 2005.

  • Summer Reading and Feeding program

    If numbers are a good indicator of success, then this year’s summer feeding program certainly qualifies.

    “In June we served 4,499 meals,” said Stephanie Utley, LaRue County Schools nutrition coordinator, who directs the program that provides free lunches for people 18 and under at five locations along a mobile route in LaRue County. 

    Additionally, she and Assistant Superintendent Amanda Reed came up with the idea of having teachers read to the students, most of whom are of elementary age, while they eat their meals.

  • 112th LaRue County Fair Will Be a Reality

    The LaRue County 4-H Council along with the newly elected stockholders board of the LaRue County Fair is combining forces to make the standing tradition of the fair a reality for the 112th year.

    Along many obstacles and through a pile of unknowns, the most important thing that the groups were concerned with was ‘the kids’ of LaRue County having the opportunity to exhibit, show and compete in contest and pageants in order to have the opportunity to showcase their talents at the state level. There is also an opportunity for adults to participate as well.

  • Hodgenville teen involved in high speed chase

    A Hodgenville teenager is facing seven felony charges after leading police in a reported stolen vehicle on a chase Tuesday, July 2 that started in Elizabethtown with speeds reaching in excess of 120 mph.

    The pursuit didn’t end until the car stopped running.

    Joseph Daugherty, 19, told Elizabethtown police officers after he was arrested he had taken methamphetamine, marijuana and other drugs, according to an arrest citation. The citation also claims he admitted stealing the 2012 black Honda Civic in Hodgenville.

  • BBB’s July hot topics

    Take a look at BBB’s hot topics for July 2019!

    1. BBB has received reports of scammers posing as employees of legitimate companies. These individuals use look-alike contracts from the real company and even include the BBB seal. Ask to see identification or call the business directly to make sure you are dealing with a real representative.

  • Class of 2019

    The nominees have been selected and interviews are underway; the LaRue County 20 Under 30 class of 2019 is taking shape.

    Over the next few weeks we will be interviewing the selected nominees, and putting the finishing touches on the 2019 LaRue County 20 Under 30 special section. We are sure you will love to read all about the winners. We have asked that they keep their identities a secret until they are revealed in August.

  • KY State Police Offer More Information About New Concealed Carry Law

    The Kentucky State Police is offering more information on the new law that took effect June 28, 2019, allowing citizens of Kentucky to no longer be required to have a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon in the Commonwealth.

  • State Fair Discount Tickets and Parking Now Available

     The Kentucky State Fair is around the corner with the 10 day event kickoff Thursday August 15 and continuing through Sunday, August 25.

    Located at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, the Kentucky State Fair is home to amusement rides, agriculture rides and exhibits. Talent and pageant shows and concerts are among many opportunities available to fair goers.

  • Department of Revenue Sets State Property Tax Rate For 2019: Remains the same as last year at 12.2 Cents

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has released the 2019 State Real Property Tax Rate, which is 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.