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Today's News

  • Permit-less Concealed Carry signed into Law

    Senate’s Permitless Concealed Carry Bill (Senate Bill 150) was signed into Kentucky Law on Monday, March 11. Under the newly signed law, those age 21 and older who meet legal rules for gun ownership can legally carry a concealed firearm without a permit, or completing a background check and safety training.

  • Man Indicted for sexual content involving a minor

    Fifteen people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on March 18, 2019, including Christopher Haylsip whose charges deal with child pornography.

  • Burglaries in Hodgenville

    The Hodgenville Police Department is currently working four residential burglary cases. The string of burglaries started on March 1.

    Hodgenville Police Chief Marcus Jackson stated, “Someone or some people are breaking in to people’s homes and piling up valuable items with the intent to steal.”

    Three of the four victims have stated that they had property stolen from them. HPD have found fingerprints at the crime scenes, and are currently investigating the burglaries.

  • New KY Licenses coming soon

    A federal 911 commission was established after the events of September 11, 2001, they looked for ways to improve security. The Commission found that the credentials found on all the 911 hijackers were state credentials. They also found that states that across the nation didn’t have very rigorous security process to receive state credentials, resulting in unsecure identification.

    As a result, the Real ID act was passed in 2005, which ramped up security requirements for state credentials. Since then States have been working to meet the Real ID requirements.

  • LaRue County at KUNA 2019

    LaRue County middle and high school students returned March 5 from their three-day trip to the Kentucky United Nations Assembly(KUNA) in Louisville with several awards and a better understanding of how the real United Nations operates.

    KUNA, according to Abby Lee, who advises the middle school’s delegation, explained that the assembly is an experiential learning conference in which students participate directly in simulated international diplomacy.

  • Pension relief bill for higher ed and others moves

    FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies could get relief from skyrocketing pension costs under legislation that passed the state Senate March 13 by a 25-12 vote.

  • Lincoln Family Table at National Birthplace

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace is proud to display a table built by Abraham Lincoln’s father, Thomas Lincoln. Though it is unsure the exact year the table was built, the table was used in the Lincoln household. The Mary Todd Lincoln house in Lexington, Kentucky gifted the table to the park.

    Displayed near the table is a promissory note signed by Thomas Lincoln as a witness. Among other signatures are Joseph, Thomas, and Luke Mudd who were related to Dr. Samuel Mudd, a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Applications accepted now for Operation Round Up grants

    Operation Round-Up® is about local dollars meeting local needs in our local communities. Nolin RECC members can choose to round up their bill to the nearest dollar each month. That money goes into a fund that is turned into community impact grants.

    The Operation Round Up® program is a non-profit run by a board of directors made up of local residents. The board accepts and carefully reviews applications to determine which programs and organizations will receive funding.

  • Underwood’s first two months as LaRue Jailer

    Over two months have passed since Jamie Underwood took office as LaRue County Jailer at the start of 2019. Underwood won over former Jailer Johnny Cottrill during the 2018 General Election by a vote of 2,728 Underwood to 2,128 Cottrill. Underwood and his team have worked hard to make changes and start various new programs within the Jail.

    The first new program Underwood has initiated is the “female work program” where the female inmates get out of the Jail and clean the community. This is in addition to the inmates that are already helping within the community.

  • Unplugged

    The annual LaRue County Extension Expo will be held this Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the LaRue County High School gym in Hodgenville.

    This year’s theme is ‘unplugged’. The agents and staff at the Extension service are encouraging the community to ‘unplug’ from devices and reconnect with their family, friends, and community. A challenge for this promotion is available at the event, with prizes available for those that participate.